Education Department taking new approach to motivate teachers


ALEX: FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, OKLAHOMA HAS DEALT WITH A TEACHER SHORTAGE, AND WHILE SOME PEOPLE ARE DRIVING ACROSS THE BORDER TO TEACH, OTHERS ARE STICKING IT OUT AND ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.>>IN ORDER TO THINK ABOUT, HOW CAN WE COMBAT THAT, LET’S GET THE TEACHERS WHO ARE OUT THERE IN THE TRENCHES AND WILLING TO STAY IN AND TALK ABOUT WHY THEY DO THAT. ALEX: IN AN ATTEMPT TO BRING MORE TEACHERS INTO OKLAHOMA AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE MOST EDUCATED — DEDICATED EDUCATORS, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DECIDED TO PUT A SPIN ON THE FAMOUS “TED” TALKS. INSTEAD, THEY CALL THEM “ED” TALKS. >>THE GOAL WAS TO MESSAGE THAT EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT, AND ESPECIALLY OUR STUDENTS IN OKLAHOMA ARE IMPORTANT. FOR THOSE REASONS, I WOULD THINK IT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL. ALEX: WITH SOCIAL MEDIA, TEACHERS ACROSS THE STATE OF THE BEST ADVICE AND CONDENSE THEM INTO THREE-TO-FIVE-MINUTE VIDEOS.>>WITH THIS CAMPAIGN, WITH 20,000 VIEWS OF ONE IN

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