What’s happening in education in Oakland this week? Several conferences, a board study session, back to school happy hour for Black teachers and more, take a look
8/28 28 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM Educating the Black Child: Preparing for Trump Era Education– Charlottesville. Threat of nuclear war. Cuts to social programs that are desperately needed for the common good. A true demonstration of Trump’s America. During all of this, we still need to ensure the future of our young people of color. This edition of Educating the Black Child is a strategy session, bringing together the artist, activist and educators, to strategize on behalf of the Black child and the future of their educational opportunities. We will be in conversation with Dr. Wilmer Leon of Inside the Issues on Sirius XM, Sheryl Davis of the SF Human Rights Commission and LaShawn Chatmon of the National Equity Project. There will be live performance and discussion with former Oakland Poet Lauriette Obasi Davis. Moderated by Candice and Hodari Davis of Edutainment for Equity.
8/30 OUSD Board Study Session – This appears to be a session looking at some of the legal and practical hurdles to bringing county authorized charter schools under OUSD authorization. Details are scant right now.
8/31 Back to School Happy Hour for Black Teachers-A Black Teacher Project Rejuvenation Space Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Location: Bissap Baobab in San Francisco, Address: 3372 19th St., San Francisco Cost: Free–join The Black Teacher Project for happy hour at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco for an evening of affinity with other Black teachers. The Black Teacher Project has a full schedule of programming coming up, so we will present highlights of our calendar while offering fellowship, network building and appetizers. We can’t wait to catch up!
September is Attendance Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Engagement = Attendance to emphasize the important role that everyone can play in creating a welcome and engaging school environment that motivates students and families to come to school every day. Teachers and school staff can access a wealth of tools and information at the Attendance Works, including the Count Us In! Toolkit, free webinars, and a way to sharehow their organization or school community will be participating.
Sign up for school work days with the Ed Fund: http://www.oaklandedfund.org/back-to-school-days/
School Volunteer Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/290155664755088/
From September 5th to 12th, the documentary film Most Likely To Succeed will screen worldwide. Audiences can watch via free online broadcast, schools and community hosts can screen the film at no charge, and anyone can pre-order a copy of the film for their class, library, school system, or community. In addition, virtual panels and Q&As will be hosted with experts from the film and other thought leaders in 21st century education. Throughout the week, organizers will also feature stories of the film’s impact in classrooms across the country, and share new, easy ways to experiment with innovation in your schools. To get more information on how to participate–including how to sign-up to host a screening–complete this sign up form.
9/9-Sanctuary schools conference- Bringing Sanctuary to the Classroom is a convening by Oakland educators, for Oakland educators who are prepared to stand up for our families and empower our students to be allies for each other.-This event will include: Keynote Speaker: Artist Favianna Rodriguez, Sat, September 9, 2017, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM PDT Add to Calendar LOCATION-Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607
9/9–Great Oakland Public Schools Block Party— GO Oakland will be hosting its first Block Party on September 9th from 1pm to 4pm at the 100 Block of Linden Street in Oakland. The event will feature food from local vendors, drinks, great music, and kid-friendly activities. In addition, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell will share some of her priorities for the years ahead.
9/21–Charter School Board Member Training on Brown Act and Conflict of Interest laws
OFQS and Urban Montessori Charter School are co-hosting a charter board member training on the Brown Act and Conflict of Interest laws. Please RSVP to UMCS’ Board Chair, Greg Klein, at [email protected] if you plan to attend. September 21st from 5:00-7:00pm
Urban Montessori Charter School – Monarch Butterfly Library, 5328 Brann Street, Oakland, CA 94619
9/23–Oakland Public Education Fund Gala-: http://www.oaklandedfund.org/gala/
9/29th-30th Inaugural Northern California Autism Symposium Brings Research, Advocacy Experts to Northern California–In partnership with The Yellow Door, Regional & Continuing Education at California State University, Chico will present the Inaugural Northern California Autism Symposium on Sept. 29 and 30 on the University campus. The program will include concurrent sessions and a keynote address for professionals and parents/guardians of individuals and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Session topics include family relationship building, behavior modification, whole health, incorporating social skills in movement activities, and teaching motor skills at home, among others.
10/17-18- What is Waldorf-Inspired Trauma-Sensitive Education? by Mr. Bernd Ruf Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm How To Care For the Care Giver by Dr. Christopher Huditz, MD, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6pm – 7pm at the Community School for Creative Education 2111 International Boulevard, Oakland California
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