OEA Racial Equity Summer Opportunities

Our PAT Racial Equity Committee wanted to pass along information for some powerful equity focused PD opportunities this summer through OEA. These are great ways to learn and stay engaged in something that lights your fire! Thanks to OEA’s Center for Great Public Schools and the Union School for working to set these up and more! Visit https://grow.oregoned.org to find out more!

BIPOC Book Study: Teaching for Black Lives  

July 5 - August 6. Live sessions on Tuesdays at 9 AM Register here. 

Join in community with other BIPOC members of OEA to discuss Teaching for Black Lives, a Rethinking Schools publication. From the publisher’s website: “Teaching for Black Lives grows directly out of the movement for Black lives. We recognize that anti-Black racism constructs Black people, and Blackness generally, as not counting as human life. Throughout this book, we provide resources and demonstrate how teachers connect curriculum to young people’s lives and root their concerns and daily experiences in what is taught and how classrooms are set up. We also highlight the hope and beauty of student activism and collective action.” This five-week book study is only open to OEA members who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Participants will be provided with the book. 

Level: Intermediate/ Advanced 

Cost: OEA Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership; Non-members: $75. Registration is open! 

Imagining and Implementing from an Ethnic Studies Prism

July 12 - August 20. Live sessions on Tuesdays at 10 AM Register Here

Educators will consider tools and perspectives for Ethnic Studies-centered teaching, and then choose a known or aspirational 2 to 6 week unit incorporating their learning. Coaching and dialogue will occur iteratively one-on-one and in whole group sharing. In this six-week virtual learning community (VLC), participants will build their Ethnic Studies lens, identify relevant texts using their Ethnic Studies lens, and develop a one-unit Ethnic Studies plan. There will be three live sessions in August on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (August 3, 10, & 17) and weekly videos and activities to be completed independently. Participants can expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week in this VLC. This opportunity is appropriate for both K-12 and community college educators. PDUs are available.  

Level: Foundational/ Intermediate/ Advanced

Cost: OEA Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership; Non-members: $150. Registration is open!