Nov 14-15, 2014
The theme of the ORTESOL 2014 Fall Conference, “Voices of Oregon: Students and Teachers Speak Out,” provides an opportunity to showcase the knowledge and expertise of Oregon’s teachers and students. Attendees can choose from over 20 K-12-related sessions ranging from teaching strategies to policy updates.
Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR.
Nov. 15, 2014
Eastern Oregon Regional Advocacy Conference
Blue Mountain Community College
Nov. 17-21, 2014
American Education Week
American Education Week—November 17-21, 2014—presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration features a special observance each day of the week. Go here for more.
Nov. 19, 2014, 12:00–1:30 pm
Using Assessments To Improve Transitions to Kindergarten
This Free webinar offered by REL Northwest explores the successful transition from preschool or other early learning settings into kindergarten. The webinar covers how to integrate kindergarten entry assessments into a comprehensive assessment system to inform teaching practices, and how practical strategies can be used to assess a child’s school readiness for adjustments in instruction to help bridge any gaps.
For more information, contact Fiona Helsel.
November 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Back In The Classroom: Addressing the Chronic Absenteeism Challenge
Education, Health and Community Solutions
Double Tree Lloyd Center, Portland, Ore.
This conference brings together people working with kids in all program areas, at all levels to address chronic absenteeism. Hear from national experts, statewide leaders and community programs about what is keeping kids out of school, what can be done to address these causes, and how to work together to change these numbers for Oregon’s kids.
Go here for more information and to register.
December 5, 2014
2014 Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers
State Capital Building, Salem, Ore.
From those who make laws to those who interpret them, this conference features officials from every branch. Participants also receive an armload of lessons, materials, and ideas that can be put right to work in classrooms. PDUs available.
Go here for more information on conference, cost and how to register.
Jan. 12, 2015
OEA Legislative Training Day for OEA Political Activists
You're invited to participate in the 2015 Legislative Training for Political Activists! Participants will engage in a hands-on training on how to effectively advocate with legislators and build a local, strategic plan to inform and engage other members. Find out more and register here.
Mar. 7, 2015
OEA Education Symposium
Mar. 23, 2015
OEA Statewide Lobby Day
April 17-18, 2015
OEA Representative Assembly
Check back regularly to the OEA-RA Page for updates.