Even though OATAG no longer publishes A Different Drummer, our archives may have articles of interest to you. To view those archives of The Drummer, click the OATAG Drive button in the sidebar.
The mission of the Oregon Spellers is to encourage, promote and recognize spelling excellence for the youth of the State of Oregon and to provide, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted (OATAG) and individual supporters and contributors, an annual state-level championship. For more information or to volunteer click on here
OATAG awards one outstanding Oregon student the OATAG Young Scholars Award. The OATAG Young Scholars Award is designed to recognize excellence in young children. The award, which includes a certificate and up to a $500 scholarship for a summer program, is awarded each school year. Potential award recipients are students in grades 4 through 8 who have achieved excellence in one of the following areas of endeavor: leadership, visual/performing arts, or academic achievement. A student may be recommended by a teacher, parent, or civic/religious leader.
Gifted students interested in a challenging academic summer program should consider attending the Davidson THINK Summer Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. This intense three-week residential summer program offers exceptionally gifted 13- to 16-year-old students the opportunity to earn college credits that may be transferable. For more information click on link archive at right.
An award-winning online community and website for exceptional students from around the world who love science, technology, engineering and math. Inspired and funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Cogito is a collaboration effort by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and eight partners - all highly renowned organizations that serve gifted youth.
For more information click on link in OATAG Drive at right.
"The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination." (All quotes from the Jack Kent Cooke web site)
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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