Addressing the Oklahoma Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers in Oklahoma

Oklahoma educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in Oklahoma, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Virtual teaching has allowed teachers to continue their passion for teaching, make a difference in student lives or pursue other interests.

Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Oklahoma.

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Teacher Shortage in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s teacher shortage has forced emergency hiring practices that place underqualified teachers into the classroom. In June 2021, 2,673 emergency certificates were granted to allow school districts to hire people who aren’t yet qualified to teach. It is one of several alternative pathways into teaching, but schools must demonstrate that they have exhausted every recruitment option to find a qualified person. Teacher retirements in the state also went up 38% in the summer of 2021.

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.


Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in OK

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
Districts Impacted in Oklahoma
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Meet Your State Representative!
Jason Roppolo
Director of School Partnerships
Jason Roppolo is a Dallas Independent School District graduate who worked there for 13 years starting out as a youth action officer and working his way into special education administration. He made a transition into the K-12 industry with the goal to provide solutions that help solve district issues. | Dr. Jim Taliaferro is a consultant with Proximity Learning. He has extensive experience in all areas of education totaling 40 years, 32 of those as a principal and superintendent in Texas public schools.

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