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OKLAHOMA EDUCATORS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

The Ultimate Teacher/Industry Connection with Industry Tours, Industry/Education Speakers and Education Workshops.

Registration opens April 2, 2019 (spaces fill quickly)
Lodging and lunches included
$ 750 grant opportunity
$ 125 stipend to each participant

MAY 28–29
Kiamichi Technology Center
301 Kiamichi Dr, McAlester, OK 74501      Kiamichi Tech Center Registration Link

JUNE 4–5
Metro Technology Center
1900 Springlake Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73111   Registration Link for Metro Tech

JUNE 11–13
Northeast Technology Center / Mid America Industrial Park / Rogers State University
2155 OK-69A, Pryor, OK 74361       Registration Link for Mid America

JUNE 26–27
Northwest Technology Center
801 11th Street, Alva, OK 73717     Registration Link for Northwest Technology Center

Oklahoma Business Week Summer Camp

Who: Students completing 9th – 12th grades
When: Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6, 2019
Where: East Central University in Ada, OK
Why: 1-test drive college life, 2-win scholarships, laptops, and prizes, & 3-learn about business in a FUN way

Cost: $300 if registered by May 1, 2019 (We have several Academic and Need-based scholarships available for the camp that make the fee only $50). Includes housing and   meals for the week.

Students can combine the summer fun they crave with real world business experience.  Plus, they will take a test run of college life, meet new friends, strengthen their leadership  skills, explore their career options, and get the chance to win a scholarship or a laptop computer. All in just one week! Watch this video to learn more – Better still, show the  video to students in a class!

Oklahoma Business Week is an award winning, one-of-a-kind summer program that  offers firsthand experience with the world of business! Participants become part of a  “company” and work together in various events and competitions, meanwhile, they will all  have the opportunity to interact and learn from business leaders from across the nation.  Students will gain skills in leadership, communication, team building, responsibility,   money management, entrepreneurship, marketing and so much more. At OBW you’ll  learn that the business world can be just as fun as it can be serious!

We only have slots for 80 student participants, so don’t delay in encouraging potential  participants to apply. For more information, a link to the video, printable flyers to promote   OBW, or for an application visit www.okbusweek.com. If you have further questions,   please feel free to contact me .
Thank you,
Dr. Stacey Bolin
Oklahoma Business Week Director, Stonecipher School of Business
East Central University - Office Phone: 580.559.5596 -

Certiport Training

Certiport Training/Testing - June 3-5, 2019

Certiport and OK CareerTech are pleased to offer multiple days of FREE training and certification testing for instructors who are currently credentialing their students and need help, or new instructors that are getting started in the upcoming year. 

 Here is a tentative outline for the day:

Presentation/discussion about college and career readiness.  We will help you get your students excited about credentialing by showing them how they can earn college credit, and the benefit of having an industry credential when applying for actual jobs in the area.  We will also preview the new Apple, EC-Council and Unity certifications.

  • Prep time.  This time will allow you to use your GMetrix practice tests to prepare for your exams in the afternoon.  I also provided you with access to LearnKey curriculum, I strongly encourage you to use it prior to your session.
  • Lunch on your own
  • Certify.  In the afternoon you will be able to take up to 3 exams.

Here is the link to register.

https://certiport-workshop-2019.eventbrite.com

*Please only register for one slot per person

Seating is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Monday, June 3 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Francis Tuttle Technology Center 
Business Innovation Center
2824 Progressive Drive
Edmond, OK 73034

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 & 5 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria
Academic Center
3850 N Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74106

Certification Program and Exam Options:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (2016)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Adobe Certified Associate
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (3 exams)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification
  • QuickBooks Certified User
  • Apple Swift

We look forward to having you join us as we discuss the benefits and value of industry certifications!

Janette Sayer
Territory Manager
Certiport, Inc.

Direct Line: 801.847.3158
Toll Free: 888.222.7890 x158
Email: Janette.Sayer@pearson.com
www.certiport.com

Free Financial Literacy Workshop

The Oklahoma Department of Securities Invest Ed® STARS program would like to be a part of your summer. Please consider attending one of our four summer trainings held at the Aloft Hotel in Oklahoma City. STARS plans to make the trainings a fun and engaging experience. To learn more about the STARS program go to investedok.org.  The registration for the summer workshops can be accessed by clicking on this link

                                              SUMMER WORKSHOP DATES
                                                         June 10-13, 2019
                                                         June 12-13, 2019
                                                         June 17-18, 2019
                                                         June 19-20, 2019

The objectives of these workshops are to introduce you to the new and improved STARS program. This program will train Oklahoma high school teachers in grades 9-12 to teach their students how to research investments, assess risk, set financial goals, create online stock portfolios, and avoid financial fraud. Benefits of attending include: instruction by a subject-matter expert, access to additional classroom resources and materials, and the opportunity to network with other educators.

