Oregon Talented and Gifted Laws
ODE TAG Office
- Angela Allen
Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Standards and Instructional Support
- ODE TAG FAQ (ODE TAG Frequently Asked Questions)
- ODE TAG Parent Brochures about Talented and Gifted Education in Oregon (available in English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese)
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)
- 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
- Contact Oregon SENG Liaison: Judy Smith
NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children)
- 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
Programs available at Oregon Universities and Colleges
- Eastern Oregon University - Eastern Promise
- Oregon State University - Pre-College Programs
- Southern Oregon University - Pre-College Youth Programs
- University Of Oregon - Youth Enrichment and Gifted Programs
- Willamette University - Youth Program
Programs Available for Students
- 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 weeklong camp.
- Oregon Spellers - Host of the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship held at the Oregon State Fair
- 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.
- Mathpac - Advanced Summer Camp for students age 11-14 who show high promise and love mathematics
- 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.
- Davidson Institute - A national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students 18 and under.
- ASU Online National Organizations and Opportunities.
- Little Engineers - "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."
- Very Well Family: What to look for in a Good Gifted Program
- John Hopkins: Center for Talented Youth
- Michigan State University: Gifted and Talented Education
- Gifted and Talented; Education; Dedicated to promoting differentiated educational programs for students in grades 7 - 12
- 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.
- Regional Educational Laboratory: Education Northwest
- The Federal Government's Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
OATAG advocates for the needs of talented and gifted children, serves as a resource for families, educators, and communities, and provides direction for excellence in education.
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