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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Oakland Education Week Preview 8/28/17

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!

Further out

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 sharehow their organization or school community will be participating.

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

School Volunteer Fairhttps://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

9/9Great 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.

9/21Charter 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/

9/29th-30th Inaugural Northern California Autism Symposium Brings Research, Advocacy Experts to Northern CaliforniaIn 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

11/1 Decolonizing California History Join us in our November lecture to deconstruct the mainstream narrative about the history California.  Lets 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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Great School Voices’ Oakland Education Preview- Week of 8/21

Our regular look at upcoming educational events in Oakland and regionally.  This week, OUSD’s first day of school, OUSD and County Board meetings, free video game programming class for kids and more.  If you have an event you would like to include please email me.

8/21 OUSD first day of classes New Superintendent To Take Part in Events During Tour of District – The first day of classes in Oakland Unified School District’s 2017-18 school year is Monday, August 21 and new Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell will be touring the District to meet with students, staff and families, take in the eclipse with students and take part in several exciting events, including a visit to Oakland’s newest school, Oakland School of Language (SOL).

8/22 Alameda County Office of Education board meets at 6:30, you can see the board agenda here, it is noticed as a Closed Session meeting looking at interdistrict transfer appeals.

8/23-OUSD has a board meeting.  The agenda for the meeting is here.  Check out GO’s Board watch for more detail on the meeting content, but some items of note are enrollment stabilization and also some fiscal health reporting.

8/26- Scratch Video Game Programming for KidsOakland’s video game museum, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) has 10am to 11:30am Saturday morning game programming classes for kids. No previous experience is needed. Kids use the free Scratch programming tool (which you can check out at https://scratch.mit.edu ) to create a simple game project. The minimum participation age is 9, and the usual age range is 10 to 15 years old.

Every Wednesday Free Haircuts with Good Grades  Beast Mode, 811 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607.  Marshawn Lynch is rewarding students’ academic success with free haircuts.  Anyone from kindergarten to 12th grade can receive a cut for no charge on Wednesdays by bringing a report card. To view an article concerning it, click here.

 Further out

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 sharehow 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.

9/9Sanctuary 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.

9/21Charter 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 Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/290155664755088/ and flyer attached

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Great School Voices’ Oakland Education Preview- Week of 8/7

Our regular look at upcoming educational events in Oakland and regionally, if you have an event you would like to include please email me.

Alameda County Office of Education board meets 8/8 at 6:30, you can see the board agenda here, note that it includes the public hearing for the COVA K-8 charter.

OUSD has a board meeting on 8/9.  The agenda for the meeting is here, looks like several reports on the progress and work plans for the year.  Check out GO’s Board watch for more detail on the meeting content.

Superintendent press conference-On Tuesday, August 8, Superintendent Johnson-Trammell, who assumed the role on July 1, will hold her first news conference. The topics she will cover will include plans for the first day of school, her plans for the District in the 2017-18 school year and beyond and how the District moves on from the challenges that arose last year. Dr. Johnson-Trammell will also share details about growing up in Oakland and explain how those deep roots will help guide her as she leads the District.

WHAT: Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell’s First News Conference
WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8
WHERE: Suite 680, 1000 Broadway, Oakland

Blueprint for Quality schoolsAugust 12– At the third retreat, the working group will study how the number and size of schools in Oakland relates to the size and role of the OUSD Central Office.9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,La Escuelita, 286 E 10th St. More info is here

TEACHERS TEACHING TEACHERS: Community Responsive Professional Development-We are excited to have you join us for the TEN Summer Conference on August 9th and 10th, 2017 in Oakland, California.  At this symposium we will highlight the relationship between educational equity and community responsiveness. As part of the work we are doing at our symposium, we want to provide a space to share resources that will support teacher growth and a positive school culture.  More information is here

LOCATION-Roses in Concrete, 4551 Steele Street, Oakland, CA 94619

 

8/13 9:00 – 5:00PM  Attend & Achieve Back to School Rally Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA. Oakland students welcome for a backpack and school supply giveaway, as well as for performances, workshops and family-friendly activities. No income qualification needed for backpacks and school supplies. Register online at oaklandnatives.org.

 

Oakland A’s night for OPEF-Friday, August 11, they’re poised to hit a grand slam for Oakland students. During the A’s inaugural Oakland Neighborhood Night, seats are discounted for all Oakland residents—and $5 of every ticket sold goes to the Ed Fund! 

GET TICKETS HERE!

First pitch versus the Baltimore Orioles is at 7:05 PM on Friday, August 11. For more information, or to purchase a group of 25 or more tickets, please contact Chris Flynn at 510-563-2346 or [email protected].

 

Every Wednesday Free Haircuts with Good Grades  Beast Mode, 811 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607.  Marshawn Lynch is rewarding students’ academic success with free haircuts.  Anyone from kindergarten to 12th grade can receive a cut for no charge on Wednesdays by bringing a report card. To view an article concerning it, click here.

 

Further out

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

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LOCATION-Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607

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