May
15
2014

2014 Summer Convening Applications Announced

Applications are being accepted from Now Through May 21st for the 2nd Annual OKMath Summer Convening

What: Teachers from across the state will convene to create tools and resources for all of Oklahoma’s Teachers. Last year’s efforts resulted in the creation of multiple aligned resources and accompanying websites (OKMathTeachers.com and ELAOKTeachers.com).
When: June 9-11 and July 28-30 for OKMath and ELAOK; June 9-11 for Elementary OKSci and July 28-30 for Secondary OKSci.
Where: Oklahoma City Area, Hotel to be determined
How: Apply here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Convening2014 

Deadline: 5:00pm on May 21st

Reimbursement Info:

  • Teachers living more than 65 miles from the event will be reimbursed for their travel and the OSDE will pay for hotel rooms.
  • Lunch will be provided for all attendees. 

Background

Last Summer, teachers across Oklahoma met to discuss the new academic standards for Mathematics and evaluate proposed needs of districts for successful implementation. Teachers determined needs and divided into smaller grade-band groups to create products and solutions. From this, multiple resources were developed – including this website, the elementary wikispace, the MS/HS Engines, the OKMath Mythbusters and more. For more information about the first convening and the teachers that participated, click here to visit our About page.

Moving Forward

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host a second convening! Participants can look forward to three days of intense collaborations and opportunities to create resources to support Oklahoma teachers.

Examples of potential resources include, but are not limited to:

  • eBooks
  • Lessons
  • Reviews
  • Virtual Modules
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Guidance Documents
  • Updated versions of current OKMath resources
  • Extended ongoing programs and projects for education

The possibilities will be driven by the vision of participating Oklahoma educators.

If you have a vision, solution, idea, please apply today! Bring your expertise, creativity, and a laptop computer!

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About the Author: Levi Patrick

I serve as the Director of Secondary Mathematics for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. This is my eighth year in education and I am so happy to be surrounded by OKMath teachers who are so passionate, creative, and determined to do great things for mathematics education in Oklahoma.

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  • I have a question on the dates for OKMath. It says June 9-11 and July 28-30. Would we attend both of these or just one?

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