ERIC Number: ED230522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The North West Oklahoma In-Service Cooperative: A Model for Rural Cooperative Staff Development.
Zwink, Timothy A.; Hensley, Stephen R.
The North West Oklahoma In-Service Cooperative (NWOIC), established in 1980, encourages, promotes, and channels faculty development and needs in the rural northwestern quadrant of Oklahoma. Its objectives are: (1) to aid northwestern Oklahoma school districts in the structure and administration of local faculty development plans; (2) to develop cooperation and communication among local school districts; and (3) to provide greater utilization of creative and innovative faculty resources to further educational opportunities for the students of public schools in northwestern Oklahoma. All school districts in northwestern Oklahoma are eligible for membership in the NWOIC, which is governed by the member school districts and not by an institution of higher learning. The NWOIC has established six satellite centers for staff development and has assisted its members in writing state mandated staff development plans by means of needs assessment surveys. Since NWOIC's inception, its Board of Directors has provided more than 40 inservice staff development workshops and has functioned as coordinator for a number of other cooperative activities. The NWOIC is continually investigating possibilities to improve future inservice staff development activities and services. NWOIC's constitution is appended. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North West Oklahoma Inservice Cooperative
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (7th, Atlanta, GA, November 19-23, 1982).