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Oregon Troublemakers School: May 14 through May 16
Sign-up today for the first Oregon Labor Notes Troublemakers School to sharpen your organizing skills and to connect with fellow union members from across the state. The school will be held virtually and will run from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 14, and from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16.
Teach Climate Justice Social: Environmental Justice on the Willamette, Part 2: Thursday, April 29th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Please join the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee, the Braided River Campaign, and the Portland Association of Teachers for our April 29th Teach Climate Justice social, Environmental Justice on the Willamette, Part 2: Stories from the Past, Visions of the Future.
The workshop will introduce participants to portraits and stories of displaced communities along the Willamette River, part of the Braided River Campaign’s efforts to link the histories of displaced communities with a current vision for a green, working waterfront. There will be time for teachers to discuss how the portrait and story resources created by the BRC can be used in our classrooms, and how partnerships with community organizations like the BRC can help connect our students to the history and future of the Willamette.
SAVE THE DATE: "'We Are Not Drowning! We Are Fighting!' Teaching About Climate Change, Island Solidarity, and Indigenous Rights:" Thursday May 20th, 4:30 PM
Roosevelt teacher and Rethinking Schools editor Moé Yonamine will lead a participatory online Teach Climate Justice workshop: "'We Are Not Drowning! We Are Fighting!' Teaching About Climate Change, Island Solidarity, and Indigenous Rights." Details to come.
Asian and Pacific Islander Educators: Affinity Space
Every Friday at 3:30 PM during the month of May.
- PAT AAPI Month Virtual Kick-Off and Curriculum Exchange, Monday, May 3, 4:00 PM
Upcoming OEA Workshops
- Online Licensure Workshops, May 20 and June 3
Demystifying Special Education Part 1: IEP Process & Your Role, April 29, 4:30-5:30 PM
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 might have. This session will also provide many tips, tricks, and tools of educating a student with a disability in your classroom.
Demystifying Special Education Part 2: Looking Beyond the Label, May 13, 4:30-5:30 PM
Learn more about what you might encounter when working with students identified under special education eligibility categories. For example: What does it mean if a student has a communication disorder and how do you teach them? When teaching children impacted with different disabilities, how do you know what each child needs in order to access your teaching? You’ll also learn what many of the Special Education acronyms mean. In addition, this session will provide many tips, tricks, and tools of educating a student with a disability in your classroom.
OEA Summer Conference 2021, July 19-23
Registration for the OEA Summer Conference 2021: Reflect and Repower, will begin next Monday, May 3rd. This will be a virtual event hosted in the OEA Events App, with over 50 courses offerings. A registration link, a detailed agenda, and full course descriptions will be available next week.
- May 6, Membership Committee, 4:00-6:00 PM
- May 6, Legislative Committee, 5:00-7:00 PM
- May 6, PAT PAC Board, 5:00-7:00 PM
- May 19, PAT Rep Assembly, 4:30-6:30 PM
- May 26, Advocacy Committee, 4:30-6:30 PM
- May 26, Instructional Professional Development Committee, 4:30-6:30 PM
- May 26, Substitute Committee, 4:30-6:30 PM