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Teachers - Opportunities & Professional Development


Opportunities and Professional Development
The purpose of all teacher professional development is to help teachers develop and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to help students learn. The intended outcomes of teacher professional development are defined in terms of improved professional practice, but the long-term goals should always focus on improved student outcomes.

  • Grants
    ODE has a centralized, uniform electronic grant system we call E-Grant Management System (EGMS). EGMS allows our customers to monitor their subgrants from beginning to end and submit their claims electronically via our ODE District Site.
  • Jobs
    From here you can obtain information regarding job opportunities with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and with local school districts and education service districts throughout the state.
  • ODE Calendar of Events
    Find information about ODE sponsored workshops, conferences and trainings.
  • Professional Development
    This page provides information on professional development opportunties offered around the state through ESDs, districts and institutions of higher education.
  • Teacher Recognition
    The Oregon Department of Education recognizes teachers that have made significant contributions to Oregon education.
  • Troops to Teachers - Title II-C
    The purpose of Troops to Teachers is to assist eligible military and reserve personnel transition to a new career as public school teachers in schools serving students from low-income families.

  • Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs
    Under certain circumstances, the federal government will cancel or defer all or part of an education loan. Private and non-federal loans are not included in the federal loan forgiveness programs.

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