OSBA Sounding Boards podcast
OSBA's Sounding Boards is a regular exploration of Oregon's public schools system with education experts and passionate advocates.
info_outline End of naming, shaming and blaming 02/05/2020
End of naming, shaming and blaming The Oregon Department of Education is here to help school districts and education service districts as the Student Success Act adds public education program funding and puts new demands on school leaders, says Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Colt Gill.
info_outline Preventing threats before students are lost 01/07/2020
Preventing threats before students are lost John Van Dreal, an internationally recognized school safety expert, explains how the Salem-Keizer Threat Assessment System he helped pioneer guides educators to identify potential student threats and intervene before they escalate to tragedy.
info_outline Internships unite school and business goals 11/25/2019
Internships unite school and business goals Better Together connects the community with central Oregon schools to close gaps. The nonprofit is helping facilitate internships that give students valuable work and education skills while also building bridges between the business community and classrooms.
info_outline Education equity as a ‘moral imperative’ 10/29/2019
Education equity as a ‘moral imperative’ The Student Success Act commands Oregon school districts to consider equity issues. National consultant and former school board member Daryl Dixon addresses why equity is important and how school leaders can approach community conversations.
info_outline More classes, more counselors, more teachers 08/27/2019
More classes, more counselors, more teachers Erick Flores, an Oregon teacher and school board member, offers his personal observations about how the Student Success Act will help schools provide more opportunities for their students.
info_outline Trauma-informed care by the nonexperts 07/10/2019
Trauma-informed care by the nonexperts For La Grande Superintendent George Mendoza, relationship-building is the basis of helping students who have suffered trauma learn better and be successful in school. The district’s Culture of Care Plan not only helps the students but also helps the staff as it gives them more tools to create a safe, happy and productive learning environment.
info_outline 'Life-changing' education plan 05/01/2019
'Life-changing' education plan The Student Success Act, a bill to create a significant and stable investment in Oregon's schools, is working its way through the Legislature, offering real hope for district leaders. OSBA Executive Director Jim Green explains how the legislation works and what it means for communities.
info_outline Trauma-informed care for students 01/30/2019
Trauma-informed care for students Nicole Barker, the Tigard High math department chair, and Alfonso Ramirez, the trauma-informed specialist coordinator at Tigard High, share their insights from a pilot program exploring how to help students learn who are impacted by trauma.