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SWOSU Student Teachers Complete Training and Present Gifts to OKC Schools

September 25, 2013

NCATE Training
Southwestern Oklahoma State University students recently completed a field experience in Oklahoma City and as a thank you to participating schools, $200 vouchers were presented for scholastic books and materials. Accepting for Oklahoma City Schools and Douglass M-HS are (back middle) OKCPS Human Capital Secondary Team Leader Clay Vinyard and Principal Barbara Davis (front right). Making the presentation from SWOSU at Douglass Mid-High School are (front from left): Tawnda Warford, Mountain View; and Johnna Smith, Blooming Grove, TX. Back row from left—Bruce Belanger, DOE; SWOSU student teacher Aaron Newberry, Harrah; Brent Bogart, Mangum; and Chase Evans, Calumet.

NCATE Training
Southwestern Oklahoma State University students recently completed a field experience in Oklahoma City and as a thank you to participating schools, $200 vouchers were presented for scholastic books and materials. Accepting for Oklahoma City Schools and Capitol Hill HS are Principal Alex Souza (second from left) and OKCPS Human Capital Secondary Team Leader Clay Vinyard (far right). Making the presentation from SWOSU at Capitol Hill High School are (left to right) Bruce Belanger, DOE; and SWOSU student teachers Shelby Sparkman of Quanah (TX) and Audra Broadhead of Mounds. 

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 49 fall semester student teachers in Weatherford recently completed their National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) requirement for “field experience in a diverse school setting” during a two-day training session.

Starting the training was Shannon Freeman, director of recruitment, deployment and retention at Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). She, along with a team of OKCPS human capital professionals, spoke to the student teachers in preparation for their field trip.

The student teachers then travelled to Oklahoma City to spend a day in one of 17 schools in the district. The students were accompanied by Bruce Belanger, coordinator of student teaching and field experiences at SWOSU, and Debbie Case, instructor in the Department of Education (DOE).

As a thank you to the schools, the DOE presented two participating secondary schools with $200 vouchers for scholastic books and materials.

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