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Continuing Education

Advanced Institute (Oregon Writing Project)

Date: September 14, 2019 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School

Lewis & Clark Graduate School

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: Saturday, September 14, 28, October 19, 26, November 16, December 7, 2019

Conference Attendance: Attendance is required at one of the two conferences below, or at an alternative Professional Development experience. For questions, please check with instructor. Registration fees for either conference are not included in course tuition and are to be paid by the class participant.

  • Saturday, October 12 - Oregon Council of Teachers of English Conference, Wilsonville High School
  • Saturday, October 19 - Northwest Conference for Teachers of Social Justice, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA

Instructor: Linda Christensen, MEd, OWP Director

Degree-applicable credit: ED 596, 2 semester hours, $1,894

Continuing education credit: CEED 896, 2 semester hours, $700
Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

About the Instructor

Linda Christensen has been involved in the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) since her first National Writing Project Summer Institute in 1980. Linda has taught and/or provided literacy coaching in public schools for over 35 years, including seven years as the PPS district language arts specialist, and regularly provides professional development in writing across the curriculum for local and national schools. Linda is a social justice activist, leader, and author for Rethinking Schools, a national grassroots teacher reform organization, and author and editor of several books: Reading, Writing and Rising Up, 2nd Edition, Teaching for Joy and Justice, Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, and most recently The New Teacher Book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom, 3rd Edition.