February is a “Launch” month for the Teaching and Learning team as we distribute the 2017 Professional Development Course Catalog. These catalogs will be mailed to each district and available on the OPSRC website as well. Besides the catalog, we will be publishing the 2017 PD Calendar.
On the calendar you will find not only the dates for our regional state-wide trainings, but we have color-coded date opportunities where we hope you might collaborate with other schools/districts in your area for a Collaborative Day. We are encouraging district to schedule more of these days because we feel your staff will see more value in collaborating and exchanging ideas and best practices from their colleagues in other districts. We believe much of the value of a professional day happens when teachers and school leaders are provided the opportunity to have conversations where ideas and best practices are shared. We already have our first Collaborative Day scheduled for August 7 in the panhandle.
A list of scholarships, contests, grants, events and other important opportunities for educators.
We have all had those students who ranked somewhere on the autism spectrum, but did we do all we could to help them reach their potential? I have to admit I was ill-equipped and probably still am, but after reading an article in this week’s Parade magazine, Movie Magic by Nicola Bridges, my heart was warmed with promise.
Below is a slideshow presented during a recent OPSRC PD session by OKSDE...