OK-ACTS, Phase I: Leadership

School leaders will soon begin the first phase of OK-ACTS’ first phase.

OK-ACTS, short for Oklahoma Achievement through Collaborations & Technology Support, is a three-day seminar. It serves as the first of the K20 Center’s five-phase model for school transformation: leadership development.

After participants complete Phase I, Leadership, they will be eligible to apply for OETT Technology Grants to Schools. This competitive grant awards schools or districts with up to $40,000 of education-targeted technology and $25,000 of professional development tailored to the needs of the schools.


These three days of job-embedded professional learning align to the McRel evaluation for principals. Attendees learn skills to promote authentic integration of technology and to build strong professional learning communities at their schools. In addition to professional learning, leaders network with one another and share best practices.

“It made us think outside the box on how to integrate technology into the classroom as the instructional leaders,” said one participant. 

“I intend to take the resources back to my teachers, do something similar to what we did to explore the free websites and tools, then have the teachers pick one to try. Then we’ll come back and discuss our experiences.”

OETT Technology Grants to Schools

Upon completion of the Phase I Leadership program, head principals and superintendents are eligible to apply for OETT Technology Grants to Schools. Grant applications for the next grant cycle will be due at the end of January, 2024.

A total of 366 Oklahoma schools have received OETT grants since 2003, according to Sharon and Dr. Linda Atkinson, Associate Director of K12 STEM Educational Partnerships.

Those interested in applying can find more information on registering for leadership training on our Phase 1 Leadership program page.