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2014 Summer Professional Development

Classroom Management Strategies That Work

WHAT: During this seminar, experienced educator and OEA Member Katrina Ayres shares her secrets for avoiding power struggles, creating a supportive classroom environment, and developing positive relationships with students. Graduate Credit is available.
WHEN: June 17, 2014
WHERE: La Quinta Inn and Suites, Salem OR
HOW: To learn more and to register, go here.

Educational Explorations

Summer Academy, June 23-26, 2014
A variety of professional development and credit courses are offered during the week.
WHERE: Maresh Red Hills Vineyard Retreat, Dundee, Ore.
HOW: For more information, go here.

Summer Classes Online
Educational Explorations offers online courses for the Summer term, hosted through Moodle. Each course is 10 weeks. Graduate credits available.
HOW: For more information and to register for the summer term, go here.

Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University's summer course offerings that may be of interest to teachers are listed below:

ED 514: Foundations in Education
, 3 credits
A survey of some major sociological, historical, philosophical and psychological factors underlying present-day American education.

ED 537: Development-Elementary, 3 credits
This course explores the theoretical, practical, and applied approaches to elementary child development.

ED 538: Development-Middle School, 3 credits
This course explores the theoretical, practical, and applied approaches to middle level child development.

ED 539: Development-High School, 3 credits
This course explores the theoretical, practical, and applied approaches to child development.

ED 544: Language and Cognition, 3 credits
This seminar course provides an exploration of issues related to second language acquisition in schools, cognitive development in bilingual learners, and restructuring K-12 education to better meet the needs of linguistic minority students.

ED 564: Literature in the Lit Program, 3 credits
Explores the many kinds of literature that support literacy programs, principles of literature-based reading, matching literature to student's reading ability and interest level, exploring different types of book sharing.

ED 569: Issues/Rsch in Lit, 2 credits
Issues such as the role of phonics in learning to read or literacy for ESL students would be selected and researched based on current public and professional interest.

ED 584: Miscue Analysis, 3 credits
Study of miscue analysis for assessing students' reading strategies; includes the development of instruction related to information from the miscue analysis.

ED 586: Comprehension, 3 credits
In-depth examination of effective comprehension instruction for all readers, varied approaches to support the thinking of active readers, specific strategies that promote active engagement with fiction and non-fiction texts, with classroom applications and practice using these strategies.

ED 587: Curriculum Standards & Practices, 2 credits
A course designed to help students understand the foundations of curriculum design for the classroom.

ED 588: Assessment Issues & Practices, 2 credits
Explores the theoretical, practical and applied approaches to assessment.

READ 542: Prep for Reading Spclst Exam, 1 credit
This course will address the material most often appearing on the examination TSPC requires for obtaining a reading endorsement.

READ 574: Lit Assess Mid/High Tchrs, 3 credits
Focuses on the informed and critical use of literacy assessment at the middle and high school level. Students will learn both formal and informal techniques.

READ 594: Young Adult Literature, 3 credits
Explores the field of adolescent literature. Theoretical concepts and practical aspects will be explored.

June 18 &19, 2014, 9AM - 4PM
SCED510: Engineering Design and the NGSS
, 2 credits
Engineering Design will engage teachers in a context that explores concepts in science and engineering design. Participants will participate in lessons designed to improve their science content knowledge, assist them in becoming competent in engineering design implementation, familiarize them with NGSS, and increase their confidence in implementing engineering design lessons with students.

Lewis and Clark College

See all offerings at here.

Summer continuing education courses and workshops for educators offered by the Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

How to Successfully Use Crowdfunding for Education Initiatives
Thursday, May 22, 5-7 p.m., Free workshop
Learn more and register here.

Working with Latino Youth with Drug and Alcohol Problems
Friday, June 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$100 by 5/22, $120 after, includes 6 CEUs. $40 students.
Learn more and register here.

Digging In: Place-Based Food and Garden Education for Teachers
Part 1: Monday-Tuesday, June 23-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday-Friday, June 26-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Each part offers 15 PDUs or 1 semester hour of continuing education credit
Learn more and register for part 1 here.
Learn more and register for part 2 here.

Learning and Teaching Through the Arts: How Visual Arts and Movement Promote Understanding
Wednesday, July 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Just $30 and offers 3 PDUs
Learn more and register here.

Healing Power of Story
Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Graduate degree-applicable or CEU credit also available.
Learn more and register here.

The STAR Program: Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research
Monday-Thursday, July 21-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
2 semester hours of graduate degree-applicable or continuing education credit available
Learn more and register here.

Middle School Science Institute
Monday-Friday, July 28-August 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
45 PDUs or 3 semester hours of graduate degree-applicable or continuing education credit available
Learn more and register here.

Increasing the Rate of Progress for Struggling Readers (Grades K-5)
Monday-Tuesday, August 4-5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
15 PDUs or 1 semester hour of continuing education credit available
Learn more and register here.

Increasing the Rate of Progress for Struggling Readers (Grades 6-12)
Thursday-Friday, August 7-8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
15 PDUs or 1 semester hour of continuing education credit available
Learn more and register here.

Pathways to Best Practice Using the Common Core
Monday-Tuesday, August 11-12, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
15 PDUs or 1 semester hour of continuing education credit available
Learn more and register here.

Conjuring Creativity: Innovative Exercises for Teachers and Educational Leaders
Wednesday, August 13, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Offers 7.5 PDUs
Learn more and register here.

