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NW Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

Oct. 18, 2014

Rethinking our Classrooms; Organizing for Better Schools This…

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OEA Regional Advocacy Conferences

This fall, OEA members will have the opportunity to build new…


Sep. 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Special Needs: Collaboration and Communication with Parents and Professionals

Creative Roots, 2277 NW Irving Street
Portland, OR

Learn how to create teams which support students in their learning. Effective communication supports a collaborative model where parents, professionals and students can work together to achieve success and life-long learning.
$85 non-credit, contact for PSU credit.

Sep. 27, 2014
Eastern Oregon Regional Advocacy Conference

Blue Mountain Community College

Mark your calendars and save the date for this fall’s Eastern Oregon Regional Conference to be held in Pendleton at Blue Mountain Community College.

Sep. 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Differentiated Instruction and the Common Core
Creative Roots, 2277 NW Irving Street, Portland, OR.

Learn ways to teach common core standards while still meeting the individual needs of children and considering diversity in the classroom.
$85 non-credit, contact for PSU credit.

Oct. 3-4, 2014
Metro Regional Advocacy Conference
Embassy Suites Portland - Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR

Oct. 6-7, 2014
OEA Retired Fall Conference
Salem Convention Center, Salem

OEA-Retired Fall Conference is a great way to stay connected to the issues that effect retirees! Listen to invited speakers on subjects such as health care, technology and activities. Break out sessions allow you to pick topics that interest you.

  • To download the 2014 Fall Conference Program Booklet, click here.
  • To download the Fall Conference flyer and Registration form, click here.

Oct. 9-11, 2014
Bridges Building
From Vision to Action: Supporting School Health

The American School Health Association Annual Conference will be loaded with opportunities for networking, leadership development, education and fun. Register by August 31st and save $55 on your full registration! For more information, down the flyer or visit www.ashaweb.org for the conference schedule and to register online.

Oct. 10-11, 2014
Teaching with Purpose Conference

This conference will be held at Roosevelt High School and featured expert national presenters in content areas including math, science, literacy, and administration leadership. Learn more here.

Oct. 10-11, 2014
Southern Oregon Regional Advocacy Conference

Mark your calendars and save the date for this fall’s Southern Oregon Regional Conference to be held in Medford at RCC/SOU’s Higher Education Center (HEC).

Oct. 12-18, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014
Is Toxic Testing Contaminating Our Schools?
A Community Conversation on the Common Core Standards and the New State Assessment

6:30 PM
North Eugene High School

This community dialogue will focus on how the Common Core standards came to Oregon. We will also take a closer look at the new state test, Smarter Balanced and share information on opting out.

Oct. 18, 2014
Creativity and Wellness Conference

Held at Marylhurst University, learn about the benefits of creativity for wellness and learning.

Oct. 18, 2014
7th Annual NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference

This conference offers the opportunity for participants to build social justice networks of people, knowledge, and resources. Hundreds of progressive and activist oriented educators will attend to present and participate workshops on teaching social justice and social justice education policy and community organizing. The keynote speaker this will be Enid Lee, a key figure in anti-racist and anti-bias education.

Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Oct. 19, 2014
Quality Schools Festival:
Creating the Schools Our Students Deserve

Join educators, parents, students and community members on Oct. 19 from Noon-3 p.m. at Portland Pioneer Square. Key talking points for this event are: students are more than a test score; strong schools build strong communities, and our students deserve to be a funding priority. There will be student performers, informational booths, activities for kids, food and fun.

Oct. 24-25, 2014
Valley Regional Advocacy Conference
Eugene Hilton, 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene

Mark your calendars and save the date for this fall’s Mid-Valley Regional Conference to be held at the Eugene Hilton.

Oct. 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Beyond Learning Styles and Diagnoses: Effective Learning Strategies for Teaching Children
Creative Roots, 2277 NW Irving Street, Portland OR

Learn about the limitations of labels and protocols, and how educators and administrators can implement effective learning strategies to meet the needs of kids.
$85 non-credit, contact for PSU credit.

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.

Jan. 12, 2015
OEA Legislative Training Day for OEA Political Activists

Mar. 7, 2015
OEA Education Symposium

Mar. 23, 2015
OEA Statewide Lobby Day

Save the date for OEA's fourth-annual OEA Symposium on Transforming Public Education in Oregon.

April 17-18, 2015
OEA Representative Assembly

Check back regularly to the OEA-RA Page for updates.