Opening General Session
The Opening General Session will be held in the Tulsa Cox Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Monday, August 4, 2014. This kick-off session will feature a keynote address from the Oklahoma Secretary of Education and Workforce Development and ODCTE State Director, Dr. Robert Sommers. The State Superintendent’s Award along with a handful of other awards will also be presented during this session.
State Director's Presentations
All conference attendees are encouraged to view the following videos in advance of the conference.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the state director during the Opening General Session by tweeting questions regarding the content of the video. To ask your question, just use the hashtag #okacte plus your question. You can also comment on the general session and entire conference by using the hashtag.
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OkACTE Awards Session
Closing out the first day of conference, the second general session will be held from 3:40-4:30pm Monday, August 4, 2014. This 50 minute session will feature OkACTE awards including the Gold Star School Awards, Francis Tuttle award and others. OkACTE Executive Director, Pat McGregor will conclude this session with his annual address.
Award Recipients and Nominees are asked to sit front and center of the stage to help maintain the pace of the program. Division honorees include Outstanding Educator, New Professional, Outstanding New Teacher, Kaleidoscope, Outstanding Teacher in Community Service, OATC Distinguished Achievement, OkACTE Distinguished Service and Teacher of the Year. Other awards that may be presented include Support Staff Member of the Year, the Arch Alexander Award along with the Francis Tuttle Award. Silver Key Recipients will be honored at divisional award ceremonies.
*As of this posting (3/27), it has not been determined which session each specific award will presented. This site will be updated as plans progress.