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Share Your Distance Learning Story

OEA believes in the value of sharing educators' experiences from around the state with each other as a way to promote best practices, innovation, and to make connections across our broader collective. Additionally, the stories of our experiences with students...

Lead with Compassion

By Ian Maurer High School Math, Cleveland High School, Portland Association of Teachers We welcomed our first child into the world in January, and I had been on parental leave until April 16. I watched from afar as my school...

Learning from Mistakes

By Eliana Belle Kindergarten, Gervais Elementary School, Gervais Education Association One of my biggest challenges with online learning is the age group I work with. The 5- and 6-year-old students I teach don't have very much experience on computers yet....

Better Days Ahead

By Dana Mohn 5th Grade Teacher, North Bay Elementary School, North Bend Education Association As we have started distance learning, one of the biggest challenges I have found is finding activities and strategies that get the students (and me) engaged...

Choose Wisely, Find Connections

By Jessica Schrunk Biology Faculty, Chemeketa Community College - Yamhill Valley Campus Teaching my biology courses online has been a new and challenging experience for me. All my courses prior to the school closure have been in person and biology...