Teacher Professional Development and Resources
OCIC Payment for Professional Development Workshops
How do I request OCIC pay for my professional development opportunity?
At least 10 days prior to registration deadline or workshop date, complete an OCIC Professional Development Request Form and send to Anita Hudgins, OCIC Professional Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark the items you wish to be paid and give an estimated dollar amount.
OCIC will register you unless other arrangements or direction is given.
A school administrator’s signature must be on the request form before OCIC will process.
Attach workshop flyer/information.
Upon receipt, OCIC will process the request and email you with approval or denial. You may be asked to complete additional forms.
Details about travel will be mailed to you at the address provided on the form.
OCIC Travel Reimbursement Forms for approved travel/workshops must be completed and returned to OCIC immediately following the workshop. Itemized meal, parking and toll receipts must be signed by you and must accompany the reimbursement form. If the receipts are not itemized, reimbursement cannot be made.
OCIC's Virtual Professional Development Google Classroom
What trainings are available?
Introduction to G-Suite
Blended Learning Framework & Virtual Platforms
I Am Dizzy! What is a Station Rotation?
What the Flip is a Flipped Classroom?
Do I Need a Blender for Blended Learning?
Going Beyond the Walls- Virtual Learning Platforms
School Climate & Mental Health
Reducing Mental Health Stigma in the Schools
Student Engagement and Attendance
Behavior Interventions Across Tiers- Embedding SEL/ISF
How Do I Support the Mental Health and Behavior of All My Students?
How Do I Support My Students When I Am So Stressed?
How Do I Help Everybody When All My Students Are Coming in a Little Behind?
How Do I Deliver Interventions Remotely?
Transitioning Students from the SPED Classroom to the General Education Classroom
The Bachelorette- A Para's Journey
Chopped- Ingredients to Successful Relationships with Students in SPED
Mythbusters- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Real Paras of Osage County- A Day in the Life of a Para
Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
SPED and COVID-19
How Do I Stay on Top of SPED Guidelines?
How Do I Support Students with Different Disabilities in My Classroom?
PLUS FEATURED SPEAKER CONTENT BY INSTRUCTIONAL TECH EXPERT MATT MILLER
How do I gain access to OCIC's Virtual Professional Development Google Classroom?
Once given the password, following these steps to join the google classroom:
- Go to classroom.google.com.
- Enter your google username and click next.
- Enter your google password and click next.
- If there is a Welcome message, read it, and click Accept.
- If this is your first time in Google Classroom, click Teacher, this will allow you to create future classes for the school year.
- Once you are logged in, go back to the top left-hand corner and click on the +, this will allow you to join a class.
- You will type in the class code (provided by Anita Hudgins) and press join.
- You are now in OCIC’s Google Classroom and have access to all Professional Development as it is released.
What devices are recommended for accessing OCIC's Virtual Professional Development Google Classroom?
Should I use my school email or my personal email?
Global Compliance Network (GCN) Tutorials
How do I access GCN?
Click here to access GCN's Website.
Click the "Login to View Training" button.
Enter OCIC's Organization ID (39490) and then click "Submit" button.
Use your previously given user ID to login, or click the "I was not given a user ID or I forgot my user ID" button to have your user ID sent to your school email.
Select tutorials from the list provided by your school administrator.
External Professional Development Opportunities
Oklahoma Curriculum Frameworks
Frameworks for Mathematics, ELA, Science, and Social Studies to help educators translate OAS into classroom practice.
Online platform that takes real and new content from trusted providers and turns it into learning materials that meet most state standards.
Free practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboard for math, science, history and more.
Free website offering resources for differentiated reading instruction, specifically comprehension.
A private mobile messaging platform that helps teachers, parents, students, coaches, admin, etc. communicate with everyone at once.
Mental Health and School Climate
OCIC School Counseling Website
The Oklahoma State Department of Education's website filled with school counseling resources for school counselors and teachers
The Oklahoma State Department of Education's Student Support office houses resources on prevention, school climate, and responding to school crises
The national technical assistance center for implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, including resources on bullying prevention, classroom management, and mental health supports
Missouri's website filled with resources on classroom management, school-wide behavior supports, and resources for Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavior interventions
How Do I Support the Mental Health and Behavior of All Students?
A brief self-guided professional development for teachers on strategies for supporting students in the classroom
List of books to read to students that address social skills, mental health, and behavior
Dr. Marc Brackett on Emotional Intelligence
Youtube video in which Dr. Marc Brackett explains how to become an "emotion scientist" in order to "help us achieve our goals and improve our lives."
Behavior Intervention Resources Packet
Click to download a zip file of behavior intervention protocols and resources for students
Digital platform that offers best-in-class calculators and digital math activities. The activity builder has many capabilities for any subject area.
Allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions and students can post video responses.
A Google Slides Add-on that allows you to turn your slides into an interactive lesson. Must be added through Google Slides.
A teaching tool used to place interactive content into pre-existing videos from a variety of sources, such as TES or YouTube, or into videos you have made.
Digital platform that allows teachers to teach, monitor, and coach in real time. Integrates with Google.
Free graphics design platform that's great for creating lecture slides and presentations. Gives students the ability to share and collaborate on designs.
Allows teachers and students to construct their own comic strips. Free with the ability to purchase premium options.
Platform that provided live games such as Trust no One, The Floor is Lava, Human vs. Zombies, etc. It also has the option to assign the content as homework that can be completed asynchronously.
A math game that has students answer math questions to complete epic quests earn in-game rewards. It provides the teacher with data to track student progress.
Live trivia and review games with a variety of game modes. It also provides a score report and question analysis so teachers can easily identify areas that they may need to review again.