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Core Programs

Providing educators with the professional learning they need to help students succeed.
OEA offers a variety of professional learning opportunities to help you grow your practice. We respond in a dynamic way to member needs, member input and requests, and current school environments and issues to shape our core programs.
We aim to provide professional learning for all OEA members. Educators can access a variety of in-person and online learning formats within these core programs, including workshops, courses, virtual learning communities, in-person PLCs, independent study, etc. Most of our professional learning is led by OEA member educators. Academic credit (both undergraduate and graduate) and professional development units (PDUs) are available. For a complete list of upcoming opportunities that range in length from one hour to eight weeks, visit our Events page. For year-long opportunities, click on the Empowerment Academies page below.

Empowerment Academies

Academies are year-long cohort opportunities for deep learning, skill development, local implementation, and development of leadership skills.

Affinity Spaces

Creating opportunities for educators to come together and explore their shared identity.

Trauma Informed Education

Being a trauma informed educator can help support students who have experienced or are experiencing trauma and help them be successful, resilient learners.

Licensure & Evaluation

Maintaining your education license and receiving meaningful evaluations shouldn't be a barrier to entering or remaining in the profession. OEA is committed to supporting our members though these processes.
OEA President Reed Scott-Schwalbach stands smiling at the camera in a red blazer with foliage in the background.
Every Oregon student deserves a school where they feel safe and seen. I’m proud of the work OEA members do every day to make sure students and educators have the funding and support they need to thrive.
Quote by: Reed Scott-Schwalbach, OEA President
OEA Grow Podcast

Educator Voice, Amplified

OEA Grow is an educator-led podcast, by members and for members. Rotating member hosts interview fellow OEA member educators to share tools, ideas, and strategies to improve educators' professional and personal life.

Ready, Set, Grow!

OEA provides high-quality, member-led professional learning to help educators improve their professional practice, support student success and excellence, and build community with other educators across Oregon.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).