EngageOK prepares teachers to educate the next generation of Oklahomans
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - This morning, Lawton Public Schools hosted the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s annual EngageOK On the Road summer education conference.
The one day conference was held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., with an abundance of training programs.
EngageOK works to provide helpful content to all education employees, not just teachers.
Justin Newton, the Executive Director of Events and External Relations for he State Department of Education, says needs differ from area to area, but the presentations they offer apply to all education staff in Oklahoma.
“There is content for teachers, counselors, school administrators, treasures, and clerks. The vast majority of it is curriculum related. There’s a huge team here, from Curriculum Instruction, one of our offices. There are sessions about the science of reading, curriculum standards, sessions about school safety and security, trauma informed instruction, the list is quite long. There is a lot of stuff that really needs to get out there and this is a great way to get it to a lot of people,” said Newton.
Following today’s conference in Lawton, EngageOK On the Road will travel to Southmoore, Jenks, McAlester, and Durant all within the next week.
For a more information, or a full list of the EngageOK stops, click here.
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