Let's Engage!

PAT has a goal to have 1-on-1 conversations with at least 75% of our members. We know that these face-to-face conversations are key to maintaining union strength and solidarity.

PAT needs YOU to sign up to be a listener! OEA will pay for your sub, and provide training on the mechanics of how to be a listener and the technology we’re using will be provided on site.

All listening will occur on Fridays, so sign up on the PAT website!

Being a listener is a fun and easy way to be an active and involved union member. As professional educators, we know how valuable face-to-face time with other educators can be. While these conversations only last around five minutes, it provides a critical opportunity for member voices and stories to be heard and valued. 

Special Education Social: Thursday May 17th

PAT Special Education team members are invited to come together on Thursday, May 17th at 4:30 PM at PAT to reflect and connect. Topics will include our new contract, federal law, and our common issues. Let’s eat, drink, and network together!

PAT Substitute Workshop: Multnomah County Library, Monday, May 21st

PAT Substitute Teachers are invited to join the PAT-Retired group for a free tour and training at the Multnomah County Central Library. Participants will get a walking tour of this historic building and learn about available library resources. PDUs are available and the workshop is available free of charge.  

DATE:     Monday, May 21, 2018
TIME:     12:00 PM
PDU:       1.5 hours

Members of the PAT-Retired group will be meeting beforehand for brunch at 10:30 AM, at Cheryl’s Restaurant,  1135 SW Washington St.

Please RSVP by May 18th to Marleen Wallingford, marleenwong@comcast.net or (503) 927-2766.

National Board Certification Workshop: Thursday, May 31st

National Board Certification in Oregon is on the rise. Provisions in our contract and TSPC provide incentives and support for teachers who earn their National Board Certification. For more information on National Boards, the State Bill that provides funding for NBCT Candidates, incentives offered in PPS for National Board-Certified Teachers, or supports available for NBCT candidates, there will be an info session open to PAT members at the PAT Office (345 NE 8th Ave) on Thursday, May 31st from 4:30-5:30 PM. If you have questions, please contact Sara Daley, NBCT at sdaley@pps.net.