Education Forum: Are OK teachers prepared to teach?
Monday, July 29, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
There are many elements that are crucial to a child's successful education, ranging from parenting to technology to classroom size and more. One element that tops the list of importance is undoubtedly the classroom teacher - and a recent national study has found that not all colleges are adequately preparing individuals for the teaching profession.
On Tuesday, June 18 the Teacher Prep Review was released nationwide stating that teachers are not graduating the nation’s colleges ready to teach. The review attaches consumer alerts to some colleges of education stating the programs provide little-to-no teacher-training value.
For this education forum, Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, will address attendees on the results of the Teacher Prep Review; she will share information about regional teaching programs.
Monday, July 29
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Saint Francis Health System Room
1 W. Third St.
Tulsa Regional Chamber education forums are open to the public and free to attend but require an RSVP.
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When & Where
Tulsa Regional Chamber
The Tulsa Regional Chamber hosts a variety of forums to share information on a variety of subjects that affect economic development. Many forums are free and most are held at the Tulsa Chamber offices. Subjects include education, HR, health care, small business and more. Not all event RSVPs are tracked using Eventbrite; for a full list of Chamber events click here.
Education is the key to ensuring a strong workforce which is why the Tulsa Regional Chamber is dedicated to continually improving education for our students.
Each year we host a minimum of six free education forums on varying subjects. Subjects from the 2012-2013 year included:
State Income Tax: Impact on Education
Partners In Education* Forum: Project School house & Bond Issues
- Any Given Child: Equitable arts in TPS schools
Partners In Education* Forum: School Security & Safety
Education Summit: Stand For Children
Program Management For Youth
For more information about the education programs at the Tulsa Regional Chamber contact education manager, Kuma Browne, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.560.0218.
*Partners In Education is a partnership program between Tulsa Public Schools and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Hundreds of Tulsa companies and organizations partner with TPS sites to offer valuable benefits to Tulsa students. Partnerships can benefit from volunteers in the classroom (reading buddies, testing monitors and lunch buddies) as well as donations such as uniforms, school supplies, snacks and financial donations.
HEALTH CARE FORUMS
ealth Care Forums cover a wide variety of subjects but mainly involve health care advocacy, legislation and information that affects small business owners. Topics covered in the past include:
- Insure Oklahoma
- The Power of Primary Care, CPCi
- One Million Hearts Campaign: My HealthAccess
- Silver Tsunami
- Physician Shortage
- The Leavitt Report
SMALL BUSINESS FORUMS
The Tulsa Regional Chamber offers a monthly forum series geared toward educating area small business owners on a diverse collection of topics, ranging from important tax issues to disaster preparedness and more.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber Small Business Forums feature experts from throughout the community, offering practical advice on matters of great importance to our region’s business.