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MEDIA ADVISORY – 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists will be announced in a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Blue Room at the State Capitol.

2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Oklahoma’s 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists were announced on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at a special presentation at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

What Winning Teaching Sounds Like

Teachers of the Year finalists share their passions for their profession.

New Teacher of the Year Finalist Announced

Angela McKenna, a choral music director at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond, has been chosen as an Oklahoma 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist. She replaces Kimberly Landers, a 9th- through 12th-grade Spanish teacher at Deer Creek High School, who has taken an administrative position in another school district.

Latest Leadership Post Newsletter available

The latest Leadership Post newsletter contains information about state aid allocations, TLE training funds, new benchmark assessments and more. 

Smartphones and Digital Devices in the Classroom?

I recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference focused on schools across the nation that, at one time, had been labeled as failing. As a result of innovative planning, forward thinking, and unique collaborations, these schools have turned their failing schools into MODELS OF SUCCESS. 

Leadership Post Details State Aid Allocations

The latest Leadership Post newsletter explains this year's state aid initial allocation, including a pie chart showing the amount of state aid retained for mid-year adjustments.

Summer’s Bounty: Teaching Good Child Nutrition

One of the joys of summer is all of the fresh produce in abundance. I love going to the farmers’ market. I love the taste of fresh cantaloupe, vine-ripe tomatoes or cucumbers picked from the garden.

Coalition wants to send two OK educators to personal financial literacy conference

In its efforts to continue helping educators meet the state’s financial education requirements, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (OJC) is offering two scholarships for Oklahoma educators to attend a conference in Chicago, Ill.

The National Educator Conference, sponsored by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will be Nov. 2-4, at the JW Marriott Hotel. The scholarships will cover airfare, a travel stipend of $300 and the conference fee, which includes two nights lodging, conference meals and materials.

Howe Public Schools Praised by National Education Foundation

Howe Public Schools' Project Lion Pride, a schoolwide immersion in project-based learning, merited a recent article by a writer for Edutopia.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi has long sung the praises of Howe and the district's total embrrace of technology. She's also impressed with Project Lion Pride's engagement of students and teachers in making the school the best that it can be.

Read more about the ambitious project and Howe's success.

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