What To Expect

SCIENTIFICALLY RESEARCH-BASED EFFECTIVENESS

Great Expectations® partners with career technology centers and with comprehensive high schools to help all students gain the academic strengths and job skills they need for good employment and for ongoing education.  Career and technology teachers and instructors can expect that Great Expectations….

Presents professional development tailored to the specific goals and needs of a school or training center.

Meets the federal definition of “High Quality Professional Development” and qualifies for the use of title funding according to the criteria of No Child Left Behind.

Is based on solid research of the best practices in teaching and constantly incorporates new findings into its work.

Has been validated by Southwest Educational Development Lab as well as by research completed by the University of Oklahoma.

Satisfies requirements of the Oklahoma State Department of Education for Classroom Management coursework for
Alternative Certification candidates.

Teams with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement in conducting formative classroom observations to assist teachers and schools in meeting their goals for attaining high standards of excellence.


Unlock Success

USE GE TO COLLECT THE KEYS ESSENTIAL TO UNLOCK DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFITABLE EMPLOYMENT

8 Keys to Employability
A screening tool employers use to find job candidates who are best suited for serving as competent, productive employees.

State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee


Nation-wide survey
Employers identify characteristics they want in people whom they hire.

Working with Emotional Intelligences  Daniel Goleman

 
WorkKeys Assessment

Testing to assess and document attainment of work-readiness skills.  Assessment which helps individuals prepare to enter the workforce.

ACT Workforce


Why GE is Vital

ADDRESS THE CRUCIAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS PREPARING FOR A DEMANDING FUTURE

  • Offers practical information and applications for Career and Technology instructors.
  • Is based on current research of the most effective and efficient ways to teach.
  • Appeals to students who benefit from kinesthetic, hands-on learning.
  • Applies to both high school and adult clients.
  • Promotes the growth of the whole student.
  • Helps students to internalize values, ethics, and morals.
  • Prepares students for the work place.
  • Helps students meet the needs and desires of employers.
  • Enables instructors/teachers to maximize the benefits of their efforts.
  • Creates enjoyable, welcoming learning environments.

Training

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

ON-SITE TRAINING
Great Expectations offers a variety of options for on-site training at a school or career tech center.  Such training can be customized to fit professional development needs and to mesh with open calendar dates.

SUMMER INSTITUTE
Training includes basic methodology for educators who are attending Great Expectations for the first time, and a variety of valuable elective courses for participants who have previously attended methodology classes.  All Summer Institute classes are taught by GE certified instructors during four day summer sessions.

FOLLOW-UP TRAINING
An assortment of on-going training seminars are offered throughout the year. 

DISTANCE LEARNING COMPONENTS
Classes on various topics are offered through interactive H.323 distance learning technology.  Topic selection along with date and time scheduling is flexible.  For information or to schedule a class, call 405.850.3539.

CONSULTATION SERVICES
Great Expectations is pleased to offer individualized consultation services from Mentors who respond to requests for classroom observations, planning/goal-setting sessions, problem-solving conferences, and specialized workshops.  Coaches are readily accessible by email or phone.