It's May! It's also my birthday month, so feel free to send gifts to my house or the office! May also brings us to the light at the end of the tunnel and puts to bed what has no doubt been the most unorthodox year in the history of teaching. Now it's time to recharge the batteries and hope for a more “normal” school year. If that even exists.
As we move forward, let’s look at a few opportunities. First, we have some featured workshops at the end of summer. Some of the sessions include Grounding SEL, The Case for Coding, Matching Tech Tools with High Impact Strategies, The First 6 Weeks, Why a One-Point Rubric and the Morning Meeting: Creating a Climate of Trust. What an amazing assortment of workshops! We are super excited and can’t wait to deliver them.
Another opportunity we have is for those who want to use Exact Path for the 2021-22 school year. Exact Path offers a diagnostic tool to place kids where they need to be within the Oklahoma Academic Skills and builds out that path in Math and ELA. The cost for ELA/Math is $8.66 each or $13.86 for both. Just tell your account representative OPSRC sent ya! Please contact the OK manager, Rachel Robins, with any questions.
We also have some awesome updates coming to our learning management system (LMS). This will allow us to do more in the online courses and allow districts more functionality. We will be rolling out some of these upgrades soon and will provide updates to you as they are available.
I hope the end of your school year is smooth and fun. Look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Don't slow down the social media posts just because you're on holiday break!
The end of January brings February and the legislative session. The past three years have brought significant stress during the legislative session, but it does appear Oklahoma is in the midst of recovery. January 24th was the first time in a long time that the U.S. crude oil benchmark.
This past weekend, I was traveling and lost my Kindle, and I am quite sad. Of course, I was in the middle of a good read and will now have to wait to either check the book out from the library or purchase another e-reader.