News Flash

OAGC February News Flash – February Teacher Academy, Gifted Rule Draft Update, Scholarship Deadlines and More!

February Teacher Academy
 

February 26th and 27th 2024 Teacher Academy 

Our 2024 Teacher Academy is just a few weeks away!  We will have keynote sessions from Susannah Richards.  Susannah is a professor of education with a specialty in literacy, books for youth, and English Language Arts curriculum at Eastern Connecticut State University.  Her sessions will focus on the science of reading and gifted children.  Additionally, we will have sessions from numerous OAGC members that will focus on AI, technology, differentiation, English learners, and more!  Registrations are due by February 12th!

Visit https://oagc.com/events/teacher-academy/ for more information. 

Gifted Rule Revision

The Gifted Rule Draft was released on Friday, January 12th.  (https://education.ohio.gov/About/Ohio-Administrative-Code-OAC-Rule-Comments)

There was a public meeting on January 18th.  A recording of the meeting can be found here: https://ohiochannel.org/video/ohio-department-of-education-and-workforce-1-18-2024.  The agenda and a copy of the slides can be found here: https://education.ohio.gov/About/DEW-Public-Meetings

A copy of OAGC’s public comments and OAGC’s most recent bullet points for the Draft Gifted Rule can be found here: https://oagc.com/advocacy/advocacy-topics/

The deadline for providing public comment on this draft is February 11th.  OAGC will have one final public meeting this Friday, February 9th at 4pm.  If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected] for more information.  

It is expected that between February 12th and 22nd, a Final Draft will be completed and filed with the Rules Summary Fiscal Analysis and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.  This process is tentatively set to be completed by May 2024 and in effect for the following school year.

General Information

Memberships 

If your email has changed or you prefer a different email for the OAGC website, please contact Kay Tarbutton at [email protected] to update.

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 [email protected] by February 15th.

Scholarships and Awards

The OAGC Student Scholarship application deadline is February 15th! 
For more information and directions on how to apply, please go to https://oagc.com/resources/scholarships/

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 Responsive Learning (formerly 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 https://www.oagc.com/hqpd/

Donate to OAGC

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 http://www.oagc.com/donate.

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