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Continuing Education

Advanced Institute

Date: 9:00am - 3:00pm PDT September 23, 2017 Location: Graduate Campus, Room TBA

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Graduate Campus, Room TBA

This course is part of a series of Oregon Writing Project courses for teachers interested in working as writing coaches in schools and districts.

Participants will examine current research from writing and coaching fields to learn effective coaching practices, develop grade-level and content-level inservice workshops, practice presentation skills.

Participants will engage in an individual inquiry to apply the principles they develop through the course to support local school and district reform efforts aimed at improving writing instruction for diverse learners.

This course is open to those that have completed the OWP Summer Institute and 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 about the Oregon Writing Project

Course Details & Registration

Dates/Times: Saturdays, September 23, November 4, December 2, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m –plus– 8 hours at either the Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE) Conference on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Wilsonville High School (Keynote by Robin Cody) or the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference in Seattle on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Chief Sealth International High School (Keynote by Brian Jones).
Registration fee for either conference is to be paid by the class participant.

Instructor: Linda Christensen, MEd, OWP Director

Degree-applicable credit: ED 596-W01, 2 semester hours, $1,758

Continuing education credit: CEED 896-W01, 2 semester hours, $700

For more information or to register, contact Pam Hooten at

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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