Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma
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About TLI

Oklahoma ranks near the bottom of our nation’s educational funding. We believe that Oklahoma’s educational crisis now boils down to a single issue: the quality of human capital in our schools.

A statewide teacher shortage: The State Board of Education has approved 44% more emergency teaching certifications during the 2017-2018 academic year than the previous year, totaling nearly 2,000 certifications.

Falling numbers: Enrollment in teacher prep programs in Oklahoma is down 30 percent. A high percentage of the current Oklahoma teaching workforce will be retirement age in the next 5 years.

Retention: Data shows the majority of teachers in Oklahoma leave the teaching profession between years 2-5.

The Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma will provide four critical services to Oklahoma schools: high quality professional learning, teacher recruitment and certification, teacher development, and school leader development.


2nd Annual Novice Teacher Development Conference
February 27, 2019 at OU-Tulsa
Call for Proposals EXTENDED January 1, 2019

Conference Themes:
Teacher Effectiveness - Highlights specific practices that are essential for novice teachers to get right in their first year. 
Coaching, Mentoring, and Professional Learning - Provides guidance on how to effectively mentor, coach, and develop new teachers aligned with adult learning theory and the needs of teachers
Recruitment and Selection - Examines methods for recruiting and selecting new teachers
Retaining Top Talent - Describes ways of ensuring that new teachers persist in the field and methods for retaining new teachers

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Pilot Results

The Data

The initial pilot of teacher training has occurred over three years at Collegiate Hall Charter School.

In Collegiate Hall’s first three years, 70% of teachers had no previous teaching experience before joining the school.

Cohort 1 of TLI Fellows started in July of 2018 with 10 teachers from Broken Arrow Public Schools and Cleveland Public Schools.
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Become a Partner School

TLI is currently developing partner schools. Partners schools should:

Determine the overall human capital strategy and identify major district needs

Articulate their core values and high quality teacher and leader candidates

Identify key instructional skills that they deem essential to teaching their student population

Be able to support the development of teachers and leaders through time, financial, or human resources

Currently, TLI is seeking sites to join Cohort 2 of TLI Fellows (novice teachers) and a pilot group of school leaders to contribute to the overall training materials. If you are interested in becoming a partner school, please contact us here.

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