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In collaboration with Oklahoma State University, TeleEDGE offers ongoing, virtual professional development for Oklahoma educators. The goal is to provide a venue to improve educational practice through case-based learning and rich discussions. TeleEDGE networks allow participants a real-time option to learn and share with fellow educators across the state.


April 29, 2021
Summer Planning
Speakers: Renee Dove, Superintendent, Okmulgee Public Schools, and Tanya Jones, Director of Federal Programs and Grants, Tahlequah Public Schools

May 6, 2021
Planning Support for Mental Health During Summer Learning Experiences
Speakers: Sarah Kirk, School Counselor Specialist, OSDE, and Trisha Goga, School Psychologist Crisis Team, OSDE

May 13, 2021
Partnering For Summer Learning: How can schools and communities partner to provide summer learning experiences?
Facilitator: Sonia Johnson, Executive Director of Family & Community Engagement/21st Century Community Learning Centers, OSDE
Guests: Clifta Fugett, Assistant Superintendent, Muldrow Public Schools, and Glenda Sellers, Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) Coordinator, Grand View School

May 20, 2021
Enrichment Through Summer Learning: How can summer enrichment experiences support student learning, well-being, and success?
Speakers: Christine Koerner, Executive Director of STEM Education, OSDE; Chelsea Hunt, Executive Director of Work-Based Learning & Industry Engagement, OSDE; Gavin Niemeyer, Career Counselor, Yukon High School and Samone Thompson, School Logistics Manager, Millwood Public Schools

May 27, 2021
Supporting Students with Gaps in Foundational Reading Skills
Speakers: Melissa Ahlgrim, Director of Reading Sufficiency, OSDE; Kristen Jones, Curriculum Director, Enid Public Schools and Leslie Wichert, Federal Programs Coordinator, Enid Public Schools 

June 3, 2021
Supporting Students with Gaps in Mathematics Through Accelerated Learning Models
Speakers: Susan Kirk, Director of Elementary Math, OSDE; Christine Koerner, Executive Director of STEM Education, OSDE and Robbyn Glinsmann, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Mustang Public Schools

July 15, 2021
Assessing Unfinished Learning and Mental Health Needs
Speakers: Dr. Gary Duhon, School of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, and Lesa Rohrer, Executive Director of Data Literacy, OSDE

August 5, 2021
Social-Emotional Learning Competencies
Speakers: Beth Whittle, Executive Director of Counseling, OSDE; and Blaire Harrison, School Climate Transformation Specialist, OSDE 

August 12, 2021 
Flexible Grouping to Support Accelerated Learning 
Speakers: Ashley Moore, Director of Gifted and Talented Education, OSDE; and Brandy Ball, Coordinator of Fine Arts, Gifted and AP, Putnam City Public Schools 

August 19, 2021 
Supporting Special Populations 
Speakers: Michele DeBerry and Chelsea Bowlan, Program Specialists, OSDE 

September 9, 2021
Oklahoma Trauma-Informed Framework
Speakers: Dr. Shelly Ellis, Deputy Superintendent of Student Support, OSDE; Elizabeth Suddath, Executive Director of Preventions Services, OSDE and Amanda Sellers, School Climate Specialist, OSDE 

September 16, 2021
Multi-Tiered System of Support: Academic, Behavior and SEL/Mental Health Components 
Speakers: Elizabeth Suddath, Executive Director of Prevention Services, OSDE; Kristen Perez-Rickles, MTSS Behavior Specialist, OSDE and Melissa Ahlgrim, Director of Reading Sufficiency, OSDE 


In June, the OSDE's annual summer conference was held virtually for the second year in a row. Recordings of 26 EngageOK in the Cloud sessions are now available. Topics include supporting unfinished learning, creating a positive school climate, supporting literacy instruction and much more.