Professional Development
For Teachers, Principals and Counselors


High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference

Annual conference for thousands of school leaders, teachers and counselors from middle grades, high schools and technology centers across the country.

Oklahoma attendees at the July 2016 conference: 147 >

Literacy and Math Professional Development

SREB is partnering with states on a large-scale effort to help districts and schools adopt, spread and sustain effective literacy and math teaching strategies to meet their state’s college- and career-readiness standards.

The Literacy Design Collaborative framework empowers language arts, science and social studies teachers to build meaningful assignments aligned to their state’s college- and career-readiness standards. Teachers take ownership of their professional growth, and students take ownership of their learning.  

The Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching framework uses formative assessment lessons — part assessment, part instruction — to help teachers know whether their students understand material they have been taught. Teachers learn to adapt assignments and engage students so they understand the hows and whys of math.

During the 2016-17 school year, this SREB professional development reached Oklahoma educators in 43 schools.

Oklahoma teachers, principals and trainers who participated in training and coaching: 161 >

Project-Based Learning in Career Pathway Courses

Training model for teachers in high-skill career and technical education programs and career pathway academic courses. Academic and career and technical education teachers improve assignments and assessments by working with business and industry partners to develop projects that require students to apply college- and career-readiness and technical-academic standards.

Number of Oklahoma teachers and administrators in training or coaching in 2015-16: 9

Number of participating schools in Oklahoma during 2015-16: 3

Teaching to Lead

Helps states redesign programs that prepare business professionals to become career and technical education teachers through an alternative certification route. New CTE teachers gain knowledge and skills to manage a classroom of diverse students; plan challenging, work-related assignments; motivate students to complete assignments; and assess student progress.

Oklahoma adopted the curriculum. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership for Teaching to Lead.

New career and technical education teachers participate in 32 days of professional development, six coaching visits, and mentoring, with an option to earn 15 hours of credit toward a career and technical education provisional certification. Oklahoma participation:

  • 24 teachers from July 2013 through December 2014
  • 19 teachers from July 2014 through December 2015
  • 15 teachers during the 2015-16 school year
  • 10 new teachers in the 2016-17 school year cohort