The GEAR UP approach to helping students includes helping all those who help the students – a systemic approach to student success. GEAR UP assists the partner schools through acquisition of equipment to add technology in the classroom and by providing professional development and training for teachers and staff allowing them to better serve their students.

The 2014 SSC GEAR UP Professional Development initiatives include an expansion of a successful pilot program for online professional development through the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and financial assistance awards for travel and costs of professional development.

SimpleK12 is an online community for education professionals that allows educators to share resources, discuss concepts, find new ideas to reach students and do it all from anywhere with web access:

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For more information about SimpleK12 Professional Development opportunities or financial assistance support of professional development costs through an application process, contact your Principal or Russell Beene, SSC GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator, at (405) 382-9682 or

EPAS Data Training

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education offer workshops at various locations across the state to help educators use test results from ACT’s EXPLORE and PLAN tests as formative assessment tools for instruction.  The Regents’ efforts are made to ensure the use of the data to adjust instructional delivery and track student learning in preparation for continued student academic growth.

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