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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Education - Oregon Writing Project

EDU 600 The Teaching of Writing (3 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette Summer Institute brings master teachers together to research, strengthen and share best practices for teaching writing with a focus on writing teachers as writers, including reading, and discussing contemporary teaching of writing theory. Teacher participants prepare and publish a carefully edited chapbook collection of new writing with four pages from each writing teacher. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Jones

EDU 601 Writing workshop for Teachers (3 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette Summer Institute brings master teachers together to demonstrate their most successful classroom practices experience writing in a variety of forms, and study current theory and research in the teaching of writing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: School district support

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Jones

EDU 602 Research in the Teaching of Writing (3 quarter hours)

An independent project designed by the student and supervised by a site director. These projects should involve research in the literature of composition and should identify and develop best practices in the teaching of writing. A substantial written product will be completed and placed in the OWP library. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Long, Hamlin, Jones

EDU 603 Independent Project: Teaching Writing (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette Seminar. Participants will build on knowledge and expertise gained in a National Writing Project Summer Institute through independent research or classroom curriculum projects, additional readings and staff evelopment projects. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 610 Advanced Institute (3 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette Seminar. Participants will continue to explore strategies for effective classroom teaching of writing and developing their own personal writing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: Summer Institute.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 611 Publishing and Distributing Writing in the Digital Age: Advanced Institute (3 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette Institute. Participants will explore methods traditional and digital to publish/distribute writing of their own and their students. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: Summer Institute.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Bledsoe, Perkins

EDU 612 - 629


EDU 630 Second Language Literacy Development (3 quarter hours)

This course supports teachers in researching, designing, implementing and assessing strategies to help English Language Learners acquire language skills while also understanding course content. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 631 Writing Project: Classroom Spanish (3 quarter hours)

This course will provide teachers with basic skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on developing the ability to provide common classroom instruction in Spanish. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 632 - 639


EDU 640 Teaching and Writing Poetry (1-3 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings master writing teachers together to share best practices, make extensive collections of effective classroom writing prompts, draft poems and revise for submission to contemporary poetry journals. The class will build and publish a carefully edited chapbook collection of our origional poetry. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Jones

EDU 641 Writing for Children (1-3 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings master writing teachers together to share best practices, read and discuss the outstanding children's literature, read guide books for writing for children, complete three revised and edited children's stories and compile and publish an anthology of class-written children's stories. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Jones

EDU 642 Supporting Beginning Teachers Through Inquiry (4 quarter hours)

Open to K-12 beginning teachers. The course provides a supportive, secure community for beginning teachers, provides quality professional development that will guide teachers through the design and completion of a teacher inquiry project, and provides opportunities for teachers to use writing, thoughtful reflection, and sharing as tools for successfully meeting the real-world joys and challenges of teaching. Required reflective writing, readings, inquiry project and presentation. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 643 - 699


EDU 700 Teaching and Writing in the K-12 Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings K-12 school teachers together to share best practices, explore a variety of instructional techniques, and increase student learning. Based on a "teachers teaching teachers" model, this course is designed to improve student writing in the K-12 classroom. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 701 Teaching and Writing in the Elementary School Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings elementary school teachers together to share best practices, explore a variety of instructional techniques, and increase student learning. Based on a "teachers teaching teachers" model, this course is designed to improve student writing in the K-6 classroom. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Denton, Obery

EDU 702 Teaching and Writing in the Middle School Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings middle school teachers together to write, share best practices and explore a variety of writing-to-learn strategies. The class is based on National Writing Project standards and brain research that shows that the use of novelty and building upon prior knowledge increase student learning. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Fischer, Forney

EDU 703 Teaching and Writing in the High School Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings master high school teachers together to share best practices, explore a variety of writing-to-learn strategies, write together and share our work-in-progress and build a collection of our best writing. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Jones, Huhn

EDU 705 Teaching the Reading and Writing Connection in the Elementary Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings elementary teachers together to explore a variety of instructional techniques in the area of literacy. These teaching strategies can be used to stregthen basic reading skills, increase student learning, and demonstrate the vital connection between reading and writing instruction. Based on a "teachers teaching teachers" model, this course allows teachers to review relevant research, share best practices, and immediately apply the knowledge to their own classrooms. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Forney, Eastland

EDU 706 Teaching the Reading and Writing Connection in the Middle School Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings middle school teachers together to explore a variety of instructional techniques in the area of literacy. These teaching strategies can be used to stregthen basic reading skills, increase student learning, and demonstrate the vital connection between reading and writing instruction. Based on a "teachers teaching teachers" model, this course allows teachers to review relevant research, share best practices, and immediately apply the knowledge to their own classrooms. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 707 Teaching the Reading and Writing Connection in the High School Classroom (1-4 quarter hours)

Oregon Writing Project at Willamette brings high school teachers together to explore a variety of instructional techniques in the area of literacy. These teaching strategies can be used to stregthen basic reading skills, increase student learning, and demonstrate the vital connection between reading and writing instruction. Based on a "teachers teaching teachers" model, this course allows teachers to review relevant research, share best practices, and immediately apply the knowledge to their own classrooms. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 708 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners in Content Area Classrooms: K-12 (1-4 quarter hours)

Sponsored by the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette and the National Writing Project, this course supports K-12 school teachers in designing and implementing strategies to help English language learners acquire language skills, literacy skills, and course content. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 709 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners in Content Area Classrooms: Elementary Level (1-4 quarter hours)

Sponsored by the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette and the National Writing Project, this course supports elementary school teachers in designing and implementing strategies to help English language learners acquire language skills, literacy skills, and course content. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 710 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners in Content Area Classrooms: Middle Level (1-4 quarter hours)

Sponsored by the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette and the National Writing Project, this course supports middle school teachers in designing and implementing strategies to help English language learners acquire language skills, literacy skills, and course content. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 711 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners in Content Area Classrooms: High School Level (1-4 quarter hours)

Sponsored by the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette and the National Writing Project, this course supports high school teachers in designing and implementing strategies to help English language learners acquire language skills, literacy skills, and course content. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

EDU 712 - 779


EDU 780 - 789


EDU 790 Independent Project: Oregon Writing Project Leadership (1-9 quarter hours)

Students design a project that involves them in the leadership of the OWP site. A director from the site serves as a mentor throughout the project. Projects such as designing an institute or an in-service series; developing a workshop; developing curriculum; participating in statewide education initiatives, etc. might be proposed and a site director will supervise the project and support the research and inquiry that guides the project. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Long, Hamlin, Jones

EDU 791 - 799