April 2023

Other OKSTE Events

SAVE THE DATE - SE Quadrant Meeting - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Wednesday, May 3rd | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | McAlester Public Schools

More information coming soon!

The Best New & Free AI Tools That Could Be Used in the Classroom

As just about everybody knows, new Artificial Intelligence tools are everywhere these days, and it’s hard to keep up with it all.


3 Principals to Watch: Reshaping Learning Landscapes Through Creative Solutions

3 leaders are taking bottom-up approaches to attendance, literacy and teacher shortages.


Choice Board Best Practices (and Checklist)

In this episode and blog post, I’m sharing a checklist of best practices for creating an effective and engaging choice board for your classroom.


Story Walks in Oklahoma

Oklahoma boasts more than 25 Story Walks in communities across the state with some cities/towns having more than one!


Thank for attending OKSTE's 1-day Ed Tech Takeaway!

Forty participants attended a variety of workshops on subjects from digital tools & blended learning to cybersecurity & eSports.  Three lucky participants walked away with laptops donated by Trafera.  They included Drenna Robertson, who won the EdTech Smackdown, and two other participants who were randomly drawn. Presentations from this event are available here. 

Horizon: Digitally Enhanced Campus is a state agency that exists to serve Oklahoma's Schools as they implement online and digitally enhance instructions for their students. We do this is four main ways: Negotiate online vendor contracts and conduct reviews of online courses, Design and implement courses within the Horizon LMS, Provide teachers of record, and Administer Horizon Consortium. 

There is no cost to join the Horizon Consortium, and the window to join for AY 2023-23 is currently open through June 30th. Additionally, the state has approved a $950K subsidy to provide additional discounts for the concurrent and student licenses. While funs are available, districts new to Horizon can receive 30% off, and Horizon legacy members can receive 20% off. 

Read more about Horizon: Digitally Enhanced Campus here. 

Onboarding and Adopting Instructional Technologies: Preparing for your best school year yet

Did you know…on average, 67% of educational software product licenses go unused in the K-12 market today? Properly managing a portfolio of technologies requires continuous effort to minimize redundancy and waste. Oftentimes, we begin searching for and analyzing data around what’s being utilized and by whom as we try to remediate this negative effect. And, in turn, our efforts aren’t aimed enough at the root cause of the issue – failure to properly onboard and adopt these technologies.

In this one-hour interactive webinar, we’ll open discussion for you and your peers to share common challenges and best practices with:
• onboarding new staff and new instructional technologies,
• cataloging and communicating which applications have been purchased and how to maximize their effectiveness,
• building and maintaining resources and technologies that support the coach/ITRT’s role in teacher and student achievement.

Register now and plan to join us Tuesday, April 18th 3pm ET - one lucky attendee will win a Tory Burch handbag (valued at $398)!


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Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education

Donna J. Campo, Executive Director