Other Resources

Distance Learning Resources, COVID ERA Teaching, & ODE Links


TEACH FROM ANYWHERE: Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning (Google).

Beyond the Chalk

Distance Learning Up Close: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting (Registration Link to On-Demand Webinar)

Best Practices: Online Pedagogy (Best Practices for Teaching Remotely from Harvard)

ODE Comprehensive Distance Learning Resource Library

Education Endowment Foundation - COVID 19 Resources

Zoom Resources

Zoom Instructions (English)

Zoom Instructions (Spanish)

Zoom Introduction

Zoom Support

COVID Era Teaching - Face to Face / Distance Links

  • COVID-19 School Response Toolkit: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across the country to confront unprecedented challenges. And the longer schools remain closed—likely through the end of the academic year in most states—the higher the stakes become for next school year. To tackle these challenges, school systems must focus on the strategies proven to accelerate student learning. Even imperfect attempts to accelerate learning back to grade level will create far better school experiences for many students than what they received before the crisis.

  • How to Help Students Get Used to Wearing Masks (Edutopia Article)

Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Guidance

EOU Resources

Cottonwood Canyon Teacher Institute

The Cottonwood Canyon Teacher Institute is an intensive four day long residential place-based field studies program for teachers from throughout Oregon. Participants choose from four course options where they learn about locally significant cultural or natural resources.. Projects are led by EOU faculty, and other regional professionals.

Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy

The Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy at Eastern Oregon University (EOU) aims to graduate the brightest high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Opportunities also exist for current paraprofessionals in the field to participate. All participants will have the chance to earn EOU credit.

EOU Center for Culturally Responsive Practices

The demand for teachers with cultural competency is ever-increasing. Many communities in Eastern Oregon are experiencing an increase in ethnic and language minorities; however, there is not a correlating increase in ethnic and language minority teachers. By making culturally responsive pedagogy available to teachers, schools can better create classrooms in which student language, culture, and backgrounds will be responded to and infused within every aspect of education and curriculum.

  • Visit the EOU Website to view the center's professional development series.

Ignite! Reading Partnership

Ignite! Reading, a Zoom-powered K-5 literacy tutoring program, is partnering with Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education to train teachers how to teach literacy. Using the Ignite! Reading model, the partnership will launch with a ten-week program that begins with intensive teacher training rooted in the science of reading and an evidence-based reading foundational skills curriculum, followed by the implementation of daily tutoring with K-5 students locally, as well as remotely across the country.

Junior Field Study Program

The Junior Field Study program allows students from the Gresham cohort at Mt. Hood Community College to observe and experience multiple classrooms over a three-week period in May. The students are based in one of four locations, Umatilla, Enterprise, John Day, or Burns. The selected students conduct interviews, reflect on observations, and learn about the opportunities to teach in a rural location away from the metro Portland area. Grant funding from the Oregon Department of Education based on grant initiative and funding recommendation from the Educator Advancement Council allows students the opportunity to participate in this program without out-of-pocket cost.

Parent Advocacy Group Webinar - Q&A: Teacher Training as Key to Oregon Literacy

Presented by Oregon Kids Read & Decoding Dyslexia Oregon

Rural Schools Collaborative

The Rural Schools Collaborative has announced the applications for the Celia B. Godsil in Place Fellows. As EOU is the hub for the Pacific Northwest RSC - a teacher from our area (WA and OR) may apply for this grant. If you know of a teacher doing wonderful place based things, please share the link and encourage them to apply

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Teach Rural Oregon Project

The Teach Rural Oregon (TRO) project aims at recruiting diverse student teachers (including first generation) to complete their student teaching in rural and isolated rural districts across Oregon.

Equity Training Resources

  • Learning for Justice - Social Justice Standards

  • Understanding Anti-Bias Education: Bringing the Four Goals to Every Aspect of Your Work

  • Unconscious Bias: An Educator's Self Assessment

  • Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books

  • Anti-Bias Reads by Teaching for Change (4 Minutes)

  • Anti-Bias Building Blocks Curriculum Planning

  • Moving Beyond Anti-Bias Activities: Supporting the Development of Anti-Bias Curriculum

  • Standing Against Suspension & Expulsion in Early Childhood Education

  • Don't Look Away - Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms

  • Guide for Racial Justice & Abolitionist Social and Emotional Learning

  • Equity Literacy for All (5 principles)

  • Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education in Partner With First Book Network

Distributing free classroom sets of Elie Wiesel's "Night" and Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" to eligible educators.

