Our Overnight Planning System Speaker
Proving that booting up is not
hard to do, OOPS: Our
Overnight Planning System is the collaborative result of innovative
efforts to provide encouragement, ideas, and staff development for
colleagues in public and private school classrooms.
Helen Teague is a
4th generation native Californian. She holds Master of Education and
Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Helen earned post-graduate
certifications in English, Business, Gifted all levels, Vocational
education, and School Administration. Helen taught students in public
and private school in California
and Texas full-time for
15 years. She has received two AISD
School District} Innovative
Teaching Grants, and curriculum grants from the Texas Association for Gifted and
Talented (TAGT) and the Texas Business Educators’ Association
(TBEA). She was named Carole Vermillion Scholar by TCEA.
She is a frequent contributing speaker and writer across the
country for school districts, Classroom
Connect, Texas Education
Agency, and NECC. She is a
member of the Texas Computer Educators'
Association, Texas Association
for Gifted and Talented (TAGT). Her work has also been published in
Newsletter, TechEdge, Insight
of the Day, Tempo, and Teaching Business Education. Her most recent job
assignment was wardrobe consultant for her college-aged daughter's
first year of teaching.
After sitting side-by-side all semester in a graduate class
Helen Teague and Mary White finally
looked up from their laptop video games and met. They
struck an instant rapport and have been educational comrades ever since.
Mary White is a 30-year
teaching veteran now living in Tahlequah,
Oklahoma. Before moving to Oklahoma
she was the Technology Director for the Tuscola, Texas
School District. She is
Certified Educator. She has also achieved accolades as the Region XIV
Teacher of the Year and the Texas Association of Gifted & Talented
Teacher of the Year. Mary holds certifications in Elementary Education,
Reading Specialist, and a Master of Education degree in Gifted
Education. Mary teaches the Technology in Education course at
Northeastern State University of Oklahoma while fulfilling fulltime
teaching duties as the K-8 gifted coordinator in the Ft Gibson school
district in Oklahoma.
Helen began OOPS:
Our Overnight Planning System ten years ago while
waiting for tech support to arrive. The mission of OOPS is to equip
educators with Just-In-Time strategies and solutions for the myriad of
demands placed on them every year. Staff development “Funshops” offer the latest research-based
theory and practice in technology, core-curriculum instruction, CATE,
reading instruction, GT update, and at-risk strategies. Funshops may be half-day, full-day, multi-day,
whole-group, cooperative teams, or classroom lesson demonstration.
website at http://4oops.com,
draws over 100,000 "hits" per month from educators who find activities,
resources, tips, and encouragement from colleagues who want to
challenge kids everyday to achieve their personal best.
has a consortium of over 15 educational associates to make team
training visits a reality for many school districts. Technical and
business support arranged from Vicente Agor
in San Francisco and
Willie Cumming in Santa Monica, California.
Please contact us so that we may work together to create a life-long
Teague, MEd. 2438 Industrial Blvd., #189
OOPS: Our Overnight Planning System
Abilene, Texas 79605
Last Update: May 28, 2012