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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: submissions are due by August 15th for September – December schedule
  • Winter Term: submissions are due by November 15th for January – March schedule
  • Spring Term: submissions are due by February 15th for April – June Spring Term schedule.
  • Summer Term: submissions are due by May 15th for July and August schedule. (Please note that we usually don’t have much programming for Summer)

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

Some recent requests for material have been:

  • Fixed stars: expert in the topic of the fixed stars and application of
  • Retrograde planets: both natal and transits of
  • More practitioner development classes

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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?

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.

 

PSA annual conference is currently closed.

PSA rotates to a different theme each year for our annual conference. When we announce our theme for our upcoming conference, we have a general call for lecture or activity proposals.

 

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