State Department of Education to hold PASS Plus Academies For teachers throughout state

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) will host professional development sessions statewide this fall regarding Priority Academic Student Skills, or PASS. Under recently signed legislation, Oklahoma’s PreK-12 teachers must use PASS standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics through 2016. The state will develop new and stronger academic standards to go into effect in 2016.

In PASS Plus Academies, OSDE staff will offer suggestions for enhancing instructional effectiveness using evidence-based activities. Participants will learn how to increase rigor, relevance and resources for PASS.

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A PASS Plus Academy will be held at the following dates and communities:

Monday, Sept. 29 — Durant
Tuesday, Sept. 30 — Idabel
Wednesday, Oct. 1 — Talihina
Thursday, Oct. 2 — Tahlequah
Monday, Oct. 6 — Guymon
Tuesday, Oct. 7 — Woodward
Thursday, Oct. 9 — Chickasha
Friday, Oct. 10 — Ada
Monday, Oct. 20 — Tulsa
Tuesday, Oct. 21 — Pryor
Friday, Oct. 24 — Oklahoma City
Monday, Oct. 27 — Weatherford
Tuesday, Oct. 28 — Altus
Wednesday, Oct. 29 — Duncan
Monday, Nov. 10 — Ponca City
Wednesday, Nov. 12 — Okmulgee
Monday, Nov. 17 — Kingfisher

Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. are for:

  • PreK-2nd Grade Math
  • 3rd Grade-5th Grade ELA
  • Secondary ELA (9th Grade-12th Grade)
  • Secondary Math (9th Grade-12th Grade)

Afternoon sessions, held 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., are for:

  • PreK-2nd Grade ELA
  • 3rd Grade-5th Grade Math
  • Secondary ELA (6th Grade-8th Grade)
  • Secondary Math (6th Grade-8th Grade)
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Last updated on October 4, 2018