Frequently Asked Questions

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What is GE's address?
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707 North Grand Avenue #108 , Tahlequah, OK 74464
   
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What is GE's telephone number?
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918-444-3744
   
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What is GE's fax number?
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918-458-2338
   
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Who can I e-mail to answer questions or provide information about GE?
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shawn@geok.org or click here for e-mail addresses of GE staff.
   
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When is the next GE Summer Institute?
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Click here for the latest information about Summer Institute.
   
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Where can I visit a GE classroom?
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Click on Visitation Classrooms for possible classrooms to visit.
   
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How can I get a GE Coach to come to my school?
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Your principal should contact the GE office to request a coach visit.
   
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How do I schedule professional development for my school?
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You may click here for information on on-site and out-of-state training and/or call the main GE office (918-444-3744)
   
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How many college credit hours can I earn by attending Summer Institute?
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Participants can earn two hours of college credit if they attend four full days.
   
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How much is the additional cost to receive college credit for attending Summer Institute?
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The university tuition expense is approximately $230.
   
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How can I work GE into my already busy day?
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By beginning each day with focus and a renewed commitment to excellence, events flow more smoothly. Classroom procedures that students can predict insure that work is done in a timely manner, teacher feedback facilitates progress toward mastery learning, and a climate of mutual respect dispels interruptions by reducing friction and power struggles that often occur in the classroom. Character and integrity are a part of daily life and are easily integrated into all classroom activities. Great Expectations Classroom Practices can be infused into the classroom on a daily basis without causing extra work for the teacher. Rather than being "what" to teach, the Classroom Practices represent the "how" of teaching, thus becoming invisible tools that make the teacher's work easier and more rewarding.
   
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How does a school become a GE school?
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There are three levels of Great Expectations Schools. To become a Model GE School, a GE Mentor must determine that 90-100% of the teachers are implementing 100% of the Classroom Practices daily. To become a Progressive GE School, a GE Mentor must determine that 80-89% of the teachers are implementing 100% of the Classroom Practices daily. A Transitional GE School is one in which at least 50% of the certified staff have successfully completed Summer Institute Methodology
   
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How does a school receive GE scholarships?
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Scholarship funds must be appropriated by the Oklahoma legislature each year. At that time, every school principal will receive an application. These usually arrive during the month of February and anyone can apply. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria specified in the application.