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Trauma-Informed Student Engagement Series – SUMMER 2021


Learn how to implement trauma informed engagement practices through the process of continuous improvement! This professional learning series will be co-facilitated by Kristin Souers, award-winning author and licensed mental health counselor, along with Erin Whitlock and Georgina Monrean of the HDESD.

Participants will learn:

  • Trauma-sensitive engagement and relationship building practices.
  • The purpose, principles, and mindsets of human-centered continuous improvement while implementing these engagement practices.
  • Strategies to attend to equity, power, & privilege alongside trauma-informed work.

This is an ongoing learning opportunity in a community of practice with multiple sessions to support you in your journey of learning then implementing trauma-informed engagement strategies.

This model fosters real-time problem solving for maximal positive impact on students.

June 29th & 30th: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

August 19th: One 5 hour session (Time TBD)

Fall 2021: Monthly Community of Practice Sessions (3 hours each) on Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 2nd

A $1,000 stipend or graduate level credit are available to participants for any work performed outside of contracted hours. Participants will receive a free copy of Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall.


The Center for Great Public Schools at OEA is pleased to announce the Educator Empowerment Academy Team Recruitment for 2021-22

OEA’s Center for Great Public Schools (CGPS) is recruiting teams of 3-5 people to participate in our third annual Educator Empowerment Academy, a year-long learning community that empowers teams to solve a problem of practice in their school, district, local, or UniServ with coaching and support using OEA’s Empowerment Process. Twenty teams from around the state will be chosen to participate in this exciting opportunity from October 2021 – June 2022.   

Please see this flyer for more information about the Educator Empowerment Academy. If you are interested and know of people who could join your team, fill out this brief interest survey. For more information, direct all questions to OEA staff Erin Whitlock ( and Leah Starkovich ( if you need more information.

The Center for Great Public Schools at OEA is pleased to announce Coaching for Empowerment Academy Applications are Open

OEA’s Center for Great Public Schools (CGPS) takes in nominations each spring from OEA members and leaders to participate in our annual Coaching for Empowerment Academy, a year-long learning community that focuses on helping members grow as coaches in OEA’s Empowerment Process Twenty OEA members from around the state will be chosen to participate in this exciting opportunity from August 2021 – May 2022. If you or someone you know would be interested, please nominate yourself or forward your colleague this flyer/application, due June 30th. Please feel free to reach out to OEA staff Erin Whitlock ( and Leah Starkovich ( if you have questions or need more information.



Elayna Agular | Bright Morning Training

COREN is exploring the opportunity to bring in equity expert, Elayna Agular, for a series of online traings to Central Oregon school districts.

Multiple Online Options would include:

  • Coaching across racial differences

  • Coaching teams

  • Equity collection

  • Building resilience

If your district or school community is interested in participating, please let us know.

COREN is seeking input on hosting a facilitated book study, change project, and community of practice with the author of Belonging through a Culture of Dignity, John Krownapple.

Affinity Spaces

There is an interest in the opportunity for COREN to host a regional affinity space with goals to:

  • Provide designated and prioritized time and space for supporting our educators of color in ways they define.
  • Provide a platform for educators to elevate their voices and take action to make our systems more equitable.
  • Foster community and belonging for educators of color in our region.

 This virtual offering would be facilitated either by a contracted facilitator or a trained and compensated local employee. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us by clicking the button below.

Book Studies

Are you interested in digging deeper into the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion through book study? COREN is seeking input on potentially launching an official Book Study group.

Sessions would include book discussion, facilitated action plan for change, and check in during implementation.

Potential Books Include: