Safe, Welcoming & Inclusive Schools

In response to educators’ concerns about safe, welcoming, and inclusive schools (summarized in the report, A Crisis of Disrupted Learning), OEA provides professional learning to support educators in creating school and classroom environments that are safe and successful for both students and educators. Disrupted learning can affect all classrooms and students across grade levels. Offerings include practices and strategies such as social and emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, anti-bullying, inclusivity, self-regulation, mindfulness, restorative justice, etc.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Trauma Informed Schools Basics (Webinar): This session will cover the basics of trauma informed practices in schools. This is an introductory session into the importance of recognizing and changing current practices, especially around educators’ response to challenging behavior. The session will provide an overview of trauma prevalence, resilience, regulation and intervention.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST

Restraint and Seclusion Policy (Webinar): OEA members successfully helped to pass Senate Bill 963 this year, updating the state’s restraint and seclusion law to ensure student and educator safety and dignity in schools. This law change was based on the OEA “Crisis of Disrupted Learning” report, published earlier this year. The new law is now in place! It clarifies when educators can appropriately use protective physical interventions and restraint when serious incidents occur. Hear from OEA General Counsel Adam Arms and OEA Consultant Erin Whitlock about the most significant changes in the law, how to ensure student and staff safety, and hear answers to the most common questions about restraint and seclusion.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – 5:00pm-5:45 p.m. PST. Register here!

Behavior Interventions (Webinar): This session will cover behavior intervention strategies for educators and paraprofessionals. The session will cover root causes of disruptive behavior and a number of proactive and reactive strategies educators can begin using right away.

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST. Register here!

Trauma Informed Pedagogy (Virtual Learning Community): Educator demonstrates an understanding of how trauma can affect student behaviors and responses within the school context and promotes students' abilities to self-monitor and maintain positive engagement in all aspects of learning and interactions. Opportunity to earn a micro-credential, up to 28 PDUs, and graduate credit.

  • January 6-February 21, 2020. Register here!

Co-Regulation Skills (Webinar): This session will cover a critical skill for educators: Co-Regulation, which is the ability to help another person return to a regulated state. You will learn practical skills that you can immediately put into practice.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST

Classroom Expectations and Routines (Virtual Learning Community): Educator demonstrates an understanding of successful use of classroom expectations and routines to promote an environment that is conducive to learning. Opportunity to earn a micro-credential, up to 28 PDUs, and graduate credit.

  • February 3 - March 20, 2020

Core Interventions for Trauma (Webinar): This session will cover important interventions for educators to help all students, but especially those whose behavior stems from significant childhood adversity. Topics will include designing a trauma-informed classroom setting, creating wellness rooms, trauma-informed discipline, and a host of other proactive and reactive strategies for working with students with trauma.

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST

Self-Care (Webinar): This session will discuss the critical importance of self-care in education. The session provides a practical discussion of the dimensions of regulation and how educators can help themselves by developing foundational skills in self-regulation as well as a number of other critical self-care topics.

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST

Addressing Challenging Behaviors (Virtual Learning Community): Educator demonstrates an understanding and application of multiple strategies when addressing challenging classroom behaviors to meet the needs of all learners. Opportunity to earn a micro-credential, up to 28 PDUs, and graduate credit.

  • April 20 - June 5, 2020

Trauma Informed Practices and SEL (Webinar): This session will discuss the ways in which trauma informed practices and social and emotional learning efforts can complement each other, areas in which they overlap, and important things to consider when trying to implement both efforts.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2020 – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST