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Read About Your Gifted Child

This information provides parenting resources including the Oregon Department of Education Brochure about Talented and Gifted Education and bibliographies related to gifted child parenting topics. 

TAG Brochure

The TAG Parent Brochure is a pamphlet that provides information on TAG, identification, programs, and services. It is provided in English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Bibliographies

Enrichment Opportunities Outside of the Instructional Day

  • Destination Imagination: This program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus, and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning.
  • Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc.: Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles.
  • Junior Great Books ThinkIt: A program for critical thinking practice built around 10 nonfiction texts.
  • Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE): The Marine Advanced Technology program offers opportunities for students to work on underwater missions in Oregon Robotics Competitions.
  • National FIRST organization: The mission of FIRST is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.
  • Odyssey of the Mind: An international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
  • Oregon Battle of the Books: A statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program for students in 3rd-12th grade.
  • Oregon FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC): Oregon FIRST Robotics is a competitive robotics program for students K–12.
  • Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program: A program of the Oregon University System. This program offers robotics leagues for students ages 6–9, 9-14, and grades 7–12.
  • Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC): A computer game development competition for students.
  • Oregon Spellers: In the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship, County and Regional Spelling Contest winners compete at the Oregon State Fair in a written contest against students near their age to determine the best young spellers in Oregon.
  • VEX Robotics: The VEX IQ Education program is designed to provide integrated learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the elementary and middle school levels.

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