OACE is pleased to announce details about our 2019 Conference Symposia. The Symposia are a standalone part of the conference. You may register for just a symposium or for the conference or both.
The Symposium is THURSDAY JANUARY 24 FROM 9AM-4PM with a one hour lunch from noon to 1PM.
Educational Rights & Stability for All Students (FULL DAY)
Patricia Julianelle, Schoolhouse Connection
Dona Bolt, Oregon Department of Education
Joni Giles, Oregon Department of Education
Children and youth in unstable living situations qualify for educational rights and services to help with attend and succeed in school. Homeless, unaccompanied, foster, undocumented and/or migrant student rights are addressed under federal legislation such as the Civil Rights Act, McKinney-Vento, Fostering Connections and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In this Symposium, we will explore how laws work to protect students, district requirements, best practices, promising programs and more. Bring your advanced case questions as we tap national expertise in this field.
Early education: Preparing Today’s Learner for Success through Mindfulness and Intention (Full day)
Kendra Hughes, Northwest Regional Education Service District
The symposium will share research and strategies on how educators can successfully engage today’s learner that has limited or no capacity to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors. Research continues to emerge on the benefits of self-regulation and the brain function. While the emphasis in most classrooms is literacy and math, these young learners need intentional education and awareness related to their emotional and behavioral skills. Presenter will share culturally responsive practices and trauma-informed Tier I strategies educators and parents can use to successfully engage all early learners. Come learn how intentional efforts within your procedures, routines, morning meetings, and transitions throughout the day can develop these skills in young learners.
Civil rights and title IX (Full Day)
Karin Moscon, Oregon Department of Education
Title IX prevents discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Federal Law requires that each school have at least one person designated and trained as a (Civil Rights) Title IX Coordinator. This workshop meets that minimum training requirement. Topics to be covered will include Sexual Harassment and violence, Title IX and Athletics, Pregnant and Parenting Students, LGBTQ students, (including Transgender Guidelines), Single Gender Classes/Activities, Discipline, CTE and STEM, Employment, and Administrative requirements. We will also discuss conducting a Title IX investigation alleging discrimination, and have multiple case studies to apply best practices with real life situations. Any who are interested in learning about how Title IX impacts your school community are welcome to attend.