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Teacher Resources

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) (external link)
A free and open resource for faculty and students of higher education with links to online learning materials and annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (external link)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (external link)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Va., is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) (external link)
The members of the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics shall promote better teaching of mathematics in the schools of Oklahoma by holding meetings for the presentation and discussion of papers, by conducting surveys and investigations pertinent to its objectives, and encouraging publication and distribution of material designed to improve the teaching of mathematics.

Oklahoma Atlas (external link)
A Web resource for K-12 geography teachers and students.

Oklahoma City Zoo (external link)
The zoo offers group rates and discounts, outreach and on-grounds programs, program grants, and resources for teachers, libraries and homeschoolers.

Oklahoma Global Education
The focus of global education is the relationship of the world's cultures and systems and the connections of human beings and their common fate, regardless of the national boundaries within which they live. This site explores the various global education initiatives in Oklahoma and beyond.

Oklahoma State Department of Education (external link)
The purpose of professional development is to help all teachers continue their education beyond initial licensing and certification by the state so Oklahoma students are taught by professional educators, who are up-to-date with the latest in brain research and best practices along with changes in policies.

Oklahoma Student Preparation
The Student Preparation Office of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education helps PK-12 educators and parents effectively prepare students for college readiness. Through online resources, regional workshops, on-site training and retreats, the student preparation team provides educators, parents and students with the resources necessary to ensure all Oklahoma students and their families are college ready.

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program (TSEIP)
TSEIP is a legislative program that reimburses eligible student loan expenses or pays an equivalent cash benefit to individuals who graduate from an Oklahoma accredited teacher education program, receive teaching certification in math or science and agree to teach in an Oklahoma public secondary school for at least five years.

Oklahoma Teacher Connection
The Oklahoma Teacher Connection’s mission is to recruit, retain and place teachers throughout Oklahoma’s K-12 schools.

Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

Reading Conference
As the ELL student population continues to grow rapidly within America’s schools, so are the escalating scholastic and social issues these ELL learners face. These concerns are disproportionately outpacing the skill sets teachers need to adequately serve the ELL learners they teach. In an effort to offset these academic disparities, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education — in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Langston University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Cameron University, the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Commission on Teacher Preparation — hosts an annual Reading Literacy Conference.

Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (external link)
Oklahoma's premier science museum includes Dome Theater, aviation and space artifacts, hands-on science exhibits, cultural galleries, planetarium, museum store and a café. Satisfy your brain's hunger for knowledge at Science Museum Oklahoma and chomp down on interactive and entertaining science delicacies and much more.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (external link)
Teachers with Stafford Loans may qualify for loan forgiveness if certain eligibility requirements are met. The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program was created by Congress in 1998 to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession in certain designated elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families. (external link)
In a continuing effort to recruit qualified education personnel for all Oklahoma public school districts, the Oklahoma State Department of Education provides each school district with a free membership to Oklahoma recruiters can use to post vacancies as well as search the database for qualified candidates. Teachers can register for a free membership on the site to view job postings, receive email notifications of job openings, view hiring school Web sites and electronically submit applications to prospective employers.

Tulsa Zoo (external link)
The mission of the zoo's Education Department is to help people of all ages develop a better understanding of the natural world. Activities are available for multiple age groups.

University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Debt-Free Teachers Program (external link)
In order to recruit and retain the nation’s best students, OU's Rainbolt College has established a Debt Forgiveness Program for incoming teacher education students.