K20 Innovative Learning Institute 2015

December 3

Embassy Suites in Norman, OK

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

The K20 Innovative Learning Institute offers many opportunities for learning and sharing through more than 36 professional development and networking sessions, discussion panels and guest speakers. To help participants focus on a specific area of interest or need, the sessions are organized into strands that significantly impact education.

Each of the eight strands – leadership, best practices, professional learning communities, authentic teaching, technology integration practices, elementary STEM connections, college and career readiness, and community connections – offer breakout sessions featuring experienced educators, industry experts and policy makers.

This year's strands

  • OETT Technology Grants-to-Schools (Leadership)

  • Sharing Best Practices

  • Professional Learning Communities

  • Authentic Teaching

  • Technology Integration Practices

  • STEM Connections

  • College and Career Readiness

  • Community Connections

Registration Directions Hotel Reservations

* Book online or call 1-866-577-1273 using group code "K20" by Nov. 2 to receive special group rates.


Education technology leader Alan November has decades of experience in STEM education, consulting, directing, and coordination; but more than anything, November is a teacher at heart. Selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators and named one of the nation’s 15 most influential thinkers of the decade by Technology and Learning magazine, November now travels the globe, challenging others to push the boundaries of what is thought possible in education.

Visit Alan's Website

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and the K20 Center will recognize regional and statewide

SKIE award winners

(Supporting K20 Innovative Educators)

Teachers or groups of educators who use technology to transform their classroom instruction applied for the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Supporting K20 Innovative Educators (SKIE) Award.  Made possible by a $90,000 donation from Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, the SKIE award will honor six regional winners with $500 award and one statewide winner with an individual $1,500 award and a $1,000 technology award for the state winner’s school.

Recipients of the SKIE Award:

  • Possessed a record of outstanding application/integration of the K20 Center IDEALS;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and the use of technology
  • Demonstrated instruction that is both engaging and effective for students


"The purpose has always been to improve student learning by connecting schools with each other and with OU faculty and students. Our goal is to create a seamless, high-quality learning community that crosses educational levels, academic disciplines and geographic borders."

- K20 Center Founding Director,
Dr. Mary John O’Hair

I was impressed. This is on a higher level than other conferences I have been to before. It’s not activities you can do with kids. It is a way of thinking about how to approach something generally.

- K20 ILI Participant

Session Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Registration
  • 8:30 AM Opening Session
  • 8:45 AM Keynote
  • 9:30 AM Break
  • 9:45 AM Session 1
  • 10:35 AM Break
  • 10:50 AM Session 2
  • 11:40 AM Break
  • 11:55 AM Lunch
  • 1:25 PM Break
  • 1:40 PM Session 3
  • 2:30 PM Break
  • 2:45 PM Session 4
  • 3:35 PM Break
  • 3:50 PM Closing
  • 4:15 PM Adjourn

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 Melissa Gunter
(405) 325-9890

 Liz Hecox
(405) 325-2544
 Ann Newman
(405) 325-3093
 Jackie Mania-Singer
(405) 325-1267