Event Info

Engage 2017 On The Road! 

EngageOK will take place in July at regional sites around the state. Due to the number of locations, there will be no exhibitors this year.

We are excited for thousands of educators to attend this free annual training event, which will offer professional development and important updates on federal and state education law. By offering mini-conferences in various locations, we hope to minimize travel and accommodations for teachers and districts while still offering the professional development they need. This new change will also save the agency funding that can be passed along to schools.

We’ve received several questions about Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) at EngageOK On the Road. We’re happy to announce that the conference will offer some sessions approved for those CEUs. Information will be added to the site soon.

EngageOK will offer some sessions approved for School District Encumbrance Clerks and Treasurers to earn required training points.

EVENT DATES EVENT TIMES (All locations)
July 10, 2017 – Yukon [Open Registration]
July 11, 2017 – Tulsa [Open Registration]
July 12, 2017 – Enid [Open Registration]
July 13, 2017 – Weatherford [Open Registration]
July 18, 2017 – Durant [Open Registration]
July 19, 2017 – Ada [Open Registration]
July 20, 2017 – Cache [Open Registration]
7AM – Registration
8AM – 9AM – General Session
9AM – 3PM – Breakout Session

 

If you have general questions please contact Martha Eaves.

 

Speaker’s Bio

Joy HofmeisterJoy Hofmeister
Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction

On January 12, 2015, Joy Hofmeister of Tulsa was sworn in as Oklahoma’s 14th State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She has championed a host of education reforms, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind and returns autonomy to states and local districts. In February 2016, Hofmeister was the first state official to testify before Congress in support of states’ rights and equity for all students under ESSA.

In the midst of a dire state budget crisis, Hofmeister has led a number of efforts to improve public education in Oklahoma. She has consistently advocated for raising teacher pay to the regional average, and in spring 2016, her plan to offer the ACT to every high school junior in Oklahoma was met with wide participation. She was the architect of a new law that repealed End of Instruction exams, requires improvements to the state’s school accountability system and ushers in a new culture of meaningful instruction that focuses on lifting outcomes for every student.

After taking office, Hofmeister insisted on greater transparency and wider stakeholder collaboration in the development of new academic standards for English language arts and mathematics. The standards were adopted in March and will be implemented and assessed in the 2016-2017 school year.

In addition, under her leadership, new laws have been enacted that strengthen the Reading Sufficiency Act, improve student safety, eliminate teacher evaluation Value-Added Measures from state mandate, reduce bureaucratic red tape and combat the teacher shortage.