OAGC Miscellaneous Gifted Resources
While there are many resources and links sprinkled throughout the OAGC website, here is a collection of miscellaneous resources and links that might be useful.
The Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University has created a Best Evidence Encyclopedia that provides userswith information on education programs that have been successfully evaluated by valid research.
NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research.
The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who “performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment."
College Credit Plus is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families.
The credit flexibility option gives students a way to be in charge of their learning. For some students, they see more value in school (“Why do I have to learn this?”) when they can connect learning with real world situations and future jobs. Credit flexibility is one way to increase a student’s interest in school and motivation to learn. The key to this option is that the student drives the request as well as the plan to earn the credit. A specific interest or credit need of the student should be the basis for the request and the family and school should start by listening to the student. Educators and families may also work with students to initiate the plan for credit flexibility.