It has been a few months since the last blog post. Sorry . . . . If I just say, “It is summer on The Eighth
Floor” will that explain enough? We had another record summer. In fact, as I look at the raw numbers, I can
hardly believe it. We had roughly 2000 enrollments
on The Eighth Floor this summer.
There are small colleges that would like to have numbers like that! We offered 159 classes in 2 months. You
do the math – we’ve been busy.
It was a fun summer, without a doubt. We met tons of new educators and got to hang
out with many long time participants. In
fact, one of our newest and one of our most perennial participants hold the
records for the most classes this summer. Cheyenne
Lierly de Castillo from Keifer attended 30 classesthis summer. She just found out about us and couldn’t
believe everything available to her. Needless
to say, she took good advantage. She
made a valuable contribution to every class she was in. Cheyenne has a great understanding of
community and collaboration. I was always pleased to see her name on the list.J.O.
McMahon attended 29 classes this summer.
J.O. has been coming to classes for years and I am sure holds the title
for MOST classes ever taken on The Eighth Floor. (I need to check on that!) J.O. is another one of my favorites. He never fails to make me or the
person next to him laugh.
Our most popular class had to be Technology in the Common Core.
We had enormous waiting lists and just kept adding classes! Part-time Eighth Floor faculty member, Samantha Reidfrom TPS taught that
class for us and did a wonderful job. Don’t
worry, she’ll be doing more this fall.
Of our 67 consortium members, Tulsa Public Schools racked up the most enrollments this summer –
364. TTC and BA came in a not so close second and third. Yay TPS! You made a great showing – spread the word.
So, what’s on the horizon for fall? I am sending the first draft of the schedule in tomorrow. You should find our fall schedule on our website by August 24th and the
printed schedule should hit the streets right after Labor Day weekend.
We have five new
classes this fall– pretty much all by request, too! We love your ideas.
·The Flipped Classroom
·Taking Your Blog to the Next Level
·Publisher 2010: An Introduction
·Evaluating Web Resources
·Excel 2010: Formulas and Data
And if you missed a class you really wanted to take this
summer, you are sure to find it on the fall schedule.