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August 5, 2021

2021 Summer Conference

    August 5, 2021 - Realtime Virtual Presentations to Support District Planning - All sessions were recorded and videos are now available for your use until Sept. 30. The video page is here; your password is in an email from COSA sent Aug. 11.


    "Preparing for Our New School Year"
    Designed to provide the best information available to assist your team in the planning process for this upcoming school year.

    Click here to download the conference program.  Click here to download session materials. Click here to access session videos (password sent by email Aug. 11). Contact Sera if you need help.

    Keynoters / Special Presentations by:

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    • Jenni Kotting, Communications Consultant - Bio
    • Richard Gray, Director of the Center for Community Organizing & Engagement, NYU - Bio
      • Jenni & Richard keynote: "Critical Race Theory: Undercurrents, Histories, and Bridging Divides Amidst Backlash"
      • Jenni & Richard breakout: "Engagement & Communications Planning to Double Down on Equity beyond Critical Race Theory"
    • Special Panel Discussion that will Share Planning Strategies and Plans for the Upcoming School Year


    Session topics presented by ODE specialists focused on latest information and plans for the upcoming school year:

    • Planning for ESSER III Funding while responding to students strengths and needs
    • Creating Cultures of Care for the upcoming School Year.
    • Oregon’s Vision for Work Based Learning (Perkins)
    • Best Practices for LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Across All Areas
    • What Matters Most in Digital Learning and Design
    • Implementing Community Engagement Tool Kit for the New Year
    • The Oregon Math Project Promoting Student Centered Approach to Solve Authentic Problems of Tomorrow

    Professional educators from around the state present on topics of high priority for the new year:

    • Creating Language Skills to Create a Positive Learning Environment
    • Engagement and Communications: Planning to Double Down on Equity and Critical Race Theory
    • Legislative Update: What is impacting Education This Year
    • Implementing Early Warning Systems by Using Indicators and Interviews
    • Setting Individual Learning Targets to Achieve Performance goals
    • Designing the Most Impactful Remote and Hybrid Learning Model  
    • What have we learned about Technology and How Best to Move Forward
    • Multi-Channeled Strategies to improve Engagement and Graduation


    August 4, 2021 - Academies (face-to-face)

    • New Special Education Directors Academy - Click here to register - Graduate Eugene, Hellman Room
    • New Superintendent Academy - Click here to register - Graduate Eugene - Wilder Room
    • New Principals Academy - Click here to register - Graduate Eugene, WIlliams Rooms
    • General Session for all groups will be from 8:00-9:00 in the Hellman Room.


    If you are registering someone other than yourself or need to register a group, please contact Sera Lockwood, or call the COSA office at 503-581-3141 and we will process their registrations.
    Zoom Links will be sent out on Monday, August 2nd via e-mail.


    For academy participants:

    Graduate Eugene
    66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401


    Click here for directions.


    Reservations can be made by:

    • Calling the reservations line: 1-844-888-4723 and referring to booking code 210803COSA
    • Or via the booking link: Summer Conference

    The cutoff date to make reservations is July 13th.