April 2021

Virtual Advocacy Week

March 29 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The challenges facing educators this year are like no other - and your union will be elevating those issues this Legislative session. Join us to make your voice heard during our Virtual Advocacy Week (a reformat of our annual Lobby Day), beginning March 29. The week will include a series…

OEA Virtual Book Study: Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

April 4 All day

Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy - by Gholdy Muhammad Five-week virtual book study meets online April 5 - May 14. Live discussion Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is open! Join members from around the state for facilitated conversation and activities that deepen instructional practices…

Start Date: Tiered Behavior Supports Virtual Learning Community

April 4 All day

Understanding more about student behavior is a critical first step in supporting students. Educators must also know how to develop tiered behavior supports that can address and ultimately change student behavior to support learning. Participants will learn more about functional behavior assessments, behavior support plans and how disability impacts behavior.…

OEA Virtual Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

April 4 All day

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - by Zaretta Hammond Five-week virtual book study meets online April 5 - May 14. Live discussion on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration is open! Join members from around the state for facilitated…

Start Date: Becoming a Trauma Sensitive Educator Virtual Learning Community

April 4 All day

In this 8-week intermediate VLC, participants will begin to apply the guiding principles of trauma informed education in their classrooms. Educators will also learn more about how to create strong classroom communities, integrate social and emotional learning competencies, and approach behavior management through prevention. Participants will also continue their dive…

Start Date: Becoming a Trauma Aware Educator Virtual Learning Community

April 4 All day

In this 8-week foundational VLC, participants learn the core principles of trauma informed education and build their understanding of what trauma means, how it impacts the brain and learning, and what trauma informed education looks like. Participants will also learn about why self-care is so important to trauma informed education…

Tiered Behavior Supports Virtual Learning Community (start date)

April 5 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Understanding more about student behavior is a critical first step in supporting students. Educators must also know how to develop tiered behavior supports that can address and ultimately change student behavior to support learning. Participants will learn more about functional behavior assessments, behavior support plans and how disability impacts behavior.…

National Board Certification Information Sessions - BIPOC

April 7 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Have you ever considered pursuing National Board Certification (or wonder why you’d do so?) What supports are available to help you successfully complete the process, including financial resources? OEA members who are either BIPOC or Early Career (in first 3-5 years of the profession) now have an opportunity to have…

LERC Webinar Series: Racism, Austerity, and the Public Good

April 7 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Part 4 of University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center for the Racial Equity and Union Solidarity 2021 Decades of attacks on public goods and services and demands for austerity and ‘taxpayer rights’ have had an enduring impact, evident in public ambivalence towards raising taxes and revenues and funding…

Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference

April 8 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Hosted by OEA Choice Trust, the annual Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference is a statewide conference that aims to educate, engage and empower educators and school staff to create healthy, resilient school workplaces. The conference has become a trusted source for quality professional development and networking and brings national, state…

Phenomena-Centered Science in your virtual/hybrid/face-to-face Classroom (webinar)

April 8 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Centering your K-12 science instruction around phenomena can build student engagement and understanding, even in a virtual or blended classroom environment. We’ll explore key aspects of science instruction, share NGSS-aligned resources for the new school year, and consider strategies (like Driving Question Boards) that support science in your K-12 (possibly…

National Board Certification Information Sessions - Early Career

April 8 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Have you ever considered pursuing National Board Certification (or wonder why you’d do so?) What supports are available to help you successfully complete the process, including financial resources? OEA members who are either BIPOC or Early Career (in first 3-5 years of the profession) now have an opportunity to have…

OEA Representative Assembly Hearings

April 10 2:30 AM – 3:30 AM

Delegates for the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly will convene on Saturday, April 10 for the following hearings, listed below. More information about the full slate of virtual RA meetings and how to join them can be found here. April 109:30 – 11:00 amHearingsBylaws and PoliciesApril 1011:30 am – 12:30 pmHearingsEquity,…

From Policy to Practice: Building Your PK-12 Gender Diversity Toolkit

April 11 - April 14 All day

As visibility of gender diverse, nonbinary, and transgender students and staff increases in communities and school districts throughout Oregon, the urgent need to collaborate on establishing affirming, inclusive and equitable PK-12 school environments is becoming more obvious every day. From Policy to Practice is a three-day online professional development summit…

OEA Virtual Book Study: My Grandmother's Hands

April 11 All day

Note: This book study is open to BIPOC participants only. A 7-week facilitated virtual learning community to discuss My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. This book study is only open to members who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People…

Phenomena-Centered Science in your Classroom

April 12 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Centering your K-12 science instruction around phenomena can build student engagement and understanding. We’ll explore key aspects of science instruction, share NGSS-aligned resources for the new school year, and consider strategies (like Driving Question Boards) that support science in your K-12 (possibly virtual) classrooms. Click here to register!

