Oregon Writing Festival
2015 Spring Conference Presentations:
- Literary Synthesis Projects: Developing Skills for the 21st Century
- Frustrated Teachers: Stop, Drop, and Roll!
- Student Self-Assessment for Engagement and Learning
- The Mathematics of Language: The Simple Math of Writing Well
- Materials Matter: Voices of the Teachers of Oregon
- Keeping the Word “Boring” Out of Grammar Instruction: Tools for Teaching Grammar in Context
- Experiencing the Writing Process Through the Eyes of Children's Stories
- Recognizing Perspectives and Creating Cultural Competence
- Giving Teachers Time to Teach
- Personal English Inquiries as Entries into Preparing Students for A CCSS World
- Using Literature as a Hook to Interdisciplinary Learning
Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015
OCTE-OCSS Joint 2015 Fall Conference
October 3, 2015
Concordia University, Portland
Theme: "Through the Eyes of Another: Inclusive Social Studies and Literacy Education"
Keynote: Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Laurie was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”
Call for program proposals :
Proposal Deadline - May 1, 2015
Do you have an idea for a presentation?
An instructional model you’ve developed?
Strategies that have worked well in your classroom?
Presenting at an OCTE conference is an excellent way to share your expertise, to meet other English Language Arts teachers, and to help shape the future of our organization and our profession.