Oklahoma City Public Schools Works with SWOSU Department of Education Students

Oklahoma City Student Teachers
Southwestern Oklahoma State University teacher candidates 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. Involved in the presentation at Shidler Elementary School were (from left) OKCPS Human Resources Elementary Team Leader Erica Alvarez; Shidler principal Beth Steele; SWOSU teacher candidates Hillary Hardin of Weatherford, Robyn Ray of Hinton and Julie Harms of Weatherford; Bruce Belanger, SWOSU Department of Education; and KCPS Human Resources Secondary Team Leader Bianca Rose.

Teacher Vouchers
Southwestern Oklahoma State University teacher candidates 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. Making the presentation at Webster Middle School was (right) Bruce Belanger of the SWOSU Department of Education.  Accepting for Oklahoma City Schools and Webster MS were (left to right) OKCPS Human Resources Secondary Team Leader Bianca Rose, Principal Mylissa Hall and Library Media Center Director Justin Best.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 34 spring semester teacher candidates 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 the Oklahoma City Public Schools teams of Shannon Freeman, director of recruitment, retention and deployment; Bianca Rose, secondary team leader for human resources; and Erica Alvarez, secondary team leader. They spoke to the teacher candidates at SWOSU in preparation for their field trip.

The teacher candidates then travelled to Oklahoma City to spend a day in one of seven schools in the district. The candidates were accompanied by Bruce Belanger, coordinator of field experiences at SWOSU’s Department of Education (DOE), and Allen Boyd, instructor in the DOE.

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