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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 webadmin@oregoned.org.

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.

Registration for all upcoming ORELA Exam Prep Workshops available here.

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 webadmin@oregoned.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.

Salem OEA Office
2540 Coral Ave NE, Salem, OR 97305

Upcoming Trainings/Workshops:
Jan. 14, 2016: Affordable Care Act Training—download flyer.
Feb. 3, 2016: Licensure Updates Workshop—download flyer.
Mar. 2, 2016: Student Loan Forgiveness Workshop—download flyer.

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 gabbott100@verizon.net 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

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling

The Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling collaborates with professional organizations, educational institutions, community groups, and more to offer personal and professional development in the greater Portland area and beyond. These efforts are coordinated through the office of the Center for Community Engagement.

Click here to see upcoming continuing education activities designed for educators, administrators, and other school personnel.

Free Online Course: WWII Japanese American Incarceration with Primary Sources

This free online course will give you the historical background, primary source materials, and instructional strategies you need to teach the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans in the secondary school classroom. Each learning activity in this online course is meant to give you a sense of the learning experience your students will have in your classroom.

For more information and to register, click here.

An Evening with Renee Watson
December 3, 2015, 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Graduate School

Writer, performer, and educator Renée Watson will read from her new Young Adult novel, This Side of Home, which is set in Portland. Q&A will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. RSVP requested.

For more informaiton, click here.


Annenberg Media

ASCD Free Education Webinars

Carnegie Learning Live Webinars

Concept to Classroom Workshops

edWeb PD

Free Media and Technology Webinars Presented by PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0

Intel Free eLearning Courses for K-12 Educators

Library of Congress 60 minute online modules

Microsoft in Education Webcasts, Podcasts & Digital Literacy Courses

PBS TeacherLine

Reading Rockets Webcasts

Student Progress Monitoring Webinars

Teachers First

TeachMe Professional Development
$95 per year gets you use of many online, on time PD

The Center for Learning Free Online 60 minute Webinars