Link to registration:


Link to determining eligibility:


Digital Resources

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education now has two digital experiences available. Click here (https://www.ojmche.org/teach-learn/dig...periences/) to learn more and request the experiences.

In the Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer digital experience, students “weave” through a hyperlinked Google Slides deck that highlights Oregon’s history to explore the dynamic relationship between discrimination and resistance.

The Oregon Jewish Stories digital experience provides students the opportunity to learn about the rich, unique, and complex history of Oregon Jews, examine how it is integral to the larger history of Oregon, and consider how identities are shaped and evolve over time.

Genocide Education Resource Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eH...dW-N4/edit) - A non-exhaustive list of lessons, articles, podcasts, videos, and other resources that highlight the Native American genocide, genocide against Enslaved Black Africans, and the Holocaust.

Lesson Plans (https://www.ojmche.org/teach-learn/lesson-plans/) - Created in partnership with OJMCHE’s Teacher Advisory Boards and the Oregon Department of Education, below are six newly developed lesson plans that align with Oregon’s Holocaust and Genocide education mandate.

  • Life in the Lodz Ghetto: Photography of Henryk Ross.

  • Resistance During the Holocaust

  • Law and Order?: The Impact and Legacy of Legal Discrimination in Nazi Germany and Oregon

  • Rooting Our Stereotypes and Scapegoating in Propaganda

  • Is That Really What I Said? Learning About Microaggressions

  • You, Me, Us: A Lesson about Caring and Our Responsibility to Protect Others

For questions about additional resources to support teaching about the Holocaust:

Amanda Coven

Director of Education

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education


For questions about joining the First Book community of educators:

Member Services


Other Distance Learning Video Resources

OER Commons

  • OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum. Visit OER Commons Site

OSU Resources & Support for K-12 Teachers

SEL/Trauma Informed Care Resources

Aperture Education: SEL at home

Promoting SEL at Home is a series of developmentally appropriate social and emotional learning (SEL) resources for parents, families, and caregivers to use at home. These lesson ideas facilitate the development of SEL skills in children, from infancy through high school. Additionally, Aperture Education has a Parent Portal with other resources families can access during this transitional time.

"It's A Great Time To Be Strong" Asynchronous Video Course by Fostering Resilient Learners (Enroll for Free)

In the most challenging and trying times, we must summon strength from within. In this course, learn strategies for building and applying your inner strengths every day.

SLP's Telehealth Presentation


In partnership with your local CTE coordinators, we are providing a free license for your school to access and utilize a platform called Oregon Connections this year. With these licenses, K-12 educators can sign-in and then invite real-life professionals to their classroom for guest speaker sessions, career explorations, and virtual field trips via Zoom. The platform connects thousands of real-life industry professionals with students to share about their work and careers.

To learn more, see the flier below. Please consider attending one of the office hours to learn more about this resource and how to get your school connected, and/or please forward this to any educational leaders in Eastern Oregon who could help us spread the word about this free resource.

Teaching with Technology Video Resources

  • Virtual Teaching Academy Sessions

ADMINISTRATORS: Please feel free to share with your schools, colleagues and friends. This is our way of giving back to the community in a time when we are all in need of some assistance. At the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Alliance for Virtual Learning, (spearheaded by University of Phoenix and Blackboard), created a free, online series to assist school district administrators and educators to prepare for online learning. The series was kicked off by a two-part webinar in which school district leaders discussed what they’d learned about online learning prior to Covid-19 and how it helped them to support their students and teachers during the pandemic. Following the kickoff, attendees were presented with a Blueprint for Success. This tool provides a means to assess current abilities, assets, inequities, infrastructure and more. The * Blueprint for Success is a key component for understanding the specific strengths and weaknesses of a district/educator’s ability to effectively teach online. (*Click to download) The series ramped up through a total of 10 sessions, each illuminating the criteria necessary for success in online learning. Now that the live sessions have concluded, we are happy to share the following free, online event videos to help K-12 teachers and administrators adapt to the new virtual learning landscape. Please visit the following link where you can download each session, including the Blueprint for Success: https://content.blackboard.com/virtual-teaching-academy

Technological Learning Tools for K-12

Diversity License Expense Reimbursement Program

  • The Oregon Legislature, through the Student Success Act, has authorized TSPC to mitigate costs associated with TSPC licensure and assessments for racially, ethnically, and/or linguistically diverse teacher, administrator, and/or personnel service candidates, as well as current racially, ethnically, and/or linguistically diverse teachers, administrators, and/or personnel service providers renewing TSPC licenses. TSPC has funding for this program from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023.

For more info, see this flyer.