Even in the Summer, the learning continues.  Especially for Oklahoma educators.  Finding ways to engage students is a teacher's number one priority, and learning through workshops and conferences makes it way more fun!

Jeri Anderson
Jeri Anderson

Lawton Public Schools (LPS), is proud to host the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) annual EngageOK on the Road summer education conference on July 13. The one-day conference will be held at Lawton High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a free conference for local educators and will offer more than 100 professional development workshops. Sessions include everything from assessing student understanding, keeping students safe online, implementing health education, planning for success in federal programs, and many more.

The conference will begin with Lawton Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Hime along with a Keynote address from Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister.

"We are so thrilled to host another incredible day of PD for our staff and area educators," Hime said. "It's always exciting to see our educators collaborate and build their network to provide the best educational environment for our students."

Superintendent Hofmeister will then moderate a discussion with a student panel made up of 6-8 juniors and seniors from school districts across the area.

EngageOK on the Road is being offered at seven school districts across the state. Following the conference in Lawton, OSDE will travel to Southmoore High School on July 14, Jenks High School on July 18, McAlester High School on July 19, and Durant High School on July 20.

The conference is offered at no cost to educators, but attendees must register. For more information and to register in advance, visit http://engage.ok.gov/on-the-road/.

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