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A podcast from OPSRC where we talk all things #oklaed. We'll be having conversations with legislators, influencers, Superintendents, teachers, and more. We'll be releasing new episodes on Thursdays and you can also watch our shows on Facebook live.

A podcast from OPSRC where we talk all things #oklaed. We'll be having conversations with legislators, influencers, Superintendents, teachers, and more. We'll be releasing new episodes on Thursdays and you can also watch our shows on Facebook live.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast from OPSRC where we talk all things #oklaed. We'll be having conversations with legislators, influencers, Superintendents, teachers, and more. We'll be releasing new episodes on Thursdays and you can also watch our shows on Facebook live.

Twitter:

@OK_PSRC

Language:

English

Contact:

4052124802


Episodes

Representative Jacob Rosecrants - Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 46

1/17/2020
In this episode, Jason Mack talks with Rep. Rosecrants about his play-based learning initiative (HB 2794). Rep. Rosecrants also gives an update on the upcoming legislative session, including bills that are being proposed to address education in our state.

Duration:00:34:12

Emily Burris - Founder & Executive Director, Operation Engagement

1/10/2020
In this episode, Jason Mack talks with Emily about Operation Engagement. They also discuss her other role of being an instructional specialist with Yukon Public Schools. Operation Engagement began as a passion project to get students excited about learning and help teachers make their classrooms fun places by using special kits Emily and her staff have created that teachers can use for free!

Duration:00:39:04

Susan Snyder - Norman Public Schools reading specialist & Bal-A-Vis-X program user

12/20/2019
Jason Midkiff and Jason Mack host this episode with Susan Snyder, during which they discuss the Bal-A-Vis-X program that Norman uses across their district. She has been using the program in her classroom for 10 years and has seen the incredible benefits for all students. The program, created by Bill Hubert, helps regulate students' attention and self control and also encourages cooperation between students. In fact, Susan found that her students' test scores were much higher than students in...

Duration:00:30:31

McAlester High School Innovative Programs

12/6/2019
In this episode, Brent talks with Assistant Principal/AP U.S. History Teacher Dewayne Hampton and Aviation, Engineering and Robotics Teacher Bret Lalli about the innovative programs they are providing their students. They talked about their participation in robotics leagues, how they are using Python coding curriculum, how they're addressing the need for aviation education and how they fund the programs.

Duration:00:45:26

Paula Kedy - Executive Director of Academics & Instruction, Ada City Schools

11/22/2019
In today's episode Jason Mack talks with Paula about Ada's highly successful aviation program from its inception to today. Not only have they been awarded multiple yearly grants for their program, but they have become the example for other schools across the state to follow in implementing their own aviation programs, and they've received national attention for their efforts.

Duration:00:49:19

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

11/15/2019
Our guests today are Paula Gates, Director of Early Childhood Services with Sunbeam Family Services, and Cecilia Robinson-Woods, Superintendent of Millwood Public Schools. Director of Teaching & Learning Jason Midkiff is our host for this episode, and he talks with our guests about how they are working together to increase early childhood readiness specifically in Millwood PS. Paula also discussed how Sunbeam's Early Head Start and Head Start programs prepare children, prenatal to five years...

Duration:00:33:22

David Hanan - Associate Director of Band & Acting Director of Esports, University of Central Oklahoma

10/11/2019
Jason Midkiff and Jason Mack from our Teaching & Learning team talk with David about the growing popularity and legitimacy of esports even here in Oklahoma and UCO's role in bringing it to students. David breaks down how schools can get started with their own teams: what equipment a school needs, how to recruit students to participate, how to generate revenue, etc. They also discuss shoutcasting, an integral job to esports and another career path for students who are interested in esports to...

Duration:00:32:52

Jon Parker - Executive Director, Office of School Safety & Security, OSDE

10/4/2019
Brent and Jon talk about all the work the School Safety and Security Office does to ensure Oklahoma schools remain as safe as possible. This includes the new Rave Panic Button app that districts have access to at no cost.

