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New Teacher Mini-Summit

Open to OKA+ Network schools, this mini-summit is for all newly hired teachers who have not attended an OKA+ School Summer Summit. This event will help new staff members understand what OKA+ Schools is and gain an introduction to the vocabulary of A+ for understanding conversations among your school staff.

Register here: bit.ly/NEW-TEACHER-2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Arts Integration Workshops

Open to ALL educators! Choose from two workshops:

“The Creative Classroom” 

Get creative! Imaginative! Inspire “solutionary” thinking!
Do your students crave connection between curriculum and real world problem solving? Do you want to turn up the volume of excitement for learning in the classroom? Do you need fresh research on the importance of creativity?

In this workshop we will dive into the Williams Taxonomy: The 8 Creative Thinking Skills, and we will design centers that allow for purposeful, curriculum-connected activities that give students the freedom to play with ideas, create new possibilities, build
connections, and imagine unique solutions. You will leave with plenty of new, inspiring center ideas that get your students thinking, designing, creating, problem solving, and working together no matter the subject or grade level.  (PK-5th grade)

 

“Show What You Know: Comics as Enriched Assessment”

Let your students tap into their critical thinking skills by introducing them to drawing comics and storyboarding. In this workshop, you will learn an easy way to teach students how to draw identifiable characters using the Ivan Brunetti method. We will also practice the visual art/creative writing exercises developed by Lynda Barry. With these newfound skills, application crosses all subjects and the assessment opportunities are endless! We will experiment with storyboards and collaborative drawing, and brainstorm application of
these new tools to the disciplines you teach and with your own students. (3rd-12th grade)

 

Register here for your choice of workshop: bit.ly/ArtsIntFeb2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
Free to OKA+ Member schools, fellows, and UCO students/faculty
$30 for non-member educators
$10 for OKA+ Associate schools