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Conference
OATAG is proud to present our 2010 OATAG Conference, entitled

on October 9, 2010
at Reed College in Portland, Oregon with Keynote Speaker
Dr. Janet Davidson
Conference Bulletin
It isn't too late to give us feedback!
Please download the Breakout survey and Conference survey here.  You may then scan and email to sprice@oatag.org or fax to 206-309-7265.
Thanks!

 
Reed College Registrants
OATAG extends our Gratitude to Reed College for graciously hosting the 2010 Annual Conference free of charge.  The ability to access a free venue for our conference allowed us to keep the price for registration at a minimum, thus benefiting all of our members.

OATAG wishes to express our thanks by offering free registration for Reed Faculty and Staff.  To verify eligibility and register as a free Reed faculty or staff member, please call OATAG at 503-774-7017.


Thank You!
Thank you to all who requested to be presenters at the conference this year.  We appreciate your interest.  We are fully booked this year, but we hope you will apply again next year!

Thanks again!

 
Conference Registration Policies
Please note these important policies:

Online registration is only for those paying online.  If you wish to pay with a check or purchase order please download and use the paper registration form found in our links.

Individual registration is for one adult.  
Additional children age 8-17 are $25 each.
New and Renewing members are automatically enrolled as Green members unless you specify otherwise.
SAVE MONEY by joining OATAG now!  Current members save even more!

Cancellations received before October 1, 2010 will be refunded minus a 15% service charge.  No refunds will be permitted after October 1, 2010.  To request a cancelation email president@oatag.org

Conference Break-0ut Sessions & Schedule
Breakout Session Topics
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Issues

  • Reading for Gifted Learners

  • Twice-Exceptional Learning: Bridging the Home-School Gap

  • Advocating for Effective Secondary TAG Programming

  • Using Great Art to Inspire Gifted Writers

  • Philosophy for Children

  • Proficiency Based Teaching and Learning and TAG Students

  • Robotics Programs for Gifted Students

  • Perfectionism: Bad or Good?

  • Creating Differentiated Learning Choices

  • Walk to Reading, Writing, and Math

  • A Sense of Place- Giftedness in a School Community

Saturday, October 9th 2010

8-9 Registration and tour registration

9-10 Welcome, Announcements & Keynote Speaker

10:30-11 Vendors & Snack Break

11-12 noon Breakout Session I

12-12:30 Box lunches with theme gatherings

12-1 Optional tours of Reed Campus1-2 Breakout Session II

2-2:30 Vendor & Snack Break

2:30-3:30 Breakout Session III

3:30-3:45 Vendors & Break

3:45-4:45 Group Gathering, State of the State TAG report by Rebecca Blocher, ODE TAG Specialist, selected awards and prizes

4:45-5:00 Break

5-7:45 Movie with Discussion Groups, Pizza & Drinks


Dr. Janet Davidson's Biography

Janet E. Davidson is Associate Professor of Psychology at Lewis & Clark College, where she won the Professor of the Year award in 1997. Her Ph.D. is from Yale University (1989).  She does research on several aspects of problem solving, including the roles that insight and metacognitive skills play in problem solving performance and giftedness across the lifespan.  In 1988, she won a Mensa Education and Research Foundation Award for Excellence. She and Robert J. Sternberg have edited four books, Conceptions of giftedness (1986), The Psychology of Problem Solving (2003), The Nature of Insight (1995), and a second edition of Conceptions of Giftedness (2005).


OATAG to Provide PDUs for Teachers
Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be available through OATAG for teachers seeking continuing education credit.



Mensa Teens and Tweens Room
Mensa will once again be providing a special gathering place for children and youth ages 8-17 during the conference.  Children are $25 each.



Keynote Speaker
OATAG is pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Janet Davidson,
Associate Professor of Psychology at Lewis and Clark College
and an expert in the cognitive development of gifted children.
Her vita is available here.



OATAG Offers Sponsor Opportunities
OATAG is excited to offer exhibitors new opportunities to sponsor various functions and activities during the conference.  These opportunities include but are not limited to:

* Morning Coffee            * Afternoon break
* Keynote presenters      * Friday Evening Social Hour
* Program printing           * Conference tote bags

Conference sponsors will receive state-wide publicity in conference signage and publications as well as substantial reductions in exhibition space fees depending on the level of sponsorship.  In addition, OATAG will include all publicized sponsors in the OAGC Review and Update as well as on the OATAG website.





Conference Contacts
+ Co-Chair, JoAnn Sims
+ Co-Chair, Margaret DeLacy
+ Registrar, Judy Smith
Click on name to see details.

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 gifted education.

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