Change Project Gallery
Affinity spaces seek to build communities of support and belonging among those with shared identities and lived experiences. Some spaces are open to educators in the entire WREN region (Lane, Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties), but others may be intended for those from a specific district. Visit Get Involved > Affinity Spaces for groups accepting members.
For BIPOC educators in the Eugene 4J School District
LBL ESD BIPOC
For BIPOC educators in LBL ESD
For LGBTQIA2S+ educators in the Eugene 4J and Bethel School Districts
For queer educators in the WREN region
Teachers of Color Unite!
For BIPOC educators in the WREN region
Change projects vary widely in their purpose and goals, but general focus areas include mentoring support, creating equitable and inclusive school cultures, culturally responsive practices, and more!
Central Linn Anti-Racist SEL
Implementation of social emotional learning curriculum in the district
ED101A + Linn Benton Comm. College Teacher Pathway
Exploring post-secondary pathways for high school students taking College Now teacher prep courses
Fern Ridge Middle School Staff Belonging
Scio Literacy Training for Staff
Design structures for small group reading support in the classroom
Coaching for Equity 101
Implementation of Coaching for Equity PD within an ELD context to address deficit mindsets
EEA General & Special Education Collaboration
Building connection between general and special education teachers to foster effective inclusion practices to support special education students
Restorative Practices at North Eugene High
Create systems to Implement proactive and reactive restorative practices
Siuslaw Recruitment and Retention Task Forces
Cultural Celebrations, Equitable Professional Learning, Intentional Onboarding, and Tribal Connections
Communities of Practice
Communities of practice bring together educators who specialize in specific disciplines or content areas. Some spaces are open to educators in the entire WREN region (Lane, Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties), but others may be intended for those from a specific district. Visit Get Involved > Communities of Practice for groups accepting members.
For WREN region Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers in the first three years of teaching CTE
Effective Data Teaming Practices
Secondary data teams to improve systems/processes
Special Education practitioners in the region coming together to support one another, learn, and grow.
Educators Who Hold Affinity with Students
For teacher and student leaders of school affinity groups
English Language Development Teachers
Mitigate isolation for ELD teachers; create a space for sharing ideas, resources, and support
New Teacher Mentor Academy
Mentor support, accessible and relevant resources to support novice teachers, regional community building, and teacher well being