#OSLA19 is Culturally Responsive Literacy
Thank you to everyone for making this year's conference amazing!
February 8-9, 2019
in Portland, OR
Members $195Non-members $230After December 15
Members $225Non-members $260
+$30 if attending author luncheon on Saturday (see info below)
Zaretta Hammond is a national education consultant, author and former writing teacher who focuses on making culturally responsive pedagogy understandable and practical for educators.
Dawnnesha W. Lasuncet
Friday, February 8th7:15am Check in & continental breakfast 8am - 3:45pm Conference
Full-Day Workshop with Zaretta Hammond
Reading is the Epicenter of Equity:
Using Culturally Responsive Teaching Design Principles to Build Literacy
In order to be college and career ready, students must be reading and writing at high levels. Yet, too many of our diverse students continue to struggle with literacy.
In this presentation, Ms. Hammond will examined the ways in which we can support students to build their skill and capacity as powerful readers using culturally responsive design principles.
In this day-long workshop, she shared how to:
Build student word wealth that leads to more independent learning
Select “enabling texts” over “disabling” texts
Go beyond trite “diversity and inclusion” to create classroom libraries that empower
Saturday, February 9th7:45am Continental breakfast 8:30am - 2:30pm Conference
Morning Keynote: Dawnnesha Lasuncet , ODE Office of Equity & Inclusion
Saturday Luncheon with author Alex Gino
8 Super Saturday Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Offered at grade bands K-5 and 6-12, linking to the conference theme of Culturally Responsive Literacy!
+ Exhibit hall featuring educational publishers and literacy organizations
Alex Gino joined us for lunch on Saturday to discuss how books act as tools for kids to engage in important conversations (that adults are often nervous to have with them!). Alex also read from their latest book and signed books, too!
Books will be available at the conference to purchase. Plated lunch provided with your registered lunch ticket.
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.