Despite a thriving cultural neighborhood in downtown Tulsa, many low-income students spend little time in the core of the city. Students need to believe that Tulsa is a city they can live in, contribute to, and a place that welcomes them. In order to build strong bonds between our promising students and the city of Tulsa, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with many other generous donors, are excited to foster a grant opportunity for Title I schools in the Tulsa area. Explore Downtown Tulsa exposes students to the cultural and historical treasures of our downtown area, allowing them to dream big in their academic and personal pursuits. Teachers from Title I schools within a 30-mile radius of downtown Tulsa can submit ideas for field trips and receive funding for bus transportation. The program is designed to encourage visits to multiple locations during a single fieldtrip.
Road Trip For Teachers provides an interactive career exploration experience for educators to learn about the careers and training opportunities in our region’s high-growth, high-demand economic sectors. Teachers gain firsthand knowledge about the economic impact of area businesses, labor market trends, salary expectations and high-need skillsets in order to share that information with students in the classroom. Trips focus on manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, aerospace, information technologies and logistics businesses.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s quarterly EdTalks series initiates conversations about what’s new and innovative in the education field. Events feature discussion about the latest ideas, trends and best practices on how to secure fulfilling, prosperous futures for students.
The inclusion of BMX racing into the Olympic Games in 2008 catapulted the popularity of the sport to new levels. Capitalizing on that increased awareness, the USA BMX Foundation has partnered with the Tulsa Sports Commission and Partners In Education to establish a STEM-based education and fitness program in Tulsa-area schools. Equipping teachers and students with bikes, accessories and learning modules, this curriculum can be implemented either during or after the school day and serves 15-20 students per each eight-week session.
Engage your post-secondary institution or business in exposing students to experiences beyond high school. In a trade show atmosphere, both industry and education will showcase the college offerings, internship and career opportunities available to students. Attendance includes 75+ college recruiters and more than 900 high school students.