What is an Innovations School?
The concept for the Oklahoma Innovations Schools is based on a Salt Lake City, Utah blended personalized learning school founded by principal Kenneth Grover. The school model is designed with 4 cornerstones as its focus:
What does a blended, personalized learning school look like?
A student attends school each day between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The district chooses the daily hours during which the building is open, while the student chooses the period within that timeframe to fulfill state-mandated seat requirements. When on campus, students will be involved in teacher-led student skill groups, study groups, a group project session, and they will also work independently on determined courses. Students meet weekly with their teacher mentor to monitor attendance, grades and course progress. All courses will meet the current Oklahoma course standards. The advantage to this model is that students can spend as much time as they need to master the material. Further, it allows students to customize their schedules to better meet their academic goals and use technology to remove the constraints of a traditional classroom.
What is the role of Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)?
OPSRCworks to bring this model to interested Oklahoma schools. A district agrees to implement this concept using our experts with fidelity to the model. OPSRC will support Oklahoma districts wishing to implement by bringing facilitators to your site for trainings, by providing media assistance, and by assisting with strategic planning meetings.
OPSRC services are free. The only other cost would be for a Learning Management System (LMS), and OPSRC can assist districts to research one that is best for them.
d to be ready to implement (board approval for implementation along with signed MOU with OPSRC) no later than April 1.
Well, we’re back to school, and I know many of you are still racing around trying to get back into the groove. Not only are you trying to get lessons planned and students reacclimatized to procedures, but you're also trying to get comfortable with the technology we use.
Answers to other frequently asked questions about RIFs.
Hard to believe it is already that wonderful time of the year again! But for many, this is also the time of looking ahead to next year: planning the calendar and ensuring what new ideas you implemented this year are in place as part of next year's normal routine.
When we released the June finance report last week, we included a positive set of numbers and facts in it. We see continued recovery in the revenue streams for education, and it does look like we may actually get out of this year without a revenue inconvenience.