San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
OEA's Fall Professional Development Conference presents
Learn Today, Transform Tomorrow!
ALL SESSIONS ARE SOLD OUT! THANK YOU, OEA MEMBERS, FOR MAKING THIS AN OUTSTANDING EVENT!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow Campus
7:30 am - Registration, coffee, vendors tables
8:30-10:30 am - Session One
10:30-10:45 am - Break with snacks
10:45 am - 12:45 pm - Session Two
12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own (I Can Do It session includes lunch, courtesy of Tulsa CTA)
1:30-2:30 pm - Session Three
2:30 pm Adjournment
Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital devices to visit websites, take pictures of others’ notes, and record ideas!
Children will not be allowed in the training rooms dues to limited space, and childcare will not be provided or available on campus.
The Workshops - Choose from two separate tracks
Track 1 — I Can Do It
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch included).
I Can Do It! Classroom Management training, designed by teachers for teachers, reflects a whole-child approach to classroom management by focusing on building community and relationships, organizing classroom routines and structure, recognizing the importance (and limits) of rewards and reinforcers, and understanding the teacher’s role in de-escalating conflict. Participants will collaborate extensively and remain in this all day session from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., with lunch provided by Tulsa CTA.
Track 2 — Choose a different workshop for each session you plan to attend.
Session 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Session 2, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Session 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
(During the registration process, you'll make your workshop selections for the sessions you want to attend. Attend just one session or all three. Lunch is on your own at 12:45 p.m for Track 2.)
The Highly Engaging Classroom: Improving student engagement is the key to effective teaching, and it happens when teachers purposefully create an environment that is physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially secure. Participants will learn specific strategies from a presenter who models these best practices. Sessions 1 and 2.
Project-based Learning: PBL is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities designed to answer a question or solve a problem. PBL teaches skills and content; students learn communication and presentation skills, organization and time management, research and inquiry techniques, and engage in self-assessment and reflection. Come learn PBL lesson design to help transform your curriculum. Sessions 1 and 2.
Building Better Brains for Learning: “Brain-based research” is often talked about, but what is it that we really know about how the brain learns? Find out the latest in brain research and how it can impact how you teach so your students are better able to learn. Session 1 only.
Scaffolding for ELLs (and other Struggling Students): Scaffolding strategies help tier and structure learning experiences in ways that promote cognition for language learners and other struggling students. Special emphasis is placed on visual and tactile assists, as well as lowering the affective filter in every classroom so kids feel safe to take the academic risks that lead to learning! Session 2 only.
The Unconference: TLE/OAM/SLO Roundtable and Data Gathering: Come prepared to share your TLE evaluation experiences, questions, and concerns. Data will be gathered and shared with the SDE TLE Commission and help direct the OEA’s legislative efforts. BYOD for full participation. Session 1 at 8:30 is for Tulsa Public Schools teachers only; Session 2 at 10:45 a.m. is for teachers from for all other districts.
The Unconference: Alternatives to OK’s School Testing Program Roundtable and Data Gathering: Come prepared to share your ideas of how Oklahoma’s School Testing Program should be changed—at what grades should kids be tested and in what subjects? How should the high-stakes EOI testing program for high school graduation be changed? What are your rationales and reasoning for these changes? Data will be gathered and utilized as we pursue legislative changes in the second year of OEA’s campaign to change the culture of testing in Oklahoma’s public schools. BYOD for full participation. Session 3 only.
The Unconference: English Language Arts & Math CCSS-PASS Mashup Idea Exchange Sessions: Bring specific instructional strategies, lesson plans/ideas, assessment methods, technological resources, manipulatives, etc. with you to share with colleagues at similar grade levels—esp. those resources that have helped you bridge the transition from CCSS back to PASS! BYOD for full participation. Session 3 only.
Instructional Issues Interactions with Legislators: Impacting Change: The OEA believes EDUCATORS should lead educational change! Attend this session to learn how to professionally articulate your instructional concerns and expertise in ways that have the most impact with local, state, and federal legislators and policy makers! Session 3 only.