ELEVATE: #OklaEd Unites Educators on Twitter

#oklaedDuring the last week of the school year, while the rest of the school may have been counting down the days until summer vacation, Kimberly Blodgett posted in her classroom: “Five days until I miss you.”

ELEVATE: Piedmont students feel at home with Freshman Camp

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 27, 2015) – The transition from middle school to high school can be a scary one for students, but Piedmont High School has developed a camp that keeps nerves at bay and makes incoming freshman feel right at home on the first day of school.

Norman teacher Shawn Sheehan named 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year


OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 25, 2015) — Norman High School teacher Shawn Sheehan is the 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the announcement during a ceremony at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. 

OKTOY Blog: The Power of the Teacher's Voice

It is hard to believe that in less than a week we will announce the 62nd Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. As my TOY year is winding down, I have been getting a lot of questions about the experience and how I changed throughout it. It may take some time for me to download and process all that this year contained before I can fully answer those questions, but a few things are clear. Perhaps more than anything else, I have seen the power of the teacher’s voice.

Hofmeister announces opportunity for all state 11th graders to take ACT

Pilot program could mean participation for an additional 22,000 students

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2015) - Flanked by representatives of K-12 education, higher education, CareerTech, and business and industry at a news conference, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced a pilot program giving Oklahoma’s 11th-grade students this school year an opportunity to take the ACT exam.

ELEVATE: Oklahoma students snag national spotlight with marshmallow spacesuits


NASA Stem ChallengeOKLAHOMA CITY (July 28, 2015) - Caney students recently took on a space race of gooey proportions through their involvement as a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21-CCLC) site.

2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists and "Rising Stars" announced

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 9, 2015) - The 12 candidates to be Oklahoma’s next state Teacher of the Year were announced today in a ceremony at EngageOK, the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) summer conference.


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