Great Expectations-September 2015

Begin Your School Year Enriched with New Ideas

GE Fall Conference

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 9am-12pm

100 North University Drive

Edmond, OK

11 concurrent academic sessions available. Register online at

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GE Model School Celebration

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 1:30-3:30pm

100 North University Drive

Edmond, OK

Guest Speaker--Oklahoma State Superintendent, Joy Hofmeister

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Goals lead to Successful Beginnings for 2015-2016

The beginning of the school year is filled with anticipation, excitement and nervousness for adults and children alike. Goals have been written and rewritten and a successful school year is typically a common goal. But what does a successful school year look like?

Success is defined as "the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals."

But what does a successful school year look like? The key to success is having clear and measurable goals AND writing them down. Take the time to not only write your goals as the educator, but talk with learners about goals and have them write their goals. Revisit those goals periodically with learners. Give learners feedback during the year so they know where they are in regards to meeting those goals successfully.

As you greet the new school year and continue to plan for 2015-2016 challenge yourself and your learners to do 4 things:

Create a Vision - what does success look like this year? "Begin with the end in mind".

Make it Measurable - make a list of goals.

Set Benchmarks - keep on track.

Celebrate Success - celebrate along the way and review your vision.

Have a SUCCESSful 2015-2016 school year!

Sources: Why You Should Be Writing Down Your Goals by Ashley Feinstein

September Dates to Remember

September is Hispanic Heritage Month

September 7 - Labor Day

September 11 - Patriot Day - National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 13 - National Grandparents' Day

September 15ish - International Dot Day

September 22 - Fall Conference - UCO

September 22 - Model School Celebration, UCO

September 23 - Autumnal Equinox - 1st day of Fall

Debbie Kerrigan-GE Representative & Instructional Coach

For more information on registering for these events or GE educator training, please contact me.