Culturally Responsive Literacy
Don't forget to tweet about what inspires you at the conference!
Presenter Handouts & Resources
This conference is organized by volunteers, many of whom are full-time teachers. In particular, if you see OSLA Professional Development Chair, Beth Elliott, please thank her for all she has done to make this conference happen.
We'd also like to thank our sponsors: Scholastic, American Reading Company, and Curriculum Puzzle.
And last but definitely not least, thank YOU for attending. Your participation in the OSLA conference helps support growing literacy in Oregon and helps us continue to provide grants, professional development, and more to members across the state.
FAQs for Attending the Conference
Where will the conference be held? At the Holiday Inn & Conference Center (8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland), see map. The conference is located inside the main hotel building, not the conference center annex.
What time does the conference begin? On Friday, sign-in (along with a continental breakfast and exhibitor showcase) is from 7:15-8am. On Saturday, please sign-in and enjoy breakfast and exhibitor showcase from 7:45-8:30am.
What if there is inclement weather? We are excited to see you at the conference! If weather changes, we will be posting weather-related information on our website, via Facebook & Twitter.
Are PDUs provided? Yes! These will be provided to you in your conference folder.
Is graduate credit available? Yes! Seattle Pacific University will be offering one credit for the conference. Registration is online and the window is open until February 8th at 11:59 pm. The course is EDCT 5748, CRN 879. Click here to register for SPU Credit. Detailed registration information will be available at the conference.
Will the authors' books be available to purchase? Yes, Maggie Mae's bookstore will have a limited number of Zaretta Hammond's and Alex Gino's books for sale at the conference.
Do I have to pay for parking? No! You will need to take a ticket at the entrance to the parking lot, but will receive a validated parking pass in your registration folder to use whenever you come or go from the hotel. If you are staying at the hotel, your room key is also used to enter/exit the lot.
Should I bring a device or laptop? Yes! In fact, many of our presenters will have you use a device to access materials during their sessions.
Is WIFI available during the conference? Yes, WIFI information will be on table tents for you to log in during the conference.
Can I download presenter resources before/after the conference? Yes! Click here for presenter resources.
Are meals provided? A continental breakfast is provided on both days. For lunch, you may purchase a $10 (cash only) boxed lunch from the hotel by 10am. You may also have lunch on your own (see directory of nearby eateries). If you are registered for the Saturday author luncheon, you will receive a ticket with your conference folder and a plated lunch will be served.