The workshops are free and will be held at the Aloft Hotel in Oklahoma City. Teachers will receive a professional development certificate, meals, two nights lodging, and mileage reimbursement for attending the training.

SHARE STARS WITH A FRIEND  Click here for a link to a What is STARS brochure. Click here for a link to a Becoming a STARS teacher brochure.

Marquita Seifried

STARS Program Manager Oklahoma Department of Securities mseifried@securities.ok.gov

Office: (405) 280-7728 | Fax: (405) 280-7742 securities.ok.gov | investedok.org

Computer Science Workshops July 15-19, 2019

Computer Science Discoveries (grades 6-10) and Computer Science Principles (grades 9-12) workshops will be offered July 15-19 at Francis Tuttle Portland Campus. These workshops are offered at no cost to ALL Oklahoma teachers accepted into the program. Previously, scholarships were available only to a limited number of teachers. The Code.org Professional Learning Program begins is designed to support middle and high school teachers before and during their first year teaching Computer Science Discoveries or Computer Science Principles.  It begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop followed by four additional sessions throughout the year. No previous experience teaching computer science is needed. The waived program fee covers the full year-long program including teaching materials, workshop supplies, 9 days of professional development, and meals during workshops. Travel costs are not covered. The curriculum, online learning platform, and year-round support are available to your school at no charge.

Share this flyer with your administrators on how your school can offer computer science next year and support your professional learning.

The priority deadline to apply is April 24th. Click here to apply!

Cisco IOT- Connecting Things

Cost:  Free
Date:  July 16 - 18, 2019
Where:  Franics Tuttle Reno Campus
Address: 7301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73127 Link to Map

The training will be for the first course Connecting Things of the 3 course series.  Each participant will need to bring the supplies listed below; the cost is about $250. These supplies can be reused when teaching the course. Below is a document with links to equipment:

Equipment List

You will also need to bring a laptop that can load and run packet tracer.

The IOT Fundamentals curriculum consists of 3 courses: Connecting Things, Big Data & Analytics and the Hackathon Playbook.

It covers the core and emerging topics needed to achieve these outcomes, such as prototyping, programming IoT devices, electronic circuit design, network connectivity, IoT security, data visualization and much more. One of the consistent instructional focus areas across the IoT Fundamentals curriculum is to develop and expand a creative “Maker” mindset. Students tinker, prototype, and iterate in a lab environment modeled after “Maker Spaces” and then transition to understand how those concepts can be applied at the Enterprise level to transform businesses.

The curriculum has been precisely engineered with many features to help students explore and understand the domain, outlined below:

Rich multimedia content, including interactive activities, videos, games, and quizzes, addresses a variety of learning styles to help stimulate learning and increase knowledge retention.

Cisco Prototyping Lab to facilitate hands-on labs using a blend of Maker-grade technologies (Raspberry Pi, Arduino) and Enterprise-grade technologies (Cisco Spark).

Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills by designing realistic models of real or imagined implementations.

Assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.

Hackathons are used as a learning tool to reinforce and apply the skills students have acquired thus far. In the hackathon they will work in a team to identify a business or social need, design a prototype of a solution to address the identified need, and present their solution to their peers and an “expert” panel.

For more information contact

Continuing Teacher Academy

CTE Professional Development dates will be October 3, 2019, and January 28, 2020 at Tulsa Tech Owasso Campus.

If you already have an Eventbrite account, please click the link below and complete the registration as directed.

Link to Registration for CTE Professional Development.

Hotel information is provided below.

Link to Additional Information (agenda, map, session descriptions).

OK Career Guide Training Opportunities

OK Career Guide is an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore and guide their futures. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and ultimately connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to provide all the career and educational resources you will need to chart your course for the future.

Click here for training opportunities and recorded webinar training sessions.

Oklahoma Public School Resource Center
Link to OPSRC Professional Development

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