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Practicum in the Teaching of Writing: Saturday Seminars

Date: 9:00am PDT September 13, 2014

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This year-long series of Oregon Writing Project (OWP) workshops focuses on practical classroom strategies and discussions that will help K-12 teachers develop students as writers as well as to develop yourselves as writers.

In addition to these Saturday workshops, participants will attend both the Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference on Saturday, October 18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the annual Oregon Writing Project Renewal Day on Thursday, February 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Prerequisite: OWP Summer Institute. Any previous participant in Summer Institute participants are invited to take, or revisit, Practicum. 

Learn more about the Oregon Writing Project

Course Details & Registration

Saturday Seminar Dates/Times: Saturdays, September 13, December 6, 2014, January 24, March 7, April 4, May 9, 2015, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructors: Linda Christensen, M.Ed., and OWP Teacher Consultants

Graduate degree-applicable credit: ED 594, 2 semester hours, $1,656

Continuing education credit: CEED 894, 2 semester hours, $700

To register or for more information contact Pam Hooten at or call 503-768-6132.

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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