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Tannehill GEAR UP Students Visit Fort Gibson Historic Site

Tannehill eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Fort Gibson Historic Site in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Students began the day by watching a video about the history of Fort Gibson. After the video, took a walking tour of the site, which includes a reconstruction of the early log fort and the stockade, as well as original buildings from the mid-1800s. GEAR UP students learned that Fort Gibson served as a pivotal role in the political, social and economic upheaval that marked the westward expansion of the United States. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark with operating

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Stringtown GEAR UP students tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Twenty-eight GEAR UP students from Stringtown recently traveled to Oklahoma City to tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The Museum was created to honor “those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever” by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Students began the day in the Memorial Museum with an interactive learning experience, a chronological self-guided tour through the story of April 19,1995. Their first stop on the journey was a short introductory video, “A Day Like Any Other” which explained how the community had begun that fateful day

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Tannehill seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students visit the Oklahoma Aquarium

Twenty Tannehill seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Students began the day on the “Behind the Scenes” tour led by Jamie Gaylor, Oklahoma Aquarium Volunteer Coordinator. “Our moral responsibility is to give the animals the very best quality of life,” Gaylor said. “Animal welfare comes before anything else at the aquarium.” The first stop on the tour was Sea Turtle Island, an exhibit that is home to two loggerhead sea turtles and tropical fish. Students toured behind the 56,000-gallon tank, learning about the educational components of the endangered status of sea turtles,

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Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP provides “Motivational Classroom Management” professional development for Tannehill teachers

A “Motivational Classroom Management” tips and tools workshop was recently provided for Tannehill teachers by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “I enjoy sharing best practices and ideas with teachers on how to motivate and manage their classrooms,” said Spiegel. “We have a great time exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. Any time we can collaborate with other educators, we learn a lot.” The workshop was provided by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP grant. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal initiative to increase the number of low

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Tannehill GEAR UP students tour East Central University

Nineteen Tannehill seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured East Central University in Ada. Students began the day by dividing into two groups, each being guided by ECU representatives, Chandler Wilson and Alyson Chapman. Students took a walking tour of the campus, learning about many aspects of campus life. The tours began in the Bill S. Cole University Center where they saw the student recreation areas and fitness center. Students moved to the Memorial Student Union Complex which houses the campus bookstore, health services, and Taff Cafeteria. Students saw Linscheid Library and the Charles F. Spencer Administration Building

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