Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) professional learning aims to reduce disparities in our classrooms and schools as well as advance equity in the profession. These OEA DEI opportunities energize and grow the engagement and leadership of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse educators AND provide events and professional learning to engage all members in furthering their DEI development and equity in their schools.
The OEA Sparks event is intended for OEA Members of Color and active equity champions. Spend time with colleagues engaged in equity affinity groups to build community, strengthen skills, explore equity hot topics, network and have fun! The event is targeted to members of color, because recruiting and retaining educators of color and educators who are equity champions is a critical need in every Oregon classroom. Enrollment will be capped at 30 participants.