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Oct 1 2019

The Distinguished Educators Council is Recruiting New Members!

The Distinguished Educators Council (DEC) was organized by Chalkboard Project in 2012 as a strategy for ensuring that Oregon is a great place to teach and learn. Our mission is to leverage the expertise and experience of teachers to advance equity and social justice for the students of Oregon by promoting teacher voice across multiple channels to influence policy and activate change.

  • Teacher Leadership
Jan 11, 2019

Interview with 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year Keri Pilgrim Ricker

I recently sat down with Oregon's 2019 Teacher of the Year, Keri Pilgrim Ricker, who teaches in the Health Occupations CTE program at Churchill High School in Eugene. In this two-part blog series, Keri tells us about a professor that shifted her perspective on teaching, talks about how to help students feel safe the classroom so that they can show up as their whole selves, ready to learn, and shares why it’s so important to intentionally create space to recharge in a busy teaching schedule. I hope you enjoy getting to know Keri as much as I did!

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Science
  • Quality Educators
Portrait of Janet Soto Rodriguez, Chalkboard Project's newest employee
Jan 3, 2019

Interview with Janet Soto Rodriguez

I recently sat down with our newest Chalkboard Project employee, Janet Soto Rodriguez, to talk about what inspires (spoiler alert, Selena) and excites her about her new role.

Hi Janet! Your job title is Policy and Innovation Director. Tell me more about the "innovation" portion of your job.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Statements
  • Student Success
  • Policy
Nov 1, 2018

Distinguished Educators Council is recruiting new members!

Distinguished Educators Council is Recruiting New Members!

The Distinguished Educators Council (DEC) was organized by Chalkboard Project in 2012 as a strategy for ensuring that Oregon is a great place to teach and learn. The council leverages the expertise and experience of its teacher members to advance equity and social justice for the students of Oregon by promoting teacher voice across multiple channels to influence policy and activate change.

  • Teacher Leadership
Aug 15, 2018

Shifting Our Thinking: How Community Members Can Bring New Insights To The Table

Jefferson County School District 509-J is located in Central Oregon’s rural high desert and serves the towns of Metolius, Antelope, Big Muddy Ranch, and the Warm Springs Reservation. Major industries in the area include ranching and farming, but the 509-J district’s poverty level is among the highest in the state. At least three of four school children in the district qualify for free or reduced school lunch. Such conditions create a challenging environment for teaching and learning, and the district’s academic student outcomes trail state and national benchmarks.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Professional Learning

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