|Friday, December 14|
OEA HOLIDAY SOCIAL!
Donate and Celebrate
Friday, December 14, at the OEA Center
4:00 - 7:00
Please donate new, unwrapped toys or money contribution to the OEA Annual Toy Drive.
Your contribution will be passed on to local
Starting Monday, November 26th through
Wednesday, December 19th you may bring your contribution to the
OEA CENTER, 272 E. 12th Street,Oakland, CA
Reps can bring to the December 3 Rep Council, also.
Together, we can make the season brighter for many children with our gifts of love.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
NAACP EDUCATORS' FORUM
Saturday, October 20, 10 am - 12 pm
Elmhurst United Methodist Church
1659 83rd Avenue (Corner of 83rd & Plymouth)
The NAACP is hosting a meeting with Oakland teachers.
We'll enjoy light refreshments and discuss issues facing our African American youth. This conversation is even more important as we look at the District's multi-year commitment to the Department of Education's Voluntary Resolution on discipline and suspension rates of African American males in Oakland schools. How do we balance the issues of equity, safety, discipline, and learning time? What training is required and what systems need to be in place? What are our recommendations to Superintendent Smith?
Please join OEA President, Trish Gorham, at this event.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Teachers Support Mi Pueblo Workers and their Families
Saturday, October 20th 1-4 pm
1630 High St. Oakland
An immigration audit has placed undocumented workers at Mi Pueblo markets at serious risk of losing their jobs. A number of OUSD students have family members who work at Mi Pueblo and thus are at risk of losing their economic livelihood.
Join the teachers across the district organizing a contingent of educators to show the community that we have their back.
We will send you more information about the rally, a sample email you can use to bring this issue to the attention of your school community, and ideas for organizing students, teachers, and parents in defense of Mi Pueblo workers and undocumented communities in Oakland.
Contact: email email@example.com
OEA Center, 272 E. 12th St.
As you look at the Action Alerts below, you see how crucial it is to have an active committee to deepen OEA connections with parents and community members, to hear their concerns, and to share our reality with them.
Join us for the first meeting of the year as we plan our support for the OEA Bargaining Team and our outreach to our community partners.
Betty Olson-Jones, Chai
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Wednesday, October 17th
4:30 PM-6 PM
OEA Center, 272 E. 12th St.
Upcoming CalSTRS Changes
Possible Contribution Adjustment
Future Two-Tier System?
Learning STRS Basics
Supplementing STRS pension
Monday, October 8, 2012
As your OEA Bargaining Team returns to the table, show your support by wearing OEA Green.
Take a picture of your staff and send to your Bargaining Chair, Kei Swensen, or post on our Facebook page. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
secret words: phone bank
3 sites get pizza lunch for:
- first to post
- most creative pose or setting
- one random selection
The first Teacher Buddy event of the year on Thursday, October 11, 4:30-7:00
Leige Spirits Lounge
481 9th street, b/t Broadway and Webster
This month we are celebrating our new teachers. Come and enjoy good drinks, delicious food, and the great company of other OEA members, new and experienced.
The Teacher Buddy Committee's goal is to provide all new OUSD teachers with an enthusiastic veteran teacher buddy who can be a resource and support. And new teachers can be a support and resource for each other.
Make sure that your new teachers know.
Learn more about the Teacher Buddy Committee over a drink and snacks provided by the OEA.
For more information contact:
Monday, September 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
student engagement, and parent involvement. You will learn how to use free technology in your classes and see examples of students work. You will also learn how Prezi, Voice Thread, and Blogger are tools that give students 21st century skills to achieve in career and college. Bring your laptop, learn and have fun! (Laptops will also be available for use during the workshop)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Shining a Light on Effective Teaching
OUSD classroom teachers share best practices and expertise. Participants engage in conversations about improving teaching and learning in OUSD.
Who attends: Two elected teacher representatives per site. $150 stipend paid to each attending representative. All site representative names must be submitted by January 31st to Margaret.Dunlap@ousd.k12.ca.us
Conference Purpose: Provide professional development, collegiality, and opportunities for experienced OUSD teachers to share their best practices and expertise in their grade level/content area and engage in conversations about current district initiatives.
Conference Format: Representatives will choose from a menu of morning workshops co- presented by OUSD teachers and LCI specialists. Afternoon sessions will provide time for teachers to engage in conversations about improving teaching and learning in OUSD.
Some topics include:
Developing Academic English Through Science Instruction. Teachers will understand how to use ELD strategies to support science learning and academic language development for all students, including English Language Learners. Brenda Tuohy, 5th grade teacher, Think College Now and Elizabeth Woodward, LCI Science Specialist.
Designing a Differentiated Reader’s Workshop based on Social Studies Standards.
Participants will work in groups to develop learning targets and sentence frames at various CELDT levels for use in their own classrooms. Dale Rogers-Eilers, 2nd grade teacher, Manzanita SEED
Ethnic Studies Task Force. Participants will hear about the current work of the Ethnic Studies Task Force, share ideas for improvement of task force work, and create a grade-level appropriate lesson reflective of the Ethnic Studies Task Force purpose. Eleanore Stovall, 2nd grade teacher, Fruitvale and Renee P. Manrique Stromberg, 6th grade teacher, Alliance Academy.
OUSD Teachers – Are you interested in sharing your best practices and expertise?
Contact Margaret.Dunlap@ousd.k12.ca.us for an application to present at the teacher conference. Talent Development Office – 273-2322
February 4, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
OEA Center (272 E. 12th Street)
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Description: This training is designed for new site reps, but experienced reps will also benefit from a refresher course. The new rep training will provide a legal overview of teacher rights, review the duties and responsibilities as a Rep, including how to read your contract, the difference between a grievance and a complaint, and meeting with your principal to resolve issues. This training is part of OEA’s ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive training for all OEA Site Reps to make OEA stronger. Don’t miss this stimulating mini-training!
Memo Durgin and Gina Parish, CTA/OEA Staff
Telephone:_____________________ Home E-mail:_______________________
School Site: _______________________________________________________
Please RSVP your participation to the Oakland Education Association
272 E. 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606 Phone (510) 763-4020 Fax (510) 763-6354
Quality Public Education is a Civil Right!
Protest Michelle Rhee and the
Corporate Attack on Education
February 7th, Rally at 7pm, Event at 8
2025 Broadway, Oakland
Who is Michelle Rhee?
- Former chancellor of Washington DC schools and anti-union crusader
- Founder of StudentsFirst, a partner in privatizing education with people like Bill Gates and the Broad Foundation
- Featured in the movie Waiting for Superman, where she denigrated public school teachers and promoted her corporate brand of “Rhee-Form”
Why Should We Protest?
- This isn’t about just one person: it is about the right-wing movement that Rhee represents
- Rhee personifies the pro-corporate agenda that puts test scores and private contracts before students’ needs
- Rhee and her right-wing cohorts, like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, are leading the national drive to bust education and other public sector unions
What Do We Want?
- Fully funded public education
- An end to school closures and the expansion of charters
- Good contracts for all public sector workers
Join Bay Area Education Activists
as we give Rhee the reception that she deserves!
For more information email RheeSist@yahoo.com,
or call the Oakland Education Association at 510-763-4020