Oakland Education This Week and Beyond-Trainings, Meetings, and Educator Opportunities

This week in our education preview, Sanctuary Schools, Reforming Prop 13, and the Budget and Finance Committee, further out we have blueprint meetings, an autism conference, Waldorf and Trauma, as well as opportunities for teachers and school leaders take a look

This Week

9/5–OUSD’s Measure N Commission  5:00pm – 6:30pm,  KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance – 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

9/5Special meeting of the OUSD Board 6:30pm – 8:30pm, KDOL TV Studio, B-213, Met West High School Entrance, 314 East 10th Street Oakland, CA 94606

9/6Budget and Finance Committee 6pm – 9pm, Committee Room, KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance – 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

9/9Sanctuary 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

9/9Great 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.

9/9Reform Prop 13 Town Hall The Evolve team invites you to join us for a town hall we are coordinating with the Make It Fair campaign! We will have a panel discussion with our Bay Area champions Senator Nancy Skinner (Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond) and Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco, Daly City) and other local elected officials.  Join us to learn more about the progress of our grassroots campaign to reform Prop. 13 and restore $9 billion a year for our schools and public services. Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612.

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! Toolkitfree webinars, and a way to share how their organization or school community will be participating.

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.

 9/13-16 The Blueprint for Quality Schools process has community dialogues coming up Community Dialogues will be held across the city between September 13th and September 16th. Click here to R.S.V.P. for one of the following meetings and participate in this important conversation:

September 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bret Harte Middle School, 3700 Coolidge Avenue

September 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at East Oakland Youth Development Center, 8200 International Blvd

September 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Think College Now (Cesar Chavez Center), 2825 International Blvd

September 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street #290

September 16, 9:00-11:00 am at McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle Street

9/14Training for charters schools on dealing with social media – News headlines highlight problems with Social Media posts that spill over into the school environment. Students have harassed, bullied and threatened other students and have made defamatory comments about teachers. Employees, in turn, have made derogatory comments about students, parents, and even their colleagues and the school. Learn the key (and permissible) elements of a school social media policy and how to respond to inappropriate social media postings by students, staff or parents. CCSA Oakland office Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

9/15–Agency​ ​by​ ​Design​ ​Oakland​ ​Teacher​ ​Fellowship,​ ​2017​ ​-​ ​2018 Agency by Design Oakland is gathering a cohort of Oakland educators to participate in a professional learning community focused on maker-centered learning and teacher-led classroom inquiry. This fellowship will take place from October 2017 – May 2018. Program details and the application form are below. All applications should be submitted by September 15; accepted applicants will be notified by early October- more info here

9/21– Fraud Prevention Oversight – Best Practices. This workshop is designed for Board members as well as for Principals, Directors and Business Managers.  Attendees will be able to interact with representatives from FCMAT and discuss: Internal controls and how to properly institute them, Best practices and red flags, Other related oversight issues, CCSA Oakland office 10 AM – 2 PM

9/21Charter 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

9/23Oakland Public Education Fund Gala-: http://www.oaklandedfund.org/gala/

Sign up for school work days with the Ed Fund: http://www.oaklandedfund.org/back-to-school-days/

School Volunteer Fairhttps://www.facebook.com/events/290155664755088/

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.

9/30 – The Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network will host by invitation our second regional Bay Area Family Engagement Convening on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The main purpose of this convening is to bring together organizations from across the Bay Area to assess progress (successes, gaps, and challenges) in creating family engagement and organizing in cities regionally.  You can register here

10/12 – Mills Teacher Scholars Gather Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Join Mills Teacher Scholars at Mills College on October 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a gathering of current teacher scholars, Mills Teacher Scholars’ alumni, and friends. Enjoy dinner and wine while you learn, share, and connect with colleagues from around the Bay. We encourage you to invite friends and colleagues. Please RSVP soon–we have a limited number of spaces. More info and registration here

10/15 – School Retool Fellowship Application: Oakland Winter 2018 Cohort Educate78’s School Design Lab and the Rogers Family Foundation, in support and collaboration with Oakland Unified School District, are excited to announce a second Oakland-based School Retool. Cohort.School Retool is open to school leaders in public schools throughout Oakland. We are seeking leaders who want to change the status quo of public education, are passionate about access to Deeper Learning for all students, are willing and ready to try out a new, immersive learning experience, and are committed to fully participating in the work of the fellowship. You can find more info here

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

11/1 Decolonizing California History Join us in our November lecture to deconstruct the mainstream narrative about the history California.  Let’s examine this narrative from a decolonized lens.  by California Indian Museum and Cultural Center  Sat, November 11, 2017,12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST Location=California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Drive , Santa Rosa, CA 95403


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