GSE hosts winter conference of the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators

oalaThe Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA) winter conference is coming to Portland State University February 6, 2016, at University Place Hotel. The conference theme is: “Staying the Course: Our Students of Today Are Our Educational Leaders of Tomorrow.” Although this is the first time GSE has hosted the conference, it is the second year that it has partnered with the OALA mentee program to offer a preconference session. Sponsors and supporters include the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and more than 25 school districts and educational organizations.

Held annually, 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 professional development training for aspiring administrators. Participants can expect a hands-on curriculum which includes presentations by nationally-recognized authors and educational officials. The Oregon Association of Latino Administrators was founded in 2002 to support and mentor Latino administrators to ensure educational equity for all.

The event offers one PSU graduate credit for students who need an elective credit in their Continuing Administrator Licensure program.

The OALA conference is open to all administrators, educators, and preservice education students who have an interest in successful outcomes of multicultural K-12 students. To register for the conference, visit the event website.

Sign up for PSU graduate credit at the conference registration table.

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