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The 2020 Summit brings together 23 top psychologists, advocates and educators with over 10 hours of insights and strategies in downloadable video, audio, and transcripts. To see what is included in the 2020 Summit click here
Essential STRATEGIES for 2e Students
The vast majority of schools were not built with our unique kids in mind --kids with amazing advanced abilities and at the same time, difficulties in learning, social, and/or emotional skills. Our kids are complex. They're nichey. Most teachers get little to no training in gifted, ADHD, autism, learning differences, or anxiety. Yet, there's a wealth of practical strategies that you and your child's teacher(s) need to know for your child to thrive in school. Too see what's included in this series click here.
Oregon State University Talented and Gifted (TAG) Youth programs provide dynamic and challenging learning environments for its students. TAG seeks to provide engaging educational programs for talented and gifted youth, including those in traditionally underserved groups by allowing exploration of interests not available in a regular school setting. TAG connects students with instructors who are enthusiastic about their field and other students in a social, 10-day academic experience.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are currently planning a virtual learning experience. TAG is working closely with OSU and CDC guidelines to hold some in person classes at the OSU campus. We hope to be able to run both in person and virtual as guidelines permit it. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website. https://precollege.oregonstate.edu/talented-gifted-programs SUMMER PROGRAMS for TAG & High-Ability Students JULY 12 - 23, 2021 EXPEDITIONS https://expeditions.oregonstate.edu/
For students entering the 4th and 5th grade in the Fall 2021 school year. ' Cost: $108 for half day IN PERSON. $50 for virtual classes. Some courses may have additional fees for laboratory and course supplies. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Classes occur Monday - Friday
For students entering the 6th and 7th grade in the Fall 2021 school year. ' Cost: $265 (Full Day) and $120 (Half Day) for IN PERSON and $50 for virtual classes. Some courses may have additional fees for laboratory and courses supplies. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Classes occur Monday - Friday
For students entering the 8th -10th grade in the Fall 2021 school year. Cost: $265 (Full Day) and $120 (Half Day) for IN PERSON and $50 for virtual classes.. Some courses may have additional fees for laboratory and course supplies. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Classes occur Monday - Friday ELIGIBILITY TAG & High-Ability Students
Applications will be accepted from students who are currently enrolled in grades 3 -10.Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements: A. Previously attended OSU Precollege TAGProgram - either Winter Wonderings, Expeditions, or Adventures in Learning. OR B. Identified as intellectual/academically talented and gifted according to State of Oregon identification criteria.’ OR C. Have mental ability total battery test score at or above the 90th percentile. OR D. Have total Reading or Math Achievement Test score at or above the 90th percentile OR E. Have demonstrated extraordinary ability, interest, and/or effort in a valued area of human endeavor. Home-schooled students should send a copy of their most recent test results
Application Process Completed Applications are due before June 30, 2021
For more information or if you are unable to apply online contact:
BRIAN SIKORA OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY 110 SNELL HALL CORVALLIS, OREGON 97331 541-737-2403 BRIAN.SIKORA@OREGONSTATE.EDU
Class sizes are limited. Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Apply online! Click on the link to “Application Procedure”. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
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."
Oregon Spellers host of the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship held at the Oregon State Fair
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.
Online Davidson Institute
The mission of Davidson Academy Online is to provide profoundly gifted young people an advanced educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests. Nowhere else will profoundly gifted students from the across the U.S. and Canada find a school that is intentionally designed for them. Also see the "Resources From Outside Oregon" on the Resources_COVID-19 page.
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