Now that your students are in their classrooms, your teachers are integrating technology into their lessons and parent nights/open houses are basically a memory, how will you have some of those tough conversations? You know, those conversations with faculty and/or staff who are not quite performing to expectations but have the potential with just a little coaching. How do those conversations sound?
For the third year in a row, we are excited to again offer an in-depth session with Dr. Lloyd Sain on the topic of Conducting Four Types of Conversations Using Coaching Skills. Four conversational levels of calibrating, consulting, collaborating and coaching can all be used with intention to get the best results. This training will be held in our Oklahoma City office on September 20 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and will include role playing using the four types of conversations, useful tips to help make your relationships more professional and a free lunch. To register click here.
On another note, thank you to all of the many districts/schools whose teachers and administrators we have had the opportunity and pleasure to visit and train. The Teaching & Learning team has so enjoyed getting to know your staff and hear and share the good practices many educators do on a daily basis.
Looking ahead, our next regional development training days will be October 11 & 12 with the topic of Questioning for Learning. To view times and venues along with registration information, click here.
Additionally, the Teaching & Learning team will be visiting more member schools this fall with customized professional development training meant to meet the individual needs of those schools’ cultures. If you or your school/district is interested in scheduling such a day, call us at 405-314-2063.
The failure to produce a videotape may land you with an Open Records Act violation and a mandate to pay $41,000 in legal fees. Following an Order of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals declaring that a “dash cam” video is a “record” under the Oklahoma Open Records Act (the “Act”), a Rogers County District Court Judge declared that the City of Claremore must pay in excess of $41,000 for its violation of the Act
This seems to be the new buzzword in the media these days--from international athletes (making the wrong choices) to our presidential nominees (making the wrong choices) to our own children (making the wrong choices).
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
Are all districts required to give the raise? Does it also include the step increase? Andy provides answers to these and more.