Multnomah University

Engaging Diverse Families
During this seminar, participants will develop a shared understanding on why family engagement is a critical component in student success and what types of family engagement matter the most and leave with tools & action steps to help participants relationship with students’ families. Earn 4 CEUs
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 (noon)
WHERE: Multnomah University, Mitchell Library Rm 108, 8435 NE Glisan St., Portland, Ore.
HOW: Email questions to kmckee@multnomah.edu.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University and the College of Education offer a variety of special topic professional development courses, including some that can lead to an endorsement, for teachers during Summer Session through our Ecampus and on-campus programs.

For more information, go here.

Pacific University Summer Offerings

Eugene Campus Summer Course Offerings:

ESOL 540—Language Policy in ESOL EDUC
ESOL 460 /560—Foundations of ESOL Methods
ESOL 464/564—ESOL Methods, Assessment, and Technology
EDUC 633—Literacy & Eng Lang Learners, Online

RDNG 645—Developing Literacy in the Content Areas
RDNG 650 Leadership for Literacy

EDUC 582—Classroom Strategies for Talented and Gifted Children, Online

EDUC 674—Planning the Inquiry Project
EDUC 616—School & Community Leadership
EDUC 675 Completing the Inquiry Project

EDUC 563—Beyond Fear, Guilt and Anger

EDTL 515—Exploring Tools for Learning, Onliine
EDUC 555—Video Gaming & Learning, Online

Forest Grove Campus Summer Course Offerings:

College of Education – Forest Grove Campus

EDUC 604/605/608—Advanced Human Development & Psychology
EDUC 625-01—Portfolio Development
EDUC 660-01—Advanced Teaching & Learning
EDUC 682-01—Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

ESOL 540-01—Language Policy in ESOL
EDUC 633-01—Literacy & English Language Learners

RDNG 621-01—Language & Literacy Development
RDNG 645-01—Disciplinary Literature: Reading & Writing
RDNG 650-01—Leadership in Literacy

SPED 510-61—Behavior Management-SPED
SPED 517-61—Case Mgmt – SPED
SPED 520-61--Assessment & Evaluation SPED
SPED 530-61—Curriculum & Methods Students w/Disabilities: Academic
SPED 535-61—Curriculum & Methods Students w/Disabilities
SPED 541-61—Technology for Teacher Productivity

EDUC 582-01—Classroom Strategies – TAG
EDUC 582-02—Classroom Strategies – TAG

EDUC 555-01—Video Games & Learning
EDUC 682-01—Technology Enhanced Learning Environments
SPED 541-61—Technology for Teacher Productivity

Portland State University—Graduate School of Education (GSE)

The GSE has over 50 programs for teachers, counselors, and adult educators. Credit and noncredit courses are offered year-round and many include online or partially online options. Learn more here.


ReadOregon offers online graduate-level literacy courses for Summer Term 2014. Here is a list of the courses:

Literacy Foundations (3 cr required for Endorsement)
READ 519: Language study for teachers, K-12 (3 cr), Verbruggen, PSU

Literacy Strategies & Methods (3 cr required for Endorsement or Literacy Education Course of Study)
ED 562: Literacy in the elementary grades (3 cr), Alexander-Shea, EOU
ED 586: Comprehension strategies (3 cr), Davenport, EOU
READ 533: Boy readers/boy writers, K-8 (3 cr), Skach, PSU
READ 542: Reading specialist test preparation (1 cr), Hofmann, EOU

Literacy for Diverse Learners (3 cr required for Endorsement or Literacy Education Course of Study)
CI 510: Culturally responsive literacy education (3 cr), Moll, PSU

Literacy Assessment (3 cr required for Endorsement)
ED 584: Miscue analysis, K-12 (3 cr), Davenport, EOU
READ 534: Classroom reading and writing assessment, K-12 (3 cr), Verbruggen, PSU
READ 574: Reading assessment: Middle/High (3 cr), Snyder, EOU

Literacy Leadership (3 cr required for Endorsement)
ED 569: Issues and research in literacy (2 cr), Hofmann, EOU
READ 580: Leadership in school literacy programs (3 cr), Smith, WOU

(No credits are required in Literature, but it is strongly recommended that you take a literature course if you have not done so. You may take literature as well as any of the other categories above for your 6 credits of electives.)
ED 564: Literature in literacy programs, K-12 (3 cr), Alexander-Shea, EOU
LIB 532: Multicultural children's & young adult literature, (3 cr), Lum, PSU
READ 594: Young adult literature (3 cr), staff, EOU

READ OREGON Webpages at Campuses
Participating READ OREGON universities have developed websites to both promote the READ OREGON program and to provide information about courses being taught by their faculty.
Eastern Oregon University. Call 541-962-3816 (toll free: 800-544-2195).
Oregon State University. Call 541-737-9204 (toll free: 800-667-1465).
Portland State University. Call 503-725-9786 (toll free: 800-547-8887 ext 9786).
Southern Oregon University. Call 541-552-6332.
Western Oregon University. Call 503-838-8483 (toll free: 800-451-5767).

University of Phoenix

A variety of single course offerings are available online, and at our Tigard, OR campus. For more information, go here.

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University offers a wide variety of classes for educators in Education, Computer Science Education, and Special Education. Find the classes you are looking for here.

Contact Graduate Advisor, Bill Hamlin at 503.838.8704 (hamlinw@wou.edu) for more information.