What’s Happening in Oakland Education the Week of October 9th and Beyond

Everything Oakland education, this week, OUSD and ACOE board meetings, the OUSD college Fair, OUSD Blueprint surveys are due, Michael Kirst on California’s reforms, Mills Teacher Scholars gathering, volunteer opportunities at the Alameda Food Bank, ways to help teachers, grants for murals and more take a look and share

 10/9/2017 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Community Advisory Committee for Special Education-Committee members and other participants will hear learnings from the September Study Session about school-site support for Special Education in OUSD and discuss initiatives and changes currently underway for Special Education. -Bret Harte Middle School 3700 Coolidge Avenue Oakland, CA 94602

10/9 5:30- Special Meeting of the OUSD Board of Education covering Core Values and Getting to the Future State, you can see the agenda here, Conference Room, Offices of the National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway – 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2149

10/10/2017 6:30 PM Community Meeting the OUSD school Year is Changing Join Sondra Aguilera, OUSD Senior Deputy Chief of Continuous School Improvement, and Jenine Lindsey, Director of Labor, for a community meeting about future school year calendars. Learn more about the changes and share your thoughts by taking our survey at www.ousd.org/newfirstday! La Escuelita 1050 2nd Ave. Oakland, CA 94606

 10/10 6:30 PM ACOE Board Meeting- Board Room of the Alameda County Office of Education at 313 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward.

 10/10 4:30pm -Join us and 50+ college reps at the OUSD College Fair next Tues, at Oakland Tech

10/11/2017 4:00 PM OUSD Board of Education La Escuelita, Great Room 1050 Second Avenue Oakland , CA, you can see the agenda here

10/11/2017 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM The GIRL Project Shine Workshop-Free for girls ages 11-14 living in the San Antonio district of Oakland. Come on down after school dismissal for art and dance classes. Food and homework support available throughout the session Workshops will be held every Wednesday from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM through December 13. Doors open at 1:00 PM. EastSide Cultural Center 2277 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94606Questions? Please contact Shaunnah Ray, [email protected]

10/12 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Mills Teacher Scholars Gather Join Mills Teacher Scholars at Mills College 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

 10/13 last day to complete Blueprint for quality schools survey-We need our  voices to be heard, OUSD hosted a series of Blueprint for Quality Schools meetings last week. If you weren’t able to join, you can still provide your input! Please complete an online survey so that OUSD leadership can understand your priorities for our school sites over the next 5 years. Go to www.ousd.org/blueprintsurvey to complete an online survey 

10/14-10/15 Network for Public Education Annual Conference, the conference schedule and information can be found here

10/16 12:00-1:15 pm – California School Reform: What Is It, How Is It Going, and Why?Speaker: Michael Kirst Location: – at Stanford (CERAS), Learning Hall, Room 101 Free and open to the public RSVP: [email protected]

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

 10/18 5-8 p.m. -LCAP PSAC General Meeting Oakland High School 1023 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94610 The LCAP PSAC will finalize elections for the nominations presented in May 2016 and review samples of school site snapshots combining population, investment, staff retention, and student outcome data. The committee will also receive an update for the 2017-18 budget with emphasis on strategies and investments included in the 2017-20 LCAP. Please RSVP at [email protected]  or 510-491-6069

10/23 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 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 – 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.

10/27 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 Workshop Oakland 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.

11/14– 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.

12/16 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 [email protected] and visit the website for all application materials.

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.

How you can help

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 Robots at 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 can be found at www.accfb.org/volunteer.




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