What’s Happening in Oakland Education the Week of 10/23 and Beyond

Everything happening in Oakland education this week and beyond; the leading for equity institute, panels on what makes a great school and looking at school closures, the foster youth advisory committee, an OUSD Board meeting, funding equity workshop, calls for student activists, decolonizing California History, opportunities to learn and help educators and students and more, please take a look a share

This Week

10/23 Leading for Equity Institute (Two-Day, Non-Residential)

10/24 What makes a Great School

10/24 School Closures: Are They Necessary?

10/24 Foster Youth Advisory Committee

10/24 Measure G1 Commission

10/24 Come join us for this three part  financial literacy series!

10/25 Funding Equity Webinar

10/25 OUSD Board of Education meeting

10/27 Calling All Student Activists 

10/28 College Prep Workshop 

11/1 Decolonizing California History Join us in our November lecture to deconstruct the        mainstream narrative about the history California.

11/1 Urban Promise Academy in Oakland – Fall 2016 Tour

11/1 ACA Open Enrollment

11/2-11/4 Office of Equity Forum

11/7  Redwood Heights Elementary School – Fall 2017 Tour.

11/8 Edna Brewer Evening Informational Event

11/9 Summit’s Platform in Oakland

11/10 Ascend K8 in Oakland – Fall 2016 Tour

11/14 NGLC in Oakland Fall Convening

11/14 Creating the Conditions for Teacher Learning

11/30 Designing Making Experiences

12/16 West Oakland School and Resource Fair Public 

Opportunities / Funding for Educators

Teachers: Free Field Trips to the Exploratorium this Fall. 

10/15 School Retool Fellowship Application

9/19 – 11/30 Apply for Paint the Town!  

12/9 School Enrollment & Community Resource Fair

12/16 West Oakland School and Resource Fair Public  

How you can help

Help an Oakland student and educator whose home was destroyed by fire

Support students with Listening Tools

Bring Coding and Engineering to Life with Lego Robots 

October Morning Volunteers Needed at Alameda County Community Food10/23 8 a.m. and 10/24 4 p.m. –


Leading for Equity Institute (Two-Day, Non-Residential)

The Leading For Equity™ Institute provides ample opportunities for sharing, reflection, and planning. We develop individual and collective leadership at every level of schools, districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations to develop capacity to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families. Participants deepen their commitment, relationships, and efficacy while developing strategies toward equity goals. Teams receive expert, caring guidance and facilitation to work together to address the personal and technical challenges they face in their educational equity efforts.

10/24 6 p.m. What Makes a Great School? There are lots of definitions of greatness, but what does a great school look like? In the second of a six-part series, we’ll discuss how we can shape Oakland schools into what they need to be. What does a great school like and how do we sustain and create them in Oakland? Generously sponsored by the Rogers Family Foundation. SPUR Oakland 1544 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612Email address: [email protected]

10/24 5:30 – 7:30PM School Closures: Are They Necessary? Oakland’s History and Avoiding Harm to Students  Holy Names University, Founders Hall Bay Vista Room, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland. Please join us for a discussion of Oakland’s history with school closures and the academic research on the impact of school closures. Please RSVP.

10/24 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Foster Youth Advisory Committee Skyline High School -Current and former foster students, foster parents and caregivers, community advocates for foster youth, LCAP leaders, staff, and other community members of the Foster Youth Advisory will continue their work in the following chosen areas of focus for 2017-18 (see above) and will receive updates of 2017-18 LCAP actions and investments in support of foster students. Please RSVP at [email protected]  or 510-491-6069

10/24 6 p.m. Measure G1 commission Discussion and possible Adoption by the Measure G1 Commission of Amendment(s) to Administrative Regulation 17-0001 – Allocation of Measure G1 Funds, KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance, 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

10/24 – Come join us for this three part  financial literacy series! Through these workshops you will learn about credit, budgeting, choosing the right financial institution, and financial goal setting. You will also get the opportunity to learn about financial resources, such as pre-paid cards and secured credit cards, offered by Community Financial Resources (CFR). CFR is a local organization that supports individuals with low to moderate income with money management and financial education.
The three workshop topics will be:
10/24: Setting Goals
11/14: Money Flow
12/12: Financial Toolkit
Each workshop will be complemented with worksheets that you can take home and share with your community, and that you can use to support you with implementing the practices in your personal life.

10/25 4 p.m. OUSD Board of Education meeting  The Great Room, LaEscuelita Education Center, 1050 2nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

10/25 10 a.m. Funding Equity Webinar from Children Now that will help equip local leaders with information and strategies to leverage new school site transparency requirements to promote equity. This webinar will: Highlight new federal requirements on school site funding transparency; Provide strategies you can use to help your district assess the current distribution of resources and achieve equity over time; andSupport your reflection in LCAP and future local district/school ESSA planning processes.

10/27 12-7pm- Calling All Student Activists Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2148 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612.  The Kapor Center is hosting a Tech + Student Activism Hackathon, aimed at creating solutions to improve college climates for underrepresented communities.  All students are welcome!  Sign up here.

10/28 10:30AM – 2:30PM College Prep WorkshoOakland Public Library: Temescal Branch, 2505 Telegraph Avenue Oakland 94609.  Join Strive Survive Succeed for their college prep workshop to learn about transitioning from high-school to college, identifying interests that lead to college majors, and participate in a college experience panel with Q&A.  It’s a free event for youth ages 13 to 18.  Lunch will be provided.  Sign up today

11/1 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 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  California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Drive , Santa Rosa, CA 95403

11/1 9:30AM Urban Promise Academy in Oakland – Fall 2016 Tour Urban Promise Academy , Oakland

11/1 ACA Open Enrollment– 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15. The 45th has cut the ADVERTISING funds to announce when people can enroll. Copy and paste to circulate.

