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Continuing Education

Writing for Publication (Oregon Writing Project)

Date: January 10 Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

Friday-Sunday, January 10-12, 2020, plus additional Saturdays February to May 

 This course is the culminating class in the series for the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) Certification in the Teaching of Writing.  Writing for Publication provides teachers time out from the hectic pace of classroom life to reflect on their practice, discuss their research on writing and learning, and address local and national concerns about teaching.

Teachers will write narratives and poetry about 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 first class is a three-day writing retreat at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. The cost of double occupancy rooms and meals are 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-Sunday, January 10-12, 2020
Remaining dates (Saturday mornings) Feb. 1, March 7, April 11, and April 25, 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

Continuing education credit registration form

Graduate Degree-Applicable credit: ED 597, 3 semester hours, $2,841

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    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

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.

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