Refresh is a set of regional summits created by the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center. Our goal in having these is to provide quality professional development for teachers, administrators and school staff at locations that are close to home and easy to access.
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Simply put, Refresh is a gathering of educators. It's a day where we can come together, reflect on and acknowledge our challenges but then look forward and identify tools, techniques, processes and other solutions that we can immediately take back to our schools and implement. It's a day of learning, a day of encouragement and positivity and a day to collaborate with fellow educators on what works, what doesn't, and how we can all improve. By the end of the day, we want everyone to leave feeling "Refreshed" and excited about the possibilities.
We have identified locations throughout Oklahoma where we will be holding the Refresh Summits so you don't have to worry about travel expenses or long drives. The state of our education budget just does not allow for extras like this; nevertheless, we know how vital professional development is to your skills and the improvement of your craft. We also scheduled several locations because we wanted a more intimate setting for attendees. Sometimes conferences are so big they can be overwhelming, and you only get to attend a fraction of the sessions in which you are interested. Our smaller venues will allow for deeper connections, better learning opportunities, and at absolutely no cost to members!
This isn't just another conference. Sure, we'll have breakout sessions, but the whole event will be highly interactive, and during the registration process, you will be given the opportunity to identify several topics you would like to see presented. Make sure to bring your laptop, iPad, smartphone, or any other mobile device, as we'll be engaging social media and will have various forums on which you can post questions, collaborate with others, and learn new techniques. And did we mention the fun we're going to have? Refresh is an event you just do not want to miss!