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March 2013 Email

Archived copy of Kelly's March 2013 Email

Hard to believe we are on the downhill slide for school being out!  Summer Conference is right around the corner!  The Summer Conference Housing Information email will be coming out late this month.  Look for it and reserve your hotel soon - Summer Conference is August 1-2 at Oklahoma City. 

Military Regional Workshops - Rescheduled

Recently two Military Regional Workshops had to be cancelled due to weather.  Those two workshops have been re-scheduled.  April 1 – Military Workshop will be held in Tulsa at the Health Sciences Center, Lemley Campus and April 9 – Military Workshop will be held at Indian Capital Tech Center in Muskogee.  If you previously registered for these workshops and these dates are good for you to attend, nothing further is required of you. We have your information and will use that for registration. If you will not attend, please email me with that information. As are reminder: Oklahoma Department of CareerTech is partnering with state agencies and technology centers across the state to provide hands on workshops specifically geared towards providing quality student services to our veteran and military student population.  Registration will begin at 8:30 and the workshop will start at 9:00 and go till 12:00 noon.  Topics covered will include: transcript analysis, SB 1863 overview, guidance processes, local veteran resources, and disability issues.  Resources to use with veterans will also be available.

Registration Links:

Tulsa, April 1: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFdHdTd6ZFFvdmhzYUxIVjd5WFJwWEE6MA#gid=0

Muskogee, April 9: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVPVkRNYTdMd3FieWY3dFkwamlJbkE6MA#gid=0

"SPA Day"
The second annual "SPA" Day will be Friday, April 5 at Moore Norman, S. Penn Campus. Registration will be from 8:00 - 9:00 and the workshop will be from 9:00 - 12:30.  The "SPA" Day is free to Primary and Secondary Guidance members.  If you are NOT a primary or secondary OkACTE Guidance member, the fee is $25.  This workshop will feature a COLORS training as well as a keynote speaker.  There will be booths for you to visit and door prizes at the end.  It promises to be a fun, rejuvenating and stress free day.  Click here to see SPA flyer .

To Register, visit:

Counselors Conference
Another successful year for the Counselors Conference!  We had almost 300 counselors attend.  Melissa White and the State Department of Education have been  excellent partners with us to help plan, promote and implement the conference; and the Career and Academic Connections staff at ODCTE continue to perform brilliantly at everything they do when it comes to conferences!  We will have a link shortly on our website with presentations from the conference.  I will email that out as soon as we have that up and running.

Upcoming workshops you may have an interest in attending:
Vision 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Education's VISION 2020 conference will be held July 9-11, 2013 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Vision 2020 offers learning opportunities, professional development and training for everyone from the engaged parent, the classroom teacher, counselor, librarian, technology instructor, central office personnel, principal, school board member, district superintendent, and others. Attendee Registration is free and includes all professional development sessions at the conference.

Monday, July 8 (Pre-Conference)

-Adult Education, Life Long Learning, GED

Tuesday, July 9
-Teacher-focused professional development in digital learning, social studies, science, math, English language arts, world languages, counseling and prevention, higher education, alternative education, art and Advanced Placement.
-Parent Power Night

Wednesday, July 10
-Teacher-Focused Professional Development in special education, accountability and assessment, federal programs, data, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, early childhood literacy, TLE, PE and health, Indian affairs, Ag in the Classroom, gifted and talented, and Advanced Placement.

Thursday, July 11
-Administrator-Focused Professional Development in policy and legal, STEM, accountability and assessment, federal programs, data, digital learning, special education, early childhood literacy, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, TLE, fiscal, school support/school improvement, transportation, and Advanced Placement.

For general conference information and to register, please visit: http://ok.gov/sde/vision2020

Oklahoma Terrorism Expo
-Hosted by: Phantom K9 LLC
-September 24 - September 26 at The University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education, Forum Building. 
This year’s expo is geared towards terrorism and school violence. It is open to all law enforcement, firefighters, military, first responders, and education professionals. This conference is C.L.E.E.T. accredited for 24 hours of CE Training. Fee is $375 per person. If registered by July 10, 2013 fee is is $275 per person. Lunch will be provided on Sept. 25!  See flyer for contact information.

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