Professional Learning

Professional Learning

View and download the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Calendar here


CCOSA School Leadership Summer Conference
The CCOSA Summer Conference is the premier conference for Oklahoma school administrators at all levels. The CCOSA Conference encompasses all public school administrators from each association under the CCOSA organization (OASA, OAESP, OASSP, OMLEA and ODSS).

OASSP & OMLEA Conference
Come join us at the OASSP & OMLEA combined Leadership & Learning Conference in February! This two-day event is organized with two full days of breakouts and keynote speakers focused on both secondary leadership and classroom practice, specifically on middle school best practices! Education leaders and teachers will leave with with valuable insights, inspiring ideas, and connections with peers and corporate partners from across Oklahoma.

ODSS Best Practices Conference
Special education is a complex and difficult area, with frequent changes in information, materials and interpretation.

OASA Legislative Conference
Come join Oklahoma's education leaders as they promote the CCOSA Legislative Agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Oklahoma Legislature will participate in panel discussions covering education policy and funding.

OAESP Mid-Winter Conference
Become the leader, you know you can be by attending this OAESP premiere event. The annual one day conference supports building level principals, assistant principals, leadership teams and elementary education directors by providing pertinent information on current issues impacting elementary education.

Women in School Leadership Forum
How do you define who you are as a woman is school leadership? Have you really ever given it much thought? CCOSA's Women in School Leadership Conference will give you the chance to reflect on your own career and define your path for the future.


Advanced School Finance
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
The workshop will focus on advanced school finance formula projections, multi-year revenue and budgeting projections; School District Budget Act

Financial Boot Camps
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
Boot Camp 1 will focus on projecting state aid revenue, critical sections of the Estimate of Needs, changes coming to the EON document, and Ad Valorem taxes.
Boot Camp 2 will focus on fund balance management, monitoring state revenues, other funds (bond, sinking, child nutrition, and building).

State Revenue & the State Budgeting Process
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
Learn how the State Board of Equalization projects state budget income for FY18; understand state funds and how revenue shortfalls occur; what are appropriated funds versus non-appropriated funds (apportioned) and the legislative challenges around these differences.

Treasurers & Encumbrance Clerks
Presented by CCOSA & OSAC
Learn about the laws, roles, and responsibilities of the School Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerk, along with preparation for your reports and more.

Leadership Development

Education Leaders Webinars
Join CCOSA award-winning administrators each month who will be sharing best practices for instructional leadership, administrative management, leading change, and other education leadership takeaways. These 30-minute sessions will be power-packed discussions of ideas and practical applications for your own education leadership.

Lead Like Me - Student/Advisor Leadership Workshops
OAESP is proud to announce a new outreach program to support leadership organizations in elementary schools by providing a one-day training for elementary students in grades 4-6 and their advisors. This dynamic workshop will be led by retired principals and educators dedicated to the mission of teaching the art of leadership and teamwork.

New Principals Assistance Program
The New Principals Assistance Program format provides you with a “support group” in these early critical years of your career.  This is an outstanding program that provides solutions to the frustration and the conflicts that develop in the principalship effectively bridging the theoretical/practical gap.

ODSS First-Year Directors
Presented by CCOSA & the Oklahoma State Department of Education
New first-year special education directors are eligible to participate in the First-Year Special Education Directors Project, a joint effort of ODSS/CCOSA and the State Department of Education, Special Education Services section. The purpose of the Project is to help support first-year directors as they learn the requirements of their new job.

School Law

School Law for Administrators

Superintendent Focus—Spend the morning learning from Ron Stakem, attorney, who will discuss superintendent employment contracts from a superintendent’s perspective—what is legal, what compensation items can be included, what to consider for compensation levels, and more.  In the afternoon, learn more about developing board agenda items and board agendas—avoiding pitfalls and issues, from attorney Laura Holmes of the Center for Education Law. Close the day with a presentation on Due Process for staff—reminders of requirements and timelines from Andrea Kunkel, CCOSA General Counsel.

OASA Legislative Conference
Come join Oklahoma's education leaders as they promote the CCOSA Legislative Agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Oklahoma Legislature will participate in panel discussions covering education policy and funding.

Teacher Leader Effectiveness

Creating Uplifting Classrooms:  Providing Support for Early-Career Teachers 
The primary goal of this training is to give beginning teachers just enough in an organized model so that they can begin teaching with practical research based tools and activities to be successful.  Each scheduled workshop location contains two days of initial training and a third day of training, at a later date, with the teacher's administrator. 

Finding Solutions for Trauma-Informed Practice
School leaders and teachers are invited to this two-day training of understanding trauma and developing strategies for stronger classroom and learning environments for trauma-exposed students with Dr. Barb Sorrels.

McREL New Administrator Training
Measure what matters most, this two-day training is being offered for new administrators. Upon completion of the training, attendees will be certified to evaluate administrators.

McREL Re-Certification
This NEW McRel Recertification has been designed to include SREB findings that school administrators can benefit from more in-depth support in the areas of time-management, calibration, and managing hard conversations in the Teacher Leader Evaluation process.

Tulsa Model New Administrator Training
Presented by CCOSA & Barlow Education Management Services
This three-day training will cover both Process Training and Calibration Training. Upon completion of the training, and passing the test, participants will be certified in Tulsa Model Process and Calibration Training.

Tulsa Model Re-Certification
Presented by CCOSA & Barlow Education Management Services
Recent research in teacher evaluation has demonstrated that continued training is necessary in order to improve the reliability and validity of all evaluation systems. The requirements for Oklahoma TLE programs include recertification training for all administrators in their chosen model two years after their initial training.