GE Institutes Elementary and Secondary

What to expect at a Great Expectations®Institute

Fun, learning, friendship, networking, motivation, and inspiration are all yours for the taking at the Great Expectations® Summer Institute, our core training experience. GE sessions are taught by teachers who successfully implement the GE practices in their own classrooms during the school year. Each class features practical strategies you can take back to your classroom to use next year. Your instructors will model the kinds of learning strategies and community building activities with your class that they teach to their students, so you will experience GE at work. 

In Person and Virtual Institute now available!

In response to the global Covid-19 crisis we have been hard at work converting our GE Methodology for online learning. We now have three classes ready for beginning and returning GE educators.

 

Please Note

A laptop or personal computer is required for virtual training. The training will consist of ZOOM Meetings and Computer Learning Modules.

July 2024

July 22-25
Summer Institute

Enid High School
(Meth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & Support)

Class Information

Methodology – 1st Time Participants

Great Expectations (GE) Methodology is grounded in six basic tenets- All Children Can Learn, Building Self Esteem, Climate of Mutual Respect, High Expectations, Teacher Attitude and Responsibility, and Teacher Knowledge and Skill.  In the four-day training session participants are immersed in the research-based 17 Classroom Practices to be an effective teacher.  Each of the 17 practices is examined through the lens of developing a Culture of Respect and promoting Academic Excellence.  Classroom management is anchored in the GE 8 Expectations. The 36 Life Principles promote students of character. Participants are provided with a GE Manual of instructional materials and a wealth of resources, research, and structures to use in his/her own learning environment.  GE Methodology provides a blue print to be an exemplary educator.  With full implementation of Great Expectations Methodology, academic performance and attendance go up and discipline referrals go down. 

Grade Levels to choose from:

  • Lower Elementary Methodology PK-2
  • Upper Elementary Methodology 3-5
  • Middle School Methodology 6-8
  • High School Methodology 9-12

Methodology 2 – Returning Participants

This class offers a fresh look at all 17 practices and how to “put the puzzle together” in deeper implementation. The class will include more structures to easily implement into your instruction to improve not only your implementation of GE, but also enhance your overall instruction. This class covers grades PK-12.

Methodology 3 - Returning Participants

Empowering Educators: Living the Teacher's Creed The Teacher's Creed stands as a guiding philosophy that encapsulates the noble aspirations and responsibilities of educators. It serves as a beacon, illuminating the path towards transformative teaching and learning experiences for both students and teachers alike. This course delves into the significance of this creed, inviting educators to embark on a journey of self-reflection, growth, and commitment to excellence in teaching. It invites educators to reaffirm their commitment to the noble profession of teaching by internalizing the principles of the Teacher's Creed and translating them into action.

Methodology 4 – Returning Participants

Skills for Today and Tomorrow: Developing the 4Cs in Teaching and Learning

The 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity) stand as cornerstones of 21st-century learning. This course equips educators with the knowledge, strategies, and tools to cultivate these essential skills in their students and foster a culture of inquiry, innovation, and excellence in the classroom. Educators will be empowered to reimagine their instructional practices and cultivate a dynamic learning environment to nurture the 4C by integrating these essential skills into their teaching pedagogy. Educators will learn how to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to navigate complexities, communicate effectively, collaborate productively, and create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Support Class Year 1

Great Expectations? What is it? The presenter will use engaging, exciting, and interactive activities to teach components of Great Expectations so that participants will be able to assist in implementing at their school. Participants will receive a Great Expectations Support Notebook.

Support Class Year 2

What are some strategies that I can use to help me when I am on duty or assisting in the classroom? 7 Keys to Discipline, Low & High Self-Esteem, and Changing Dialog are topics discussed in this class. GE components will be reviewed and applied to new learning. Participants will need to bring their GE Notebook with them.

July 30 - Aug 2
Summer Institute

Bixby West Intermediate
(Meth 1  only )

Class Information

Methodology – 1st Time Participants

Great Expectations (GE) Methodology is grounded in six basic tenets- All Children Can Learn, Building Self Esteem, Climate of Mutual Respect, High Expectations, Teacher Attitude and Responsibility, and Teacher Knowledge and Skill.  In the four-day training session participants are immersed in the research-based 17 Classroom Practices to be an effective teacher.  Each of the 17 practices is examined through the lens of developing a Culture of Respect and promoting Academic Excellence.  Classroom management is anchored in the GE 8 Expectations. The 36 Life Principles promote students of character. Participants are provided with a GE Manual of instructional materials and a wealth of resources, research, and structures to use in his/her own learning environment.  GE Methodology provides a blue print to be an exemplary educator.  With full implementation of Great Expectations Methodology, academic performance and attendance go up and discipline referrals go down. 

Grade Levels to choose from:

  • Lower Elementary Methodology PK-2
  • Upper Elementary Methodology 3-5
  • Middle School Methodology 6-8
  • High School Methodology 9-12

Methodology 2 – Returning Participants

This class offers a fresh look at all 17 practices and how to “put the puzzle together” in deeper implementation. The class will include more structures to easily implement into your instruction to improve not only your implementation of GE, but also enhance your overall instruction. This class covers grades PK-12.

Methodology 3 - Returning Participants

Empowering Educators: Living the Teacher's Creed The Teacher's Creed stands as a guiding philosophy that encapsulates the noble aspirations and responsibilities of educators. It serves as a beacon, illuminating the path towards transformative teaching and learning experiences for both students and teachers alike. This course delves into the significance of this creed, inviting educators to embark on a journey of self-reflection, growth, and commitment to excellence in teaching. It invites educators to reaffirm their commitment to the noble profession of teaching by internalizing the principles of the Teacher's Creed and translating them into action.

Methodology 4 – Returning Participants

Skills for Today and Tomorrow: Developing the 4Cs in Teaching and Learning

The 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity) stand as cornerstones of 21st-century learning. This course equips educators with the knowledge, strategies, and tools to cultivate these essential skills in their students and foster a culture of inquiry, innovation, and excellence in the classroom. Educators will be empowered to reimagine their instructional practices and cultivate a dynamic learning environment to nurture the 4C by integrating these essential skills into their teaching pedagogy. Educators will learn how to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to navigate complexities, communicate effectively, collaborate productively, and create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Methodology 5

Student Engagement Powered through the Gamification of Learning

The integration of gamification has emerged as a powerful tool for transforming traditional learning experiences into dynamic and engaging adventures. In this course, educators explore the principles, strategies, and practical applications of gamification to enhance student motivation, participation, and achievement. Educators will learn to harness the transformative potential of gamification to create immersive, motivating, and effective learning experiences by embracing gamification principles and leveraging innovative strategies. Educators will learn to unlock new pathways for student engagement, collaboration, and academic success in future-ready classrooms.

Support Class Year 1

Great Expectations? What is it? The presenter will use engaging, exciting, and interactive activities to teach components of Great Expectations so that participants will be able to assist in implementing at their school. Participants will receive a Great Expectations Support Notebook.

Support Class Year 2

What are some strategies that I can use to help me when I am on duty or assisting in the classroom? 7 Keys to Discipline, Low & High Self-Esteem, and Changing Dialog are topics discussed in this class. GE components will be reviewed and applied to new learning. Participants will need to bring their GE Notebook with them.