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Member-Led Professional Learning Grow your professional practice with OEA


OEA offers professional learning opportunities on a variety of relevant topics and skills to help you grow in your professional practice. All courses and events are free as a benefit of your union membership and range in length from one hour to one year. Most offer PDUs and/or undergraduate/graduate credit. To find your next professional learning opportunity, browse the list below or view the current quarter's print catalog linked above.

Upcoming Short-Form Learning

Learn in 15 minutes to 1 day in these short-form learning opportunities.
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Updates on Restraint and Seclusion Laws & Practices

May 30 at 5:30pm: Updated guidance on restraint and seclusion from ODE & OEA, including 2023 changes to reporting laws.
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Understanding Early Literacy & The Science of Reading

May 9 at 5:00pm: Join member experts and ODE to explore the Science of Reading and the Oregon Early Literacy Framework.
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Introduction to Mindfulness: Skills, Tools, & Benefits

May 1 at 5:00pm: We will discuss awareness, attention, “monkey mind”, genuine happiness, and more!

Featured Opportunities

Join fellow union members at these upcoming OEA events.
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Intro to Restorative Practices

June 25-July 30: Learn the foundations of restorative practices. Weekly live sessions are recorded. One graduate credit available (optional) for completing the related NEA micro-credential.
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New Summer Book Study

July 8-29: Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education 4-week book study. Analyze and reflect on a variety of real-life scenarios. One graduate credit available (optional).
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Mindfulness with Students

July 9-23: Discover ideas for how to bring mindfulness to your work with students even if you can only dedicate 5-10 minutes a day. This is a 3-week online course and most geared towards K-8 educators.

Upcoming Events, Courses & Learning Communities

Learn new skills in three to eight weeks, and find ways to participate in your union.

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Questions about Professional Learning?

Reach out to us with your questions and we'll be happy to help!

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).