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OEA Symposium

2017 OEA Symposium

Students in the Lead: Culturally Responsive Teaching

DATE: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon


Research has shown cultural responsiveness is critically important to the education of our students. Often, culturally responsive teaching is seen as a way to reduce behavior problems or motivate students rather than a way to support rigorous intellectual development. How do we move from “culturally responsive teaching principles” to “culturally responsive teaching practices” to help our students become self-directed, independent learners?

Please join the Oregon Education Association in a day of facilitated learning about how we continue to close the opportunity gap by actively engaging students and empowering them to take ownership of their own learning.

Download the 2017 Symposium flier to share with your colleagues. 

For information about the Symposium, contact the Center for Great Public Schools.

2016 OEA Symposium

OEA’s 6th Annual Education Symposium brought together educators and education partners from around the state for a day of deep conversation, questioning, and collaboration. The focus of the day — accountability for student learning and success: a shared responsibility of educators, families and education partners — asked participants to think about what it would take to create the schools our students deserve.

Participants heard from a panel of education leaders that included state policy makers and teachers in the field. In breakout sessions, they looked at what elements that lead to student, school and educator success are in place in Oregon and what could help to improve our system.

Watch the OEA Symposium in its entirety, divided into the three videos below.

To watch videos of previous years' OEA Symposium events, click here

Questions about a previous OEA Symposium, or opportunities for the future? Please contact: Penny Hildreth at 503-495-2135, or penny.hildreth@oregoned.org.