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Area Middle and High School Math and Science Teachers Receive Texas Instruments Training in McAlester and Poteau

11/27/2019

WILBURTON, Okla. – Forty-four area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day beginner TI (Texas Instruments) workshop while 50 teachers participated in a one-day intermediate and advanced training at at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester and Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau. The workshops were designed to help teachers integrate the TI-Nspire Navigator Systems effectively into classroom instruction, which helps students explore, understand and connect the principles of science, math, coding engineering design, and electronics. The trainings were conducted by Texas Instruments Specialists Mike Smith, Sandra Hocutt, Cassie Whitecotton, and Doug Roberts. 

“This Texas Instrument technology makes a huge impact in our local classrooms,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator Brianna Brassfield. “I enjoy hearing teachers collaborate, and see them learn ways to better serve their students.” 

The trainings are provided by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s 2017 GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant. GEAR UP is a federal initiative to increase the number of low income students who enter and successfully transition into postsecondary education. Eastern is beginning its third year of the $17 million grant, serving students, teachers, parents, and administrators in 39 partner schools in Southeast Oklahoma.


Thirty-two area middle and high school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day beginner TI (Texas Instruments) training at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester. Pictured are Lori Wilcox, Canadian; Jessie Snead, Harmony; John Glasco, Hartshorne; Brianna Harris, Krebs; Delilah Rodriguez, McAlester; Whitney Dixon, McAlester; Jacob Johnson, McAlester; Rachel Magaw, McAlester; Dustin Newberry, McAlester; Macy Savage, Moyers; Debbie Barnes, Panama; Kammy Burgess, Quinton; Tierston Fairchilds, Quinton; Donna Baze, Rattan; Sherry Duncan, Rattan; Barbara Sharp, Stringtown; Jeanne Durrence, Clayton; Lora Rogers, Coalgate; J.W. Stanley, Coalgate; Linda Strunk, Coalgate; Tandi Efurd, Eufaula; Holly Mussett, Eufaula; Lori Rippy, Eufaula; Beverly Cochran, Eufaula; Selina Riley, Hartshorne; Hailey Carpenter, Krebs; Shayla Blevins, McAlester; Ashley Gragg, McAlester; Amy Owens, McAlester; Michalina Sokolosky, Quinton; Lacey Herring, Stringtown; Susan Snider, Whitesboro; Sandra Hocutt, TI Specialist; Mike Smith, TI Specialst; Kathy Ramsey, Assistant to the GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator; and Brianna Brassfield, GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator.


Twelve area middle and high school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day beginner TI (Texas Instruments) training at Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau. Pictured are Cameron Box, Eufaula; Delicia White, Eufaula; Penny Williams, Fanshawe; Jim Britton, Poteau; Becky Baker, Shady Point; Lauren Deaton, Wister; Jennifer Morris, Cameron; Tamara Hardin, Howe; Shannon Stubbs, Howe; Kim Franklin, Porum; Ron Pitman, Porum; Aaron Spears, Porum; Sandra Hocutt, TI Specialist; and Mike Smith, TI Specialist.

Thirty area middle and high school math and science teachers recently participated in a one-day intermediate and advanced TI (Texas Instruments) training at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester. Pictured are Pam Gardner, Coalgate; Christy Swanick, Coalgate; Jamie Booth, Haileyville; Margaret Giles, Haileyville; Bret Lalli, McAlester; Felicia Wilson, McAlester; Michelle Moyer; Moyers; Angela Ervin, Rattan; Callie Reinhardt, Wilburton; Melinda Dobson, Canadian; Shana Grubis, Canadian; Whitney Stanford, Haileyville; Margaret Sorrell, Hartshorne; Cheyenne Phillips, Krebs; Patti Brannon, McAlester; Tim Collier, McAlester; Kelleya Cox, McAlester; Patricia Easley, McAlester; Sarah Emery, McAlester; Charles Geis, McAlester; Chrissy Guthrie, McAlester; Maggie Meadows, McAlester; Brie Matthews, McAlester; Tracey Matthews, McAlester; Bryan Phillips, McAlester; Tonya McKnight, Moyers; Chad Carson, Savanna; Angie Wilson, Savanna; Carrie Rymer, Wilburton; Doug Roberts, TI Specialist; Cassie Whitecotton, TI Specialist; Kathy Ramsey, Assistant to the GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator; and Brianna Brassfield, GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator.


Twenty area middle and high school math and science teachers recently participated in a one-day intermediate and advanced TI (Texas Instruments) training at Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau. Pictured are Dixie Culwell, Bokoshe; Cydney Meglemre, Keota; Deward Palmar, McCurtain; Derrick Bush, Porum; Jessica Nelson, Poteau; Lisa Storer, Shady Point; Marty Darneal, Spiro; Skylar Bell, Wilburton; Lisa Goddard, Wilburton; Haley Copeland, Wister; Angela Rosa, Bokoshe; Zain Garrett, Bokoshe; Michelle Earls, Cameron; J.D. Allen, LeFlore; Liz Belcher, Panama; William Leaptrot, Panama; Tatyana Sturdy, Porum; Casey Hemphill, Poteau; Dennis Wright, Poteau; Cassie Whitecotton, TI Specialist; and Doug Roberts, TI Specialist.

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