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Local Mentoring Programs Benefit Students Efforts Highlighted During National Volunteer Week

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 10, 2014) – This week marks National Volunteer Week, which honors the countless people across the nation who offer their time, skill and compassion to help others in need.

When it comes to volunteering to help children, one of the most effective ways to make a big impression is to mentor.

Bridging the Gap

 
There was a time when a high school diploma was enough to give someone a fighting chance for economic success.

But those days appear to be over.

TLE April Newsletter | Train-the-Trainer Value-Added Model Workshops

 
April is an important month for educational leaders in Oklahoma because the mandatory roster verification process begins. In order to ensure a smooth transition, district superintendents recently participated in Oklahoma State Department of Education’s VAM Briefing videoconference.  Read the full newsletter
 
 
 
 

State Department of Education Names New Assistant Superintendent Overseeing Assessments


OKLAHOMA CITY (March 18, 2014) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) announced today that Lisa Chandler is the agency’s new assistant superintendent in charge of assessments.

Chandler is a longtime state-level education policy leader with experience in the public and private sectors. From 2003 to 2007, she served as director of student assessment for the Texas Education Agency where she helped oversee the implementation of a new assessment system.

Time on Tests

By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Thursday, March 13, 2013

I hear from educators and parents throughout the state about “teaching to the test” and time spent on testing. I agree teachers should spend more time teaching and students should spend less time worrying about tests.

But I want to clear up some myths.

TLE March Newsletter | Student Learning Objectives Approved

The State Board of Education approved the guidelines that district policies must follow in determining the Student Academic Growth (SAG) component of TLE evaluations for teachers and leaders of non-tested grades and subjects (NTGS).  Read the full newsletter

 

 

February 26 Educator Currents

Last week's edition of the Educator Currents newsletter is available as a webpage. Learn about two programs in Oklahoma libraries where kids read to dogs; print off a poster about the Reading Sufficiency Act to share with parents; and find a link nominate speakers for this summer's Vision 2020 conference. Please note the deadline for Vision 2020 speaker nominations has been extended to Sunday, March 9.

As always, check out some of the upcoming competitions and professional development opportunities that have come across our desks.

Read it here:

OKTOY Blog: Joy | 2014 NTOY Program conference

“Don’t lose your sense of Joy!” This is the advice from the 1996 National Teacher of the Year and proclaimed “force-of-nature,” Mary Beth Blegen from Minnesota.

I recently returned from the 2014 NTOY Program Conference. It was the first national meeting of our class of State Teachers of the Year. The memorable theme that came from our last homeroom gathering was that eye-to-eye reminder from Mary Beth about the joy we must find in our roles as teachers.

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