Presentation to OCTP: Innovative Practices in OK Educator

Innovations in Oklahoma Educator Preparation
Dr. John Farris [OBU], President, and Dr. Bryan Duke [UCO]
Oklahoma Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (OACTE)
Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation Office
October 10, 2013
Notes about the Presentation
 This list does not necessarily reflect all of our initiatives.
 This list includes innovations beyond program processes
and components fulfilling legislated requirements and
criteria included in state and national accreditations.
 Institutions and their abbreviations are provided at the
end of the presentation.
 We encourage those seeking additional explanation to
contact representatives from identified institutions.
Joint OACTE/University Efforts
 Positive Messaging Regarding Teachers and Education
 Strong Standards for Traditional Preparation Programs
 Responsive to P-12 Schools’ Needs/Responsibility to
Educate University Learners
Clinical Practice
 Specialized Partnerships with Local Schools
 Early Childhood:
 Head Start/Tecumseh Schools [SGU]
 Tulsa Educare [OU]
 Response to Intervention (RtI) [UCO]
 Innovative Reading Labs & Literacy Outreach [NSU, OC, OU,
 Good Shepherd School (autism) [UCO]
 Hope Center Tutoring [OBU]
 EPIC Yearlong Professional Development School [NSU]
Clinical Practice
 ProCure Therapy Center (Pediatric Cancer) Tutoring [OC]
 Horse Riding Therapy Class [OBU]
 YMCA Swimming Class [OBU]
 Reading Intervention and Math Extension [CU]
 Communication Disorders, Speech & Hearing [TU]
 OSD/Jane Brooks Satellite School for Deaf/HH [USAO]
 School for Children (PK-6 Lab School) [SNU]
Targeted Clinical Experiences
 Moving toward a “Clinical Rounds” Model [UCO]
 P-12 Site-Based Courses [BC, NSU, SGU, SNU, UCO]
 Fort Gibson Literacy Experience (Early Childhood/Elementary
Reading Labs) [BC]
 Clinical Simulations [CU]
 Early Childhood Extended Experiences in On-Campus
Preschool [USAO]
Service Learning/Community Activities
 Embedded in Coursework [OCU, UCO]
 Oklahoma City YMCA Y Achievers Program (college
readiness & career exploration for underserved teens)
 F.A.C.T. Program Tutoring with OKC Police Department
 El Sistema Oklahoma Instrumental Music Education
Partnership with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and
the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools [OCU]
Collaboration with P-12 Schools
 Preparing Quality Teachers for Longevity in Profession
 Numerous Practica, Clinical Experiences & Internships
 Advisory Boards [All]
 Emergent Literacy Intervention Program in Regional Early
Childhood Education Classrooms [CU]
 Partnership with an Area Elementary School with a
Diverse Student Population to Increase Reading [ORU]
Collaboration with P-12 Schools
 Partnering in a HS Pre-Teacher Program at Great Plains
Technology Center [CU]
 Cooperating Teacher Forum [ECU, NSU, SWOSU]
 P-12 and University Partnership for Professional
 REAL Teachers—Alternative Certification Support for Area
Schools [CU]
Integrating Current Common Ed Initiatives
 Integrating Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS)
 Presentations at Professional Conferences
 Collaboration through the REACH Network
 Professional Development for Teacher Education Faculty
 Teaching TLE Evaluation Models & CCSS [All]
 Revising Assessments to Include TLE Language [CU, NSU,
Student Teaching Internship
 Year-long Internship Program
All Education Majors [NSU]
For all ELE, ECE, and Special Education majors [ORU]
Elementary Ed: ExCEL Program [OSU]
Fall 2015 Student Teaching (17 hrs. Spring/16 weeks Fall) [UCO]
 Extended Internship
 “The August Experience” (Early Pairing of Mentor/Candidate and
Beginning of School Experience Required) [CU, OC, OPSU, ORU]
 Methods Class Clinical Experience [OBU, OC, USAO]
 Pre-Internship Practicum Experience [CU]
 Co-Teaching during Student Teaching Internships [ECU,
 Co-Teaching amongst University Teacher Ed Faculty
 Extensive On-Site and/or On-Campus Training for Partners
in the Co-Teaching Experience [UCO, USAO]
Performance Assessments
 Teacher Work Sample [All Universities]
 edTPA Pilot [ECU, NSU, OSU, OU, SNU, UCO]
Digital Practices
 Digitized Field Experience Applications & Evaluations
 Teacher Education iPad Initiative [OU]
 Reading Clinic with Individual Tutoring & iPads [OC]
 Measures of Effective Teaching Extension (METEx) Pilot
Digital Practices
 Updated Smartboards/Training [CU, UCO]
 Intergenerational Computer Center P-12 Learner Training,
P-12 Faculty Professional Development & Patrons of OKC
Social Service Agencies [OCU]
 Online Teaching & Learning Pedgogy in Partnership with
ORU eAcademy (a 3rd- through 12-th grade online
school) [ORU]
 Technology in Education Robotics Lab for Teacher
Candidates and P-12 Students [NSU]
Urban Initiatives
 Urban Teacher Preparation Academy (UTPA) [UCO & OU]
 76% Retention Rate in OKCPS after 3 Years; 91% for
Remaining in the Profession after 3 years
 Teaching & Urban Reform Network (TURN) [NSU]
 Since 2010, 99 teacher candidates completed the intensive
urban education preparation program with an 88% retention
rate as teaching professionals in local urban school districts.
