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public schools across the state the resources they need to unburden administrators, support teachers, and most importantly, engage students. While membership in the OPSRC is open to all public schools in Oklahoma, we are particularly focused on meeting the needs of smaller schools and districts. They typically lack a large central/administrative office found in larger districts, and the services OPSRC offers are tailored to help address the administrative challenges they face.
The Teaching and Learning team is dedicated to providing quality professional development in the areas of classroom management, classroom content and leadership development. The team provides a published PD calendar as well as customized professional development topics that meet the unique needs of your school/district. Team members use their 60 years of combined educational experience in every grade level to provide PD at your site, at centralized statewide locations or at the OPSRC training center.
Our expectation is: Learn Now, Expand Today, Use Tomorrow.
The Finance team provides a range of services to meet your needs. We can help set up expenditure and income budgets for one year or over a 5 to 6-year term, provide analysis of current trends in the state education budget and help provide answers to school business questions. We train in all areas of school finance, including health care reporting, coding for various programs and references and resources for help in various areas of school business. We will also design special projects for our members upon request. Our goal is to help districts build a strong set of easily-readable financial documents to help them make informed decisions.
The Technology team provides assistance to schools with technical issues and provides training and workshops on pressing technology topics. The team is available to assist with continuity plans, eRate applications and other school and district technology decisions. Technology workshops focus on topics of interest, including iPads in the classroom, Web 2.0, The Flipped Classroom model, district websites, and iBooks Author.
The Legal staff is available to member schools as an in-house general counsel and will provide services including, but not limited to, the following: legal document creation and review, including those pertaining to personnel, students, grant applications, standards monitoring, and state/federal program compliance, and other professional services; consultations by phone, e-mail, or in-person at the school site or the OPSRC office(s); innovative and updated sharing of legal news and case briefs affecting member schools.
The goal of the Communications team is simple: we want to ensure you have the tools you need to successfully convey messages to your community. It is essential for schools to actively engage and inform parents, district stakeholders and the media, and with the right tools and preparation, you can control your message and promote transparency. We can provide training on media interviews, help with press releases and statements, help you build thorough crisis communication plans and social media policies and increase your presence on social media outlets. Have other communication needs not listed? Just let us know, and we are happy to help!
Here at the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, all schools are important. Regardless of the size of your district or the challenges you're facing, we're here to help! Our focus is on making your school successful and helping you excel. So what are you waiting for? Schedule a meeting with us today!Schedule a Meeting!
OPSRC provides professional development opportunities to our members at no cost. We conduct training in our office, in regional centers and at our member school sites. Our training offerings include how to use technology effectively in the classroom, classroom management techniques, ELL solutions, and much more. Our offerings continue to evolve as members request support and we refine our catalog. See below for more details.
Learn how to be a more effective coach for your staff.
Full day professional development.
An introduction to personalized learning with Ken Grover.
The OPSRC recognizes that Oklahoma's public schools lack resources, and we are constantly on the lookout for products that can save precious dollars and allow our schools to improve their effectiveness.
Here at OPSRC, we have a website offering to help you save money. Since the change in e-Rate last year, we know schools are trying to figure out how to have a quality website without breaking the bank. We have the solution!Learn More
OPSRC has teamed up with NWEA to give educators the data and resources they need to place the child at the center of the educational experience. OPSRC members are now eligible for subsidized rates through NWEA.Learn More
The new PD 360 is an on-demand professional learning resource that creates a highly-personalized learning experience for all of your educators, helping them improve their practice.Learn More
Vendors that provide services to Oklahoma school districts may apply to be included in the Marketplace. This resource will serve as a one-stop-shop for schools that are looking for a particular type of service and want to hear from other schools on their experiences.Learn More
In partnership with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC), OPSRC is now offering to both member and non-member schools access to a robust online supplemental learning portal.Learn More
We are offering some great products here at OPSRC, and the good news is there is even more to come! We're working hard to continue forging partnerships that will benefit Oklahoma's schools. Make sure you check back to see what else we have in store.
Do you have an idea for a product or service that you think we should be offering? Then let us know. We want to do what we can to help schools!