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Continuing Education

(OWP) Four-Week Invitational Summer Institute

Date: June 24, 2013 - July 19, 2013 Location: TBD

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The Summer Institute provides a supportive, dialogic environment in which to explore possibilities as writers, teachers, and leaders. The theory and practice of writing are examined through individual demonstrations, readings and discussion of current research, writing, and sharing in writing response groups. Participants write often, learn from colleagues, and hone their teaching practice in order to improve writing content, skills, and voice for students K-12. 

Twenty-five K-12 participants from across content areas develop their leadership potential for a variety of roles, including local school/district reform efforts that support the education and success of all of Oregon’s diverse student population. Social justice and social action scaffold the experience in an attempt to embrace democratic ideals.

Learn more about the Oregon Writing Project

Participants must submit an application (download below) to be accepted into this program. 

Early decision applications are due March 15, 2013.  Interviews begin March 19 and continue as needed. Selected participants will be notified by April 20, 2013, or sooner.

If space is still available, additional applications will be accepted through the final deadline of April 19, 2013.  

Course Details

Dates:  Monday-Friday, June 24 - July 19, 2013 (no class July 4)           

Time:  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Instructors: Linda Christensen, M.Ed., OWP Director, and Katharine Johnson, M.A.T., OWP Co-Director 

Location:  TBD, possibly at a high school in Portland

On-campus, degree-applicable credit:  ED 592, 7 semester hours, Fee TBD

Off-campus, degree-applicable rate:  ED 692, 7 semester hours, $3,500

Continuing education credit:  CEED 892, 7 semester hours, $2,450

Registration form (PDF)

Program calendar (PDF)

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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