Urban Initiatives
 Urban Education Awareness Week [OU]
 Urban Education Program [NSU]
 School of Urban Education (renamed May 2011) [TU]
 Urban Day of Engagement [NSU]
 Conference on Diversity for State Teacher Education
Programs (national speaker) [OCU]
Global Initiatives
 Applied Behavioral Analysis Training in Lebanon [OBU]
 Teacher Education-based International Study Tours [OSU,
 Teacher Education-based study abroad opportunities
 Teaching English Abroad in Korea [UCO]
 Student Teaching Abroad/Away [ORU, OSU, UCO]
Global Initiatives
 Student Teaching in Department of Defense Schools
 International Internships [NSU]
 Educational Leadership Exchange [OSU, UCO]
 Teacher Education Faculty Exchanges [NSU, OSU, UCO]
Teacher Employment Activities
 Teacher Job Fair [All]
 Senior Activity Day (100% graduate job placement)
 School District Recruitment Paired with “Portfolio Day”
Teacher Residency
 Online Learning Community/Residency Support for
Graduates [UCO, USAO]
 Beginning Year Teacher Mentoring Program [ORU, OU]
 First-Year Teacher Mentoring Program [CU]
 “Hub for Subs” for Educator Preparation Graduates
University Coursework/
Advanced Programs
 Undergraduate Career Tech Certificate Programs [UCO]
 English Language Learners Course [OCU]
 Embedded Literacy Development in Coursework [OC,
 Embedded Arts- and Experiential Learning-Based
Coursework with OKA+ Schools® [UCO]
 Double-Major in Special Education Program [NWOSU,
University Coursework/
Advanced Programs
 M.Ed.-Secondary Education Program (Non-Traditional)
 MEd in Teaching and Learning to Support Alternative
Certification [CU]
 Masters degree in STEM Education [OU, TU]
 Masters degree in World Languages Education [OU]
University Coursework/
Advanced Programs
 Oklahoma Elementary Math Specialist Certification
Sequence and/or M.Ed. [CU, ECU, OSU, OU & UCO]
 Oklahoma Gifted & Talented Certification Sequence [UCO]
 Special Education Boot Camp (Non-Traditional) [ECU, NSU,
 Reduced Graduate Tuition Rates (2/3 reduction for any
degree except law) under Educator Tuition Scholarship [TU]
 Half-Priced Tuition for Cooperating Teachers to Pursue
Graduate Degrees [SWOSU]
 Engaging Secondary Students in Prospective Teachers
Academy/ “Grow Your Own” Programs [NSU, UCO]
 Planning Community/School-University Pipelines with
Community Colleges [SWOSU, OU, UCO]
 Assessing Professional Dispositions that Encourage
Successful Teaching [CU, SGU, SWOSU, UCO, USAO]
 Providing Two University-Wide Orientation/Introduction
Saturdays for High School Graduates (each year) [CU]
 Partnering with Great Plains Tech Center for Development of a PreEducation Course for HS students [CU]
 Providing a Minor in Education to Help Address the Teacher
Shortage in Secondary [UCO, USAO]
 Partnering with Rogers State University Preparing Candidates in
Elementary, Social Studies, and English Education [CU]
 Partnering with College of Arts and Sciences/All Disciplines to
Encourage Majors to Add Teacher Certification [CU, SWOSU, OU]
 Providing Impact 2014, a Day Area Middle and High School
Students Meet with OSRHE Representatives, Campus Admissions
and Finance Personnel. [ORU]
 Partnering with Honor’s College, Innovative Education
Society [OU]
 Providing Annual “Celebration of Teaching” Program
Recruitment of Northeast Oklahoma High School FEA
Chapters [NSU]
 Providing Annual Collaboration with KIPP Tulsa College
Preparatory KIPP Through College Initiative [NSU]
 Providing Partnership within the Higher Education Forum
of Oklahoma P-20 Education and Workforce
