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OAGC January News Flash –  Teacher Academy Details and Registration;  Advocacy Updates
Professional Development

Teacher Academy

The OAGC Spring Teacher Academy will once again be virtual this year. We are currently accepting proposals for the event, which will be held on February 28th and March 1st, 2021. Our keynote speaker is the fabulous Lisa Van Gemert! To download information about agendas, sessions, and speakers or to register for the conference, please go to

Fall Conference 

While it is still early January, it is now time to think about submitting a proposal for the OAGC Annual Fall Conference. We are excited that this year is the 70th anniversary of the association. To download a call for proposal, please go to


The General Assembly is schedule to have sessions next week. There are many staff out with COVID, so it remains to be seen how many committees will meet. 

In the meantime, the State Board is working on the rules for report card reform. The gifted performance indicator workgroup has met several times to revise the gifted performance indicator. In addition, the new funding formula is now available along with technical documentation on how districts can use gifted funds, which are newly restricted. To learn more, please see the new OAGC Advocacy Update which is available at

General Information

OAGC Review Articles Needed 

OAGC is looking for a few good articles for the Spring Review. To ask for an extension, or to submit articles, please email  by February 15th.

Summer Scholarships 

The deadline to apply for a summer scholarship is February 15th. For more information and directions on how to apply, please go to

Gifted HQPD — High Quality Professional Development

Now more than ever, it is important to have access to high-quality gifted professional development.  OAGC has been working hard to assist districts in implementing the new classroom teacher gifted HQPD requirement. We have an incredible amount of new tools and information to assist gifted professionals and districts. Also, we have 60 hours of online, Ohio-specific professional development through our partnership with GTIGNITE.   For more information about these courses along with all the incredible new tools and documents that will help you plan, provide, and track gifted HQPD, please go to

Donate to OAGC

As you begin to make your year-end charitable contributions, please remember that OAGC is the only organization in Ohio advocating on the behalf of gifted children. We hope that you will  consider a donation to OAGC by going to the following link

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