Oregon Association for Comprehensive Education


OACE 23rd Annual Winter Conference

Equity * Empowerment * Engagement:

From Cradle to Career

January 21, 2016 through January 23, 2016


OACE works in close collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education and Education Northwest staff to provide up-to-date and important professional development for educators and paraprofessionals as well as resources for parents.

This year’s OACE Conference will focus on delivering training which will highlight strategies and techniques that educators and parents can use to more effectively support children’s education—cradle to career.

Invited Keynote Speakers include:

  • Michael Lindblad—Oregon’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Gale Gorke—veteran educator for nearly 30 years and creator of Kids Kan Inc.

  • Rick Puente – Juvenile Crimes Detective, Woodburn Police Department


Featured Speaker for the Saturday Parent Event:

  • Delia Palomaque-Morales

*Districts may use Title program professional development funds for staff and federal parent involvement funds to send parents to the OACE Winter Conference.