Development Initiative [NSU]
State-Supported Initiatives
 Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation Grant
Co-Teaching Training for P-12 Partners [UCO, USAO]
Transforming Clinical Teacher Preparation [NSU]
Responding to the Needs of Diverse Learners [OU]
Urban Teachers for Urban Teachers [NSU]
Beginning Year Teacher Mentoring Program [OU]
STEM-Focused Field Experiences/Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes
 Alternative Certification Preparation Conference [NWOSU]
 Transforming Physical Education [UCO]
 Impact Grant [ORU]
State-Supported Initiatives
 Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education Grant Awards
 Instructional Leadership Workshop (Technology, Literacy, CCSS
and TLE for Principals) [OKA+ Schools & UCO]
 TURN to Teaching: Providing College Connections and
Preparation for Future Urban Educators [NSU]
 Instructional leadership/Common Core ELA & Math/TLE with
school administrators) [ECU]
 Early Childhood Reading & Word Study [ECU]
 Summer Week-Long K-12 School Leaders Training – TLE, CCSS,
Test Data Analysis [CU]
 Recruiting Future Teachers and Retaining Excellent Alternatively
Licensed (REAL) Teachers [CU]
State-Supported Initiatives
 Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education Grant Awards
 Working with Middle-School Students to Recruit into Teacher
Preparation Programs [CU]
 Robotics Workshop with P-12 Schools [SGU]
 Connecting across Cultures Diversity Training [OCU]
 Celebration of Teaching Grant [NSU]
 Algebra Summer Workshop [OC]
 National Grant Initiatives
 21st Century Grant Proposal [ECU]
Centers Serving P-12 Partners
 Hardman Center for Children with Learning Differences
 Institute of Child Development [OU]
 K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal
 Center for Tribal Studies and Indigenous Scholar
Development Center [NSU]
Centers Serving P-12 Partners
 Oklahoma Writing Project [OU]
 John W. Renner Science Education Center [OU]
 Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment [OU]
 School for Children (PK-6) [SNU]
 Higher Education (between universities)
 Educator Preparation Agencies (OCTP, OSRHE & OSDE)
 Professional Associations (Oklahoma Education
Association & Professional Oklahoma Educators)
 Other Teacher Education Partners (Cooperative Council
for Oklahoma School Administration, OKA+ Schools®,
Great Expectations, Character First/OSRHE, etc.)
 Tulsa Public Schools Collaboration and Curriculum
Integration of Tulsa Model-Teacher Leader Effectiveness
(TLE) Evaluation System [NSU]
 University-Wide Faculty Learning Communities Led by
Education Faculty Member [OCU]
Educator Preparation Institutions Represented
 Bacone College [BC]
 Cameron University [CU]
 East Central University [ECU]
 Northeastern Oklahoma State University [NSU]
 Northwestern Oklahoma State University [NWOSU]
Educator Preparation Institutions Represented
 Oklahoma Baptist University [OBU]
 Oklahoma City University [OCU]
 Oklahoma Panhandle State University [OPSU]
 Oklahoma State University [OSU]
 Oklahoma University [OU]
Educator Preparation Institutions Represented
 Oklahoma Christian University [OC]
 Oral Roberts University [ORU]
 Saint Gregory’s University [SGU]
 Southeastern Oklahoma State University [SEOSU]
 Southwestern Oklahoma State University [SWOSU]
Educator Preparation Institutions Represented
 Southern Nazarene University [SNU]
 Tulsa University [TU]
 University of Central Oklahoma [UCO]
 University of Sciences & Arts Oklahoma [USAO]

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