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Continuing Education

Writing for Publication

Date: 9:00am PST January 11 Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

This course is the culminating class in the series for the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) Certification in the Teaching of Writing. The National Writing Project was founded on the belief that practitioners at all levels should be active contributors to the knowledge base about the teaching of writing and on the belief that teachers of writing should themselves write.

This course will provide teachers time out from the hectic pace of classroom life to reflect on their practice, discuss their research on writing and learning, as they address local and national concerns about teaching writing.

Teachers will write narratives of school/teaching life, articles about theory and practice grounded in classroom lessons, and opinion pieces about issues in the teaching of writing for a variety of publications.

The purpose of the course is for classroom teachers to write an article for publication, to enter the national dialogue about the teaching of writing by examining their own classrooms, practices, lessons, student work and writing about a piece of that work. Through an examination of contemporary articles about writing—both content and style—teachers will develop one or more articles for publication.

The first class is a three-day writing retreat at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. Cost of double occupancy rooms and meals covered by the Oregon Writing Project. Participants are responsible for tuition and travel.

Pre-requisite: OWP Invitational 4-Week Summer Institute, OWP Practicum in the Teaching of Writing, and permission of the instructor. Course is limited to 15 participants.

Course Details & Registration

Dates & Time: Friday-Saturday, January 11-13, 2019
Remaining dates (Saturday mornings) Feb. 2, 23, March 9, April 6, 27, May 18, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Christensen, MEd, Director, Oregon Writing Project

Graduate Continuing education credit: CEED 897, 3 semester hours, $1,050

Graduate Degree-Applicable credit: ED 597, 3 semester hours, $2,784

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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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