New Online Training Platform
So we’ve got a brand new online system that was chosen with scalability in mind.
Time to Review Your District Communication Strategy
When was the last time you reviewed the effectiveness of the communication...
Serving Immigrant Students
Schools should be places for children of any ethnicity or citizenship status...
Are You Conveying Accurate Financial Information?
We as educators are probably not doing a sufficient job of giving reporters...
Improve Your Parent Communications
Engage your parents year round with a variety of tools.
Guest Post: Kahle Wilson, Architect
As architects, we encourage schools to review their emergency plans every year.
Preventing the Summer Social Media Slide
Make use of the summer months by engaging your community on social media.
A Teacher's Summer Tech Guide
A few ideas to prep your technology for the coming school year.
The Importance of Information
Make sure you give all employees employment-related materials when they report.
Important Information on the State Aid Budget
The latest news regarding the State Aid budget.
Personalized Learning Help is Here!
Check out Momentum Schools and learn how your school can get involved!
How Are You Honoring Teachers?
How are you thanking teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week?
HB1846 and State Budget Updates
We are watching one bill that is in the Senate that could affect some schools...
Change is in the Air
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill
A Couple More RIF Questions & Answers
As more and more schools’ budgets are being further reduced, reductionS...
Do You Have a Plan in Place For When Reporters Come Calling?
Chances are, you've had reporters contact you about something...
Will Google's JamBoard be the SmartBoard Killer?
Last year Google made an announcement about a new product...
RIF Assistance at Your Fingertips
Some RIFs are quite complex, requiring much thinking through and strategizing.
Navigating School Budgets for the Rest of the Year
We continue facing many difficult issues when it comes to finance.
Guest Post: Four Cures for The Great Recession and Its Eight-Year Hangover
My advice for the new administration.
Are You the Chief Storyteller of Your District?
Never has it been more important for you to be in charge of telling your stories
Ransomware and School Districts
Ransomware is infecting institutions throughout the country, including many...
Launch Month for the T&L Team!
February is a “Launch” month for the Teaching and Learning team...
Catch Up On The Latest Chromebook News
Google made some exciting announcements for Chromebooks in education.
Personalized Learning Event: Empowering Students to Learn
Information about an upcoming, free event about personalized learning.
Renewing Parent Communications
Now is the perfect time to re-engage your parents and keep them active and...
Using Google Apps Templates to Make Your Life Easier
I don’t think it’s a secret that I love Google Apps...
Survey of Your Needs
In my mind this time of the year always brings some reflection.
New Year, New Regulations, Anticipated Decisions
With 2017 now underway, schools face some changes...
Hard to believe it is already that wonderful time of the year again!
OPEC, Oklahoma's Budget & More
As we head towards December we need to monitor several different things...
A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has granted a request...
Do Your Students Feel Safe at School?
Chances are, you've read somewhere recently about the uptick in bullying...
Guest Post: Great Leaders Who Overcame Huge Obstacles
What are some important leadership elements...
Potential Changes to Education Funding
As we move into November, the potential for ed funding changes are very obvious.
The Times, They Are a Changin'!
The Teaching & Learning team is also witnessing some extraordinary changes...
Using Google to Save Money in Places You Didn’t Expect
You may not know about some of the solutions Google has to offer schools!
The Constant Search for Positive Solutions that Benefit our Students
Full house today in our offices with teachers receiving training on NWEA.
Tenacity, Grit, Perseverance!
You are the single most important change agent for your students & schools!
Tips for Using Technology & Managing Devices in the Classroom
Here are some tips to get your district/classroom headed in the right direction.
Sexual Misconduct Guidance
The USDE has released a package to guide in the event of sexual misconduct.
Guest Blog Post: Craig Clemons--Express Employment Professional’s VP of Public Relations and Business Development
Don't underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others.
Keep it Simple!
Keep it simple: sometimes that's easier said than done, especially in education.
Corporal Punishment Today
A report was recently released by Education Week outlining the results...
You’re Never Too Old to Learn!
Thoughts on iPadpalooza and the new school year.
Using Surveys and Social Media to Increase Parent Engagement
Are you effectively communicating with your parents?
September: The Month to be Proactive About Finance
This is one of the most important months of the year for school finances.
Having Those Tough Conversations
How will you have some of those tough conversations? How will they sound?
New Tools and Updates from Google
Google has been very busy this summer w/ various updates & new classroom tools.
The Issue of Inclusion
Are you being inclusive in your school's important conversations?
We welcome you back to a new school year and look forward to helping you!
Getting Parents Involved From the Get Go!
Start right from the beginning of the school year to reach out to your parents!
Getting Started with Our Members-Only Website
Learn more about the members-only section of our website!
Student Privacy Issues--Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
A discussion on student privacy issues.
Financial Checklist for the New School Year
A few items to remember as you get off to a fresh start this school year!
On Civility and Respect
How do you teach your students about these critically important words?
The Latest Findings in School Finance
The Oklahoma school finance picture is still cloudy...
Talking to Students About Tragic Events
How do you talk to your students when tragic events occur?
Addressing the Need for Textbooks
One thing I hear from schools all the time is that they need textbooks.
Using a Variety of Tools for Your PD
Creating new PD opportunities on different platforms has become our focus.
I’ve compiled a spreadsheet of bills that passed, with a brief summary of each.
What Drives Educators to Be the Best They Can Be?
We know that some of our best lessons come from the most unexpected places.
It’s the Little Things That Make Educators Happy!
What little things make you happy?
USDE/DOJ guidance on transgender students in bathrooms has caused a firestorm.
The End of the Legislative Session and The Wait for the Ed Budget
Now the waiting to see what our education budget will look like.
Summer Reflection: How Effectively are You Communicating With Your Community?
How well are you communicating your district's needs?
Latest in OPSRC PD: Trainings Designed Specifically for Schools
Highlights from a couple of our recent trainings.
Remembering That All Voices Matter
We must remember to give all voices and ideas a chance, no matter one's age.
OPSRC & Express Personnel: A Partnership to Benefit Schools
We have teamed up with Express Personnel to offer a cost-saving solution.
A Revenue Opportunity for Oklahoma Schools
OPSRC & True Wireless are teaming up to share a new funding resource.
We're offering a new training opportunity throughout the school year!
Finish Out the School Year With Appreciation for All Educators
Do you take time to voice your thanks to teachers?
The Latest in OK Education Finance
We've a variety of financial resources coming soon to help you with your budget.
Do You Know Open Records Requests?
What are your rights and responsibilities under the Oklahoma Open Records Act?
Reflection: Are You Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Challenges?
How are you preparing your students for a changing world?