Tulsa World – June 23, 2015 “Whether it’s a strong grip on a racket or a firm handshake, participants in Youth at Heart’s tennis program are learning the fundamentals of both sport and life. “What we do is teach them teamwork, sportsmanship and how to get along with others,” said Bob
Oklahoma City Public Schools is in the process of accepting RFPs from program providers interested in a contract for the 2015-2016 school year. Proposals will be accepted until June 10 at 2:00 pm, and must be in a sealed envelope. Bids will be opened and read aloud at the district
OKAN is excited to be hosting and facilitating two 4-day Professional Development Academies for 50 Oklahoma teachers from areas outside of OKC Metro or Tulsa. These academies will focus on STEM learning, especially ways that teachers can incorporate more hands-on STEM into their classroom on a small budget. Additionally, Oklahoma
OKAN is excited to be hosting and facilitating a 3-day Professional Development Academy for 25 teachers from Oklahoma City Public & Charter Schools in June. The academy will focus on STEM learning, especially ways that teachers can incorporate more hands-on STEM into their classroom on a small budget. Additionally, Oklahoma
“This is where afterschool and summer programs come in. By providing youth with extra time that is free from the rigidity of the school day and allows for project-based, hands-on learning that is fun and engaging, afterschool programs allow students to work on the kinds of long-term projects that research
On January 21 OKAN visited Young Achievers Christian Academy in Oklahoma City to do an Hour of Code with students in grades K through 5. Each grade level participated in an activity from Lightbot, where students program a robot to navigate obstacles in order to complete tasks. Lightbot has
Principal Technologies and Lifestyle Learning donated Lifestyle Learning comic books and teacher guides to Oklahoma City Public School’s Eugene Field Elementary. These two great companies have partnered with OKAN for the past couple of years to promote STEM and expanded learning. Principal Technologies is a STEM staffing agency located in
Photo from www.dsaelementary.org Saturday, January 10 was the 7th Annual Dove Science Fair. Students proudly displayed and presented their various projects (and demonstrations) for judges and parents to view. OKAN had the privilege of judging eight fourth grade projects. The projects explored many topics, including effective handwashing, explosive volcanoes, and
“We need more women, more workers!” ‘The energy companies want to hire them. Whether it’s Chevron or BP or Conoco, they’re looking for them. They’re just looking for responsible, hardworking people.” Energy companies across the nation are looking to hire more women to meet the demand of the workforce. Click
December 8 – 14, 2014 was Computer Science Education Week. This week is meant to inform and educate students, parents, and educators about computer programming and the broad field of Computer Science. Computer programmers are in high demand, especially in Oklahoma, where our workforce is heavily focused on technology, science,
“The movement to engage girls with the sciences is gaining traction across the nation—and laying the foundation for a stronger economy.”
Summer academy combines creativity with learning About 70 kids from F.D. Moon Elementary School, 1901 NE 13, are participating in a Summer STEAM Academy at Douglass Mid-High School that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. by Tim Willert Modified: June 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm • Published: June 17,
By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 am The gap between school hours and traditional work schedules still exists. Latch-key kids are still around. School districts and nonprofits offer programs for after-care or extended-day programs, but all have a cost and limited space. It’s
A silent auction raised money for the Oklahoma Afterschool Network and its math and science-based goals.
The Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County are armed with a brand new multi-million dollar facility, non-profit partners, and a dynamic staff; all of which bolstered 500 students during the 2011 summer program! All these great resources strengthen their Triple Play Program which focuses on improving the Mind, Body, and Soul! Click
Hands-on STEM activities for a "shoestring" budget.