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  • GE Model School OKCPS Putnam Heights celebrates all cultures. -

     BY KAYLEE DOUGLAS of www.kfor.comOKLAHOMA CITY - One Oklahoma City elementary school is opening the eyes of students to a rich world of different cultures by learning, sharing and dancing.Students at Putnam Heights elementary in Oklahoma City are practicing a Chinese fan dance taught by a volunteer originally from China."Music and dancing is a bridge between language and nationality and I believe it helps people understand each other and means peace for the world and community,”...

  • Tomball ISD Develops Leaders through Great Expectations ® (GE) Training -

    TOMBALL - As the 2018-19 academic school year approaches, Tomball ISD continues to strive on its belief that culture cultivates character and accountability and with that, nine schools in the district use Great Expectations (GE) summer training to achieve excellence in learning and living.Nine of Tomball ISD’s schools have adopted the Great Expectations model, which enables character building while developing a learning climate geared towards the entire academic environment.All new teacher...

  • Great Expectations – Enid News and Eagle -

    Jana Fee (left) reacts as Jennifer Brown guesses “dimple” during a Taboo game in Jana Oder’s Great Expectations class at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid on Tuesday. The specialized instruction for Enid-area teachers will continue throughout the week. (Bonnie Vculek / Enid News & Eagle)

  • GE Instructor honored with scientific trip to Alaska -

    A sixth grade science teacher from Piedmont is getting ready to swap the summer heat for an arctic freeze.Melissa Lau has been selected to join a PolarTREC project to study climate change in the North Pole.Lau is one of just a dozen teachers selected to participate in this summer’s special expedition, and she is hoping to bring back some valuable knowledge for her students.Lau's class is all about hands-on learning. Usually the kids are doing most of the work, but their teacher is prep...

  • Bartlesville earns fifth consecutive year as a Great Expectations Model District -

    Representative teachers and administrators from each Model School, along with Board of Education members and district administrators, were recognized by Great Expectations at a school board meeting in November 2017. Holding the Model District flag are Chuck McCauley, BPSD Supt. of Schools; Rick Pierce, Great Expectations Instructional Coach; Dr.

  • Retooling Education for the Future -

    Retooling Education for the Futureas appeared in the Trifecta Communications NewsletterGreat Expectations, (GE) a school transformation model, is doing groundbreaking work across the country to revolutionize education. Each year GE hosts Summer Institutes, attracting thousands of educators to learn the GE instructional methodology. Trifecta was charged with transforming this year's theme, "Retooling for Today's Learners," into a logo image, high energy video and augmented reali...


    Program designed to boost harmony, excitement in schools has positive impact on student attendance, academic performanceby James Neal of the Enid News & EagleENID, Okla. — While students are enjoying their summer break, Enid Public Schools teachers are working to implement a character development program they hope will transform students' experiences in the classroom.Implementing a character development program was one of the tenets of the EPS strategic plan, which was completed an...

  • ELEVATE: Rural Schools Mobilize to Jumpstart Reading -

    ELEVATE: Rural Schools Mobilize to Jumpstart ReadingStaffs Go All In to Make Sweeping ChangesHOLDENVILLE (April 12, 2017)  – In a cramped space behind the stage of Reed Elementary in Holdenville, school secretary Diane McCoy and four students discuss the whys of the letter Y. Her many tasks in the office are on hold while she attends to more important business: boosting kids’ reading skills in a targeted intervention program that has helped propel the school’s report card ...

  • Great Expectations – L.W. Westfall celebrates 14 years as Model School -

    By Ryan Horton of the Choctaw TimesL.W. Westfall Elementary has been named a Great Expectations Model School for the 14th consecutive year. As the entire school gathered for their weekly Friday morning assembly the students and staff at Westfall had a lot to celebrate March 31 as a representative from Great Expectations was in attendance to present the school with the seemingly annual honor.

  • GE In The News – Cuts to education and arts programs have long-term impact -

    By Laura Eastes of the Oklahoma Gazette June 30, 2016Secondary educators make a presentation during Great Expectations at Edmond North High School. (Garett Fisbeck)All signs pointed to an unfortunate ending to Oklahoma’s massive budget woes.Over the past six months, the state has experienced two revenue failures, across-the-board cuts of 7 percent and a fiscal year budget hole of $1.3 billion. Sluggish oil prices and an income tax rate trigger contributed to the budget disaster.Friday, the...