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Practicum in the Teaching of Writing: Saturday Seminars

Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT September 23, 2017 Location: Graduate Campus, Room TBA

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Graduate Campus, Room TBA

After the camaraderie of the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) Summer Institute, too often teachers return to the isolation of their classroom. OWP invites you to reclaim your Institute community in Saturday Seminars. Whether you long for the conviviality of teachers sharing stories, or you miss a community of teacher-writers who seek to increase their students’ love for writing or ability to punctuate, you will fill your needs in this year-long series of 3-hour workshops facilitated by OWP director, Linda Christensen, MEd, co-directors, and OWP teacher consultants.

This class will focus on practical classroom strategies and discussions that help develop
students as writers, as well as teachers as writers. Topics vary from session to session, but each will include time for writing and reflection as well as a framework or lesson to take back to the classroom.

In addition to these Saturday workshops, participants will attend both of the following:

OWP Renewal Day - OWP Renewal Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. ($25)

Prerequisite: ED 592/ED 692. Any previous participant in Summer Institute is invited to take, or revisit, Practicum.

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers. Learn more

Course Details & Registration

Saturday Seminar Dates/Times: Saturdays, September 23, October 28, December 9, 2017, January 13, March 3, April 14, May 5, 2018

Instructors: Linda Christensen, MEd, and OWP Teacher Consultants

Graduate degree-applicable credit: ED 594-W01, 2 semester hours, $1,802

Continuing education credit: CEED 894-W01, 2 semester hours, $700

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

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About the Instructor

Linda Christensen, MEd 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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