Eastern Oregon REN

Supporting and Equipping the Public Educators of Eastern Oregon

Professional Development Opportunities

See our event calendar for upcoming events as well as a plethora of on-demand professional development opportunities.

Coordinating Body

Our coordinating body is made up of talented members from various school districts, ESDs, colleges/universities, and other organizations within the five counties we serve.

Programs & Initiatives

With our Rural Collaborative programs, you can improve student outcomes and achieve instructional excellence all while collaborating closely with other teachers and specialists.

Lesson Bank

See lesson plans developed by our local region's educators available in video, slide deck, document, and/or .pdf format. Our Lesson Bank is organized by category to make it easy to find the resources which are most relevant to you and your classroom.

Our Vision

The Eastern Oregon Regional Educator Network is aimed at achieving high quality, well-supported, and culturally responsive public educators in every eastern Oregon classroom.

Our Mission

To provide eastern Oregon educators with equitable access to sustained, quality professional learning in order to: recruit and retain high quality educators, and develop the capacity of regional educators to improve student learning.

Counties We Serve

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a REN?

In 2017, Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 182, which created the Educator Advancement Council (EAC), an innovative public/nonprofit partnership designed to support public educators. The EAC was charged with the task of creating “Regional Educator Networks” (REN). There are 10 REN’s in Oregon. The geographic boundaries of the Eastern Oregon REN are depicted in the map above. The Eastern Oregon REN covers more than 1/3 of the State of Oregon and is comprised of 40 member districts across its five county region.

How Do I Register for an Event?

Go to our event calendar page and click on the event that you are interested in within our Google Calendar. You will find the appropriate registration link in the calendar details. You can also find upcoming PD events on our professional development page. Click on the PD (professional development) event you are interested in.

How Do I View an Event That Has Already Passed?

Please check out our the PD Archive page for session recordings, .pdfs, slides, and other resources from past events.

How Do I Get a PDU Certificate for Sessions I have Attended?

Our PDU forms are specific to each event, so please check the corresponding event page from the Professional Development Page (for events that are current or yet to happen) or our PD Archive (for past events) to find the PDU request you need.