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A Letter to Central’s Recent Graduates

As UCO grads settle into life post-graduation, Nathan Box, a Central alumnus (Broadcast Communications, ’07) penned a letter* to these new alumni on his own blog, offering sage advice for the future: According to social media, another 1,000+ graduates turned their tassels at the University of Central Oklahoma. 10 years ago, I sat where they sat. As […]

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Scaffolding Eats Coddling for Lunch

[W]hy would we expect students who have come of age in neighborhoods and schools surrounded by people who largely look and think as they do to be highly skilled at handling personal insults hurled by those with different, yet similarly narrowly shaped, experiences and beliefs? Why should we expect that people who have experienced different […]

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Transforming Students into Self-Directed Learners

I recently had the opportunity to read “Self-Directed Learning: A Guide for Students and Teachers”, by Malcolm Knowles. It was a quick and easy read that reminds us both as learners and instructors the need for learner-centered design. One of the best ways to encourage transformation in a learner is to put them at the […]

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New Musical Theater Vocal Collections

New to Chambers’ Library are four piano/vocal collections including:   Bright Star (info) “This 2016 Broadway musical was inspired by the collaboration of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on their 2013 Grammy-winning bluegrass album Love Has Come for You. The vocal selections in this songbook include piano/vocal arrangements of 15 songs.”   Rock Of Ages (info) “Rock […]

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Posting My Headshot!

Hello everyone, just wanting to make a quick update! As you all know, I’ve been running this blog since I got access to it over a month ago. Unfortunately, until now, none of you have been able to put a face to who it is who runs this blog. Well, here’s some good new, I […]

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Building Teacher-Scholar Communities out of Silos

Written by Kristi Archuleta, Ed.D., Adult Education & Safety Sciences; Jody Horn, Ph.D., Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning — Epiphany is a common word in the world of teaching and learning.  When faculty attend book discussions or workshops on various aspects of teaching and learning, over time lightbulbs start to turn on. […]

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Last Week of School!

Hello, it’s Justin again, giving a little update on where things are at right now. For those of you who don’t know, this is the last week of school of the semester at the time of writing this post. As such, all of us in the organization have primarily been hard at work studying for […]

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Welcome to my Broncho Blog!

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We Have a Confirmed Guest Speaker!

Hello, we have some great news to share today. We are in the process of requesting speakers for the Breaking the Barriers conference, and one is finally locked in. Griff Palmer, a journalist for the New York Times, has confirmed he will be available as one of our guests of honor for our Breaking the […]

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Look who gets the sponsors and partners!!!

Look who gets the sponsors and partners!!! Hello! My name is Sheridan Snyder. I am the Sponsorship and Partnership Director for the Breaking the Barriers Media Conference. My job consists of finding the best possible sponsors and partners for our conference. Our sponsors will consist of local businesses around the Edmond community. Through our sponsors […]

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