As part of OATAG’s mission to serve as a resource for families, educators, and communities we are providing links to organizations and individuals in the gifted community whom we believe to be trustworthy sources for information. However, the information provided here has not been vetted by the association, nor should they be viewed as an endorsement or as approved by OATAG.
Oregon Spellers host of the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship held at the Oregon State Fair
Oregon Boys and Girls State
Oregon Boys State and Oregon Girls State leadership academies offer high school juniors a chance to learn about civics and governance in a hands-on, engaging way. Excellent opportunity that—while not specifically geared for gifted children—is highly a challenging and worthwhile week long camp.
Saturday Academy - Offers hands-on classes & camps for students in grades 2 – 12 in a variety of topics. From Chemistry Experiments to Lego Physics to Oncofertility we have something for every student. Our ASE program provides internships for students in grades 9 – 11, offering a rigorous application process akin to the college application process. This highly competitive program places students at local businesses such as HP, BPA, Nike and more.
Little Engineers (Beaverton)- "Little Engineers believes every student has the right to explore, develop, design and decide new ideas, while expressing their own creativity and style. We offer classes for all kinds of learners, skill levels and styles at different times of the day and week, to allow a wide range of students the opportunity to learn and enjoy, from home-schooled during the day, learning challenged, skill challenged and those needing more of a challenge then what is currently offered at school.
We offer tested and approved programs from our educational partners (Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Georgia Tech, NASA Education, LEGO Education, Tufts University and Trinity College) used throughout the world to help kids develop a variety STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills and concepts."
Mission Statement: “SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.” *
Vision:“SENG envisions a world where gifted, talented and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others. To this end, SENG reaches out to diverse communities that share our mission across the nation and the globe.” * NOTE: * From SENG Web Site
Mission Statement: "The National Association for Gifted Children is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. We support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students. NAGC defines a gifted person as someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression."* Note: * From NAGC Web Site
OHSU Brain Institute . They are sharing online a recording of a lecture from their annual Teacher Workshop. The topic isDyslexia: Connecting the science of reading to the practice of reading. The presenter is Joanna Christodoulou, EdD. The lecture addresses some of the myths and misunderstandings about dyslexia. If you have an interest in dyslexia because you are a parent of a child who struggles with reading or an educator who wants to be better informed about the subject, check it out. https://echo360.org/section/dfed4135-b352-42bd-b0b7-92674ad84d94/home
Purdue University: Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI). The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1974, GERI's mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their life-span. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted, creative, and talented students and cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development.
Mathpac - Advanced Summer Camp for students age 11-14 who show high promise and love mathematics
Advantage Testing Foundation: Math Prize For Girls
Advantage Testing Foundation: Math Prize for Girls - The Advantage Testing Foundation sponsors an annual math competition for high-school girls, the largest monetary math prize for girls in the world. Their goal is to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow.
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