[Online] Writing During the Rebellion and Pandemic
Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PST January 9, 2021 Location: Online
Now is the time to write our truth, to pursue hope during a difficult time, and to raise our voices in community with others. Join the Oregon Writing Project for an online writing course designed to offer educators the time and space to write and reflect on this moment in our history where our days have been filled with fear, horror, change, and hope; where many of us have learned to find pockets of beauty, serenity, and community in a world that has come to embody aspects of utopian and dystopian novels simultaneously. This is an opportunity to pause the 24-hour news cycle, quiet our social media feeds, and steal some meaningful moments with the pen or the keyboard.
“Participating in the Oregon Writing Project has allowed me to find my voice as a writer and educator. The skills I have acquired through OWP have transformed my life in and out of the classroom. It taught me to never give up, and to always keep fighting, writing, and rising up.” - Mariela Tyler, middle school teacher.
Each class will be an online writing workshop with participants reading, discussing, and “raising the bones” from a rich array of texts from diverse authors. From these models, participants will have time to write and time to share their writing with others.
During this course, participants will:
- Write poetry, narratives, and personal essays from diverse texts
- Share writing in small groups
- Get and receive positive feedback on their writing
- Emerge with strategies to keep you and your students writing for hope and justice during hard times
Course Details & Registration
Dates & Time: Saturdays, January 9, February 13, March 20, April 24, May 15, 2021, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Christensen, MEd
Continuing education credit: CEED 839, 1 semester hour, $350
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni and Adjunct Faculty save 20%.
THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Click here to join the Waitlist.
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Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ 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 40 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. She was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from NCTE.
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