When you are going 90 to nothing and all hands are on deck trying to keep your schools running and students learning, probably the last thing on your mind is sharing out noteworthy celebrations. Sound accurate? If so, don't be ashamed! Because OPSRC works with schools statewide, we KNOW you have success stories that are happening every day. But even knowing how busy you are, it's a tragedy to not be sharing that information. Why? Because there are multiple benefits to educating your community about the positive things you are doing to not only educate your students but to make their entire educational experience one they'll remember their whole lives:
"But Sarah, we just don't have the time or manpower to showcase these things," you say. Not to worry: that's where we come in.
We host weekly Monday Motivation and Feel Good Friday Facebook Live events, where we talk with educational experts and also highlight various school accomplishments that you want to showcase but just don't have time for! Case in point: just last week, we traveled to Okmulgee for a Feel Good Friday with teacher Lucky Burney and some of his animation students who just this summer won awards in Hollywood for their work. We talked about their experiences while in L.A., but we also focused on what they have learned about animation--and themselves--by being a part of this club. See for yourself:
Oklahoma's financial picture is fragmented right now. Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on the commodities markets, and previously established values are not necessarily holding true right now.
Now that the session is over, we can finally finish sifting through all the new and changed laws that will affect our schools.
A pretty incredible opportunity to join Code.org's professional learning program!
Technology is all around us in our schools. In fact, in recent years it seems that the challenge for districts isn’t getting technology to the classroom but trying to leverage that technology and use it properly in the classroom.