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  • Teachers attend Expectations workshop here (Lawton)

    .picture { width: 388px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; float: left; clear: both; } BY TYRELL ALBIN   STAFF WRITER LAWTON CONSTITUTION   JEFF DIXON/STAFF   Altus teacher Amber Wilson works on a project at the annual Great Expectations summer institute Thursday, held at Central Middle School this week. About 400 educators from across Oklahoma and Tennessee, Texas and Okinawa, Japan, are participating. There is a lighthouse o...  Read More...

  • Great Expectations program helps produce more effective teachers

    BY W. ROGER WEBB | Published: June 6, 2012 | The Daily Oklahoman   This summer's movie blockbuster is “The Avengers” with its storyline about an assembling of the world's superheroes called together to rescue the planet from evil forces. Another blockbuster kicks off this week on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma where real-life superheroes, 2,000 of Oklahoma's best teachers, assemble to help rescue our schools from the forces of mediocrity and dwindling resources.   Read More...

  • Great Expectations "Crosswalk" with Marzano, Danielson, and Tulsa Teacher Evaluation Models (PDF)

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  • Woodland Hills recognized for fourth year as model school

    Woodland Hills Elementary is presented with a Great Expectations flag commemorating its fourth year as a Great Expectations Model School during a ceremony Friday. From left are students Kennedy Huskey, Aaron Bea and Emma Eschler; ReGina Farquhar, GE mentor; GE chief executive officer Linda Dzialo; and student emcees Amy Little and Cruz Adams.   By Tyrell Albin Lawton Constitution Staff Writer   Woodland Hills Elementary School celebrated a fourth year as a Great Expectations Model Scho...  Read More...

  • Dzialo recognized for her work

    Linda Dzialo, an educator, child advocate and founder of Lawton Food 4 Kids, was named Outstanding Woman of Comanche County Thursday. The finalists for the award were, from left, Vickie Spurgeon, Cecelia Solano, Tonya Wright, Dzialo, Cathy Caccioppoli, Karen Halverson, Jane Mitchell and Kelley Hahesy-Bass.     By Kim McConnell Lawton Constitution Staff Writer   An educator who spearheaded the effort to feed the city’s hungry children on weekends was named Outstanding Woman of Coma...  Read More...

  • Forum helps women strengthen community

      By Kim McConnell The Lawton Constitution Staff Writer   Mayor Fred Fitch, right, talks to participants in Tuesday’s women’s forum, "Stronger Women Make Stronger Families Make Stronger Communities." Pictured are, from left, Shelley Hossenlopp, Jane Mitchell and Linda Dzialo, keynote speaker. Women in Lawton-Fort Sill were asked to identify the community’s strengths and weaknesses Tuesday, then pose solutions. The proposals surfaced during the Stronger Women Make Stronger Families Make...  Read More...

  • Growing number of school districts embrace Great Expectations methodology

      From left to right: Kristin Shelby, Joe Williams and Dr. Linda Dzialo   Dozens of schools from across Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas were recognized as “model schools” during a celebration sponsored by the Great Expectations professional school transformation program at the University of Central Oklahoma.   Great Expectations has trained over 38,000 teachers since it was founded in 1991.   Read More...

  • Whittier Elementary in Lawton celebrates greatness

    For eighth year, school awarded model status For the eighth year in a row, Whittier Elementary School on Friday celebrated being awarded model school status by Great Expectations. Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.   Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when they are evaluated by mentors from the program, based on 17 practices character...  Read More...

  • Four Broken Arrow schools achieve Great Expectations Model School status

    Four Broken Arrow elementary schools recently achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. Each school’s principal, faculty, and staff worked diligently to accomplish this impressive goal, and their hard work has paid off as Arrowhead, Country Lane Primary, Country Lane Intermediate, and Liberty Elementary have been named 2011-2012 Great Expectations Model Schools.   “I am extremely proud of the staff and students at each of these sites,” said Dr.   Read More...

  • MacArthur Middle School celebrates being model school

    By Tyrell Albin Lawton Constitution Staff Writer     Just like one of its school mottoes says, "Hard work pays off" for MacArthur Middle School, which cele brated its fourth year as a Great Expectations: model school Friday morning.    Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.    Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when th...  Read More...

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