Professional Development

Oklahoma Dreamers: What Educators Need to Know about DACA

What is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)? Who are the Dreamers? How is current legislation affecting your students and their families? What can policy makers do for Dreamers and their families? What can YOU do and where can you find resources to help your students? Listen to this webinar, hosted by OEA President Alicia Priest and featuring Sen. Michael Brooks, immigration attorney, and Gloria Torres, member of the Oklahoma City Public School Board of Education. Listen/Watch the webinar here.

PL Focus Webinar available to all teachers

During this pilot year, 25% of all teachers must participate in the development of a focused and individualized program of professional development. Pres. Alicia Priest and Jaycie Smith, Executive Director of TLE State Department of Education, recently conducted a webinar outlining the new evaluation requirement. Listen to webinar here.

Webinars for new standards in English Language Arts and Math

OEA members have access to achived professional development webinars in our Members Only section. For more information, contact Mike McIlwee.

Using the OAS-ELA to Teach, Assess, & Lead in the ELA Classroom

Facilitated by NSU's English Education Specialist Lara Searcy and the Oklahoma State Department of Education's Secondary ELA Coordinator Josh Flores, this two-hour session is designed to increase understanding of standards-based instruction and assessment and explore resources that aid in implementation of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts.

On a New Path for Math: Engaging Students with the Oklahoma Academic Standards

Participants learn what is new in Oklahoma's standards and experience engaging lessons and strategies that will successfully put you and your students on the new path for math. Facilitated by Heather Sparks, assistant principal at Del Crest Middle School in Mid-Del Public Schools and the 2009 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.


Whether you need a comprehensive program for mentor teachers or a one-hour presentation on a hot topic, the OEA Teaching and Learning Center remains on the cutting edge in providing a wide variety of professional trainings for OEA members. Contact one of our Teaching and Learning Specialists for scheduling.

Instructional and Curricular Strategies

Marzano’s Classroom Instruction that Works – Nine research-based strategies that increase curriculum attainment and student engagement.

Marzano’s Academic Vocabulary – Vocabulary strategies which increase academic literacy at all levels.

Tulsa TLE Model – Utilize the qualitative Domains and Indicators of the Tulsa TLE model to improve your professional practice.

True Colors – A personality survey that provides insight into learning and leadership styles and helps you make the most of both student and adult group dynamics.

Brain-Friendly Teaching and Learning – Eric Jensen’s research on how poverty and stress change the brain and how to structure pedagogy and curriculum to lessen these negative impacts.

Addressing Behavioral Challenges – Explore the latest research-based strategies for supporting positive student behaviors; includes current discipline regulations and how to utilize preventative strategies for students with and without IEPs.

Bullying Prevention – Stop bullying by investigating the psychological, social, and educational impact of bullying behaviors, including cyber-bullying.

Classroom Management 101 – Techniques to pique student involvement and reduce classroom management problems.

I Can Do It! – This full-day, in-depth, and highly collaborative workshop (newly revised in 2015) stresses the procedural and relational aspects of the smoothly-flowing classroom (fee-based offering provided by ICDI cadre trainers who are current classroom teachers).

OklaMET Mentoring Cadre – This two full-day and two half-day mentoring program encourages deep instructional reflection activities for both mentors and entry-level teachers. Days 1 and 2 are scheduled either before school or in early fall; Days 3 and 4 (both half-days) occur in late fall and then early spring. This program is fully sustainable after year one, as mentors will be trained to serve as program presenters and leads the following year (fee-based offering provided by oklaMET cadre trainers who are current classroom teachers).


Building a Positive Climate and Community

Celebrate! Change your Lens, Change your Life – National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones reminds us we have the power to choose how we see the world and how we choose to live in it.

Celebrate what’s Right with the World! – National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones’ inspirational film helps us celebrate our lives with confidence and grace.

FISH! – From the Seattle Fish Market, the actions of Play, Be There, Make their Day, and Choose your Attitude help show us that any workplace can be enjoyable and successful.

For the Love of It – Invigorate your life by actively loving what you do!

Your Summit Awaits – Adventurer Jaime Clarke challenges us to make our dreams our goal and show gratitude to change our perspectives and our lives.

Harassment and Workplace Bullying – Understand the definitions, legal considerations, and appropriate responses to harassment and bullying in the school workplace.

Relaxation for Stress Management – Manage educator and school-setting stressors before they manage YOU!


Cultural Competence

CARE Strategies – Help narrow stubborn achievement gaps by leveraging the Culture, Abilities, Resilience, and Effort of your ELL students.

Scaffolding for ELLs (and other students) – Learn language acquisition theory, the stages of language development, and immediately implementable scaffolding strategies.

Understanding the Educational Impacts of Poverty – Utilizing the research of Ruby Payne, explore the links between poverty and increasing student achievement.


Professional Learning for Local Associations

Degrees, Not Debt – This NEA presentation informs student members and entry-level educators about how to avoid significant education student loan debt and how to take advantage of loan forgiveness and repayment options.

YOU are a Professional! – Awareness, involvement, and leadership are the traits of professional educators; learn how professionalism can help you take back your profession!

Power Analysis: People Power – Analyze the various aspects of power in the context of your work as educators, leaders, and organizers, including your perceptions of your own personal power, the use and abuse of power, who holds power in public education, and how to build collective power for meaningful association impact.

Individual Meetings and Organizing Conversations – Learn the necessary and important techniques of one-to-one relational conversation to strengthen your association through action organizing.

PLUS … all OEA Teaching and Learning Center professional development offerings are available to our local associations!


Especially for ESP’s

Addressing Behavioral Challenges – Explore the latest research-based strategies for supporting positive student behaviors; includes current discipline regulations and how to utilize preventative strategies for students with and without IEPs.

Customer Service 101 – Learn proven customer service techniques in this thirty-minute presentation.

Bullying Prevention – Stop bullying by investigating the psychological, social, and educational impact of bullying behaviors, including cyber-bullying.

Harassment and Workplace Bullying – Understand the definitions, legal considerations, and appropriate responses to harassment and bullying in the school workplace.

Relaxation for Stress Management – Manage educator and school-setting stressors before they manage YOU!

True Colors – A personality survey that provides insight into learning and leadership styles and helps you make the most of both student and adult group dynamics.

 

 

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