Spring 2020 Continuing Education Symposium

Symposium Friday, March 6, 2020
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Devon Energy Center – VAST (50th Floor)
333 W. Sheridan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Event Parking available at the Devon Energy Center Parking Garage at N. Harvey Ave. and Park Ave. entrance.

Our third Continuing Education Symposium will be held on March 6, 2020 at the Devon Energy Center. Join us for inspiring speakers and panels discussing key topics in Education today and an exclusive tour of Oklahoma City's Downtown John Rex Charter School!

Breakfast and lunch provided.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
8:00 am Registration / Breakfast / Visit Sponsor Exhibits
8:30 am Welcome
Opening Keynote Speaker
John Rex Administration
John Rex Charter School is the first downtown Oklahoma City Charter School. Their mission is to be a launch pad for discovery for students in the John Rex area. John Rex is unique in that they work to expand opportunities within walking distance of the school. Downtown neighbors include performing and visual arts organizations, civic and business groups, plus numerous cultural and sports-related resources. Access to these amenities provides a unique experience for students.
9:00 am Using the Downtown Landscape as the Learning Environment / CEU 1
Tour of John Rex Charter School
  • Personalized Learning Experiences: Bringing the City of Oklahoma City into the school and catalyze the downtown community
  • Guiding positive and nurturing learning relationships between students, teachers, city leaders, and parents to unite the diversity among the stakeholders
  • Creating ‘learning launcher’ spaces that accommodate all students in a grade level or team, children and staff will foster positive caring relationships with each other
10:00 am Personalized Learning Experiences: Design for Success / CEU 2
Sarah Day, Steelcase
In this course, you will learn about the main characteristics of authentic personalized learning experiences. You will also discover specific design strategies and principles to create inspiring and enriching learning spaces. Lastly, you will find considerations and a variety of applications to help a school or district support personalized learning experiences.
11:00 am Education Spotlight Panel

Jeff McMillan, Deer Creek Public Schools
Jeff has five years of teaching experience. Prior to teaching he served in the United States Army and is a Disabled Veteran. His teaching experience includes Life Skills, Transition Skills for General & Special Education students

Daniel Sharples, Tulsa School for Arts and Sciences
Daniel Sharples is Community Development Director at the Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences. Daniel's role at the school serves many functions: community outreach, student recruitment, program coordination, fundraising / grant writing, and liaison for TSAS supporting organizations. While not at work, he enjoys writing, reading, basketball, developing his cooking skills, and watching The Office and Seinfeld on repeat with his wife. Daniel has served TSAS in previous roles as a teacher and Dean of Students.

Shan Glandon, Jenks Public Schools
Shan has been a member of the Teaching and Learning Team at Jenks Public Schools since 2000 and coauthored the 2005 Jenks Public Schools Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application. She is a leader in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. Shan earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Information Science from State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of four books and numerous professional articles. She also serves on two community boards i.e., Discovery Lab Children’s Museum, the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education (past chair, treasurer, board member).
12:00 pm Lunch / Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Mary Melon, OKCPS Foundation
Mary Melon is the Executive Director for the Oklahoma City Public School Foundation. Her goals are to be a support system to Oklahoma City Public Schools through four essential focuses.
  • Focus #1: Supporting Teachers, Classrooms and Students
  • Focus #2: Community Engagement
  • Focus # 3: English Language Learning Programs
  • Focus #4: Teacher and Leader Professional Development
1:00 pm Nature Meets Universal Design: Designing for active outdoor play for all abilities / CEU 2
Suzanne Quinn, Kompan
This presentation showcases the process, outcomes, and benefits of MEP systems surveys using data from the recent survey of a large suburban school district. The presentation will cover the process of gathering data and organizing the findings to deliver a prioritized repair/replacement/maintenance study for use by a K-12 school district for financial planning.
2:00 pm A World of Learning / CEU 3
Alayna Benefield, KI
In this course, we explore the divide that currently exists in the adoption of active learning spaces, the default connection and personalization of learning made possible by the widely adopted, nearly ubiquitous use of technology, and then explore examples of total participation, in which we discuss the interwoven relationship between student, faculty, and space. We will explore living examples that are inspiring positive and disruptive change in the future of learning, and fundamentally champion a mindset that open and immersive dialogues with other citizens of education will result in a connected community of leaders.
3:00 pm 10 Million Square Feet: A K-12 Campus/Multi-Campus MEP Systems Survey / CEU 4
Jeff Zabransky, Salas O’Brien MEP
This presentation showcases the process, outcomes, and benefits of MEP systems surveys using data from the recent survey of a large suburban school district. The presentation will cover the process of gathering data and organizing the findings to deliver a prioritized repair/replacement/maintenance study for use by a K-12 school district for financial planning.
4:00 pm Reception at VAST / Devon Building Tour
Drawing for Door Prizes


Sponsorship Opportunities

Premium Sponsor – $500

  • One skirted display table with two chairs
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch for 2 company staff on site
  • Opportunity to attend Friday evening reception
  • Invitation to attend all symposium sessions
  • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at the start of symposium session
  • Company logo in official symposium program
  • Recognition as symposium lunch sponsor
  • Company logo displayed on signage during lunch

Gold Sponsor – $350

  • One skirted display table with two chairs
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch for 2 company staff on site
  • Opportunity to attend Friday evening reception
  • Invitation to attend all symposium sessions
  • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at the start of symposium session
  • Company logo in official symposium program
  • Recognition as symposium breakfast sponsor
  • Company logo displayed on signage during breakfast

Silver Sponsor – $250

  • One skirted display table with two chairs
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch for 1 company staff on site
  • Opportunity to attend Friday evening reception
  • Invitation to attend all symposium sessions
  • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at the start of symposium session
  • Company logo in official symposium program
  • Recognition as symposium Friday evening reception sponsor
  • Company logo displayed on signage during Friday evening reception

Registration

Members: $15
Non-Members: $30
School Districts / Educators: FREE

Must register by March 4

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Premium
Guernsey RTA Timberlake Construction

Gold
CMS Willowbrook KFC
KKT MEP
Scott Rice Steelcase
V/S America

Silver
GH2 Kompan
koroseal Milliken
Patcraft