EngageOK

EngageOK on the Road is coming to Woodward Monday, July 15, and officials are expecting around 700 educators to participate.

EngageOK on the Road is an annual education conference that offers more than 100 professional development workshops, provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

According to an OSDE press release, the conference will travel to five high schools across the state and serve as many as 7,000 educators in total.

The conference will also include hands-on sessions on how to implement and grow Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) programs. ICAP is a student-driven, personalized career planning process for career exploration well before high school graduation. The goal of ICAP is for all students to exit high school college, career and life ready, according to the press release.

“We are grateful to the 134 schools around the state that piloted ICAP programs over the past two years,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. “Their willingness to step up has given us a number of best practices that will assist all our schools in rolling out ICAPs with statewide implementation this next school year. Through this program, schools will work directly with students and families to provide guidance on postsecondary education opportunities, in addition to building strong industry and community workforces partnerships.”

The conference begins on Monday at 8 a.m., the doors open at 7 a.m., and runs until 3 p.m.

The conference will also travel to Lawton High School, Durant High School, Bixby High School, and Southmoore High School.

The conference is offered at no cost to educators but participants must register. For more information, visit http://engage.ok.gov.