Transforming Lives Through Education


GE Conferences

GE Conferences are devoted to personal and professional development as it pertains to being a Great Expectations® teacher. Recommended for PK - 12 Teachers and Administrators.


University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center, 3rd Floor – Edmond, OK
September 23, 2014
Cost: $25.00

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. General Session
9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Breakout Session #1
10:55 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Breakout Session #2
12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. – Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 2013-2014 Model School Celebration

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Breakout Sessions ( first come first serve)

Classroom Management (PK-12) –Sue Early, Owasso Public Schools
We will discuss, review and revisit G.E. tools to gain ideas for effective management in your classroom. The focus will be on the main components of the 7 keys of G.E. Discipline philosophy as well as ideas from other experts in the field.
Brains Engaged...Students Engaged (PK-12) – Lynda Runner, Owasso Public Schools
Learn Classroom Strategies to enhance student connections to your curriculum. We will focus on setting up a brain friendly learning environment as well as strategies to keep your students actively engaged.

Real World Reading (2-6) - Joy Osborne, Mustang Public Schools
Real world reading through recipes, direction and advertisements. Preparing our kids for their future.

Teacher BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) (K-8) – Roy & Kim Bartnick, Chisholm Public Schools Participants will learn about various apps across all smart platforms that will aid in organization, student documentation, and general usage in the classroom.

Riding the Waves of Literacy (K-6) – Bobbi Scrivener, Jay Public Schools
Does teaching literacy intimidate you or would you like to refresh your literacy toolbox?  Whether you are a novice, an expert, or somewhere in between, come be a part of this active "learn" shop.  You will gain a variety of strategies and resources to help your students successfully ride the waves of literacy.
Math on a Dime (PK-6) – Jennifer Goldner, Jay Public Schools
Are you on a tight budget? Do you want to learn inexpensive ways to implement math using the new standards in your classroom? If you answered "yes" to these questions, this session is for you! Join Jenny for some exciting hands-on lessons you can take back to your classroom today!

Throw Out the Worksheets (PK-5) – Jana Oder, Pre-School Director, Owasso, OK
How do you keep the “fun” in teaching with all the testing, site initiatives, testing, pilot programs, and did I mention TESTING???  This class will take the routine, the rote, the mundane, the boring and transform the way you teach by using learning structures to get your students to think critically, process new information, communicate effectively, and improve their social skills.  Be ready to get up, participate, and bring the “fun” back into teaching!!!

Creating Collaborative Learning Communities (Secondary) – Lisa Bookout, Tahlequah Public Schools
If you've been reluctant to use collaborative groups in your classroom because you believe students will talk, get off task, and force one person to do all the work -- this session is for you!  In this course you will learn strategies for creating fun, successful, engaging collaborative groups in all subject areas. You will also come away with the tools to effectively create group learning activities and assessments that correlate with Oklahoma Academic Standards

Vivify Your Students Voyage to Voluminous Vocabulary (PK-12) – Tom Freeman, GE Instructional Coach & Laken Slate, OKC Public Schools
Adding enriched vocabulary to your school day does not need to be difficult.  Discover ways to include enriched vocabulary in your existing curriculum on a daily basis.  Teachers at all levels will take away a wide variety of ideas and hands-on materials from this break-out session. 

Teaching Students with Severe Behavior Disorders (PK-8) Betty Sheofee, GE Instructional Coach
(Bipolar, ODD, ADD, Poverty, Strong Willed, Autism and or Extremely Low Self-Esteem)
Having one or more students in your class who are challenging as well as time consuming can lead to quick teacher burnout. Knowing how to identify the characteristics for severe behavior disorders and strategies for helping the student succeed can bring back harmony to your classroom.