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Teaching & Learning Through the Holidays!

Teaching & Learning Through the Holidays!

Two weeks! Just two weeks until that long-anticipated Winter Break you and your students so deserve: Joy to the World! We sincerely hope you’ll have some Silent Nights in store.

Two weeks! Just two weeks until that long-anticipated Winter Break you and your students so deserve: Joy to the World! We sincerely hope you’ll have some Silent Nights in store. Last month, I provided some resources about how to keep students engaged during breaks, and now is the perfect time to review those. We all know that while you’re Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, you’re really thinking about all that still needs to get done in the new year ahead. So how can OPSRC help?

State testing, teacher evaluations, data analysis, NWEA, professional development, engaging your community through social media, the list goes on and on! Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town in the form of our teams at OPSRC; remember, we are always here to assist you. In fact, the Teaching & Learning staff is looking to make our PD offerings more attuned to your needs, and we need your feedback to make this a reality. While those Chestnuts are Roasting on an Open Fire, please complete this PD Needs Request Survey. Your feedback drives our offerings and is invaluable to us.

This coming year, we will sit down with school leaders for some intentional, strategic planning for next year’s training. We'll dive into data and conduct teacher surveys to help schools create PD that meets the needs of teachers, administrators, students and the communities they serve. If you’d like to begin scheduling your strategic planning sessions with a member of the T&L Team, please email me or call at 405.428.4814.

It has been a pleasure to visit your many school sites, learn alongside you and support you this year. We are looking forward to an even better 2018, where we can visit more schools, expand our online offerings to meet your ever-changing PD needs and work with you to plan strategically for your vision! Until then, Party Like It’s 1999, and we’ll see you in 2018!

Jamila MacArthur

Director, Teaching & Learning

Jamila MacArthur serves as OPSRC's Director of Teaching & Learning. In this role, she will lead the team to further expand quality professional development for public schools, including more robust online training offerings. She will also focus on strengthening collaborative partnerships with schools to further develop innovative strategies that increase student achievement. Among her many certifications, she was recently approved as a Summit Learning Certified Support Partner and as as a Tulsa Model Evaluator.

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