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OEA 2014 Week of Action

Corporate profits are off the charts, yet our schools remain…

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Wear Red for Public Ed

On Tuesday, October 14 educators and education support…

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Oregon Student Mock Election

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Oct. 3-4, 2014
Metro Regional Advocacy Conference
Embassy Suites Portland - Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR

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Oct. 6-7, 2014
OEA Retired Fall Conference
Salem Convention Center, Salem

OEA-Retired Fall Conference is a great way to stay connected to the issues that effect retirees! Listen to invited speakers on subjects such as health care, technology and activities. Break out sessions allow you to pick topics that interest you.

  • To download the 2014 Fall Conference Program Booklet, click here.
  • To download the Fall Conference flyer and Registration form, click here.

Oct. 9-11, 2014
Bridges Building
From Vision to Action: Supporting School Health

The American School Health Association Annual Conference will be loaded with opportunities for networking, leadership development, education and fun. Register by August 31st and save $55 on your full registration! For more information, down the flyer or visit www.ashaweb.org for the conference schedule and to register online.

Oct. 10-11, 2014
Teaching with Purpose Conference

This conference will be held at Roosevelt High School and featured expert national presenters in content areas including math, science, literacy, and administration leadership. Learn more here.

Oct. 10-11, 2014
Southern Oregon Regional Advocacy Conference

Mark your calendars and save the date for this fall’s Southern Oregon Regional Conference to be held in Medford at RCC/SOU’s Higher Education Center (HEC).

Oct. 11, 2014
Week of Action Kick-Off
Kesey Square, Eugene
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the students of Oregon - pre-K through graduate school - and learn how to join in the movement to create the schools our students deserve.

Oct. 12-18, 2014

Oct. 18, 2014
Creativity and Wellness Conference

Held at Marylhurst University, learn about the benefits of creativity for wellness and learning.

Oct. 18, 2014
7th Annual NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference

This conference offers the opportunity for participants to build social justice networks of people, knowledge, and resources. Hundreds of progressive and activist oriented educators will attend to present and participate workshops on teaching social justice and social justice education policy and community organizing. The keynote speaker this will be Enid Lee, a key figure in anti-racist and anti-bias education.

Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Oct. 19, 2014
Quality Schools Festival:
Creating the Schools Our Students Deserve

Join educators, parents, students and community members on Oct. 19 from Noon-3 p.m. at Portland Pioneer Square. Key talking points for this event are: students are more than a test score; strong schools build strong communities, and our students deserve to be a funding priority. There will be student performers, informational booths, activities for kids, food and fun.

Oct. 24-25, 2014
Valley Regional Advocacy Conference
Eugene Hilton, 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene

Mark your calendars and save the date for this fall’s Mid-Valley Regional Conference to be held at the Eugene Hilton. Download Registration Form.

Oct. 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Beyond Learning Styles and Diagnoses: Effective Learning Strategies for Teaching Children
Creative Roots, 2277 NW Irving Street, Portland OR

Learn about the limitations of labels and protocols, and how educators and administrators can implement effective learning strategies to meet the needs of kids.
$85 non-credit, contact for PSU credit.

Nov. 17-21, 2014
American Education Week

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.

Jan. 12, 2015
OEA Legislative Training Day for OEA Political Activists

Mar. 7, 2015
OEA Education Symposium

Mar. 23, 2015
OEA Statewide Lobby Day

Save the date for OEA's fourth-annual OEA Symposium on Transforming Public Education in Oregon.

April 17-18, 2015
OEA Representative Assembly

Check back regularly to the OEA-RA Page for updates.

OEA 2014 Week of Action

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Corporate profits are off the charts, yet our schools remain desperately underfunded. Standardized testing is taking the love of learning out of our classrooms, yet there is still overuse and abuse of high-stakes tests in our schools.

The good news is that Oregon educators are leading the way and taking action to create the schools our students Continue Reading

Wear Red for Public Ed

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On Tuesday, October 14 educators and education support professionals across the state will be wearing Red for Public Ed to show unity and solidarity for the Schools Our Students Deserve! The day falls during OEA’s 2014 Week of Action, October 12 – 18, when local associations and communities have a variety of events scheduled to bring attention to Continue Reading

NW Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

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Rethinking our Classrooms; Organizing for Better Schools

This fantastic conference opportunity will offer workshops that:

  • Express a social justice perspective
  • Are hands on and practical
  • Give participants a chance to talk to one another

Saturday October 18, 2014
8:00 – 4:30

Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, Continue Reading

OEA Regional Advocacy Conferences

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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

Upcoming Events

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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.

Head over to the OEA Events page to find out more information about these not-be-missed opportunities. Have Continue Reading

Educator Evaluation Workshops

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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
  • Multiple Measures, including Student Learning and Growth Continue Reading