What’s Happening This Week In Oakland Education- 3/5/18

This week in Oakland ed, charter lottery results, Redwood Heights tour, Budget and Finance and the Audit Committee meet, A know your rights workshop on immigration, OUSD Budget and Finance, an OUSD teacher recruitment event, we need to Re think Prop 13, Prescott Circus, Teens Tobacco and Wellness, and further out, Oakland Promise, listening to Black female teachers, scholarship opportunities, all that and much more with links and info below, please read share and get involved.

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This Week

3/5 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Audit Committee

3/5 8:00 am – 3/9 11:30 pm Charter Schools Run Lotteries This Week!

3/6 8:45 am Redwood Heights Elementary School – Spring 2017 Tour

3/6 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Measure N Commission Retreat

3/7 6 pm – 9 pm Budget and Finance Committee

3/7 3:00 pm Know Your Rights workshop

3/7 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Teacher Recruitment Event

3/8 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Rethinking Prop 13

3/8- 3/9 8:45am – 2:15pm 20th Annual Teens Tackle Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Youth Wellness Conference

3/10 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Prescott Circus Theater Showcase featuring OUSD students

Further Out

3/14 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Culturally Relevant Curriculum- Imagining a New System: Pushing thought to radically shift your definition of equity

3/15 4:00 – 6:30 pm The Second Annual Oakland Promise Report

3/22 5-8 pm Member and Community Training about the CA School Dashboard

3/22 Hear from Black female teachers

3/26 9:00 am Roosevelt Middle School – Spring 2018 Tour

3/27 8:45 am Urban Montessori Charter School – Spring 2018 Visit

4/5 5pm Equity in Education:

4/10 9:30 am East Bay Innovation Academy Middle School – Spring 2018 Tour

4/12-4/15 OUSD Office of Equity 2018 African American Male Achievement Spring Symposium

Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth

Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships

SMASH Academy Accepting Applications

Free Prom Dresses

Special Education Trainings

How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts

Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students

Wondering how to support students and staff through the OUSD #budget cuts?

Help out ICSSankofa, or other youth being affected by budget cuts

This Week

3/5 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Audit Committee KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance – 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

3/5 8:00 am – 3/9 11:30 pm Charter Schools Run Lotteries This Week!« Did you miss the charter school application deadline? Apply now! This week charter schools run their lotteries and will inform YOU about any potential offers. No seat is guaranteed. Log onto your account to accept any pending offer before March 29th or your offer will be rescinded. Please contact the school of your choice for more information. REMINDER: Once you accept one offer, all other offers will be cancelled.

3/6 8:45 am Redwood Heights Elementary School – Spring 2017 Tour

3/6 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Measure N Commission Retreat KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance – 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

3/7 6 pm – 9 pm Budget and Finance Committee KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance – 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291

3/7 3:00 pm Centro Legal de la Raza is holding a Know Your Rights workshop for OUSD families at Greenleaf TK-8!

Location: Greenleaf Elementary School, 6328 E. 17th St., 94621

Please help us spread the word to your contacts in OUSD Sanctuary District! And if you are interested in hosting an event at your school, or to explore other school-based immigration resources, contact the Immigrant Family Defense Fund at [email protected] or (510) 241-3545.

3/7 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Teacher Recruitment Event

Join us at the first hiring event of the season!

Over 20 Oakland schools will be present to find the next amazing educator to join their community for the 2018-19 school year.

Please come prepared to speak with principals about teaching positions and copies of your resume. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: International Community School, 2825 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

3/8 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Rethinking Prop 13 Proposition 13, the California law passed in 1978 which pegs property taxes to the value of the property when it was purchased, was meant to protect older homeowners from unwieldy tax bills when they retired. But it has had a range of negative unintended consequences, from disincentivizing housing development to starving the state’s public education system. LOCATION: Mozilla, 2 Harrison St Suite #175, San Francisco, CA 94105

3/8 – 3/9 8:45am – 2:15pm 20th Annual Teens Tackle Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Youth Wellness Conference Clark Kerr Conference Center on the UC Berkeley Campus. Over 700 middle school students will engage in interactive workshops designed by youth and adults, for youth, on topics ranging from healthy relationships, to mixed messages regarding tobacco, vaping, and marijuana, to youth preventing violence in their schools and communities, to youth being allies for their LGBTQ+ peers, to coping with stress and mental health first aid.  The theme for the conference is “Find Your Voice”, using youth voice to encourage meaningful change and support safe and healthy schools and communities.

3/10 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Prescott Circus Theater Showcase featuring OUSD students Prescott Circus Theatre with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra Presents: UPLIFT! Celebrating Our Lives 2018 Showcase Inspired by the exhibit, En Mas: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean currently on view at the Museum of African Diaspora Featuring the stars of PCT’s after school programs at Lafayette, Laurel, Manzanita Community, Manzanita SEED, Parker, Piedmont Ave., Prescott Elementary, and Sankofa Academy! Location: Oakland Technical High School Auditorium, 4351 Broadway, Oakland , CA 94611

Further Out

3/14 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Culturally Relevant Curriculum- Imagining a New System: Pushing thought to radically shift your definition of equity As a part of our second year campaign to promote culturally relevant curriculum and culturally responsive schools, Racial Justice NOW! and the West Dayton Youth Task Force will host veteran education/ administrator Chris Chatmon from the Oakland unified Schools District.

3/15 4:00 – 6:30 pm The Second Annual Oakland Promise ReportInspire, Inform, and Engage| Roosevelt Middle School, This event will be a time for the community to come together to reflect on our first two years, share our vision moving forward, showcase the outstanding education organizations in the community, and celebrate all the inspiring work being done to improve educational outcomes for students across Oakland.  You can find more information about the event on our website, as well as RSVP here.

