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December 2015-January 2016

Reaching the mid-point in the school is always exciting. You don't know where the first half of the year has gone and you're anxious about all that has to be accomplished in the approaching one. Below you'll find some opportunities and resources for this up-coming semester.

Continuing Teacher Training Academy

It is really important for you to get the training you need to have success with your program!

If you have questions about State TSA Conference, this training would be a great opportunity for you to come and ask questions!

Jan. 28, 2016


Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus
13301 S. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register Here!

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Project Lead the Way

Summer Training

Summer Training information will be available soon! Please watch your inbox for an email from our office. We'll send it just as soon as the courses and dates are determined!

PLTW School Support

New Hours!

School Support and Technical Support now available Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. EST to 11 p.m. EST (8 p.m. PST).

PLTW National Summit March 20-23, 2016

Share classroom solutions. Build your professional network. Learn alongside others who are committed to empowering students to thrive in our evolving world.

All at PLTW Summit 2016.

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills

Great resource! Check it out at

Salary and Teaching Schedules

You all did a great job on getting your reports filed correctly and on time! Thank you!!!

OKACTE STEM Winter Conference

You are invited to the OkACTE STEM Winter Conference.

This year the conference will be held at Gordon Cooper Technology center in Shawnee Oklahoma on January 15 at 8:00 am. The price for the conference, continental breakfast, and hot lunch will be $25. OkACTE members receive a polo style shirt, the sizes are all in men’s. OkACTE members will also receive a $10 discount off the ticket price by entering their email address in the promotional code before ordering.


1 John C Bruton Dr, Shawnee, OK 74804

Hey Comprehensive Teachers! CESI Report, Will now open after the first of the year!

Each year, you will fill out a report to tell us about your students. This report is very comprehensive and takes a little longer than the Salary & Teaching report. We should have a sample spreadsheet online soon to show you what your data format should be. We'll send you an email with a link.

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Toshiba America Foundation Grants

Grants For Grades 6 - 12

Wanted: Classroom Innovators! Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.

6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year.
6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year - August 1 st and February 1 st each year.

Click here for more information and to apply on-line

Please note the following:
We only accept on-line applications through the designated links above.
Applications must be for project based learning. We do not consider requests solely for computers.

University of Missouri - Chemistry Immersion Program [CHIP] 2016

There is an important summer science opportunity for both high school teachers and students in chemistry and biochemistry at MU this summer. The Chemistry Immersion Program [CHIP] is a two-week professional development program for high school chemistry and biology teachers at the University of Missouri in Columbia. There will be two chemistry teachers and two biology teachers included in CHIP. Teachers will arrive on Sunday, July 10, 2016 and depart on Friday, July 22, 2016. During Week-I, teachers will refresh their knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry through chemistry and biochemistry laboratories, lecture, discussion, and collaboration with peers. During Week-II, CHIP teachers will teach the chemistry and biology concepts and laboratories to students attending CHIP.

MU Campus housing, dining, and one hour of graduate credit will be provided for all teachers accepted into CHIP. You will find additional information about both the teacher and student CHIP 2016 programs available on the CHIP website: to access additional information.

To apply to become a CHIP teacher fellow, you should visit our website: . From there you can navigate to the CHIP teacher fellows tab, which will give more information on our program, and the teacher application tab, which houses the application and lists all required materials. Applications and supplemental information can be submitted via email to, or through postal mail to:

University of Missouri – Columbia
Attn: Dr. Renee JiJi
125 Chemistry Bldg.
601 S. College Ave.
Columbia, MO 65211

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

High school students are also invited to register for CHIP [dates: July 17-22, 2016]. Please share the attached CHIP for Students flyer with your students. There is a $200.00 registration fee for high school students or rising college freshmen interested in joining the program. CHIP for students is designed to prepare students to be successful in collegiate chemistry, biochemistry, and/or biology. Scholarships are available for students requiring assistance.

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Announcing 2016 Summer Workshop Topics and Dates!

Where: Asheville, North Carolina

When: June-July 2016; see specific session dates below.

Why: Summer is a great time to be in Asheville! Truly a get-away destination, where workshop participants have a chance to balance the rigor of an intense 40-hour hands-on workshop with evenings of music, hiking, micro-brew beer tours and more.

You will receive 40 Continuing Credit Units and lesson plans for the material covered each week.

Tuition: $490 per person

10% discount for colleagues from the same district or participants who take more than one session per summer. Sign Up Now!