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

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.

Elementary Education Initial Teacher Licensure Program

The Eastern Oregon University undergraduate Elementary Education Initial Teacher Licensure program is NOW accepting applications for the 2024-26 cohort! For further instructions and to apply, students are encouraged to visit https://www.eou.edu/undergraduate-elementary-education/ and refer to the "Steps to Apply" header. Applicants must be at least early-admitted to Eastern Oregon University to access the program application. The College of Education is accepting applications until September 6, 2024, but students may submit their application by February 1, 2024 to be considered by the early-bird deadline. NEW this year - the EOU College of Education has considered the financial barrier the ORELA Elementary Education Subtest II may be for candidates during the time of admission, and have included the option for students to be considered or assessed via *Multiple Measures (MM). Further details about this including steps to pursue MM can be found in the application.

Additionally, the EOU College of Education has created a no-application, automated funding opportunity for Oregon community college transfer students. I have attached a flyer providing more details to this email for reference titled, Future Educators Award. You may also find a financial pathway document including state and institutional funding opportunities and an estimated cost visual for students to consider when choosing an accredited teacher licensure program fit best for them.

Questions about the application process or eligibility requirements may be directed to Program Admission Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Kylie Evans at krevans@eou.edu or (541) 962-3623. Please feel free to share this information with your students who may be interested in continuing their education and seeking teacher licensure from Oregon's Rural University!

*MM consideration is guided by TSPC's option three reference.

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. 


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

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

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.

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


myON Training Resources

Other Distance Learning Video Resources

OER Commons

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

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

For more info, see this flyer.