Education Services offers professional development for area teachers

07/03/2013

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Education Services is looking to improve the education of students throughout the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction through teacher development at their Teachers of Successful Students seminar.

 The seminar, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), will be held July 29-30 at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and July 30-31 at Rogers State University in Claremore.

“The Cherokee Nation Education legacy is dependent on improving educational outcomes and service to our people,” said Gloria Sly, education liaison. “Our expectations are that teachers will be exposed to classroom activities that link STEM theory to practical student applications.”

The seminar is provided at no cost to teachers from schools that receive Cherokee Nation Motor Vehicle Tax funding.

Teachers of Successful Students is a cooperative project between the Cherokee Nation, area public school administrators and higher education institutions. It is part of the School Outreach Initiative, which looks to address core curriculum needs affecting Cherokee Nation service area schools and shape programs and services to improve education outcomes for all students.

Courses at the seminar are based on the STEM program and will be led by regionally and locally recognized professionals. The courses include chemistry, earth and life sciences, robotics, algebra and engineering.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Education Services office at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex and submitted by mail, email or fax. Details are included on the form, which can be downloaded by clicking here. For more information contact Gloria Sly at (918) 453-5154 or gloria-sly@cherokee.org.


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