Upcoming TAG trainings and TAG support office hours

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Upcoming Trainings!

Happy 2021!

I am writing this newsletter with an underlying tone of encourage, support, and optimism. I also want to acknowledge that for some, including myself, the challenging experiences we triage and work through on a daily basis are in no way intended to be diminished or marginalized by my voice of optimism and "business as usual" offerings of future professional development and technical support. I continue to be inspired and appreciative of the scope and depth of work from our teachers, support staff, administrators, students, and families every single day.

Recently, Jennifer Sappington, sent out a form designed to create a directory of TAG district contacts. She also asked districts if there was a need or interest in receiving TAG training and/or support. The response was clear, so here we go...

TAG training session #1 - TAG Essentials (misconceptions, social-emotional impacts, belief gaps, statutes, and OARs). This is a great training for those new to a district-level TAG position. January 26, 2021 9 a.m. -11 a.m (PT). The meeting will be recorded then distributed through the listserv. Here is the link if you would like to attend the live session:


Meeting ID: 160 144 4458

Passcode: 846410

TAG Support Office Hours session #1 - Drop in and ask questions. The questions and needs presented to me will inform the topics of the next training session. If you cannot drop in during the scheduled time, please feel free to email me with your needs. The office hours drop in opportunity is January 26, 2021; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. (PT)


Meeting ID: 160 953 4561

Passcode: 940214

If you would like to schedule a 1:1 meeting with me, please do not hesitate to ask. I am more than happy to schedule a personal meeting via teleconference or phone call.



Angela M. Allen

Talented and Gifted Education Specialist

Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment


Phone: 503-947-5931