Engage OK On The Road!
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 9, 2018 | Ada High School
July 10, 2018 | Owasso High School
July 11, 2018 | Bartlesville High School
July 12, 2018 | Norman North High School
July 17, 2018 | Durant High School
July 18, 2018 | Duncan High School
July 19, 2018 | Woodward High School
|7AM – Registration
8AM – 9AM – General Session
9AM – 3PM – Breakout Session
Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Welcome to our fourth annual EngageOK Summer Education Conference! We are “On the Road” again, stopping at Ada, Owasso, Bartlesville, Norman North, Durant, Duncan and Woodward schools. Thanks to incredible engagement from educators over the past 3½ years, we’ve accomplished so much together:
- Won the largest pay raise in state history for teachers – $5,001 to $8,395, depending on service and experience. Scan the QR code to see your gross increase.
- Infused $480 million into public education, an important first step in reversing devastating cuts of recent years.
- Slashed to nearly 40 percent of the general testing budget – $8.2 million a year – since 2015 and eliminated everything except federally required tests.
- Overhauled the school accountability system to refocus on student growth and tell the stories of schools with greater context.
- Developed, with the help of nearly 150 teachers, comprehensive curriculum frameworks for ELA, math and science to support instruction of new academic standards.
- Gave the SAT or ACT to all high school juniors in the state at no cost to districts or families.
- Emphasized trauma-informed instruction with EngageOK sessions and an upcoming statewide summit in October.
- Piloted Individual Career Academic Plans (ICAPs) in rural, suburban and urban districts, ensuring 6-12th grade students have a meaningful tool to help them achieve their personal and academic goals.
- Soft-launched an interactive platform that serves as a digital interface among business, family and classroom to facilitate live lessons and authentic conversations about teacher externships, career exploration and more.
Thank you for all you do – and for the incredible grassroots advocacy that saw us make history for public education last spring. As much as we have achieved, we still have work to do together.
I hope you’ll join me for year two of “The Joy Lunch Club” to discuss what’s on your mind. I’d love to hear from you!
I am eternally grateful for your commitment and dedication.
Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Conference Contact Details
Chief of Public Affairs
Executive Director of Communications
Assistant Director of Communications
If you have general questions please contact Shelly Perkins.