Reading Council Summer Institute for K-8 Educators

Building Equity, Excellence, and Engagement with Culturally Responsive Texts: Super Powers to Build Super Readers

How do we affirm children’s strengths and help them become strong, confident and curious readers, writers and thinkers?

Author Pam Allyn will share practical strategies to create culturally responsive literacy classrooms that nurture readers. Participants will learn ready-to-implement practices to integrate reading and writing instruction to improve outcomes for all students.

6+1 Trait Writing Institute: Improving Student Writing for All Learners

We know how much teachers care about helping all their students reach their potential as writers. Our newly revamped introduction to 6+1 Trait Writing addresses one of the greatest challenges teachers face today: how to scaffold rigorous instruction so that all students in your classroom—including English language learners, students with special needs, and gifted and talented students—become stronger, more confident writers.

Four-Week Invitational Summer Institute

Oregon Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute provides a supportive, dialogic environment for K-12 educators from across the curriculum to develop their leadership potential for a variety of roles, including local school/district reform efforts that support the education and success of all of Oregon’s diverse student population.

Participants will examine the theory and practice of writing through individual demonstrations, readings and discussion of current research, writing, and sharing in response groups.

Pen to Paper: The Power of the Notebook

From Virginia Woolf to Frida Kahlo, writers and artists have long relied on notebooks to chronicle their days, capture ideas in rough form, and shape these thoughts into meaning.

Research shows that writing—and then rewriting—our personal narratives can yield positive outcomes off the page and in our lives. This workshop will focus on the act of keeping a notebook. Together, we will explore this practice and its benefits, from catharsis to invention.

Introduction to Teaching K-8 Writing

Dates & Time: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

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.

The Practice of Writing: Testimony for Strange Times

Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 2019, 9 a.m.- 5p.m.
The daily news inflicts attrition because it is incomplete—it give facts without offering meaning. A writing practice can ease this injury, providing ways to “talk back to all that darkness” by exploring questions with brief essays, discoveries and mysteries with poems, and other explorations of connection between what we have experienced and what we might say.
This course is for writers interested in pushing their practice in multiple directions, and for teachers who want to engage the widest variety of student writers.


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