News Flash

OAGC September News Flash –  Fall Conference, ODE Report Cards, Gifted Education Regional Meetings, and More!
Fall Conference

The 71st Annual OAGC Fall Conference will be held on October 15-17 at the Hilton at Easton in Columbus.  Our keynoters this year are Brian Housand and Colin Seale.  Please visit this link for more information on sessions, schedules, biographies, hotel information, and more.  We are close to selling out of our hotel room block, so book your room today!  

Please contact Kay Tarbutton ([email protected]) with any changes in contact information or questions about discounts.

ODE Report Cards and Upcoming Gifted Meetings

The Ohio Department of Education has released their report cards for the 2022/2023 school year:
Schools and districts received a star rating from 1-5 based on five components: achievement, progress, gap closing, early literacy, and graduation.  We will spend some time analyzing the gifted indicator results/gap closing component, but encourage everyone to take a look at their school(s) and district(s).  

In addition to the upcoming Gifted Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, Gifted Education Regional Meetings have been announced:
These meetings will discuss timely updates on gifted education policies and related initiatives as well as highly effective practices for gifted education.  

General Information


With the Ohio Statehouse back in session, be sure to check out the latest Advocacy Alert:


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 Winter Review. To ask for an extension, or to submit articles, please email [email protected] by November 15th.

Scholarships and Awards

It’s never too early to start thinking about scholarships!  The Susan Faulkner Memorial Arts Scholarship deadline is November 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 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

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

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