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In August 2012, Chalkboard launched TeachOregon with design grants to school district and university partnerships. TeachOregon school districts, community colleges, and university partners collaborate to develop teacher preparation programs to prepare a more diverse and effective teacher workforce to meet the challenges currently facing Oregon's schools. These partnerships prioritize the following:
  • Recruitment of more teacher candidates from historically underrepresented groups to support a teaching force that reflects the diversity of the student population.
  • Expanded clinical experiences of 30+ weeks that include a quality classroom practice experience.
  • New models for assessment of teacher candidate performance including impact on student achievement.
  • New compensation and scholarship models to recruit, reward, and support teacher candidates, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors.
  • Expanded career opportunities and roles for clinical teachers, mentor teachers, and university faculty.
  • Data collection on teacher growth, effectiveness, and retention.

Read: The Case for TeachOregon: Preparing the Next Generation of Oregon Teachers
Read: The Condition of K-12 Education in Oregon Report

TeachOregon Projects:

Portland Metro Teaching and Learning Coalition:
  • David Douglas School District
  • Portland Public Schools
  • North Clackamas School District
  • Portland State University
Salem-Keizer Teacher Preparation Collaborative:
  • Salem-Keizer School District
  • Western Oregon University
  • Corban University
Teach Central Oregon:
  • Bend-La Pine School District
  • Crook County School District
  • Jefferson School District
  • County 509J School District
  • Sisters School District
  • High Desert ESD
  • Oregon State University – Cascades Campus
TeachOregon PAC:
  • Newberg School District
  • Sherwood School District
  • Tillamook School District
  • Woodburn School District
  • George Fox University
  • Pacific University
 TeachSpringfield:
  • Springfield School District
  • Pacific University – Eugene
  • University of Oregon
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