Oklahoma’s Professional Learning Organizations

K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, Contact Tyler Bridges, 31657 Boomer Avenue, Norman, OK 73172. Administrative Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Management, Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Mentoring, New teacher training. Langston University, Contact Marsha Herron, P.O. Box 1500, Sanford Hall Rm 202, Langston, OK 73050. Teacher Leadership, Assessment, Classroom Management, Instructional Strategies, New teacher training. Office…

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Learning Forward Oklahoma to host first ever BASE Camp

In response to the teaching shortage and education crisis within the state of Oklahoma, Learning Forward Oklahoma (LFOK) is hosting a week-long training session known as BASE Camp to better equip those who have undergone emergency and alternative certification. BASE Camp, which stands for Building And Supporting Educators, will take place July 8-12 from 8:30…

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Building Trust and Efficacy through Critical Friends Groups: Insights for School and Teacher Leaders

By┬áKaty Ackley, Ed.D., Executive Director of Educator Effectiveness and Professional Learning, Tulsa Public Schools Two ongoing challenges that schools face, particularly urban schools, are finding ways to develop and retain quality teachers and contribute to student academic success. There are claims that collaborative structures for teacher development (think, Professional Learning Communities) can nurture teacher learning…

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