Keeping Students Engaged During Breaks
How do you keep kids learning during breaks?
Contest Time! If You're Thankful and you Know It...
Contest time to celebrate you AND a special teacher who impacted your life!
It's National Bullying Prevention Month: Are You Ready?
Variety of resources to combat bullying.
Why Doesn't Your School Have a Makerspace?
How can you build a makerspace in your schools?
The Importance of Sharing Clear Information
Honest communication with our patrons and co-workers is hard, it takes time...
New OCR Guidance on Sexual Misconduct
New OCR guidance is available for schools re: sexual misconduct complaints.
Stomping Out October Blues by Connecting with Each Other
We’ve all heard the term “October Blues” time and time again.
Preparedness Plans for Immigrant Families
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center recommends that all families have...
Supporting You Through Personalized Learning
The Teaching & Learning team was honored to teach and learn with nearly...
Google Greatness to Start the New School Year
I wanted to let you know about some Google-related news!
Student-Focused Communication PD is Here!
We're all familiar with teacher PD. But what about student PD?
Here to Serve Your Needs
Members of the T & L team conduct on-site professional development, plan and...
Serving Immigrant Students
Schools should be places for children of any ethnicity or citizenship status...
Time to Review Your District Communication Strategy
When was the last time you reviewed the effectiveness of the communication...
New Online Training Platform
So we’ve got a brand new online system that was chosen with scalability in mind.
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.
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?
Important Information on the State Aid Budget
The latest news regarding the State Aid budget.
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...
Will Google's JamBoard be the SmartBoard Killer?
Last year Google made an announcement about a new product...
HB1846 and State Budget Updates
We are watching one bill that is in the Senate that could affect some schools...
Do You Have a Plan in Place For When Reporters Come Calling?
Chances are, you've had reporters contact you about something...
Guest Post: Four Cures for The Great Recession and Its Eight-Year Hangover
My advice for the new administration.
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.
Catch Up On The Latest Chromebook News
Google made some exciting announcements for Chromebooks in education.
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...
Are You the Chief Storyteller of Your District?
Never has it been more important for you to be in charge of telling your stories
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...
New Year, New Regulations, Anticipated Decisions
With 2017 now underway, schools face some changes...
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.
OPEC, Oklahoma's Budget & More
As we head towards December we need to monitor several different things...
Do Your Students Feel Safe at School?
Chances are, you've read somewhere recently about the uptick in bullying...
Hard to believe it is already that wonderful time of the year again!
A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has granted a request...
Guest Post: Great Leaders Who Overcame Huge Obstacles
What are some important leadership elements...
The Times, They Are a Changin'!
The Teaching & Learning team is also witnessing some extraordinary changes...
Potential Changes to Education Funding
As we move into November, the potential for ed funding changes are very obvious.
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.
Diversifying Our PD Efforts
To meet the needs of our members we offer diverse services that are free!
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...
New Tools and Updates from Google
Google has been very busy this summer w/ various updates & new classroom tools.
Using Surveys and Social Media to Increase Parent Engagement
Are you effectively communicating with your parents?
You’re Never Too Old to Learn!
Thoughts on iPadpalooza and the new school year.
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?
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!
Student Privacy Issues--Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
A discussion on student privacy issues.
Getting Started with Our Members-Only Website
Learn more about the members-only section of our website!
Financial Checklist for the New School Year
A few items to remember as you get off to a fresh start this school year!
Getting Parents Involved From the Get Go!
Start right from the beginning of the school year to reach out to your parents!
On Civility and Respect
How do you teach your students about these critically important words?
Addressing the Need for Textbooks
One thing I hear from schools all the time is that they need textbooks.
Talking to Students About Tragic Events
How do you talk to your students when tragic events occur?
I’ve compiled a spreadsheet of bills that passed, with a brief summary of each.
The Latest Findings in School Finance
The Oklahoma school finance picture is still cloudy...
Using a Variety of Tools for Your PD
Creating new PD opportunities on different platforms has become our focus.
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?