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Tip Sheet for the week including 10/19/2015


ECET2OK seeks to elevate teachers

Updated 9/11/2015


10/23/2015 , to


DoubleTree at Warren Place, 6110 S. Yale Ave.


Kari Millan


ECET2OK A newly designed, teacher led professional development opportunity will begin in northeast Oklahoma in October. Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2OK) will be a new way for teachers across northeast Oklahoma to come together and share ideas and teaching methods.

The event, scheduled for Oct. 23-24 at the DoubleTree at Warren Place in Tulsa, 6110 S. Yale Ave., seeks to elevate the teaching profession by connecting educators to one another to focus on teacher leadership and innovative instructional practices. ECET2OK targets teacher leaders who will go back to their classrooms, schools and districts to be a needed spark for other classroom teachers.

ECET2OK is based off the national ECET2, which is a professional network started in 2012 and was "born out of a desire to provide a forum for exceptional teachers to learn from one another," according to its website, Conferences, called "convenings," are organized "by teachers, for teachers" at the national, state and local level.

"Attending an ECET2 National Convening in 2012 changed my teaching practice, and truly changed me personally as well," said Kari Millan, a TPS instructional coach who organized the northeast Oklahoma convening. "ECET2 left me feeling empowered to become my own advocate and to advocate for other educators; to take risks, to open my practice for feedback and reflection; and to be a change leader in my building and district.

"I hope that our regional convening, ECET2OK, will do the same for other educators in northeast Oklahoma."

ECET2OK is free to attendees, who must apply for admittance. Only 250 educators, as many as 150 from TPS, will be accepted to attend the convening. Interested teachers can apply at Deadline for applications is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

All educators are also encouraged to follow the convening on twitter @ECET2OK and on Facebook at



TPS hosts strategic planning forum for Spanish-speaking community



10/19/2015 , 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Catholic Charities, 2450 N. Harvard Ave.


Chris Payne


event flier

TPS tendrá reunión para hablar sobre el nuevo plan estratégicocon la comunidad de habla hispana

Tulsa Public Schools invites members of the Spanish-speaking community to share their ideas for the future of public education in Tulsa. The district has added a public forum for the Spanish-speaking community to share their ideas and give input on the district's new five-year strategic plan.

The forum is scheduled for 10-11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19, at Catholic Charities, 2450 N. Harvard Ave. All are welcome to attend the forum -- parents, students, teachers and Tulsa citizens -- regardless of where they live. The strategic planning activities and presentations will be in Spanish, and English interpreters will also be in attendance. Free on-site childcare will be available.

"It is crucial that all Tulsa families have an opportunity to share their hopes and dreams for their children," said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. "I look forward to having these important conversations with members of our Spanish-speaking communities."

Attendees will participate in small group exercises and share their discussions with the larger group. Spanish interpreters will also be available at any of the other community forums. Please visit for dates/times.

The current five-year strategic plan for TPS expires later this year, and a new plan is under development. This spring more than 3,300 teachers, students, parents and community members responded to a public survey regarding the new strategic plan. In that survey, 78 percent of Tulsans responded that the purpose of public education was to "help students fulfill their potential and have choices in life." For strategic plan updates, visit






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