OCTE - OCSS
Joint 2015 Fall Conference
(Oregon Council of Teachers of English & Oregon Council for the Social Studies)
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Concordia University, Portland
"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
Deadline extended to June 15th
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.
Young Artists Institute
Oregon Center for the Arts
Hosted by: Southern Oregon University
July 26 - August 1
This is the only summer program of its kind in Oregon. Our goal is to provide a west coast experience parallel to The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop and The Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. This is an institute that will eventually provide more options in drama, music and dance. This is our inaugural summer so the first two studios are in Creative Writing and the Visual Arts. Corey VanLandingham, a native Oregonian and graduate of Lewis and Clark (BA English) and Purdue (MFA and former editor of the Sycamore Review) is our Artist in Residence. She is currently a Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University.
Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015
Oregon Spirit Book Award Winners 2014
Winner: The Orchestra Pit, by Johanna Wright
Honor: The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon,
by Susan Blackaby
Honor: Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale,
by Eric A. Kimmel
Winner: Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek,
by Elizabeth Rusch
Honor: Lowriders in Space, by Cathy Camper
Winner: A Home for Mr. Emerson, by Barbara Kerley
Honor: The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans, by Elizabeth Rusch
Honor: Gifts from the Enemy, by Trudy Ludwig
Winner: Absolutely Truly,
by Heather Vogel Frederick
Honor: Hope Is a Ferris Wheel, by Robin Herrera
Honor: Hook’s Revenge, by Heidi Schulz
Winner: Hunt for the Bamboo Rat,
by Graham Salisbury
Honor: The Body in the Woods, by April Henry