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Continuing Education

(OWP) Teacher Research

Date: September 15, 2012 - January 5, 2013 Location: Room TBD, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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Room TBD, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

In this practical, hands-on course, teachers will follow a question that arises out of their classroom practice about writing: a problem, an issue, a nagging concern about writing usually something that’s right in a teacher’s face. 

Teachers will also explore the work of other teacher researchers in the National Writing Project Network. 

This inquiry-centered approach will allow teachers to conduct research in their own classrooms as they develop their questions, plan their methodology, gather data, and analyze their students’ writing.

This course meets 4 Saturdays on the Lewis & Clark campus. Attendance at the Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference on Saturday, October 20, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m is also required. 

Learn more about the Oregon Writing Project

Course Details

Dates: Saturdays, September 15, October 20, November 3, December 1, 2012 and January 5, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., except October 20: 8 a.m.-5p.m.

Instructor: Linda Christensen, M.Ed., OWP Director

Degree-applicable credit:  ED 591, 2 semester hours, $1,476
Tuition may be supported by school districts through payment or tuition reimbursement. Please consult your district’s HR department.

Continuing education credit: CEED 891, 2 semester hours, $700
Some districts, like PPS, accept this credit for lateral movement on the salary schedule.

For more information or to register, contact Pam Hooten at 

Note: Instructor approval required to register. 

About the Instructor

Linda Christensen, M.Ed. has been involved in the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) since her first National Writing Project Summer Institute in 1980. An often requested keynote speaker at educator conferences nationally and internationally, Linda has taught and/or provided literacy coaching in public schools for over 30 years, including seven years as the PPS district language arts specialist, and regularly provides professional development in writing across the curriculum for regional schools. Linda is a social justice activist, leader, and author for Rethinking Schools, a national grassroots teacher reform organization, and author of two books: Reading, Writing and Rising Up and Teaching for Joy and Justice

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