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Professional Development

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education support professional development that enhances student preparation. The State Regents provide FREE professional development programs to EPAS-participating schools. A staff of three K-12 specialists are available for on-site training in schools.

Free On-Site Professional Development
Fall 2014 EPAS Professional Development Workshops
2014-15 College Access Counselor Retreats
College Access Challenge Grant Counselor Summer Institute

Free On-Site Professional Development
The EPAS specialists are available for training sessions that offer assistance in interpretation of EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT results; supporting materials, core curriculum planning and alignment; and using ACT’s College Readiness Standards alignment to Common Core to boost student performance on state assessments. Presentations may be designed for general audiences or specific areas, such as math, English, science, social studies and reading. EPAS specialists working in consultation with a local school will design a program that meets the school’s particular needs. For more information, contact the EPAS staff.


Fall 2014 EPAS Professional Development Workshops
Professional development workshops for administrators, counselors and curriculum leaders will be held statewide each fall. Topics will include:

Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. Online registration is now available (opens in new window).

Thursday, Sept. 18 Lawton Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 W. Lee Blvd., Auditorium, Room 118
Tuesday, Sept. 23 Broken Arrow Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, 3100 E. New Orleans St., Auditorium
Wednesday, Sept. 24 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave., College Union, Rooms 1, 2, 3
Monday, Sept. 29 Goodwell Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 309 E. Sewell St., Ballroom
Wednesday, Oct. 1 Burns Flat Western Technology Center, 621 Sooner Drive, Seminar Center
Thursday, Oct. 2 Hugo Kiamichi Technology Center, 107 S. 15th St., North Seminar


2014-15 College Access Counselor Retreats
Counselors, please mark your calendars and join us at a College Access Counselor Retreat for 2014-15. This is your time to relax and meet other counselors throughout the state. The retreats will be held at various locations statewide September 2014 through June 2015. Online registration is now available (opens in new window).

Retreat Flier/Agenda (PDF, 120k)


College Access Challenge Grant Counselor Summer Institute
Mark your calendars for the 2014 College Access Challenge Grant Counselor Summer Institute.

Date: July 21-24

Location: Quartz Mountain
22469 Lodge Road
Lone Wolf, OK 73655
Maps and directions

Conference Registration: Monday (1 p.m.)
Conference Dismissal: Thursday (1 p.m.)

Our Theme: "The Future is Now"

Agenda (PDF, 242m)

We will have innovative speakers, various updates, roundtable discussions with fellow counselors, and a whole lot of fun and relaxation. Prepare yourselves to attend this invigorating conference and expand your professional leadership community!

Online registration is now available (opens in new window).