Two Great Professional Development Opportunities

Two great opportunities to use your PD Funds are coming up this October. Follow the links below to find out more details or register. Both events are co-sponsored by the PAT. 

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Help Us Address Class Size

Join the Instruction and PD Committee’s discussion of class size/caseload.  Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 5th from 4:30-6:00 pm at PAT.  We will present your concerns the following week to administration at our monthly Instructional Program council meeting.

Oregon Writing Project - The Politics of Teaching THIS Election

Join us as we grapple with the complexities of teaching about the 2016 election. How do we lead critical conversations about candidate’s platforms? How do we give voice to important critiques while maintaining professional boundaries? How do we weave this into our opening of the year curriculum? Oregon Writing Project teachers join with Portland Association of Teachers in this discussion. Friday, September 30, 4:30-6:30, at the PAT office.

PAT Members Speak Out on Housing Crisis

On Saturday, September 17th, Portland Tenants United held a rally at City Hall to call for an end to No Cause evictions and demand a rent freeze. Teachers see first hand the impact homelessness and housing instability have on our students and their families. PAT President Suzanne Cohen and Social Justice chair Rachel Hanes spoke at the rally in solidarity with PTU and tenants fighting for stable housing.