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30 minutes | May 15, 2020
Brandi Green - High School Math Teacher, Sharon-Mutual Public Schools
Tools Brandi and Sharon-Mutual Public Schools use for personalized and distance learning: Spark Education: online learning platform Screencastify: screen recorder Kami: PDF and document annotation app for schools Peardeck: interactive slide deck creator that lets every student respond to questions or prompts EdPuzzle: interactive video lesson creator
41 minutes | May 8, 2020
Kyle Reynolds - Superintendent, Woodward PS
Gaggle alert system: To monitor for inappropriate content and any talk of self-harm or harm to others that may show up on their network. School Status: Parent engagement tool Odysseyware: Online learning platform Google Classroom: Online learning and productivity site for teachers Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life
36 minutes | May 1, 2020
Washington PS & College Counseling
The Program: College Consulting website Washington Public Schools Conquering the College Process Social media for The Program: Facebook: The Program College Consulting Twitter: TheProgram@CollegeProg Instagram: TheProgram College Consulting Pinterest: The Program College Consulting
68 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Sabari Raja - Co-founder and CEO, Nepris
FutureLinkOK The book Who You Know Sabari's TedTalk Oregon Connections Prep KC
31 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Lessons Learned From an Educator & Parent
In this episode, Brent talks with Marilyn Doerfel, who homeschooled 5 of her 7 children, including our colleague Jordan Doerfel! She also has experience in teaching students through a blended model, so we picked her brain of what to do and what not to do when it comes to distance learning.
27 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
COVID-19 Series: ELL and Distance Learning
Resources: Talking Points: an app schools can use to communicate with non-native English speaking students Google Translate OKCPS website for ELL resources GetEpic: Good resource for reading Brain Pop, Brain Pop Jr. and Brain Pop ELL Advocating for ELLs: Facebook group English SingSing: Youtube channel Contact Diana Dawson: email@example.com
36 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Legal Issues With Distance Learning
Resources: OSDE FAQ Distance learning resources Distance learning guidance for special education students
30 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Teaching Through Distance Learning
In this episode, Brent talks with Oklahoma Achieves Executive Director Ryan Walters who also teaches online AP U.S. History to McAlester and Millwood Public School students. He covers lessons he has learned by teaching through distance learning, both the pros and the cons, and how to effectively use various tools to present the best lessons possible to your students.
27 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Special Education Resources
Resources: SDE's Special Education page Special education distance learning guidance
24 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
COVID-19 Series: One District's Distance Learning Plan: Ft. Cobb PS
In this episode, Brent talks with Superintendent Kyle Lierle about how Ft. Cobb PS is handling distance learning, the challenges his community faces and their solutions to address them.
36 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Jason Lange - Co-founder & President, BloomBoard
27 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
COVID 19 Series: Online Supplemental Learning
View OSOCP's COVID-19 resources here.
29 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Teacher Resources for Distance Learning
Resources: Katherine McKnight has been doing almost daily free podcasts with guest speakers. You can find the recordings here (scroll down for links and to also sign up for her newsletter) Alex Kajitani (The Rappin' Mathematician) is doing a free Wacky Math Hour every Tuesday at 11 CDT. OPSRC's distance learning guidance document
25 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Virtual Board Meetings
Now that schools have the option to hold virtual school board meetings, Brent gathered some of the OPSRC team (Terri Thomas, Eric Doss, Andy Evans) to talk about guidelines schools will need to follow and recommendations on how to begin holding virtual board meetings.
34 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Mental Health & Wellness
Guests included: DeWayne Hampton, Assistant Principal, McAlester High School Joe Hughes, Assistant Principal, Harding Charter Prep Tiffany Briggs, High School Counselor, Harding Charter Prep Trina House, Licensed Professional Counselor DeShaun Thornton, Licensed Professional Counselor Resources: National Crisis 24-Hour Hotline: Text "home" to 741-741 Pivot is a non-profit in OKC that provides counseling and behavioral support verywellmind.com: They have a stress management tool focused on the pandemic Beth Whittle at the State Department of Education sends out newsletters with resources that schools can post. Sign up here. Beth also compiled a list of mental health resources for students and families. Download here.
35 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Virtual Instruction & Support
Muskogee's T-Mobile EmpowerED award provides wi-fi hotspots for all their MPS students (available for all schools) Info about the T-Mobile EmpowerED program
42 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Support for Students & Families
wfryer.me/march17: This links to a google doc that Wes has started with educational resources. transcendeducation.org/coronavirus: Transcend Education's resource hub. Sora: A new e-reader that works with school and public libraries. PBS Learning Media, includes Scratch MIT and Scratch junior Support.casady.org: The school is posting all of its plans and resources in an open source fashion.
33 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Nutrition Guidance
Brent talked to Executive Director of Hunger Free Oklahoma Chris Bernard and El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay and Community Outreach Director Brooke Robertson about resources and guidance on how to handle feeding students during #oklaed school closures.
30 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Sandra Kent - Executive Director, Oklahoma A+ Schools
OK A+ School program website Creativity 2020: Not Your Average Conference Contact their team Social media: Twitter Youtube Facebook
35 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Todd Gragg - Director of Financial & Business Education, OKSDE
Personal financial literacy webpage (for the OKSDE) Connect with Todd: Email Phone: (405) 522-0081 Twitter: @mrgragg Additional financial literacy resources schools can use: Everfi financial literacy resources K20 Center's Mind Your Own Budget game Weokie's Money Talks financial education resources Tulsa Teachers Credit Union's FoolProof financial literacy resources Next Gen Personal Finance Federal Reserve Education Newspapers in Education financial resources (search by keyword) (Additional resources available on the OKSDE's financial literacy page)
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