11/2-11/4 Office of Equity Forum The Oakland Unified School District and the National Equity Project invite you to experience our ENGAGE, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER approach to realizing My Brother’s Keeper’s vision in a citywide system of schools. Register here. As part of the Fall Forum, attendees are invited to attend AAMA’s ManUp! Conference, a full day of engagement, encouragement, and empowerment for grades 3-12. Participants will engage in a variety of workshops focused on mind, spirit and body, as well as media literacy and professional etiquette, alongside mentors, teachers and community members. Click HERE to see highlights from the 2015 ManUp! Conference.

11/7 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM – Redwood Heights Elementary School – Fall 2017 Tour. This morning visit to Redwood Heights Elementary School is part of a series of trips to NGLC in Oakland schools to learn how they are each implementing personalized learning in their classrooms Redwood Heights ES 4401 39th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619. Event tickets

11/8 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM-Edna Brewer Evening Informational Event– Prospective parents, guardians and students are welcome to join us for an Evening Informational Event at Edna Brewer Middle School. LOCATION: Edna Brewer Middle School 3748 13th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. See details here

11/9 4:00 PM- Summit’s Platform in Oakland: Individual Teachers & Basecamp Schools-Urban Promise Academy, Oakland
11/14– Creating the Conditions for Teacher Learning Workshop More information coming soon on this day-long workshop at Mills College for principals, coaches, and other school and district leaders. Focus will be on how to create the conditions that support high-quality teacher learning that leads to improvement in instructional practice.  Stay tuned for additional details about how to register for this professional learning opportunity.
11/30 Designing Making Experiences  The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is offering a two-day intensive workshop for educators eager to integrate making in school into their own practice.  Spend two days planning a K-12 making project or unit of your choice and leave with a project example made by you. While being immersed in a making environment, you will make and develop, test and troubleshoot the making curriculum or project of your choice for your K-12 classroom or school.

12/9 10 AM – 2 PM-School Enrollment & Community Resource Fair East Oakland Youth development Center 8200 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94621learn all about your public school options. Meet school principals, teachers and families. Learn how to make the best use of School Finder to explore and compare public schools. Get help with your EOC enrollment application and/or apply online on the spot. And learn more about the services provided by local community organizations.

12/16 West Oakland School and Resource Fair Public · Hosted by Enroll Oakland Charters Oakland families are invited to learn more about their public school options. There will be:
* School Booths (Elementary, Middle, High schools) – Visit with school principals, teachers and families* Enrollment Booths – Explore and compare public schools using Oakland’s school finder. Get help with your online application and/or enroll online.* Resource Booths – Learn more about support services provided by local community organizations.

Opportunities/Funding for educators

Teachers: Free Field Trips to the Exploratorium this Fall. Take BART to the Exploratorium and get free admission for your class, plus free round-trip BART tickets. Register at exploratorium.edu/BART or email [email protected]

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

9/19 – 11/30 Apply for Paint the Town!  Apply for Oakland’s new street mural programfrom September 19th – November 30th.  This pilot program allows community members to paint temporary street murals on Oakland’s roads.  Make sure to come to an application clinic hosted at an Oakland Public Library, where community members can learn about the program and receive assistance on applications.  Attending a clinic is not required to apply but they encourage you to come!  The dates and locations of the clinics are available on the website.  If you have more questions, email and visit the website for all application materials.

How you can help

 East Bay College Fund’s Mentor Recruitment season is here! The East Bay College Fund, which is currently supporting 800 Oakland scholars in college, is excited to begin recruiting Mentors for the 2018/19 Scholar year! College is definitely challenging, but it can be made easier with the support and advice of someone who has been there before. Every young person needs supportive relationships in order to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. Mentoring is a powerful way to help the next generation succeed! East Bay College Fund’s next Mentor Information Sessions will be on the following dates:Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Thursday, December 14th from 6 – 8 p.m.For more information about upcoming mentor information sessions please contact Volunteer Manager, Lena Ringstrom, at [email protected]

Help an Oakland student and educator whose home was destroyed by fire. Huber was an Education for Change student, and is now an Education for Change teacher in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. He and his family represent Oakland at its best, and in the early hours of Friday, September 8th, they awoke to their home on fire. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but you can imagine the pain, stress, frustration, and anger in seeing your family home on fire. We are asking that you donate whatever you can to help Huber and his family respond to this loss quickly so that he can resume the job he loves and support his family. Help spread the word!

 Support students with Listening Tools – A strong listening center is much needed in all elementary school classrooms. The stacks of CD’s and cassettes on a day to day for engagement, enrichment in both love for learning and academic standards. My students need a protected space with a CD player and timers to listen, learn and be heard.  Be the first to donate | $484 still needed, Ms. Semana Aspire College Academy, Oakland CA

Bring Coding and Engineering to Life with Lego Robotat Oakland Sol. This is the second phase of our great robot adventure, where students experiment with engineering concepts and coding practice, as well as learning about the design phases of a technical project. My students need these EV3 Mindstorms kits to take their skills to the next level! 2 donors | $466 still needed… Give to Mr. Davis

 October Morning Volunteers Needed at Alameda County Community Food Bank Alameda County Community Food Bank 7900 Edgewater Dr Oakland, 94621.  Harvest Season has begun!  Truckloads of fresh produce that need to be sorted and bagged are coming in daily.  Helping hands are urgently needed in October to ensure that the large quantities of incoming produce get out the door — and into the community!  To find out more about dates or to register for a shift, go here.  If you have a group of 5 or more, please go to Weekday Group Volunteering.  Information about other Food Bank volunteer opportunities

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