It's time to honor our amazing education colleagues and union leaders - nominations are now open for the 2016 OEA Representative Assembly awards! Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2016.
Each year OEA recognizes the efforts and achievements of Association members and individuals outside the Continue Reading
Accountability for Student Learning and Success –
A Shared Responsibility of Educators, Parents and Education Partners
Great schools take sustained, collaborative effort by educators, parents, and members of the larger community. It takes everyone within a system working together – students, teachers, parents, principals, superintendents, local and state policy Continue Reading
Come with your organizing team to the second statewide gathering of OEA members and staff, as we continue our historic work to build A Better Oregon for all Oregon Students. This year’s focus will be: engaging member leaders in their worksites to Continue Reading
Effective building representatives are crucial to a strong, well-functioning local association. The Central Regional Advocacy Conference will be a full-day building rep training to address the role/responsibilities of a building representative and to develop the skill sets needed to handle your role effectively.
A growing body of research shows the importance of positive teaching conditions to student learning and teacher retention. Education leaders in Oregon want to hear from every teacher and administrator in order to make the best decisions about facilities and resources, professional development, time for collaboration, and ways for improving instruction. Now in its Continue Reading
It’s time to gear up for Election 2016 and the OEA-PIE Recommendation process to make sure Oregon elects a pro-public education legislature!
We need your help recruiting OEA-PIE contributors who are willing to participate in the OEA-PIE legislative recommendation process. This year we are planning a fantastic opportunity for each UniServ to send a team of OEA-PIE Continue Reading
Thank you to the nearly 100 participants who took part in OEA's first annual Organizing Summit, March 13-15 in Eugene, Ore. We are inspired by the incredible work and dedication of our attendees and look forward to mobilizing the skills we learned to win the revenue we need to fully fund public education and create the Schools Our Students Deserve.
On Wednesday, October 15, during OEA's Week of Action, as many of 4,000 OEA members engaged in a conversation with NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia and OEA President Hanna Vaandering. The Tele-Town hall focused on the overuse of standardized testing in our public schools. Presidents Eskelsen Garcia and Vaandering shared what NEA and OEA are doing to put the 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 underfunded. 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 a deeper 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