Do You Have a Student Loan or Debt?
Are You Saving for Retirement?
PAT members are invited to attend a virtual Saving for the Future while Paying Off the Past Workshop on Thursday, December 3rd, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Brief overview of your retirement plan.
- Why save for retirement?
- How much should you save for your retirement?
- How can you save for your retirement if you have debt?
- Interest rates, time horizons, and other considerations.
- Good debt and bad debt.
- How a 403b/TSA can help.
This event is free to all PAT members.
Please click here for the event's flyer.
The PAT Social Justice Committee, in partnership with the PAT Racial Equity Committee, has put together a list of resources for Native American & Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month. This includes lessons you can do with your students, book ideas, and more.
We can all make sure that students recognize that Native American and Indigenous history is American history, and this should be continued to be taught in the classroom all year. Please visit our website to find resources.
We encourage you to add a land acknowledgement to your school routine. You can use this website to find what ancestral land your school is located on. Making a land acknowledgement is taking time to recognize the tribes that once lived where our schools now sit. Information about land acknowledgements can be found here.
We also continue to expand our own library of virtual story-time with BIPOC PAT members. If you are an indigenous educator, please consider volunteering for the PAT Racial Equity reading project. Complete this form if you would like to volunteer to read a book (any grade level) for Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month.
The book must contribute to Indigenous cultural understanding and expand our collective knowledge of the contributions of Indigenous people in our larger society. PAT can even provide the E-Book! Please check out the book lists on our website for ideas of what to read.
You and your students (grades 6-12+) are invited to join this PAT sponsored workshop:
Vision, Sound, Purpose; Exploring Deeper Connections to Hip Hop, Pop Culture and Transforming Reality, led by hip-hop teaching artists, Mic Crenshaw and Quincy Davis, Friday, Nov. 20th, 4:30-6:00 PM.
Heres the Google Hangouts link for the workshop.
Nominations open for PAT Executive Board and OEA and NEA RA Delegate Elections
November 19th 4:00-5:00 PM
Benefits of PAT/OEA Membership, webinar with Sherry from CalCasualty and Theresa Muench from NEA. See their flyer and RSVP for the Zoom link.
November 30th 4:00 PM
OEA Q&A re Tips and Tricks for Canvas. See their flyer and RSVP online
- December 3rd 4:30-6:0PM
Benefits of PAT Membership, Financial Savings Seminar with Ed Foster. See the flyer and RSVP for the Zoom link.
December 17th 4:00-5:00 PM
Benefits of PAT/OEA Membership, webinar with Sherry from CalCasualty and Theresa Muench from NEA. RSVP for the Zoom link.
December Committee Meetings RSVP here.
- IPD Cmte: Dec. 2nd, 4:30 PM
- Substitute Cmte: Dec. 2nd, 4:30 PM
- Racial Equity Cmte: Dec 9th, 4:30 PM
- Social Justice Cmte: Dec. 9th, 4:30 PM
- Membership Cmte: Dec. 10th, 4:00PM
- Legistlative Membership Cmte: Dec. 10th, 5:00PM
- January 8th 5:00 PM
Nominations close for Executive Board
- January 13th 7:00 PM
Nomination close for OEA and NEA RA delegate
See the PAT Calendar for more
November is National Native American/Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month. The PAT Racial Equity Committee is continuing our book reading recordings to grow the collection of asynchronous material to use in our classrooms. If you are interested in participating in our storytelling project as a volunteer reader, please fill out this form.
If you are looking for some inspiration to prepare for your book reading, watch our series of PAT Educators reading children's books celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Culture.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for events, curriculum, and resources to help you celebrate Native American/ Indigenous Peoples’ Month with your students.
PAT is once again excited to sponsor the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference! The annual gathering of conversation, idea-sharing, and inspiration is just a few weeks away.
In addition, there are more than 25 workshops lined up in 2 sessions. See the full program at www.nwtsj.org.
We hope you can make it!
Join us for the Teaching With Purpose Zoom Conference on "What is an Anti-Racist Educator?" October 9th (Inservice Day). PAT Racial Equity Committee will sponsor the first 13 educators to register! We would like to prioritize members of color and members wanting to continue working with the Racial Equity Committee and/or their school-based equity teams this year to move the work forward. Use this link to register. If all the PAT spots have been filled and you'd like to attend, OEA and PPS have also agreed to sponsor members! Your professional development funds can also be used to cover registration if neither of these options are available.
October 8th at 4:30 – 6:30
PAT is happy to host our first workshop of the year dedicated to financial wellbeing and planning for the future, led by Ed Foster. For PAT members considering retiring now or in the near future.
- How does my pension work?
- How does the IAP account fit into that?
- When can I retire? Does it make a difference if I retire now or later?
- What pension options are available when I retire?
- How will recent changes to PERS affect me?
- What is a “PERS Bubble” and how can I get one?
September 15th is the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month, the PAT Racial Equity Committee would like to invite you to join other Latinx/o/a, Hispanic, Chicano/a PAT educators in affinity spaces.
You can find events, curriculum, and resources for Latinx Heritage/Cultura Latina Month on our website.
PAT is proud to sponsor Human Solutions’ event: “How to Be an Anti-Racist: An Evening of Art + Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi”. This free online event is an invitation to understand and embrace anti-racism. Here are the details:
Join us on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30pm, for a thought-provoking evening of art & conversation, featuring performing artists, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the bestselling book “How To Be An Anti-Racist,” with performing artists curated by BoomArts.
Guests will see relevant performances by local artists, hear a 20-minute presentation by Dr. Kendi and a 20-minute conversation with Dr. Kendi and Commissioner Hardesty, followed by 15 minutes of audience Q & A.
Register today to reserve a space: https://www.humansolutions.org/antiracist
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