Graduation ceremonies for Tulsa Public Schools


TULSA, Okla. – The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools, and the Yale National Initiative Fellows will host an application release party for the Teacher Institute for Tulsa (TIfT) on Monday, May 15 at the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the University of Tulsa campus. The event will allow participants to learn about the four seminars that will be offered during the fall 2017 Teachers Institute.

The Teachers Institute for Tulsa is an educational partnership between Tulsa Public Schools, the University of Tulsa, and the Yale National Initiative and is designed to strengthen teaching and learning in the community. The institute places equal emphasis on teachers increasing their knowledge of a subject and their developing teaching strategies that will be effective with their students. At the core of its program is a series of collaborative seminars on subjects in the humanities and the sciences. Seminars selected for the 2017-2018 institute are:

·         The Selfie and Modern Self-Invention
·         The Science of Cooking
·         From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and Beyond: Art & Politics in American Popular Music
·         Scientific and Societal Impact of DNA: The Blueprint of Life

The topics were selected through requests by teachers based on what they think could enhance learning in their classrooms. College and university faculty contribute their knowledge of a subject while school teachers contribute their talents in elementary and secondary teaching.

The application release party will be held Monday, May 15 in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium located on the University of Tulsa campus at 2930 E. 6th St. beginning at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Yale National Initiative Fellows at or Elizabeth Smith at