Summer has been jam-packed already with trainings and learning! Tons of free Tulsa Model recertifications online, four free Tulsa Model new evaluator trainings scheduled, three days of classroom management bootcamp, two days of learning with Alex Kajitani and Matt Miller, one online book study and a partridge in a pear tree! Who doesn’t want a little Christmas in July? As you can see, summer is a busy time--time we all spend perfecting our craft to ultimately impact student achievement.
The Teaching & Learning team was lucky enough to spend a few days learning even more about the NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment that many of our member schools use. We have learned so much about using results to close gaps in student learning, creating an “NWEA” culture at your school site and exploring fixed vs. growth mindsets. If you’re a member school and would like to schedule an NWEA MAP training on-site, please visit opsrc.net/pd/catalog. We can’t wait to share what we have learned with you!
Administrators: we know you are thinking about training requirements for yourselves as you prepare for the next school year as well. State-required, Tulsa Model new administrator evaluator training and the Tulsa Model recertification training are free to all of our member schools. These sessions will review the Tulsa Model and background, the rubric, the observation and evaluation process and calibrating using rubric indicators. For recertification training, you can now access all your training materials and assessment online through our members-only portal. You do not need to attend an in-person training for recertification.
The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, has dismissed the federal claims against Caney Valley Schools and denied the motion for a permanent injunction with respect to the school district’s refusal to allow a senior student to wear an eagle feather in her graduation cap Griffith v. Caney Valley Pub. Schs., 15-CV-273-GKF-FHM (N.D. Okla. 01/05/16).
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The election may not have gone your way. I must admit, I’m cautiously optimistic about the impact of the new administration. There is one thing I know for sure: the president has a lot of work to do to get this economy moving.
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