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Cuts to educators’ benefits pass the House, move on to the Governor

Dear OEA Members,   Today the Oregon House of Representatives…

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May 8th


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 a Preliminary Teaching License with the elementary multiple subject endorsement. Many of those teachers currently hold a 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 if that is still required by their district.

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.

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.

Great Public Schools Network & NEA edCommunities

NEA's Great Public Schools (GPS) Network and the new NEA edCommunities portal offers opportunities to connect with colleagues to learn new skills and share ideas, as well as showcasing teaching resources around topics of interest. For more information and to create your login, go to NEA edCommunities website.

Training Opportunities for Paraeducators

NEA offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for paraeducators — including free webinars like Building Effective Teacher-Paraeducator Teams: A Three Part Webinar Series. For more information, click here.

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.