Duration:00:47:26

Mike Rogers - Secretary of State & Education, State of Oklahoma

9/27/2019
Brent and Sec. Rogers discussed where he grew up (NM), his time at ORU, settling in Broken Arrow and how he got into politics.They also talk about his new dual roles of Secretary of State and Education under Governor Stitt and what those encompass.

Duration:00:26:17

Adam Fox - Aviation Program Manager, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

8/30/2019
Brent and Adam talk about Oklahoma's role as a national aviation leader and how the Aeronautics Commission is providing annual grants to schools to help students explore career options in aviation.

Duration:00:39:05

Becky Oglesby - 2019 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year

8/23/2019
Brent and Becky talk about her role as Teacher of the Year and what sort of things she does traveling across the state talking to teachers. They also talk about her experiences as an art teacher and during her time at Plaza Towers Elementary School when the 2013 Moore tornado hit.

Duration:00:44:14

Positive Tomorrows

8/16/2019
Director of Education Amy Brewer and Director of Family Support Kelly Berger join OPSRC's Jamila MacArthur and Sarah Julian to talk about the services and support Positive Tomorrows provides their students and families who experience homelessness and poverty.

Duration:00:42:31

Julian Guerrero, Jr. - Executive Director of American Indian Education, OK State Dept. of Ed.

8/9/2019
Brent and Julian discuss Julian's role at the SDE and what he is doing to address native students' needs across the state. They also discuss resources people can access to educate themselves about the 39 tribes in Oklahoma and the history of native peoples.

Duration:00:53:14

Oklahoma Securities Commission's STARS Program

8/2/2019
Brent spoke with Marquita Seifried, STARS Invest Ed program manager and Clinna Smith, family consumer science teacher from Caney Public Schools about their role with the Invest Ed program and educating Oklahoma students state-wide with unbiased securities education focusing on the investment basics and fraud prevention.They also give teachers the opportunity to teach the program and earn some extra money for doing so!

Duration:00:35:50

Stephanie Hinton - Director, Early Childhood, OKCPS

7/26/2019
Brent talks with Stephanie about her podcast, Passing Notes, and her work with early childhood educators and providing resources for families in the Oklahoma City Public School district.

Duration:00:56:34

Ryan Walters - Executive Director, Oklahoma Achieves

7/24/2019
Brent and Ryan talk about Ryan's new role as executive director of Oklahoma Achieves. They also make the exciting announcement that he will be teaching a blending learning AP U.S History class through our NextThought platform with students from Millwood and McAlester Public Schools.

Duration:00:25:29

Oklahoma City Public Schools Office of School Climate & Student Discipline: PART TWO

7/19/2019
The school climate episode continues this week with 2 additional OKCPS school climate specialists and discussions on how OKCPS is teaching adults successful classroom strategies, including a focus on new and emergency-certified teachers along with veterans.

Duration:00:37:52

Oklahoma City Public Schools Office of School Climate & Student Discipline: PART ONE

7/12/2019
What's the difference between school climate and culture? What is PBIS, and how is OKCPS using this strategy? How do they address behavioral issues and basic classroom processes? The School Climate team addresses these topics and more in today's episode.

Duration:00:28:17

Levi Patrick - Assistant Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction & Karen Leonard - Director of Education Technology and Computer Science, State Dept. of Education PART TWO

7/5/2019
In this final episode of our leaders series with the OK State Department of Education, Brent talks with Levi and Karen about computer science and its evolution in our schools. They also discuss the new CS standards that are gaining us national attention and how these new standards affect the classroom.

Duration:00:24:32

Levi Patrick - Assistant Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction & Karen Leonard - Director of Education Technology and Computer Science, State Dept. of Education PART ONE

6/28/2019
In this final episode of our leaders series with the OK State Department of Education, Brent talks with Levi and Karen about computer science and its evolution in our schools. They also discuss the new CS standards that are gaining us national attention and how these new standards affect the classroom.

Duration:00:31:01