Opportunities for Educators
This page features events and opportunities for educators, sponsored or promoted by OEA. If you would like to see your community event, upcoming training, grant opportunity or related education resource listed here, please email email@example.com.
OEA Union School Trainings
Provided by OEA Union School
Whether you are looking to brush up on your own skills, preparing a training for others, or are looking to share and learn from others’ best practices, the OEA Union School has the right training to meet your needs. Check out our full catalog of training opportunities — or submit a training idea of your own!
ORELA Elementary Education Exam Prep Workshops
Sponsored by OEA - For OEA Members Only
The ORELA Elementary Education Examination is required of most Oregon educators working to obtain an Initial I license with authorizations at the early childhood, elementary, and/or middle school level. Many of those teachers currently hold an Initial or Restricted Transitional License. Special Education (SPED) teachers can also use the ORELA exam to meet the federal "highly qualified" requirements for their SPED students at the elementary and middle school level.
OEA offers free ORELA Prep Training to our members and student members. This training will cover information about the test framework and protocol, related licensure questions, and content resources and will provide relevant practice test items that can assist in preparing for all topic areas covered on the test. A full 3 hours is required for this training so please arrive on time. All that is needed is a notepad, pencil and highlighter.
Local and Council Trainings and Workshops
These trainings are open to all OEA members that might like to participate. Please be sure to inquire about costs associated with the trainings, as they are an individual responsibility unless otherwise stated. If you would like to open up your training to other OEA members please send the registration information to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line: Local Training Opportunity. Please be sure to include local contact information, including an email address that will be included in registration details.
Education for All Diversity Training
The ultimate goal of the diversity training is to increase equity in classrooms and schools throughout Oregon so that ALL students have equal access to quality learning and growth. Contact the Center for Great Public Schools at (503) 684-3300 or e-mail Penny Hildreth with questions or requests for training.
OEA-Retired Pre-Retirement Workshop
For OEA members who are thinking of retiring within the next five years.
If you are interested in having the OEA-Retired Pre-Retirement workshop in your Uniserv or local association, please contact your UniServ consultant. This workshop is appropriate for members who are thinking of retiring within the next five years. The workshop consists of the life style changes and questions that arise from members considering retirement. The workshop does not include any specific PERS related issues. The minimum for the workshop is ten members with a maximum of 30. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Abbott at email@example.com or call 503-620-6430.
Supporting English Language Learners
Free, Open Online Course for K-12 Educators
This eight-week online course is designed to help teachers support English Language Learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the course will focus on a key practice within both the Common Core State Standards and new English Language Proficiency Standards: constructing claims supported by evidence. Endorsed by the Oregon Department of Education for Oregon K-12 teachers, the content is also open to teachers outside of Oregon.
Great Public Schools Network
NEA's Great Public Schools (GPS) Network offers a way to connect with colleagues to learn new things and share ideas, as well as showcasing teaching resources and a newsletter. For more information, go to GPS Network's website.
Continuing Professional Development
NEA Webinar: An Interactive Introduction to the Literacy Design Collaborative
April 21, 2015, 7 – 8 pm
As implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) moves forward, the need for teacher-developed, high quality CCSS-aligned resources continues to grow. Many educators have expressed a need for help in navigating the myriad of resources that are available in order to locate quality instructional materials and supports. Once located, many find that they need assistance in learning how to effectively utilize these resources. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC).
Breakout sessions are offered, along with a session at the end to share thoughts on what was learned and how to use or share the resources.
For more information and to preregister, click here. Preregistration for this webinar is required.
April 25, 2015, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road, Eugene, OR 97408
Come to EdCampOregon to hone your practice, push your teaching forward, learn something new, and network with teachers and administrators from across Oregon!
For more information and to register, go here.
FILM 486/586 Film Analysis for Secondary Teachers
July 6-16, 2015, 10:20 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Lincoln Hall 127, 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201
This course introduces secondary education teachers and undergraduate/graduate students interested in secondary education to the concepts and methods related to film analysis for use in the classrooms. For current secondary teachers, this course counts as 80 PDUs (4 credits on
For more on the program, visit PSU School of Theater + Film’s Website.