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CURRENT SUBMISSIONS

Current Open Submissions

Teaching @ PSA

PSA loves hosting speakers in our stand alone courses open to the public. We welcome experienced and practicing astrologers with general public speaking or teaching experience, for our Stand Alone Courses open to the public.

We welcome submissions from speakers with a plurality of backgrounds and personal experiences, including but not limited to BIPOC, queer folx, and all ages welcome. We are also looking for those from a variety of cosmological backgrounds and ancestral heritage to share their expertise with the community.

All submissions will be reviewed by the programming panel on the following schedule:

  • Fall Term: September – December

Submissions are due by August 15th.

  • Winter Term: January – March

Submissions are due by November 15th.

  • Spring Term: April – June

Submissions are due by February 15th.

  • Summer Term: July and August

Submissions are due by May 15th. (Please note that we usually run little-to-no programming for Summer)

We are happy to keep your submissions for future quarters, too.

Recent requests for material:

  • Fixed stars: expert in the topic of the fixed stars and application
  • Retrograde planets: both natal and transits
  • More practitioner development classes
  • Vedic astrology and other non-western topics

If you will be visiting Portland and would like to speak, another option would be to consider contacting the Oregon Astrological Association 

Existing Teacher Class Proposals

For those who have taught a class at PSA before including Program faculty. Please submit your classes here.

  • For marketing purposes
  • This will be used on the website. Check for typos, grammar, do not use all caps. 1 paragraph strongly preferred. 2 paragraph maximum. You also approve additional edits PSA might make.
  • Be specific in explaining which ways you will be teaching your class (powerpoint slides, meditation, discussion, experientials, games, art methods, etc.
  • If you need a computer, we ask that you bring alternate forms of displaying your slideshow. Publish as a PDF and email to yourself and PSA, and store on a flash drive. Consider web-based hosting such as Prezi, Google Slides, Dropbox to avoid a computer-to-projector glitch.
  • The success of both parties depends on marketing from both PSA and the speaker. What is your marketing strategy for your class? Include groups and networks you will make contact with, students you might have, places you frequent, etc.
  • Having an open schedule is great for PSA to schedule, but sometimes life isn't that way. Are there generally days of the week that are usually open for you? What are your suggestions for this class?
  • For this class, do you need birth data from students? Don't ask for birth data unless it is necessary and you plan to print charts for people. In the description, you can ask for students to bring their charts, too.

Prospective Teacher Class Proposals

If you are a student with an idea about classes, groups or anything you are interested in, please contact us.

  • For marketing purposes
  • Not from Portland? Please describe the nature of your visit: book tour, speaking tour, visiting friends ...
  • This will be used on the website. Check for typos, grammar, do not use all caps. 1 paragraph strongly preferred. 2 paragraph maximum. You also approve additional edits PSA might make.
  • Be specific in explaining which ways you will be teaching your class (powerpoint slides, meditation, discussion, experientials, games, art methods, etc.
  • Please provide your class outline.
  • This helps us to properly categorize and market your class.
  • This helps us to market appropriately.
  • This will be used on the website. 1 paragraph max, written in third-person and please include your website link. Do not use all caps.
  • If you need a computer, we ask that you bring alternate forms of displaying your slideshow. Publish as a PDF and email to yourself and PSA, and store on a flash drive. Consider web-based hosting such as Prezi, Google Slides, Dropbox to avoid a computer-to-projector glitch.
  • The success of both parties depends on marketing from both PSA and the speaker. What is your marketing strategy for your class? Include groups and networks you will make contact with, students you might have, places you frequent, etc.
  • Having an open schedule is great for PSA to schedule, but sometimes life isn't that way. Are there generally days of the week that are usually open for you? What are your suggestions for this class?
  • For this class, do you need birth data from students? Don't ask for birth data unless it is necessary and you plan to print charts for people. In the description, you can ask for students to bring their charts, too.
  • What is your experience teaching/public speaking? What is your experience with astrology? (include lineage)
  • Please upload a sample of you speaking if you have one to share. You are also welcome to email us [email protected]
  • PSA has a goal to strive to teach astrology through an anti-oppression framework. What inclusion education or experience have you had to best appeal your lecture to a wide number of people without creating harm?

PSA 8th Annual Conference

Visionary Astrology

We are looking for speakers and writing submissions for a journal to be realized at the conference. Please send writing submissions to admin (at) portland astrology (dot) org.

  • This helps us to promote and market speakers. Please include Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
  • This will be used on the website. Check for typos, grammar, do not use all caps. 1 paragraph strongly preferred. 2 paragraph maximum. You also approve additional edits PSA might make.
  • Be specific in explaining which ways you will be teaching your class (powerpoint slides, meditation, discussion, experientials, games, art methods, etc.
  • Check all that apply.
  • This will be used on the website. 1 paragraph max, written in third-person and please include your website link. Do not use all caps.
  • If you need a computer, we ask that you bring alternate forms of displaying your slideshow. Publish as a PDF and email to yourself and PSA, and store on a flash drive. Consider web-based hosting such as Prezi, Google Slides, Dropbox to avoid a computer-to-projector glitch.
  • Where are you located? If you are not local, how are you planning to get to Portland?
  • What is your experience teaching/public speaking? What is your experience with astrology? (include lineage)
  • Please upload a sample of you speaking if you have one to share. This can be an audio file, or a video file. You can also send us a website where your speaking sample is hosted such as YouTube. If you cannot upload here, email us [email protected] No submission will be considered without a speaking sample.
  • PSA has a goal to strive to teach astrology through a social justice framework. Please answer the following questions: 1. What does teaching with a social justice framework mean to you? 2. What inclusion education or experience have you had to best appeal your lecture to our audience?
 

Published Works

PSA is always looking for quality publications, especially those published by QBIPOC astrologers, for both our library for student use and for sale in our bookstore and website. Please send inquiries to admin (at) portland astrology (dot) org.

Closed Submissions

Program scholarship is currently closed.

Through the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund, we provide a variety of resources to the community. While our Year-Long Program award opportunities are annual, others less predictable. All scholarship announcements are typically blasted through our newsletter, Instagram, Facebook and on our website. Join our newsletter to not miss opportunities. See more about our scholarship here.

 

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