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Continuing Education

Introduction to Teaching K-8 Writing

Date: 4:30pm - 7:00pm PDT October 4 Location: Irvington School, 1320 NE Brazee St.

Irvington School, 1320 NE Brazee St.

Introduction to Teaching Writing with the Oregon Writing Project is an inquiry course designed for K-8 teachers. Together, participants will examine and evaluate current research on writing instruction and will reflect on their own process as writers by participating in writing workshops.

Teachers will explore effective practices for teaching young writers through a Writing Workshop model, including explicit mini-lessons and conferencing. Participants will learn how to craft mini-lessons supported by mentor text with one clear, focused teaching point.

Teachers will share ideas and draw on the experiences of other teachers while taking away lessons and strategies directly applicable to their K-8 classrooms.

Course Details & Registration

Dates & Time: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
Instructors: Donald Rose, MAT, and Kara Stroman, MAT

Graduate Continuing Education Credit: CELA 823, 1 semester hour, $350
Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

Registration and more information: contact Pam Hooten at 503-768-6132 or

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About the Instructors:

Donald Rose of Beaumont Middle School has taught in the middle grades since 2004. He has served as a middle school writing coach for Portland Public Schools and on the Teacher Advisory Council of the Portland Art Museum.

Kara Stroman (formerly Hinderlie) teaches kindergarten emergent writers at Irvington School. Both instructors have earned OWP’s Certificate in the Teaching of Writing.