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COREN proudly works to serve Central Oregon educators. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a school administrator, specialist, or other student facing educator, we are here to support you! Please explore our current offerings for the 2024-25 school year below.

Equitable Recruitment and Hiring

The Management Center Equitable Hiring Training (Half Day)

This interactive workshop helps social justice and educational equity leaders create equitable, effective hiring processes.

Participants will:

  • Workshop a role they are soon-to-be or currently hiring for
  • Identify how bias often appears in hiring and get out of auto-pilot hiring practices
  • Identify the must-have skills and talents for the role
  • Develop probing questions and job simulations to use in interviews
  • Learn how to create rubrics to mitigate biases when evaluating candidates
  • Leave with drafts of foundational materials and clear next steps for your process!

OSU Becoming a Search Advocate Workshop

The Search Advocate Foundations workshop series establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles.

Using this foundation, you will begin to construct your own framework of practice, delve into specific issues that may arise at each stage of the search process, and explore various ways to head off or respond to those issues.  By the end of the final session, you will have a toolkit of practical strategies for each stage of the search process, and approaches to help you perform the advocate role effectively as part of a search committee.

Exit Survey Support

Do you want to better understand why educators are leaving your district and what you can do to increase retention of talented staff. COREN has researched and developed a best-practices Exit Survey that you can implement in your district. A COREN Coach will guide you through the process.

Retention Data & Planning

COREN’s experienced team can support your district with taking a deep dive into retention data and planning. Using statewide teacher retention data COREN can help you understand critical trends in your workforce.

Central Oregon Educator Job Fair

Central Oregon school districts are hiring! This is an annual opportunity to explore exciting new careers teaching in Central Oregon. Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to meet local school districts and learn about current openings.

  • Explore career options in Central Oregon
  • Connect with district leadership and school principals from across the region
  • Learn Central Oregon and get connected to local community resources
  • Grow your professional network

Building School Communities, Centering Welcome, Trust, Appreciation, Validation, and Celebration

‘Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity”

Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity couples awareness and action for participants to learn to co-create healthy school and classroom cultures that honor dignity and nurture belonging through three structures: interpersonal, institutional, and instructional.

Participants will learn how to shift mindsets and develop an understanding of what it takes to address educational disparities by creating the conditions that will help all students and staff members thrive. This series is for school-based teams of 3-8 people! All teams will complete a final project that will be shared during our Celebration of Learning.

Elaina Aguilar ‘Coaching for Equity’ Training

Gain the essential knowledge to recognize educational inequities, the language to name and describe those inequities, and the skills to have the conversations to interrupt those inequities.

This workshop provides you with the essential knowledge to recognize educational inequities; with the language to name and describe those inequities; and with the skills to have the conversations to interrupt those inequities. Building off of Elena Aguilar’s books, Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching (releasing July 2024) and Coaching for Equity (2020), you’ll receive additional tools and resources to help you plan for and have conversations that result in behavior and belief change.

AMPLIFY Affinity Space for Educators of Color

AMPLIFY is a safe space for educators of color to gather, find connection, and improve equity in our schools.

AMPLIFY seeks to elevate the voices of educators of color to build a community of support! AMPLIFY is open to Central Oregon educators of color and students pursuing a career in education. We host regular gatherings and events throughout the region during the school year. 

High Desert Allyship Space

Coming Soon! Join us for the High Desert Allyship Space, an affinity space for white, educators invested in educational equity!

Modern Classroom Project Pilot Cohort

Our research-backed instructional model serves students at all levels of understanding, both inside and outside the classroom. In schools worldwide, we’ve seen our educators leverage technology to foster human connection, authentic learning, and social-emotional growth for all students.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Kids with challenging behavior are tragically misunderstood and mistreated. Rewards and punishments don’t work and often make things worse. Thankfully, there’s another way. But it requires a big shift in mindset.

Helping kids with challenging behavior requires understanding why they struggle in the first place. But what if everything we thought was true about challenging behavior was actually wrong? Our Collaborative Problem Solving approach recognizes what research has pointed to for years – that kids with challenging behavior are already trying hard. They don’t lack the will to behave well. They lack the skills to behave well.