June 2013

Confederate generals Lee and Jackson to take center stage at symposium

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June-14-2013
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Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, one of America’s foremost authorities on the Civil War, will share his decades of scholarship and study on Gens. Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson when he delivers the keynote address for the Summer History Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on June 27 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. James “Bud” Robertson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the second Summer History Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 27 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts.

Robertson’s address will focus on Gens. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee, continuing the Summer History Symposium’s four-year focus on the American Civil War.

The event is free and open to the public.

USAO education department transitions to innovative co-teaching approach

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June-14-2013
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The USAO education department is making a transition to an innovative co-teaching approach to teacher education that enhances student and prospective teacher learning.

After two years of exhaustive research and collaboration, the teacher education program at the University of Science and Arts is launching a new approach to teacher preparation called co-teaching.

Robinson, Francais join state elite for Women’s Leadership Initiative

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June-14-2013
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USAO students Amanda Robinson (left) and Robin Francais joined 34 other undergraduate women from across the state for the National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute, a selective program designed to educate, inspire and empower women to become political leaders, in May.

Two students at the University of Science and Arts joined a select group of women from Oklahoma’s undergraduate institutions in participating in a National Education for Women’s Leadership Initiative in May.

TEACHING 2030: Leveraging Teacher Preparation 2.0

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Teacher preparation of today and tomorrow needs to equip new recruits to teach highly mobile students, develop their own assessments, improve data systems, engage parents and policymakers, and lead the transition of many of our high-needs schools into 24/7 community hubs. Download and read the entire report.

As Open Letter to Those Interested in Teacher Preparation

With the bombardment of reform efforts affecting public schools today, I thought you might be interested in developments involving the preparation of new teachers.
 
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has produced effective educators since the 1920s when the college was known as Oklahoma College for Women.  That proud tradition of graduating quality teachers continues at USAO today.

An Open Letter to Those Interested in Teacher Preparation

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The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has produced effective educators since the 1920s when the college was known as Oklahoma College for Women.  That proud tradition of graduating quality teachers continues at USAO today.  Continue Reading Here.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Announces a New Partnership

Teacher Education at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is launching a new partnership approach to the clinical side of teacher preparation.  Teachers and prospective teachers will be teamed as “two trained adults collaborating, planning and teaching” with one focus in mind – increased student learning.

USAO Announces a New Partnership

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Teacher Education at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is launching a new partnership approach to the clinical side of teacher preparation.  Teachers and prospective teachers will be teamed as “two trained adults collaborating, planning and teaching” with one focus in mind – increased student learning.  Continue Reading Here.

USAO Regents approve 2013-14 budget, other university improvements

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June-13-2013
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USAO President Dr. John Feaver (left) presents outgoing chairman John Nelson (right) with a gavel in honor of his leadership as chairman of the USAO Board of Regents. Hilary Kitz (not pictured) will succeed Nelson as chairwoman.

CHICKASHA – Focusing on the quality of both education and overall student experience, the Board of Regents at the University of Science and Arts approved university and committee recommendations on budget, tuition costs, curriculum changes and several other university functions at their meeting this week.

The regents approved a budget of $12.7 million for the coming academic year. This total includes $800,540 for authorized fee waivers and a $25,283 allocation to Jane Brooks School for the Deaf.