The Edmond Sun

February 7, 2013

UCO-based Oklahoma A+ Schools plans statewide creative writing conferences

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma-based Oklahoma A+ Schools (OKA+) will host “Make Way for Writing: An Arts Integration Workshop for Educators,” a statewide seminar that will offer pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers experiences in creative writing activities.

Educators can participate in the workshop either in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Both workshops will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. The Tulsa workshop will be Feb. 16 at the Philbrook Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City workshop will take place Feb. 23 at the Northwest Branch of the Metropolitan Library.

During the sessions, participants will learn creative and sustainable writing strategies that address all curricular areas, explore deliberate arts integration, and make direct connections to the common core state standards.

Registration costs $30 for non-network members and is free for OKA+ network members, OKA+ Fellows, and Central students, faculty and staff. Registration includes three hours of professional development, workshop materials and door prizes.

Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

OKA+ is a statewide network of schools that advances a quality, whole school experience to nurture creativity in every learner, and provides the state’s only research-based school reform model with creativity in its mission.

For more information or to register for the workshops, visit or call 974-3779.