Oklahoma National Association for Multicultural Education

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AMAZING story!!!

I'm not sure if anyone was able to see this tonight, but it was such an inspirational story that I had to share here and on my Facebook page!



This story gives so much hope...

Posted by Kristi Dean on June 26, 2011 at 11:49pm

Connecting Educational Equity and the Economy

The Alliance for Excellent Education takes an empirical look at equity in education in a recently published article entitled The Promise of Brown v. Board Not Yet Realized. There, the authors examine "state-level economic data and determine the economic benefits that states could see by improving the high school graduation rates of students of color and Native students." You can view related video on our ning or access it on the Alliance for Excellent Education home page.

Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 18, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

"Whole Child" Podcast on Meeting Students' Needs

Meeting Students Where They Are: Preparing Them for What’s Next ( Click this link to access audio.)

Each student brings a unique set of interests, needs, strengths, and circumstances to school and teachers often struggle to connect with students, especially those facing the greatest challenges. Yet research and common sense tell us that educators positively impact student learning and achievement when they connect their students’ lives outside of school to their learning and the larger school community.

On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we heard from two guests who shared strategies for meeting students where they are now, while preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 16, 2011 at 5:30pm

FREE Online Prof. Development for Teachers of English Learners

The Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center (OTAC) has recently added to its online professional development series, and two of its newest modules are aimed at supporting teachers of English language learners (ELLs)! This training is FREE, easily accessible, and designed for busy mainstream teachers. Simply visit the OTAC website and click on the desired link(s) to get started. Sessions include: An Introduction to Working with ELLs and Achieving Success with English Language Learners.

Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 12, 2011 at 2:03pm

ASCD Express: Revisiting Multiculturalism

How can school practices, policies, and curriculum match the plurality of cultural identities in today's school communities? This issue of ASCD Express examines evolving perspectives on multicultural education and suggests strategies for culturally inclusive and responsive schools.


Posted by Susie Popplewell on May 12, 2011 at 1:00pm

Join OkNAME today!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of Oklahoma’s children? As an educator, you play a unique and powerful role in shaping the future of our state. We hope you’ll join us in forming a brand new organization- one that is dedicated to honoring diversity and fostering social equity in Oklahoma’s classrooms and communities.

The organizing Oklahoma Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education (OkNAME) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to unite stakeholders in education through advocacy, training, professional networking, and inter-disciplinary scholarship to advance culturally responsive teaching and promote educational equity for all of Oklahoma’s children.

To join us, simply log on to the National Association for Multicultural Education website and click the membership tab. Follow the "Join Now" link to begin your registration. When prompted, select Oklahoma (organizing) as your local chapter.

Posted by Susie Popplewell on April 27, 2011 at 11:31am

Education Week Webinars on Cultural/Linguistic Diversity

Improving Literacy for English-Language Learners

This webinar was streamed live on May 4 @ 2 p.m., Eastern time
View the on-demand event now.
Download the PowerPoint presentation.

Addressing Diverse Student Learning Needs

This webinar was streamed live on Thursday, April 7, 2011 @ 4 p.m., Eastern time.
View the on-demand event now.
Download the PowerPoint presentation.

For a list of all Education Week webinars click here.

Posted by Susie Popplewell on April 27, 2011 at 11:00am

Nominations Sought for "Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching"

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program is seeking nominations for a new award that will honor educators who excel at teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching has been created both to recognize these teachers and to promote their practices in the nation’s schools. Five winners will be selected to receive $1,000 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December. They also will be videotaped in their classrooms to allow educators across the nation to learn from their teaching.   


The deadline for applications is June 1.

For more information, click here.

Posted by Susie Popplewell on April 22, 2011 at 3:43pm


Hello OkNAME members,

         Thinking about joining or becoming more involved with OKTESOL (Oklahoma Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)? Please visit our website or contact me at wilsonchristie27@yahoo.com,  Our website is www.oktesol.com.   I also want to invite you to follow OKTESOL on Facebook.   Just go to our website and click on the blue OKTESOL icon on the left side of our homepage, then sign in to Facebook to join our group.  You can receive all of the updates from OKTESOL.   Additionally, you may post your favorite links, activities, etc...to share with colleagues and friends.

Christine Wilson, OKTESOL President

Posted by Christine Wilson on April 10, 2011 at 11:00am



Fostering culturally responsive education in Oklahoma through advocacy, training, professional networking and interdisciplinary scholarship

A Snapshot of Oklahoma

Do YOUR family, school and community photos reflect Oklahoma's wonderful diversity? Please share your favorite images with us! You can upload them from your computer OR send them from your mobile phone! Go to the Photos tab for directions.


Cultural Events this Summer 3 Replies

Interested in learning about a different culture this summer? Post links and comments here to share info about events, museums, and activities worth attending here in Oklahoma.

Started by Susie Popplewell. Last reply by Anastasia Mendoza Jun 27, 2011.

A Nation of Cowards?

CNN_Holder on Race"In a blunt assessment of race relations in the United States, Attorney…Continue

Started by Susie Popplewell Apr 11, 2011.

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