We are looking forward to visiting each Oklahoma Academy program this year!
Jennifer Wilkinson (SDE Alternative Ed Director) has scheduled Regional Meetings during the week of September 23. The morning session will be a regional meeting in which Jennifer will go over state requirements and other information, OTAC will go over how we will work with your programs this year, and K20 will provide info on their services for alternative educators.
We will be going over the NEW RUBRIC (!!!) based on the 17 criteria for Oklahoma Academies. (We really think you'll like the new rubric. We will be posting a copy of it here, on our website, next week so that you have an opportunity to comment on it.)
We have also been working with Jennfer to try to figure out how we can reduce your reporting burden this year -- we'll be talking about that as well.
The afternoon session will be a New to Alt Ed meeting. If this will be your first or second year working in Alt Ed, or if you'd just like to participate, you are more than welcome to stay. We will be going over the 17 criteria in as much detail as time permits.
The other goal of both the morning and afternoon sessions is to answer your questions -- so bring 'em on.
We look forward to seeing all of you, both at the meetings and in your schools.
Also, if you are on the SDE's Alternative Education listserve, you should have received an email today with info about your implementation plans, student data from last year, and the regional meetings. If you didn't get that email, just send an email to Jennifer to tell her you'd like to be added to the listserve.