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[Online] Advanced Institute (Oregon Writing Project)

Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT September 17 Location: Online


The Oregon Writing Project’s Online Advanced Institute is part of a series of 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: September 17, 26, October 1, 3, 15, 17 (Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice Conference), 29, November 12, 21, 2020. Thursdays 4-6 p.m.; Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Please note: In addition to the class time, teachers will form study groups to meet outside of class an additional number of hours every month.

Conference Attendance: Attendance is required at the Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice Conference, or at an alternative Professional Development experience. For questions, please check with instructor. Registration fees for this conference are not included in course tuition and are to be paid by the class participant.

Instructor: Linda Christensen, MEd, OWP Director

Degree-applicable credit: ED 696, 2 semester hours, $1,750

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 social justice education magazine, 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.