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OALA Winter Conference scheduled for February 6th

The Oregon Association of Latino Administrators will be holding it’s annual winter conference on February 6th, 2016 at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center at Portland State University in Portland. This event, held for Latino and non-latino educators, business and community leaders, provides a venue to learn about ongoing and emerging education issues impacting the Latino community.  

The OALA Winter Conference offers intensive exploration of the field of innovative instructional and learning strategies for Latino students, best practices for parent involvement, closing of the achievement gap for English language learners, and profession development training for aspiring administrators. Participants can expect a hand-on curriculum which includes presentations by nationally-recognized authors and educational officials.

“The OALA Winter Conference is more than a conference with great speakers,” says the OALA website. “It’s a vehicle to develop, support and mentor the next generation of Oregon Educators to a more diverse and challenging learning environment.”

The theme of this year’s 2016 conference is, “Staying the Course: Our Students of today Are Our Educational Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Conference strands will include: programs and practices that promote equity and opportunity, instructional pedagogy, leadership development, initiatives and reforms, and family/community outreach. 

For those attending the conference, A Room Block rate of $72 per night (plus tax) is available from February 5-7. To reserve these rooms, attendees are asked to call the hotel at 503-221-0140 or 1-866-845-4647 and ask for the GSE-OALA rate.

Conference Registration is available online now here