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TLE January Newsletter | TLE Implementation: Next Steps for 2014

The start of a new year is not only a great time to applaud annual achievements, but it is also the perfect opportunity for districts to set new goals and plan next steps. Read the full newsletter

 

AP Grant Award Winners Announced

The Oklahoma State Department of education is announcing the recipients of 70 Advanced Placement (AP) Grants, totaling over $500,000.

The grants were approved at the Jan. 23 meeting of the State Board of Education. A panel of over 30 AP teachers and administrators from across the state volunteered their time to review the applications and recommend where to send the awards.

State Board of Education January Meeting Highlights

Presidential Award Winners Honored

Two Oklahoma teachers were recognized by the State Board of Education for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Annette Huett, who teaches fourth grade at Kelley Elementary in Moore, attended with her principal  Dena Taylor.

Diane Reece, who taught kindergarten at Bokoshe Public School in Leflore County, died of leukemia on Dec. 4. She was 61.

OKTOY Blog: Oklahoma Music Educators Conference


A couple weeks ago I attended the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA) annual state conference in Tulsa.

I cannot reiterate enough the value of professional development and reconnecting with colleagues. Of course, this year was a little exceptional in the latter category due to the OKTOY recognition (My face was on the cover of the conference magazine. That took a little getting used to!). As I met with each new and old friend, we excitedly talked about the incredible good that we, music teachers, are able to accomplish.

January 29 Educator Currents

The latest edition of Educator Currents is out. Learn about the success of mentoring programs in Oklahoma, find out how to invite the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year to speak at your school and read about two Oklahoma teachers who recently received a prestigious national honor.

As always, check out some of the upcoming competitions and professional development opportunities we've heard about. Plus, register for upcoming REAC3H Regionals.

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OKTOY Blog: Action


The Oklahoma legislative session recently reconvened, and it is an interesting time to be a teacher.

Last month I attended the Central Oklahoma Parents Legislative Action Committee (PLAC) open meeting, which featured a panel with state senators Clark Jolley and Susan Paddock and state representatives Scott Inman and Scott Martin. While I know entire essays could be devoted to one political issue at a time, my general take away at this critical juncture in education is that we must act.

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.

TLE February Newsletter | Hot Topic: VAM Final Determinations

The State Board of Education recently approved recommendations submitted by the TLE Commission for Oklahoma’s value-added model, and a large portion of the recommendations pertained to student characteristics.  Read the full newsletter

 

 

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