Frequently Asked Questions
How do I create a HomeRoom account?
To create a HomeRoom account, select the Create an Account button from the OERB HomeRoom homepage. Enter the required information and click Submit. Once your request has been submitted, please give us 10 business days to process the request. Access to curricula will be given based on the in-person workshop(s) you have attended.
Have not attended a workshop yet? Access to OERB HomeRoom is for OERB trained teachers only. Click here to find a workshop close to you and attend today to gain access to all that HomeRoom has to offer!
What do I need to do to get a HomeRoom account?
Prior to gaining access to HomeRoom, you must attend an in-person Energy Education Workshop in one of our nine curricula. Not sure which curricula is right for you? Click here to learn more about all of our nine curricula.
What curricula do you offer and for what grades?
We offer curricula for grades K – 12th in all subject areas. Click here to learn more about each of our curricula.
How many curricula do you offer?
We offer nine energy curricula for grades K – 12th in all subject areas. Our curricula includes: Little Bit, Fossils to Fuel 1, Fossils to Fuel 2, Petro Active, Rockin’ Ratios and four CORE Energy curricula. Our four CORE Energy curricula include: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Click here to learn more about each of our curricula.
Are your curricula aligned to Oklahoma Academic Standards?
Yes! The OERB curricula is written for Oklahoma teachers by Oklahoma teachers and are aligned to Oklahoma Academic Standards.
What are Energy Education Workshops?
The OERB holds 14 FREE, in-person workshops across Oklahoma for teachers in K – 12th grade. At the workshop, teachers will do hands-on activities and learn from the OERB Master Teachers. Educator will receive a binder with the curricula as well as a box of all the supplies needed to teach all of the activities. The OERB curricula is written for Oklahoma teachers by Oklahoma teachers and are aligned to Oklahoma Academic Standards.
What does the workshop entail?
Registration for all workshops begins at 7:30am the day of the workshop. Breakfast and networking will start the morning. At 8am, teachers will go to their selected curricula. Lunch is served mid-day. Depending on the curricula, teachers are released from the workshop between 3pm to 4pm. Once dismissed, teachers will receive their professional development certificate, a $50 stipend, and a free kit of material. For more information contact the OERB at 1.800.664.1301 ext. 236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I attend a workshop if I am a student teacher?
Yes! Student teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend our workshops. Student teachers will receive the curriculum the day of the workshop; however, student teachers do not receive a kit of material until they have a full-time classroom. You can email the OERB at email@example.com to request your kit once you have your classroom. The curriculum kit must match the grade and class of your current students to receive a kit.
What curricula is presented at the workshop?
We offer curricula for grade K – 12th in all subject areas. Click here to learn more about each of our curricula.
What are the dates and times of each workshop?
The OERB holds 14 FREE, in-person workshops across Oklahoma for teachers in K – 12th grade. Locations and dates vary each year. Click here to find a workshop near you.
How do I request a workshop to be hosted at my school?
The OERB holds workshops across the Oklahoma. If you are interested in holding a workshop at your school, email the OERB at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
How much does it cost to attend a workshop?
The OERB workshops are free to all Oklahoma teachers. In fact, you receive a $50 stipend for attending as well as professional development hours and a kit of material for attending and completing a full day, in-person workshop.
How do I qualify for a free field trip?
First, attend one of our Energy Education Workshops to get trained in our OERB curricula. Then, teach the curricula to your class. Once you have done that, complete the Field Trip/Curriculum Evaluation Form to qualify for a free field trip to 1 of our 13 partner museums.
What museum can I visit?
We have 13 partner museums across Oklahoma. Each museum has either an energy class or energy exhibit, which will be included in your field trip, as a supplement to the OERB curriculum. Select the closest, age-appropriate museum and the OERB will cover the cost of admission and round-trip transportation cost (up to 200 miles). We also cover the cost for the required number of sponsors. The number of required sponsors is dependent on the museum. Click here to find out more about our 13 partner museums.
How many chaperones are allowed?
Number of required sponsors is dependent on the museum. The OERB will cover the cost for the required number of sponsors.
When is the best time to take an OERB field trip?
As soon as you teach the curriculum to your class, it is time to schedule your field trip! In late spring, museum times fill quickly, and field trip availability is not guaranteed. To ensure you get to take your free OERB field trip, it is recommended to teach the curriculum as early as possible and then book your field trip once complete.
How do I book my field trip?
After you teach the OERB curriculum to your class, complete the Field Trip/Curriculum Evaluation Form. This form can be faxed, mailed, or submitted online at OERBHomeRoom.com. Once submitted, please wait 7 business days before contacting the museum (14 business days if mailed). Then contact the museum you selected and book your field trip.
How many students can I take on a field trip?
You are welcome to take all of the students in your class that were taught the OERB curriculum. Only students in your class are eligible. Group teaching is not allowed.
What costs are covered for our field trip?
The OERB will cover the cost of admissions to the closest, age-appropriate museum and up to 200 miles of round-trip transportation cost. The OERB will also cover the cost for the required number of sponsors. The number of required sponsors is dependent on the museum.
What if my transportation reimbursement doesn't cover the cost?
Travel reimbursement is calculated at (# of students x # of miles traveled x $0.04). If your transportation cost is greater than the formula allows, contact the OERB prior to your trip to request additional transportation funding. The OERB will evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis.
Can I take more than one field trip per year?
The OERB will pay for one field trip per year, per student, per calendar year.