Help us celebrate 100 years of service!
March 1-2, 2014
1401 SW Naito Parkway · Portland, Oregon 97201
Three post-conference institutes on Monday, March, 3.
Pre-registration deadline: February 7, 2014
CCSS & Reading: Text Complexity, Close Reading, and Disciplinary Literacy -- Sue Lenski et al.
Workshop on determining grade levels and text complexity (elementary and secondary) and strategies for close reading, as well as reading across the disciplines.
Emerging Literacies and Technologies for Today's Students -- Jody Bean and Paul Gregorio
Genre format, fan fiction, literary slipstream, interactive digital models, alternative TV, podcasts, and more. Using technology in instruction and assessment.
Poetry Writing: Trying the Stafford Way
-- Paulann Petersen
Stafford poems used as springboard for generating personal poetry.
Focus on Authors at the Upcoming Regional Conference:
Have lunch with authors like Allen Say, Chris Crutcher, Virginia Euwer Wolff, and Roland Smith.
Focus on Strands at the Upcoming Regional Conference:
William Stafford Strand
Presentations will focus on the literary legacy and influence of William Stafford in his centenary year, including a post-conference institute on Monday, March 3, with Paulann Petersen, Oregon's poet laureate, on poetry writing--"trying the Stafford way."
Rethinking Schools Strand
Rethinking Schools continues to ask the hard questions about standardized tests, poverty, and race.
Research, Inquiry, Collaboration Strand
In partnership with the Oregon Association of School Librarians (OASL), OCTE invites you to sessions that focus on questioning strategies, authoritative databases, and how to align curriculum in your building, complementing and reinforcing content.
Diverse Learners Strand
SPED, TAG, and ELL students appear in general education Language Arts classes. Pick up new ideas on how to differentiate for these unique populations.
Common Core Student Standards are here. Smarter Balance testing begins during the 2014-2015 school year. Brush up on the textual balance changes, the focus on rigorous vocabulary, integration of technology, and re-discover the best practices that you are already engaging in. Don't miss the post-conference institute on this topic.
2012 winners and honorees, Presentation of awards will be made at the OCTE Fall Conference.
OEJ Call for Manuscripts
The Oregon English Journal invites you to submit articles and practical teaching ideas for the spring 2014 issue devoted to
“ Working with Reluctant Readers and Writers”
February 1, 2014
Speakers Announced for the
2014 Oregon Writing Festival