When the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) began in 2001, computer labs – with their rows of desktop CPU towers and bulky CRT displays – were all the rage in education. But just like the technologies their grants provide, OETT has evolved into a force for promoting inventive and authentic learning. By the end of their grant year, OETT schools will have succeeded in meshing classroom instruction with real-world educational scenarios while utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Established in 2003, the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma advocates positive change for Oklahoma women and girls. WFO is committed to providing ongoing support to low-income single mothers working to complete their post-secondary education at Oklahoma colleges and universities. WFO works with higher education institutions across Oklahoma to provide grants that are used not only for tangible items such as food, backpacks and baby supplies, but also for the services that can’t be quantified—such as mentoring, tutoring and even child care. These are all tools that single mothers desperately need when advancing their education, their life, and their futures.