State Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning
Centers (CCLC) team spread out across the state last week to find examples of
educators working to improve outcomes for students in our state.
found a great program in Kingfisher, where summer learning included a field
trip to investigate all the STEM concepts included at a miniature golf course.
The lesson included angles, bisectors, laws of motion, kinetic energy and
more. Students arrived with iPads, clipboards and lots of questions in hand for
the owner of the course. Then, students returned to their school, where
21st CCLC leaders had been saving materials with their maintenance
and cafeteria staff all semester to build their own putting greens.
it or not learning can be FUN,” exclaimed Sonia Johnson, State Director for 21st
CCLC. “We talk about these programs connecting academics to the real world, and
this is a great example of that.”
in the week, team member Andrea Hohlier headed to Lawton to see what
the middle and high school students were learning at their 21st CCLC that partners the Lawton School District with the Fort Sill Army base.
students were dissecting frogs and other marine life as well as creating
projects as they learned science and nutrition lessons. Later this
students will travel to Houston to continue their studies.
on the team, Jasmine Vasilev and Melodie Fulmer, Executive Director of Parent
and Community Engagement, plan to visit other centers as the summer progresses.
than 15,000 students are being educated at 21st Century Community
Learning Centers this summer. The purpose of the program is to provide academic
enrichment opportunities during non-school hours. Designed as
a supplementary program to enhance state or local reform efforts,
this program assists students in meeting academic standards in key subjects,
such as math, reading, science and social studies, by providing
out-of-school services to students and their families. The program targets
high-need, high-poverty, low-performing schools; implements highly effective
research-based programs to address academic needs; and provides academic
assistance along with enrichment opportunities to help students graduate
college, career and citizen ready.
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Dr. Ryan Quinn, a visiting
assistant professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young
University, will be one of three keynote speakers at the State
Department of Education’s Vision 2020 conference. He will present Tuesday, July 9.
Dr. Quinn teaches and conducts research
on change management, with specific interests in how conversations organize and
re-organize our social world. He has taught in full-time and executive MBA
programs, executive education and undergraduate programs. He has consulted for
Fortune 500 companies, private firms, start-up businesses, nonprofits and
government institutions, and is a principal at Lift Consulting.
He also has been involved in
educational consulting and training, including his involvement in the
Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education’s Turnaround Specialist
program. As part of the Wallace Foundation program, Dr. Quinn is helping to train school system
administrators in transforming public schools and reducing achievement gaps.
Dr. Quinn has a bachelor's in
statistics from Brigham Young University, a Ph.D. in Management and
Organizations from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a
graduate certificate in the study of complex systems from the University of
Michigan, and has studied international business and corporate strategy at
Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He has taught at the Olin School of Business
in Washington University in St. Louis, the Darden School of Business at the
University of Virginia, the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young
University and will soon accept a position at the college of business in the
University of Louisville. Dr. Quinn also has been heavily involved in the
Positive Organizational Scholarship movement, focusing many of his research
questions on understanding what makes organizations and the people within them
flourish, excel and exceed expectations.
Dr. Quinn has published articles in publications such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of
Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Academy
of Management Annals, Human Resource Management, Journal of Management and Business
& Economy. He has co-authored a book with his father, Robert E.
Quinn, entitled Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation, and
co-authors The Lift Blog. Dr. Quinn will follow his talk on Tuesday
with a book signing.
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All Oklahoma teachers, administrators and
other educators should register now to attend this summer's Vision 2020 professional
To register or learn more information,
follow the link http://ok.gov/sde/vision2020.
conference features top educational presenters from across the state and
the nation. More than 200 sessions cover everything from new academic standards
to how to help struggling math students, how to incorporate more Advanced
Placement curriculum in your school, breakthroughs in literacy for early grades
and much more.
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encourage parents, grandparents and guardians to attend Parent Power Night at
Vision 2020. A number of informational sessions will be covered from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the Cox
Convention Center. Possible subjects to be covered include: College, Career and Citizen Ready; Achieving
Classroom Excellence (ACE); third-grade reading requirements; literacy; Career
Technology; funding your child’s college education; starting a parent group at
your school; suicide prevention; Internet safety; signs of dating
violence; and more.
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Educators, please share the following information
with your students and their parents.
College Board will hold college planning sessions
from 5 to 8 p.m. (EDT), June 12. The sessions are designed to help students and parents
with planning and paying for college. Presented in both English and Spanish,
these free, informative sessions are a great opportunity for families to
realize that college is within reach.
5 to 6
p.m. EDT: How to Maximize Your Summer: Part II
those applying to
college in the fall, summer is the perfect time to begin working on
their application. An expert will provide advice for high school
are interested in how to make the summer count.
6 to 7
p.m. EDT: What to Expect in College
A successful transition to college can help
students stay in college. Join us to discuss how to maximize the college
7 to 8
p.m. EDT: For Puerto Rican Students:
How to Study in the Mainland
Join us for an
informational session on how to study in a mainland school.
To sign up Click Here
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