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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join thousands around the country Nov. 16-22, 2014 to celebrate public education and honor the individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every student receives a quality education. This year’s theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," and will be reflected in special observances each day Continue Reading
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. You’ll also receive information on the current state of Oregon’s budget and Continue Reading
NEW! Check out the picture highlight reel above from the 2014 OEA Week of Action! See a picture you'd like to download? Head over to our Flickr album, where we've compiled all of the Week of Action pictures - from LaGrande to Portland - for your enjoyment and local use.
Corporate profits are off the charts, yet our schools remain desperately Continue Reading
This fall, OEA members will have the opportunity to build new skills and strengthen connections with other educators in your region. The trainings offered at OEA's Regional Advocacy Conferences cover a variety of subjects including building power through contract negotiations, effective communications, engaging new members in the union, and gaining Continue Reading
From attending the OEA-PIE convention, where delegates works to elect pro-education candidates to public office, to OEA’s Symposium on Transformation in Public Education — there are lots of (low-cost or free!) opportunities for educators.
Designed to support district teams working together to implement local evaluation and support systems, the Educator Evaluation workshops will provide hands-on training, technical assistance and coaching, including important guidance on:
Collaboratively designing a quality system for professional growth