Oklahoma Teacher Connection Collegiate Grants
Oklahoma Teacher Connection Collegiate Grants are one-year grants that encourage the recruitment, retention and placement efforts of teachers in Oklahoma. In fulfilling OTC goals and objectives, these grants vary in activity and scope, supporting pre-collegiate student visitations to colleges of education, visitations of higher education representatives to K-12 schools, student tutoring and college preparation sessions, conferences and workshops, and professional development for current teachers.
2014-15 Collegiate Grant RFP
Grant Application (PDF, 314k)
2013-14 OTC Collegiate Grant Partners
Cameron University – Elite Literacy helps pre-service teachers gain knowledge and understanding of the RTI process through workshops and work with elementary classrooms in reading intervention
Cameron University – REAL Teachers works with schools in southwest Oklahoma to assist in retaining secondary alternatively licensed teachers with fewer than five years experience by providing professional development to meet their specific needs.
Cameron University – Recruiting Future Teachers allows participating middle school students to attend a minimum of four seminars on Cameron’s campus. The goal of this project is to allow middle school students to gain an understanding of college attendance and be exposed to the teaching career.
East Central University – Synchrony in Literacy Development helps in-service and pre-service early childhood teachers recognize and understand Synchrony I literacy developments. Participants will learn about the spelling-reading connections and be given appropriate materials to maximize instructional time and student learning.
Northeastern State University – Celebration of Teaching is an informative and inspirational event for students, teacher candidates and teachers alike. An exciting day that showcases the career of education and those who aspire to careers in the field of education is the core of this project. Various workshops, guest speakers and lunch are also a part of this event.
Northeastern State University – TURN to Teaching: Providing College Connections and Preparation for Future Urban Educators is a comprehensive project in which K-12 students from urban school districts are provided exposure to college and provided ongoing, in-depth activities to enhance student interest and dedication leading to obtaining teacher certification and entering the teaching profession. Also, select TURN fellows (teacher candidates) will be visible at a selected Tulsa Public School for 14 weeks each semester.
Oklahoma City University – Connecting Across Cultures 3.0 is a conference that helps better prepare teachers in using best practices when working with students from diverse backgrounds. The guest speaker this year is LeDerick Home. He will share his moving, meaningful, and authentic experience of living with a disability.
Oklahoma State University – International Fair is a one-day event that provides Oklahoma fourth graders with the opportunity to learn about people and cultures from around the world. Highlights of the event include three world cultural sites: the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Castillo at Chichen-Itza. Each child will receive a postcard of the monument he/she visits. Authentic music and dance performance from two international student groups will perform. Volunteer pre-service teachers assist with the event.
Oklahoma State University – Videos for Teacher Recruitment will be developed to introduce students to the exciting field of teaching, specifically in high shortage areas. The four videos will include STEM teaching, mathematics, science and special education as a special emphasis. The target audience for these videos is high school students, undergraduate STEM majors and STEM-related career changers.
Oral Roberts University – Impacts 14 will provide teacher recruitment activities for select students from middle schools and high schools in the Tulsa area.
St. Gregory's University – Connecting STEM With Common Core Language Arts/Literacy Standards will allow teacher education candidates to participate in implementing common core standards into classroom instruction, positively impacting student learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and literacy. Teacher education candidates will be trained in integrating literacy, creativity, science and math with robotics and hands-on lesson planning. Fourth- through eighth-grade students will learn how to build and program robots using Lego blocks and simple technology.
University of Central Oklahoma – Multicultural Fair: Minority Youth Leadership Session helps students view college education as a viable and attainable option. They will also examine and develop communication and problem-solving skills necessary for academic achievement and professional careers. Lastly, the students will engage in a discussion about cultural/linguistic diversity and express an understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity. The students will have the opportunity to participate in a contest regarding the importance of valuing diversity.
University of Central Oklahoma – Preparing K-12 Students for College and Career invites various ACE high school programs, LEAP middle school students and FEA future teachers club members to an opportunity to visit UCO or have professors visit their site classrooms. LEAP/ACE/FEA students will be provided multiple opportunities to learn about college attendance and the teacher education programs and experience a day in the life on a university campus.
University of Central Oklahoma – Prospective Teachers Academy is designed to help high school juniors and seniors interested in teaching gain an in-depth understanding of the teacher education program from various perspectives, including college success strategies.
University of Central Oklahoma – Scholarships for Teacher Recruitment, through the Urban Teacher Preparation Academy, has the goal of providing more highly effective teachers for urban schools. Clinical experience, enhancing the preparation of pre-service teachers and infusing a deeper level of current and emerging technologies are all combined in the UTPA’s goals.