May 2022

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May 2022

Student Fieldtrip Grant

As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) would like to present an exciting new grant program that is now available to all K-12 school groups in Oklahoma. The OHC has partnered with Greenwood Rising in Tulsa, Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, to offer reimbursements for bus-related travel expenses for field trips to and from those locations.

Applicants may receive up to full reimbursement for all bus-related travel expenses, dependent on available funding. All K-12 educators in the state are encouraged to apply and take an impactful field trip to learn more about the history of Oklahoma, made accessible through the Oklahoma Transportation Grant.

For additional information on this program and to apply now, visit:

For additional questions related to the program, please reach out to the History Center’s Education team at or by calling 405-522-0789.

Federal Bar Association High School Summer Program

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are partnering to offer a High School program with unique experiences at the Memorial and the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The program will be held July 18 - 22 and the goal of the program is to help students better understand the federal court system and their own roles in conflict resolution outside of the court system. 

During the week, the students will meet with federal judges, law clerks, assistant U.S. attorneys, assistant federal public defenders, law students, and members of law enforcement. Students will participate in a simulated dispute resolution involving freedom of speech in a high school setting, watch court proceedings, attend a Naturalization Ceremony, and have opportunities to meet and ask questions of those who work in the federal courts. 

The program will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 4:00pm, but will conclude by 1:00pm on Friday. Participants must be able to provide their own transportation and must be able to attend each session. Lunch and parking will be provided free of charge. Send the names, email addresses and phone numbers of interested high school students to Ann Baskin at by May 31, 2022.  Additional paperwork will be sent to students after the roster is finalized.

AP Summer Institutes

Advanced Placement Summer Institutes are an opportunity for Oklahoma educators to receive instruction and guidance from experienced advanced placement experts. Advanced Placement Summer Institute training sessions will be held at the University of Oklahoma and Northeastern State University and will include both in-person and online options.

Tuition for the Summer Institutes will be covered by the OSDE. However, school districts or educators will be responsible for all travel costs and a $50 registration fee.

For more information on course offerings or how to register for the 2022 Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, visit the Advanced Placement Professional Development webpage.

If you have questions, contact Cliff Morgan at

National Archives Foundation Primary Source Pedagogy Cohort

Join the next Primary Source Pedagogy Cohort! Over the course of three sessions, participants will explore strategies and resources from the holdings of the National Archives to teach with primary sources. Earn a $300 stipend, a digital badge, and ten hours of professional development when all program components are completed. Session information:

  • Session 1 - June 16, 9:00 - 11:00 
    • Session EQ - How can my students begin the analysis process?
  • Session 2 - June 23, 9:00 - 11:00
    • Session EQ - What tools are available to adapt primary sources to meet the needs of my students?
  • Session 3 - June 30, 9:00-11:00
    • How can I teach with more than one primary source to improve student understanding of a content topic?

Registration closes June 1, 2022 - Register here!

If you have questions, contact Val McVey -

Economics Teacher Day - Economics of Sports

OCEE invites all AP and general economics teachers to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Oklahoma City Branch on June 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am. On this fun-filled day, participants will be discussing the economics of sports and how this topic can drive excitement in learning about economics for your students. Economics educators will be able to connect with one another and share valuable insight in teaching economics. This day will highlight how sports economics covers both the ways in which economists can study the distinctive institutions of sports and the ways in which sports can allow economists to research many topics. Following the day program, you will have the option to attend the Oklahoma City Dodgers game where they will take on the Sugar Land Space Cowboys for continued economics of sports discussion. All participants will receive a $250 stipend. This will be the start of an Oklahoma Economics Educator Community. 

Register here!

Germany in Focus Summer Workshop

OCEE invites you to join Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow, Mike Raymer, as he shares lessons and teaching materials highlighting the U.S./Germany trade relationship, Germany’s role in the global economy, Oklahoma's economic ties to Germany, and study abroad opportunities for 6th – 12th grade teachers. Lessons will focus on trade, tariffs, imports/exports, and market economies.

You will have a great time with Mike Raymer, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, host of Former Student on Apple Podcasts, and the recipient of the NAEE 2022 John C. Schramm Leadership Award.

GERMANY IN FOCUSJUNE 10, 20229:00 AM to 12:30 PMOklahoma City


  • Lesson plans for use in the classroom
  • Information on how you might go on a future study tour to Germany
  • Breakfast treats from Ingrid's Kitchen, an OKC German favorite!
  • $50 Stipend


Personal Financial Literacy Professional Development Opportunities

PD IN A BOX PD on your ScheduleThis self-guided professional development brings you resources to implement hands-on and virtual games to teach and engage your students in personal financial literacy. OCEE will send you a box full of goodies, curriculum, and supplies to support engaged and interactive learning. Box value is over $150.


Register here!



June 14, 2022 – June 16, 20229:00am to 3:30pmVirtual

This program provides innovative approaches for middle and high school teachers to extend the learning opportunities for students in personal financial literacy classes.


Register here!



June 21, 2022 – June 23, 20229:00am to 3:30pmVirtual

This program is ideal for educators who have been teaching personal financial literacy for 3 or more years and/or have attended the PFL Summer Academy I. 


Register here!