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Uplifting Classrooms

Creating Uplifting Classroom Environments:  Environmental Support for New Teachers 

How are you supporting your early-career educators? CCOSA and the K20 Center have partnered to provide valuable training and support. 

The K20 Center has developed the “Uplifting Classroom Environment” model. Its goal is to provide early-career teachers with a number of practical, research-based tools and activities to help them to begin teaching successfully. This professional development’s objectives come from this model and will introduce participants to a multitude of strategies that actively engage students in rigorous instruction that can be delivered in a face-to-face format or modified to an online format. 

In this professional development, the following objectives will be addressed: 
Environmental Support 

  • Understanding Physical Spaces 
  • Developing Rules, Procedures, & Interventions 
  • Building Student/Teacher Relationships 

Environmental Challenge 

  • Active Engagement Strategies/ Lesson Design 
  • Rigorous Lesson Design 
  • Sustaining Administrative Support 


In this three-day professional development institute for teachers and administrators, teachers will attend all three days and administrators will attend the third day. You will be notified if this workshop switches to “virtual” attendance.

Endorsement: "We appreciate you facilitating the Uplifting Classroom training sessions for Bartlesville! All of the attendees gained valuable skills that can immediately be used when our students return. The Uplifting Classrooms curriculum has been a wonderful addition to the before-school training regimen for our new/newer teachers.  We look forward to working with you again and BPS also appreciates the efforts of CCOSA to partner with The K20 Center to make this wonderful training a possibility." - Jason Langham, Executive Director of Special Services & Secondary Schools, Bartlesville Public Schools


This 3-day training will be offered:

July 26-27, 2022 (Tues.-Wed.) and September 8, 2022 (Thurs.) Norman, OK K20 Center - University of Oklahoma
3100 Monitor Ave
Norman, OK 73072
August 2-3, 2022 (Tues.-Wed) and September 7, 2022 (Wed.)  Bartlesville, OK Bartlesville High School (Conference Room)
1725 SE Hillcrest Dr.
Bartlesville, OK 74003
August 3-4, 2022 (Wed.-Thurs.) and September 19, 2022 (Mon.) Idabel, OK Idabel High School (Cafeteria)
901 East Lincoln Rd
Idabel, OK 74745
August 4-5, 2022 (Thurs.-Fri.) and November 4, 2022 (Fri.) Ardmore, OK Ardmore High School
800 M Street
​​​​​​​Ardmore, OK 73401
October 27-28, 2022 (Thurs.-Fri.) and December 6, 2022  (Tues.) Norman, OK K20 Center - University of Oklahoma
3100 Monitor Ave
​​​​​​​Norman, OK 73072
January 10-11, 2023 (Tues.-Wed.) and March 7, 2023 (Tues.) Norman, OK  K20 Center - University of Oklahoma
3100 Monitor Ave
​​​​​​​Norman, OK 73072
October 19-20, 2022 (Wed.-Thurs.) and December 2 (Fri.), 2022 Pryor, OK

Northeast Technology Center (Seminar Center)
6195 W Hwy 20
Pryor, OK

October 17-18, 2022 (Mon.-Tues.) and Feb. 2, 2023 (Thurs.) Bixby, OK Bixby High School (9th Gr. Center - Library)
601 South Riverview
October 31 - November 1, 2022 (Mon.-Tues.) and November 29, 2022 (Tues.)  Norman, OK K20 Center - University of Oklahoma
3100 Monitor Ave
Norman, OK 73072