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Vision 2020

Register Now For Vision 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is hosting VISION 2020 June 11-5 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The event starts with Parent Night from 6 to 7:45 p.m. June 11. Sessions June 12-15 offer learning opportunities, professional development and training for everyone from the classroom teacher, counselor, librarian, technology instructor, treasurer, central office personnel, principal, school board member, district superintendent, and others.

Registration is free to all attendees. Registration includes all professional development sessions, networking opportunities and many other conference activities. Attendees may attend lunch keynote sessions each day at a cost of $8 per lunch.

Go here to register, or for more information about this exciting conference, including tentative schedule, speakers, and registered exhibitors.

State Board Meets Thursday

The Oklahoma State Board of Education will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 24 at the State Department of Education, Oliver Hodge Building, 2500 N Lincoln Blvd., Suite 1-20, Oklahoma City.

The board will consider possible action regarding emergency rules to refine the appeals process for students denied a diploma for not meeting Achieving Classroom Excellence requirements. The rules are tied to House Bill 2970, signed into law by Governor Fallin in April. The board also will hear a presentation on the State Department of Education’s new iTunes U Portal. Nick Migliorino, President of SchoolConnect Apps and also with Norman Public Schools, will demonstrate the free iPhone/Android app he has developed for schools that is being adopted across the state by many districts. Ponca City district personnel will conduct a demonstration of the innovative and free online Khan Academy, and how they are utilizing it in the classroom.

Read the full agenda.

Directory Changes

The process for collecting school and district directory information for the State Department of Education has changed. Directory information for school and district addresses, phone numbers and contacts will be collected and maintained through an application located on the Wave Website. All users with access to the Wave Website will be able to view the current up-to-date Directory Information online.  Every month, the data will be pulled and moved to the State Department of Education’s Website for a Public facing directory that does not require a login. 

Further work is being done to create a PDF Report of the Directory as well as book printing options.

For detailed instructions on how to update or delete information, go here.