Education Technology - Professional Development

High quality, ongoing, and sustained professional development is critical to the successful integration of technology in the classroom. In support of this effort, the Instructional Technology section provides face-to-face and online learning opportunities.

Monthly Digital Teaching and Learning Webinars

With the recent passage of Oklahoma House Bill 1576, Oklahoma teachers are required to have professional development covering "digital teaching and learning standards to enhance content delivery to students and improve student achievement." In order to meet this need, the OSDE will be providing monthly webinars on various uses of technology to enhance instruction.

NOTE: All sessions will be recorded and will be posted on this web page after the live event.

MonthDateTimeTopicDescriptionPresenterRegistration LinkArchive VideosPresentation Slides
September 20179-29-173:00 p.m.ISTE StandardsLearn more about the 2016 ISTE Student Standards and the 2017 ISTE Teacher Standards.Kurt Bernhardt - OSDE View on Vimeo 
11-2-173-4 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.Teaching About Technology with StorybooksSo you don't have much technology in your school? Don't let that stop you. Attend this webinar to learn about how you can teach important concepts about technology through Children's Literature. Dr. Theresa Cullen from the University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education will share from her technology personal storybook collection and will share examples of how you can inspire students to consider tech careers and show digital citizenship without ever having to turn on a switch. We will discuss both technology and ELA standards that you will be able to address with one lesson plan.Dr. Theresa Cullen - Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma
 View on Vimeo 
November 2017Nov. 277 p.m.Swift PlaygroundsPrepare for Computer Science Week and the Hour of Code by learning how to teach your students Swift Playgrounds on the iPad.Dr. Theresa Cullen View on Vimeo 
Nov. 283 p.m.Code.orgPrepare for Computer Science Week and the Hour of Code by learning how to teach your students how to code on Danner View on Vimeo 
Nov. 297 p.m.Scratch Jr.Prepare for Computer Science Week and the Hour of Code by learning how to teach your students how to code with the Scratch Jr. for iPad or Android tablets.Shelly Fryer View of VimeoDownload Slides
Nov. 307 p.m.ScratchScratch is free software from MIT which allows learners of any age to create interactive games, tell stories, make animations, and more. In this session we'll learn the basics of Scratch coding and highlight ways to get your own students started with Scratch.Dr. Wesley Fryer View of Vimeo

View Slides and other Scratch Resources

December 2017No PD in December. 
2018 Dates will be posted when available. 


Presentation Slides from Past Events

Altus PD - Feb. 20, 2017: Engaging Students with Digital Learning


Face-to-Face Opportunities

If you would like face-to-face professional development for teachers within your district in the use of technology in the classroom, contact Kurt Bernhardt at or 405-521-3364. Please provide details of what type of training you would like, the number of teachers and the requested time frame.

Other Online Opportunities

We currently offer training in Bullying Prevention.

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Last updated on September 21, 2018