For this legislative update of Passing Notes, Todd Gragg and Shari Gately join me to talk all the things happening in the Oklahoma legislature. In this episode we talk about revenue, the April 1st deadline, and classroom funding.
One year ago today I announced the beginning of the Passing Notes podcast. Several things have changed on the blog and the podcast since that day! Thank you so much for listening and being apart of the conversation. A huge shout out goes to Jordan Kopf for his incredible graphic design, Jimmy Owens and Design Tunnel studios for helping to improve the quality of audio and providing a beautiful studio space, and to all the wonderful educators and education advocates who have taken the time to answer my questions and share about the incredible work that they do!
Lastly, thank you to my husband for letting me turn our dining room into a make shift studio and for buying me podcasting equipment as requested.
Thanks for listening. Cheers!
The mission of Passing Notes is to support, inform, and encourage educators.
I’m so excited to announce the creation of the #OklaEd Podcast Network. The #OklaEd Podcast Network was created through a collaboration with Michelle Waters with reThinkELA and Scott Haselwood and Erin Barnes with OklaSaid. The #OklaEd Podcast Network was created to link together great #OklaEd podcasts and bloggers to help educators find resources and information. Check it out at www.oklaed.wordpress.com and let us know what you think!
Amy Curran is the Oklahoma executive director of Generation Citizen. She works across the state to bring the programming of Generation Citizen to school districts and to also advocate for strong civics education in our state. You can find Amy on Twitter @amycurranokc.
Generation Citizen is a national organization that works to empower young people to become engaged and effective citizens. In Oklahoma, Generation Citizen partners with local school districts to provide curriculum and training for teachers that actively involves students in civic engagement. You can find Generation Citizen on their website or on Twitter @gencitizen or @GCFeelingOK.
Below are the questions that I prepared to ask Amy Curran for this episode:
- Introduce yourself and your organization.
- What does Generation Citizen do? What ages/grades does the organization work with? What districts/schools does the organization currently work with?
- What are some of the projects the organization has been involved in within the state?
- Why is Civics Education important?
- Where do teachers start?
- What are some good examples of implementing strong Civics Education practices in the classroom?
- What classroom strategies/content is available? What classroom strategies/content should teachers focus on?
- How do teachers engage in promoting civics engagement/practices in their classroom if they don’t have a strong understanding of the process?
- What positive outcomes occur from civically engaging classroom practices?
- What role does having knowledge of history and current government practices play in being civically engaged?
- What resources/supports are available to teachers?
This episode was recorded at Design Tunnel Studios.