3/22 5-8 pm Member and Community Training about the CA School Dashboard. Please contact Cintya Molina if you are interested in participating. All meeting materials and communications can be found at www.ousd.org/lcap. Cintya Molina, LCAP Engagement Program Manager  [email protected]rg 510-491-6069

3/22 Hear from Black female teachers as they #SpeakTheirTruth about how they navigate and thrive within educational institutions. Learn how they stay motivated and listen carefully to understand how they want to be supported. Register today!

3/26 9:00 am Roosevelt Middle School – Spring 2018 Tour

3/27 8:45 am Urban Montessori Charter School – Spring 2018 Visit

4/5 5pm Equity in Education: Where do we begin? If we hope for equity in education, we may have to abandon ideas of standardization and recognize the individual needs of each student. Join the conversation. Lincoln will host panelists at Impact HUB in Oakland to discuss the important issues impacting out community and our role in building an education system that works for everyone, including students most as risk for failure. After the discussion, we’ll turn to the audience for Q&A.

-Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD, Associate Professor, Raza Studies & Education, SFSU
-Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammel, Superintendent, OUSD
-Superintendent Karen Monroe, Superintendent, Alameda County Office of Education
-Christine Stoner-Mertz, CEO, Lincoln
-Assemblymember, Tony Thurmond, 15th California Assembly District

4/10 9:30 am East Bay Innovation Academy Middle School – Spring 2018 Tour

4/12-4/15 OUSD Office of Equity 2018 African American Male Achievement Spring Symposium The Oakland Unified School District’s Office of Equity 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.

This three-day professional development experience will sell out. Get your tickets early to make sure you are a part of our classroom observations, Office of Equity staff-led seminars, student interactions, and more.

Ticket includes admission to:

  • Symposium Professional Development Workshops
  • Manhood Development Program Classroom Tours
  • African American Male Achievement’s Man-Up! Youth conference

 

Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth

Free Prom Dresses! Do you know an Oakland student in need of a prom dress? In partnership with the Oakland Ed Fund, Lesley West – of Dressed by West –  is giving away brand-new dresses to any high school junior or senior who needs one! Students simply sign up for a time slot on Sunday, Mar. 18, browse the Dressed by West collection at Rakuten Performance Center (1011 Broadway), then walk out with the perfect dress!

Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships-Mills College is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive environment dedicated to helping Oakland girls and young women succeed in college. To make a transformative Mills education accessible and affordable, we are offering generous scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.

Mills will provide a minimum financial aid scholarship of $7,000 to every Oakland Public high school student (district or charter) admitted in fall 2018 with a minimum high school GPA of 3.2. Higher scholarship amounts may be offered to admitted students with higher GPAs.

In addition to these awards, beginning fall 2018 we are excited to debut 10 new Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships, including the African American Female Excellence Scholarship, the Latina Excellence Scholarship, and eight additional Mills-Oakland Promise scholarships.

Our district-wide scholarship is now live! Apply for the East Bay College Fund Opportunity Scholarship today and share with all Oakland high school seniors. Let’s get to college!

SMASH Academy Accepting Applications– Since 2004, SMASH has helped bring a rigorous STEM education to hundreds of students from low income, underrepresented communities. A few SMASH facts: Impact: SMASH is a 3 year STEM acceleration summer residential and academic year program that works: check out their alumni outcomes hereFree of Cost: SMASH is a free program — equivalent to a $24,000 scholarship.

Nationwide: SMASH is continuing to expand to serve more students across the nation. In addition to existing sites at Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Davis, and Morehouse College, SMASH will be opening two new sites in 2018: Wayne State University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The SMASH 2018 application deadline is March 1, 2018.  Students can apply here.

Registration Is Required For These Trainings. Please Use The Links Below:

How to Read the IEP April 9, 2018
Learn how to read and understand an Individual Education Program (IEP). We will go over the sections on California’s IEP Form so you know what to make sure is complete and where to focus.

Behavior & Mental Health June 11, 2018
When behavior interferes with learning: connecting the dots between disability and mental health needs at school

LOCATION:
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street (between Tremont and Woolsey Streets at the Ashby BART Station)
Berkeley, CA 94703

DATES/TIMES:
2nd Monday Evenings (6-8:30 pm)

March 12

May 14

4th Tuesday Mornings from (10am-12:30 pm)

March 27

April 24

May 22

June 26

NEW:  Special Education Topic Series
2nd Monday evenings (6-8:30 pm)

April 9, How to Read An IEP

June 11, Behavioral Support and Mental Health

 

How you can help

Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts Oakland Unified is facing another enormous budget shortfall. District level budget cuts are being shouldered by teachers and families, with each school being asked to cut on average $120 per student. What this means for many schools is an IMMEDIATE LOSS of after-school programs, support staff,  access to technology, field trips, and many of the enrichment activities that make their schooling experience enjoyable and equitable. At schools in Oakland’s wealthier neighborhoods, these cuts will be offset by parent donations and annual fundraisers that bring in an average of $300,000 per year.  At flatland schools, populated predominantly by students of color, these cuts will be felt by teachers and children, and they will be felt deeply. Please click here to help.

Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students. An iPad would be a great supplemental therapy tool. Learn more about similar projects from Oakland teachers that still need funding. GO will match your contribution!

Wondering how to support students and staff through the OUSD #budget cutsHere are 5 ways — from donating school supplies to staying engaged!

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