OEA Representative Assembly Hearings

April 12 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Delegates for the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly will convene on Monday, April 12 for the following hearings, listed below. More information about the full slate of virtual RA meetings and how to join them can be found here.April 125:00 – 6:00 pmHearingsSocial StudiesApril 125:00 - 6:00 pmHearingsOregon Department of Education…

ODE Promising Practices Idea Exchange

April 13 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The motivation for these idea exchanges is to bring together teachers throughout Oregon to share best practices for CDL, Hybrid, and In-Person instruction. We want to amplify the creativity and expertise of Oregon's teachers by creating a space to share promising practices, strategies, successes, and tips.This is not a webinar!…

OEA Representative Assembly Hearings

April 13 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Delegates for the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly will convene on Tuesday, April 13 for the Hearing on Submitted NBIs. More information about the full slate of virtual RA meetings and how to join them can be found here.

OEA Representative Assembly Hearings

April 14 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Delegates for the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly will convene on Wednesday, April 14 for the Hearings listed below. More information about the full slate of virtual RA meetings and how to join them can be found here.April 145:00-6:00 pmHearingsReady Schools Safe Learners (RSSL)April 145:00-6:00 pmHearingsOEA BudgetApril 146:30 – 7:30 pmHearingsSpecial…

LERC Webinar Series: Reimagining Racial and Gender Solidarity

April 14 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Part 5 of University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center for the Racial Equity and Union Solidarity 2021 This session will address leadership style for building an inclusive space for enhancing critical thought and reimagining unionists' racial and gender solidarity in the 21-century labor movement with a group exercise.…

OEA Representative Assembly Candidate Speeches

April 15 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Delegates for the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly will convene on Thursday, April 15 to hear speeches from candidates for elected OEA office. More information about the full slate of virtual RA meetings and how to join them can be found here.

OEA Representative Assembly

April 15 - April 17 All day

At the OEA Representative Assembly, member delegates gather to elect new officers, pass proposed bylaw, policy and resolution amendments, and vote on New Business Items to guide the Association in the coming year. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, OEA will be hosting it 2021 Representative Assembly…

OHSU Brain Institute Annual Teacher Workshop

April 17 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM

The annual Teacher Workshop is a unique opportunity designed to give educators an insight into what role neuroscience and early life nutrition and wellness play in the classroom. Given the global pandemic, we've reimagined how to bring this event to educators around the state and region. The two keynote lectures…

OEA Virtual Book Study: Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School

April 18 All day

This is a 6-week facilitated virtual learning community to discuss the book by Mica Pollock. This book study is only open to members who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Participants will be provided with the book. Level: Intermediate. Cost: Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership;…

Peacebuilding to Address and Redress Conflict

April 21 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

This workshop is hosted by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Click here to RSVP! The practice of constructive conflict resolution is also the practice of peacebuilding! Peacebuilding has often been thought of as something that we do in other places, embedding the concept within development work.…

Online Licensure Workshop

April 22 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

OEA is offering a 75-minute Online Licensure Workshop (four dates to choose from) where we will cover some licensure hot topics, important updates and a general overview of the licensure rules. A Question and Answer section will also include a way that you can register for 1-1 ZOOM consultation with…

Building Slides for Accessibility - Why and How

April 26 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Explore best practices for digital-visual accessibility. The majority of our time will be spent learning about practical tools and strategies you can implement immediately and efficiently into your lessons. The tool we will focus on for this presentation is Google Slides, but the principals can be applied widely to any…

Demystifying Special Education Part 1: IEP Process & Your Role

April 29 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Learn the basics of serving students with individualized education plans (IEPs), the IEP process, and your role & responsibilities in educating children with special needs. Learn a general timeline of the year, how to read an IEP, how students are found eligible for services, and answers to other questions you…