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2017 Early Learning Conference Pre-K-3

2017 Early Learning Conference Pre-K-3

WHAT: A comprehensive, two-day conference which offers a variety of learning opportunities geared toward educators of early elementary students. With over 30 different learning sessions to choose from, participants will be able to tailor their experience to their own professional development needs. 
WHEN: November 16-17, 2017
WHO: Pre-Kindergarten-3rd grade educators.
WHERE: Sheraton Portland Airport, Portland, Oregon
HOW: To learn more or to register for this event, visit https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/eve...

Engaging Diverse Student Writers K-6: Learn Classroom-Ready Strategies from Author Ruth Culham

Engaging Diverse Student Writers K-6: Learn Classroom-Ready Strategies from Author Ruth Culham

WHAT: This hands-on Summer Institute includes practical strategies to organize writing workshop, traits, modes, and the writing process. Learn innovative ideas from Ruth Culham's new book Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts that Celebrate Latino Culture. PDU certificates provided and PSU graduate credit available. Questions? Contact pennyplavala@gmail.com
WHEN: August 23, 2017
WHERE: Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, OR
HOW: For more information and registration, visit http://www.portlandreadingcoun...

Social Skills for School Success

Social Skills for School Success

WHAT: A program evaluation of a social skills curriculum. Iris Educational Media, in conjunction with Oregon Research Institute, has funding from the Department of Education to evaluate We Have Skills, a multimedia social skills program for elementary students. Participating first grade teachers receive the We Have Skills curriculum, 90-minute training, classroom materials and remuneration for completing two study surveys. 
WHEN: Deadline to join is August 1, 2017.
WHO: First Grade Teachers in general education not currently using We Have Skills as their social skills curriculum.
HOW: For more information or to join, visit www.irised.com/skills

SuperQuest Workshops

SuperQuest Workshops

WHAT: SuperQuest is a highly collaborative technology training series designed specifically for K-12 teachers by K-12 and Community College teachers. Our goal is to empower educators with the skills and classroom tools to build hands-on technology learning directly into their classrooms and/or after-school activities. 
WHEN: June 27-29, 2017
WHERE: Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville Campus
HOW: SuperQuest Workshops are free! Other dates and locations available. For more information and to register, visit http://oregoncsta.org/

Wordstock Book Festival

Wordstock Book Festival

WHAT:
This festival features more than 100 authors writing in all genres and for all ages and focuses on discussions about literature and the intersections between themes of the books we are celebrating. Also offered is a series of writing, including two free classes for youth (advance registration required).

WHEN:
Nov. 5, 2016

WHERE:
The Portland Art Museum

HOW:
For more information, go to portlandartmuseum.org/wordstock/

The Reading Association 2016 Fall Institute

The Reading Association 2016 Fall Institute

WHAT:
This session will describe comprehension strategies that help readers better understand and learn from their reading and ff ers participants the opportunity to do their own reading and notice their own process of comprehension from the inside out. Keynote speaker is Stephanie Harvey, author of Strategies that Work and Comprehension Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action. Registration Fee: Member–$175, Non-Member–$200. Oregon PDU Units available and Washington Clock Hours.

WHO:
Grades 6-12 teachers and administrators

WHEN:
Nov. 4, 2016

WHERE:
Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Portland, Ore. 

HOW: For more information and to register, go to oregonread.org/fallinstitute/ 

Portland Art Museum Educator Membership Discount

Portland Art Museum Educator Membership Discount

WHAT:
The Portland Art Museum is offering educators a 15 percent discount for one year and 30 percent discount for two years on all membership levels. Available online only. Enter the discount code EDU15 or EDU30. Proof of educator status may be requested at entry.

HOW:
For more information, go to http://portlandartmuseum.org/support/membership

The Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit

The Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit

WHAT: 
This year’s theme is The Power of One in Collaboration with Others, as participants learn new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our communities. Professionals learn about the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, broaden their knowledge base in multiple areas, and increase understanding of other agencies’ roles and responsibilities.

WHEN:
April 11-14, 2017; Registration deadline is April 7, 2017

WHERE: Red Lion Hotel on the River, Portland

HOW: For more information on cost and to register, go to www.childabusesummit.com or contact Julie L. Collinson, Conference Coordinator, 503 557.5827, jcollinson@clackamas.us.

Children’s Clean Water Festival

Children’s Clean Water Festival

WHAT:
This festival is a free, day-long environmental education event that engages fourth-grade students throughout the Portland, Oregon metro area. Throughout the day, students move from one activity to another to explore a variety of water-related topics including water science, ecology, native fish, water quality, and ways they can protect and conserve natural resources. 

WHEN:
March 14, 2017; 7am–2pm

WHERE:
University of Portland

HOW: To learn more and to register, go to www.cleanwaterfestival.org

Supreme Court Summer Institute

Supreme Court Summer Institute

WHAT:
During the Supreme Court Summer Institute, participants will spend six days on Capitol Hill and inside the Supreme Court learning about the Court, its past and current cases, and how to teach about them from top Supreme Court litigators and educators.

WHO:
Open to secondary level social studies teachers and supervisors.

WHEN:
June 15-20 and June 22-27, 2017. Application deadline is Mar. 13, 2017.

WHERE:
Washington, D.C.

HOW: For full information and to apply online, go to www.streetlaw.org/scsi_apply17.

2017 General & Special Education Conference

2017 General & Special Education Conference

WHAT:
The 2017 General & Special Edu- cation Conference: Brain-Based Science, Learning & Achievement offers twenty- four, full-day courses on a variety of topics, such as learning disabilities, behavior management, childhood anxiety, autism, and more. OSPI Clock Hours or 2 Graduate Level College Credits (WWU)

Approved CE Hours O ered: ASHA, AOTA, NASW, NASP, TEA, NBCC, STAR, PT Board of CA and more! 

WHO:
For PreK-12 teachers in general education, special education, math, ELL, school psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational & physical therapists, behavior therapists, counselors, professional support sta and principals/administrator

WHEN:
March 8–10, 2017

WHERE:
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

HOW:
For more information on courses, hotel reservations and to register, go to www.rehabseminars.org

IntegratED Conference

IntegratED Conference

WHAT:
During this two-day conference focused on technology integration strategies for educators, workshops are offered on a wide variety of relevant topics in small teaching and learning environments. Then bring old problems, current projects and new ideas to a Room to Grow studio and collaborate with mentors and peers to cre- ate personalized strategies. Cost: $349

WHEN:
Feb. 25–26, 2017

WHERE:
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, Oregon

HOW:
To learn more and register, go to https://events.oetc.org/ipdx16