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Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Institute

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is partnering with the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity to present the Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Institute. The institute has been developed as part of the state’s failure to meet or exceed the local levels of performance in relation to the nontraditional core indicators. The institute consist of one-day professional development sessions at regional locations, conference calls/webinars and the two-day Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Summit.

The regional workshops will introduce participants to the NAPE-developed Explore Nontraditional Careers Toolkit, and the conference calls/webinars will provide opportunities for continued professional development in the toolkit’s implementation. The summit will serve as the culmination of the institute and will bring all participants together to share experiences and learn from each other. The second day of the summit will feature an afternoon session presented by ODCTE on how sites can implement the strategies they have learned through the institute into their local Carl Perkins applications for FY18.

Regional Workshops

The regional workshops are limited to 30 participants at each site. The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ODCTE is covering the cost of registration for sites, and lunch is on your own.

  • Jan. 26, 2017 – Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso Campus (10800 N 140th E Ave, Owasso)
  • Jan. 27, 2017  – Kiamichi Technology Center, McAlester Campus (301 Kiamichi Dr, McAlester)
  • Feb. 16, 2017  – Canadian Valley Technology Center, Chickasha Campus (1401 W Michigan Ave, Chickasha)
  • Feb. 17, 2017  – Northwest Technology Center, Fairview Campus (801 Vo-Tech Drive, Fairview)
  • Feb. 23, 2017  – Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus (13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City) 
  • Feb. 24, 2017  – Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Cross Timbers Campus (2824 Progressive Drive, Edmond)

Professional Learning Community

As part of the Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Institute you are part of a professional learning community that will help you implement the practices you learn. Join our certified equity instructor and realize every student’s potential in CTE. You can join the PLC via web conference or telephone. Connection information will be sent one week before the session.

  • March 8 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • April 11 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 4 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 24 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


The Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Summit will be March 28-29, 2017. Your registration to a regional workshop includes your registration for the summit.

Location: Moore Norman Technology Center, Franklin Road Campus (4701 12th Ave. NW, Norman).

There will not be a block of rooms for the institute at a local hotel. In order to help you find a hotel please visit http://www.visitnorman.com/lodging/hotels


To register for a regional workshop, please visit our registration site: https://form.jotform.com/70036133648957.


Resources to help schools implement successful nontraditional student initiatives:

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