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  • Jenks Awards Educator’s Efforts -

      TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Jenniffer Callaway, Jenks Public Schools’ 2015 District Teacher of the Year, sits on a stability ball in her classroom at Jenks Alternative Center. Callaway is using the stability balls to measure their effect on student attentiveness, understanding and perceptions of their learning environment. Looking at Jenniffer Callaway’s 22 years in education, one word accurately and succinctly describes it: growth.

  • ‘Great Expectations’ Shares Best Practices for Engaging Students Through Technology -

    Non-profit foundation provides tips for nurturing mutual respect and academic excellence in today’s technology-rich classrooms NORMAN, okla. (Feb. 4, 2015) – As schools are increasingly fitted with new technology, the classroom atmosphere is changing.

  • Reed Elementary Welcomes Great Expectations Guests -

     WELCOME GUESTS – Ethel M. Reed was visited by Great Expectations Mentor Toni Shamley and Great Expectations Instructor Jana Oder on Friday, January 30. Oder offered the Reed teachers a short sample of her “Throw Out the Worksheet” presentation.

  • GE Instructor, Molly Bruzewski, provides useful tools to turn your school’s staff and faculty into a true TEAM. -


  • Bridenstine Visits -

    by Mark Friedel of the Claremore Progress First District of Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine and guests attended Catalayah Elementary's Rise and Shine program Wednesday morning. The visit provided an opportunity for Bridenstine to learn about the school's learning cli­ mate and its recognition as a Qwl1 Expectations model site. The Great Expectations Foundation was developed in 1991 by Charlie Holler, a retired insurance executive from Ponca City.

  • Duncan Heritage Center lives up to Great Expectations -

    For the eighth consecutive year, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan has been named a Great Expectations Model School. Facility educators attended the state conference recently to accept the award for the 2013-14 academic year. The Heritage Center is the only nonprofit to be certified as a Model School.

  • Chetopa Grade School named Model School -

    by Heather Brown of the Labette Avenue Last Friday morning during their weekly assembly the faculty and students of Chetopa celebrated the school's seventh year as a Great Expectations Model School. The school must apply each year for Model School status through the Great Expectations program and after site visits, ensuring that the school is including the 17 classroom practices that a Great Expectations school is based on, the designation of Model School is awarded. Some of the 17 practices are...

  • Educators Convene at University of Central Oklahoma for ‘Great Expectations’ Conference -

    Teachers, administrators collaborate on training to foster classrooms focused on mutual respect, academic excellence NORMAN, okla. (Sept. 25, 2014) – More than 600 educators gathered at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center in Edmond, Okla.

  • School Gets Honor for 'Expectations' -

    John Ross Elementary has been named a Great Expectations Model School - the fourth school in the Edmond school district to achieve the designation.   The Great Expectations teaching/training model is guided by six basic principles and further defined by 17 classroom practices that allow students to become self directed learners, productive citizens, critical thinkers and contributors in the classroom as well as society.   Founded in 1991 it is a scientifically based model that empowers...

  • Richmond Elementary principal prepares for a new year -

    Published by The NewPress   NAME: Kendra Rider HOMETOWN: Stillwater JOB TITLE: Richmond Elementary principal   When does the new school year start?   The first day of school is Aug. 19.