Practicum in the Teaching of Writing: Saturday Seminars
Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT September 10, 2016 Location: Graduate Campus, Room TBA
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:
Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference
Saturday, October 29th, Madison High School in Portland, OR. Registration for the conference ($5) will be paid by students.
- OWP Renewal Day - Wednesday, February 15, McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, OR.
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 10, October 1, December 3, 2016, January 7, March 4, April 15, May 6, 2017
Instructors: Linda Christensen, MEd, and OWP Teacher Consultants
Graduate degree-applicable credit: ED 594-W01, 2 semester hours, $1,758
Continuing education credit: CEED 894-W01, 2 semester hours, $700
To register or for more information, contact Pam Hooten at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.