Oregon Math Educator Update

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Oregon Math Educator Update                                                                    2020.06.11

We hope your 2019-20 school year wrapped up well! We are deeply grateful for your flexibility and patience as you worked to serve students in a very different context this spring. In this issue, you can read about an upcoming learning opportunity around Oregon Open Learning, and read the Ready Schools, Safe Students Guidance.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Andy Byerley, Math Assessment Specialist, Mark Freed, Math Education Specialist, or Tom Thompson, STEM Education Specialist, if you have any questions or concerns.

For the most up-to-date information concerning COVID-19 responses, please see ODE's COVID-19 page. If you have an urgent health need, please contact your local health department or health care provider.

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Oregon Open Learning Hub

Join us for a Workshop on Open Educational Resources!

  • Tuesday, June 16th from 10:00 - 11:00 am 
  • Wednesday, June 17th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Oregon Open Learning is a digital resource repository and collaboration space for educators, administrators, and other educational partners to curate, create, and remix open educational resources (OER). Join this webinar to learn about the Hub and how you can get connected.

These workshops will focus more of the “how to” of OER including Creative Commons licensing, remixing and adding resources, and more. We will host these events in GoToTraining for more guided support.

Please register here!

"Ready Schools, Safe Learners"

Guidance for 2020-2021 has been released!

Ready Schools, Safe Learners, is the initial guidance for how public and private schools will develop an operational blueprint for the 2020-21 school year. The blueprint will evolve throughout the year based on school district, public health, and community feedback, as well as incorporate new health and safety guidance to adapt to the COVID-19 situation as it changes.

Recognizing that COVID-19 will likely continue to pose a public health risk throughout the school year, and that the prevalence of COVID-19 varies community by community, the blueprint instructs districts to develop a back-to-school plan that utilizes a mix of on-site and distance learning options to protect the safety of students, staff, and families. Districts are also to develop communicable disease management plans and contingency plans in the event of COVID-19 outbreaks––including returns to fully distance learning and modified school year calendars as necessary.

Ready Schools, Safe Learners, developed under the direction of Governor Brown and in collaboration with Oregon Health Authority, provides a framework for schools for the 2020-21 school year that ensures the health and safety of all students and staff and the families they go home to each day.

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