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Aligning for Student Success: Integrated Guidance for six ODE Initiatives

The Oregon Department of Education is committed to developing resources and providing webinars and training materials for Aligning for Student Success: Integrated Guidance for Six ODE Initiatives. This page will outline events that ODE is planning, how to register if required, and the link for attending. Sessions will be recorded and posted on this page.

Events will be added as they become available. Keep checking back!

Upcoming Events

Webinars on Ongoing Community Engagement 

ODE invites education leaders and community members to two upcoming webinars featuring Rosa González of Facilitating Power. Rosa is a renowned expert and committed change-maker that helped create the Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership, which was adapted for ODE’s Community Engagement Toolkit as part of the Integrated Guidance.

Featured Speaker: With more than 20 years of experience in popular education and transformative facilitation, Rosa González is dedicated to a thriving culture of participation where communities come together to solve social, environmental, and economic challenges. Through her project, Facilitating Power, she has partnered with dozens of organizations, agencies, and community leaders to develop participatory approaches to building community resilience and grassroots power.

Strengthening Partnerships Between Districts and Communities

Thursday, April 13, 2023

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST

This webinar is for both education leaders and community members. Rosa will support both educational leaders and community partners together to learn about transformational practices and ways of working together.

Sustaining Ongoing Community Engagement for District and ESD Leaders

If you missed this webinar click here to watch the recording. This webinar is for education leaders (including ESD and district staff and leaders). In the first hour, Rosa will offer frameworks, tools, and practices to help ESD, district and school leaders and staff sustain authentic and ongoing community engagement. In the second hour, more discussion and workshop time will allow participants to engage content directly.

Professional Learning and Coaching Supports

Engaging Equity: Equitable Mindsets, Practices, and Systems

This professional learning series is being developed in partnership by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and WestEd.

The Engaging Equity professional learning series is made up of 4 clusters with a total of 18 individual modules. For more details, view the full scope and sequence for the professional learning series. Each module should take 60–90 minutes for the learner to complete. Only the first cluster of modules is available at this time. As additional clusters of modules are developed and released, they will be added to this page.

Cluster 1 Modules

Cluster 1 - Racial Equity Foundations (4 modules)

  • Module 1: Setting the stage to discuss equity. 
  • Module 2: Introduction to bias-based beliefs and reflecting on identity.
  • Module 3: Digging deeper into identity and the impact of bias-based beliefs.
  • Module 4: Challenging our beliefs and identifying intervention strategies to interrupt biases.

Access, Facilitation and Cost

ODE highly recommends that groups engage in this learning together as cohorts or Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), with facilitation either from within their organization or, for Oregon Districts, with professional facilitation from WestEd.

The content developed is open and available at no cost; however there may be some costs for participation, such as substitute costs for educators or extra-duty pay for extended day learning opportunities.

If you are an Oregon school or district interested in having professional facilitation of this series for your learning group, please contact the Office of EII.

ODE is offering two ways to access modules at this time:

Access the modules through a publicly available Canvas course.

  • Individuals or groups can learn together using the public version of this course through ODE’s Canvas instance.
  • Pacing is set by users. 
  • No login required.
  • Analytics are unavailable for districts or groups that wish to track participation or use the asynchronous learning time to offer PDUs.
  • Multi-user functions such as community wall with Padlet or Jamboard not embedded.

Import the modules into your district Canvas course - Steps to Set Up the Modules in Canvas

  • Individuals or groups can learn together using their own instance of Canvas.
  • Pacing is set by users.
  • Login required as established by the district.
  • Analytics are available for districts or groups that wish to track participation or use the asynchronous learning time to offer PDUs.
  • Multi-user functions such as a shared community wall (Canvas discussion board, Padlet or Jamboard - see directions in the Steps to Set Up the Modules and in the Facilitator’s Guide) can be enabled for groups and used to foster more collaboration during asynchronous learning time.

Additional Information

  • Facilitator’s Guide: This guide provides helpful information about how to engage your team or professional learning community in the modules, including information about facilitating the community wall discussion prompts.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: These FAQs could be used by district and school leaders as they are sharing more information about this opportunity with their staff and communities.

Recorded Events