professional development

Medal of Honor Legacy: Vietnam

This week-long professional development program is being offered in Pueblo, Colorado, at the Center for American Values and is being offered FREE to Oregon teachers. Topics include: the collapse of French colonialism and the beginning of the Vietnam War; counterinsurgency in Vietnam; the air war in Laos and Cambodia; and U.S. Presidents and their roles in the Vietnam War.

Medal of Honor Legacy: World War II

This week-long professional development program is being offered FREE to Oregon teachers. Topics include: General Eisenhower and the D-Day Landings; the Battle of the Bulge; the Holocaust; the Island Hopping Campaign in the Pacific Theater; Japanese internment; and Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the atomic bomb. There also will be a visit to the Pennsylvania Historical Society to examine letters from World War II veterans.

Abraham Lincoln's Constitution

This week-long professional development program is being offered FREE to Oregon teachers. Topics include: changes in American society brought about through constitutional conflicts from 1800-1865; Civil War challenges facing the United States, including secession, habeus corpus, treason, the 14th and 15th Amendments, and reconstruction; and understanding how modern-day constitutional conflicts are rooted in the same issues Lincoln faced as president.

Medal of Honor Legacy: War on Terror

This week-long professional development opportunity is being offered tuition-free to Oregon teachers. Topics include: events surrounding the War on Terror and the rise of radical Islam; a visit to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial in New York City; challenges of maintaining a democratic republic; radicalization of young people in Iraq and understanding Iraqi culture; and the role of the American military in supporting democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Medal of Honor Legacy: Cold War

This one-week professional development program is FREE for Oregon teachers. Topics include: a presentation and discussion with Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan, who will share his experiences serving in Vietnam; rise and fall of the Soviet Union; effect of the Warsaw Pact on eastern Europe; Korean conflict and stabilizing democracy; roots of communism; nuclear proliferation around the world; and Vietnam and the idea of a proxy war.

2019 Northwest PBIS Conference

The 2019 Northwest PBIS Conference, PBIS for Today’s Students, is February 27th- March 1, 2019 in Portland, OR at the Oregon Convention Center. This year’s conference includes pre-conference workshops on Integration of Mental Health in SWPBIS, Restorative Practices, School Safety, Early Childhood, SPED Law, Teacher Self-Care and Brief Intervention Strategy for School Clinicians.

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