Curriculum Leaders | October 2016

Recent studies suggest that Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) demands paradigms that might be different than those that have been in place for generations and have not produced acceptable results. But the focus of new paradigms is more on orientations to teaching as ways of being in relationship with diverse students and subject matter than methodologies for teaching specific content.

During our October meeting (See Agenda), Curriculum Leaders shared the various ways in which they are addressing Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) in their districts and organization. We also discussed what  CRT looks like specifically in Mathematics. Learn more about the content of our discussion


November 19th: Game Jam Coming to Eugene

Free workshop: Learn about creating a computer game in a fun environment

Brought to you by Lane STEM, the Oregon Game Project Challenge, CoderDojo, and Lane Community College. Teachers, coaches, and students  will learn about forming a gaming team to participate  in a statewide game development challenge in April 2017.

  • Thanks to OCSTA, coaches who attend Game Jam will have their $50/team registration fee for the April main event reimbursed.
  • Lane STEM will also sponsor teams to attend the spring Main Event challenge in Salem. For more information, please connect with Heidi Larwick at

November 18: Title IX Training

Register for this three-hour training with Karin Moscon, ODE Equity and Civil Rights Specialist. Training will be at Lane ESD on Friday, November 18th. 8:30 am – 11:30 am.

Curriculum Leaders September 2016 Discussion

civil-discourseAs political opinion grows even more polarized and extreme rhetoric becomes commonplace during this election, how do we provide effective avenues in which all our staff and students, regardless of ideology or political affiliation, can respectfully engage in social and political dialogue?

As educational leaders we share the responsibility and moral imperative to model for our students proper conduct during the presidential election and beyond. Along with our pursuit of educational equity, we wish to promote in all our schools a fair and open environment for the exchange of ideas through “civil discourse,” which requires a high level of standard of conduct toward others rather than mere politeness.