January OKGT Newsletter

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Gifted & Talented

January 2019

In this issue:

State Gifted Conference February 7th


The Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative, and Talented annual conference is coming up on Friday, February 7th in Broken Arrow at the Stoney Creek Conference Center. This exciting annual conference will have Superintendent Hofmeister kicking off the morning festivities and Tamara Fisher, a K-12 gifted education specialist for a school district located on an Indian reservation in northwestern Montana and past president of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education, as the keynote speaker. With over 30 breakout sessions, there is something for everyone. Registration is available now and includes lunch!

Oklahoma Family Guides

Family Guides

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is excited to share the Oklahoma Family Guides for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies for Pre-K through 6th Grade.

The OSDE Family Guides are resources aligned with the Oklahoma Academic Standards and developed specifically for Oklahoma families to complement classroom learning. They illustrate what is expected of students at each grade level in different content areas along with activities families can do at home to further support children's learning experiences.

Rubik's Cube Lending Program

Rubiks Cube

There are many different hobbies nowadays for all different types of people. Most intellectual and brain-stretching hobbies are fairly modern and rely on technology. The Rubik’s Cube has one thing that most modern hobbies and pastimes can’t challenge – a history and worldwide accolades that prove its impact on society all throughout its lifetime.

Rubik's Cube now has a lending program that allows teachers to borrow a classroom set of Rubik's Cubes for 6 weeks and only pay return shipping. Educational Sets arrive complete with cubes, guides, Learn-To-Solve curriculum and more.

Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box.

Davidson Fellows named as one of "The 10 Biggest Scholarships in the World" by TheBestColleges.org and one of "7 Prestigious Undergrad Scholarships" in U.S. News & World Report

The 2020 Davidson Fellows application is now open! Please visit the How to Apply page for application details and category requirements. The 2020 deadline is February 12, 2020.

Mind Matters Podcast

Mind Matters Podcast

The Mind Matters Podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e (twice-exceptional) children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people. 

Mind Matters is available from the podcast sources and directories you use most often.

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