FY-2016 Proposed OSDE Budget | March 18, 2015 Presentation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today presented the proposed education budget for fiscal year 2016 to the state Senate Committee on Appropriations and House Appropriations and Budget subcommittee on education.

This is a copy of her presentation:

State Board of Education approves plan to develop English, math academic standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 12, 2015) — The State Board of Education today unanimously approved a process for the development of academic subject matter standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The proposal was submitted by the Oklahoma Academic Standards Setting Steering Committee.

OKTOY Blog: Focus on the teacher (Part 2)

Last week I promised to share a few of the practices that I have found the most effective in furthering my development as a teacher. My goal is to focus on three areas: personal reflection, collaboration and peer coaching.

Collaboration word art

More than $830,000 in AVID grants earned by select Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2015) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education recently awarded grants totaling $837,000 to selected Oklahoma schools for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The program allows schools to teach college-readiness courses, helping close the achievement gap by preparing all students for the demands of college and the workplace.

Supt. Hofmeister to join hundreds of educators on Saturday for #EdCampOKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 6, 2015) – Record attendance is expected at #EdCampOKC on Saturday at Southmoore High School, 2901 S. Santa Fe, in Moore. More than 400 educators are registered, including state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

OKTOY Blog: Focus on the teacher (Part 1)

…understand that standards do not teach; teachers teach.
   -Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

State Board of Education postpones SLOs, SOOs in TLE evaluation

 OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 26, 2015) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education today voted unanimously to postpone one element of the quantitative portion of the state’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) system that recently had been discredited by research.

As a result of the board vote, Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Student Outcome Objectives (SOOs) will not be used this school year as a proxy for Value-Added Models (VAMs). Other recommendations for research-based improvement must be made legislatively.

OKTOY Blog: Different kinds of teaching

Students are rocket ships, teachers the fuel.
   -Lyon Terry, 2015 Washington Teacher of the Year


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