OIC of Oklahoma County

Education

OIC Welcomes New Staff!

We want to introduce our newest addition to our OIC family. Please welcome Enrique (Henry) Ortiz our new English as a Second Language Instructor. He teaches our Conversational English and Citizenship course. Henry’s class is open to the community on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone and all are welcome to join in…

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OIC Community-Based Approach to Literacy

The Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) is unlike any other Adult Literacy program in the State of Oklahoma because of our approach to Literacy. Since 1966, OIC has served Oklahoma City.  OIC’s Director of Curriculum, Chris Myers, provides a community-based approach when engaging learners in his classroom. The classroom is like a village where each program participant contributes to…

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How to Teach a Friend to Read

Illiteracy is a life sentence.

American Idol superstar Fantasia Barrino shocked the nation back in 2005 when she revealed that despite winning the popular singing competition, she was functionally illiterate. Unfortunately, Fantasia’s illiteracy isn’t that hard to believe. America is home to more than 30 million adults without the basic literacy skills to read a newspaper, understand medical documents, or…

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12 Steps to Time Management

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1. Set goals. Make a list of specific attainable goals, both personal and professional, and set deadlines for reaching them. Review goals monthly       2. Make lists. Create a daily to-do list for your work style. Create a system to identify urgent, important, and “if there’s time” priorities items on the list. Start…

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Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Learning to be literate.

I wanted to remind you these scholarship opportunities are still available, and could prove to be very helpful for current and future college students:   VFW Youth Scholarships https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships Deadline: October 31, 2018 – Opportunity ends soon!   Win a $2500 Rover Scholarship https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/ Deadline: May 1, 2019   Essay Contests for Ayn Rand’s Anthem,…

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September is Literacy Month

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Reading is the key focus at OIC; students are encouraged to read books that interest them. We believe that reading is an investment rather than a one-time transaction. Reading is a critical component of learning and navigating messages that we see on a daily basis. Reading helps learners make connections, exchange information, seek careers, and…

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OIC’s 30 Minute Resource Share

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OIC offers students information and resources so that they can help themselves and their community.   Once a month OIC invites a representative from the community to share information about the community services they offer. Today we had a representative from Community Health Center of Oklahoma Inc. She delivered an enlightening presentation about the 100+…

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OIC’s Summer Graduates

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Congratulations Blair and Kaitlyn!                 OIC wants to applaud the Academic achievements of two strong women this week. Our afternoon class graduate Kaitlyn Sackett and evening class graduate Blair Lovejoy. They both passed the high school equivalency test and got that Diploma!   “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one…

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Welcome Back to School Everyone!

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OIC’s self-paced online GED program allows students access to customized learning tools and resources 24/7! OIC offers daytime and evening classes year round for adult students over the age of 16, who seek a High School degree. Diploma Prep 27/7 will allow students access to learning tools virtually from home or from a satellite location.…

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Ms. D’s Class Garden Poetry

Garden Time By Miranda Breger Oh, how I love getting dirty The mud on my hands when I plant I feel so relaxed when we plant the garden today How pretty everything is going to be When yall grow and then we can eat you for all the nutrients healthy nourishment you will give us in…

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