Opportunity to Learn about Cross-Sector PLCs:

A key component of the Regional Promise Programs that focus on creating college going cultures is the creation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of educators from higher education and high school.   Some of the most successful PLCs have been in writing.  We invite writing faculty from across Oregon to come to Redmond and learn about the Regional Promise Pillars and the journey of Cascades Commitment to create alternative pathways to dual credit and share your journey and strategies for success.  Find out about how the partnership in Central Oregon is expanding beyond dual credit to impact writing at all levels of high school and share resources and ideas about how to develop successful collaborative partnerships that make a true impact on student learning.  We’ll develop a space to share resources across colleges.

When: Sept 29th, 2017

Where: High Desert Education Service District. 2804 SW Sixth St. Redmond OR. 97756

Cost: Free and travel reimbursement

Questions?  catherine.halliwell-templin@hdesd.org


Catherine Halliwell-Templin, M.Ed

High Desert ESD

School Improvement Coordinator


541 693 5713


Juniors or seniors with a passion for poetry should look at one of Eastern Oregon University’s rarest opportunities, which is English 339, Northwest Poetry, as a weekend college for 2 credits. Northwest Poets’ Concord takes place May 4 – 6 at the Hallmark Inn in Newport and is essentially a chance for students to experience thirteen master class sessions from contemporary poets. EOU students who have attended in the past have found this a life-changing experience, and some continue to attend year after year. Student comments: “

  • “I believe that it was the best time I have had that had anything to do with earning college credit!”
  • “I was amazed at the passion, playfulness, vulnerability and rawness of the presenters.”
  • “The Northwest Poets’ Concord was definitely something I will be remembering for a long time to come.”
  • “Kudos to…all the poets for an event I will remember as a highlight of my EOU days.”

Program information is available at http://poetsconcord.org/poetsconcord.html.


Compose: Clackamas Community College’s FREE Creative Writing Conference

Saturday, May 19 from 9am-5pm

Free and open to all writers writers, levels, and genres!

Workshops in Screenwriting, Poetry, Memoir, Songwriting, Playwriting, Fiction, Publishing, and Writing for Veterans

Lunch with keynote speaker, Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Peterson

Participants must register by May 10th–spots are filling quickly!

For more information, please visit http://ccccreativewritingconference.wordpress.com/

Spring 2012 Meeting

Our spring meeting will be at Western Oregon University, April 13th, 2012.  We will meet in the Willamette Room in the Werner University Center (#28 on the map, on the top floor, west side of the building, above the Pacific Room Lobby) from 8:30-3:30.

The WOU parking permit for next Friday’s meeting was emailed to you.  You will need to print the attached permit out and display it in your car.  If you did not receive it, the parking permit is also posted on the wiki.

The winter minutes and the spring agenda are posted on the wiki.

Meg Artman, who has arranged the details of our meeting, would like to know if anyone would like to meet for dinner Thursday night.  Her email address is artmanm@mail.wou.edu to confirm.

Here is a link to a list of local hotels: http://hotelguides.com/colleges/oregon/western-oregon-university.html

See you Friday!

The 2012 Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference will bring together educators from high schools, community colleges, and four-year public and private colleges and universities to consider a range of practical and theoretical issues related to rhetoric and composition, language, and literacy.

What: 2012 Oregon Rhetoric & Composition Conference
WhereWestern Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Why: To present, share, and collaborate on ideas.
How: Participants may print a registration form found on the website or may register on the day of the conference. Maps, directions, parking instructions, and lodging may be found on the website.


Winter 2012 Meeting

Chemeketa Community College is hosting the Winter 2012 OWEAC meeting, Friday, February 3, 2012.  We will meet in Building 3, Room 118. from 8:30 – 3:30.

Continental breakfast, coffee, and socializing begins at 8:30, and the meeting begins at 9:00 A.M.


Visitor Parking Permits are available at the kiosk on Cooley Drive as you come into campus.

After picking up your free visitor permit (if the kiosk isn’t staffed, pull up to the remote, push the button, and the permit will be delivered upon request)

You can park anywhere on campus with your visitor’s permit, but be sure to park “head in” as cars are ticketed that are backed into parking spots.

Parking in the Green lot next to the kiosk will be the closest to Building 3 / Room 118/119, where we will be meeting.


Chemeketa Community College / Driving Directions / Campus Map

Lodging Options in Salem:

Downtown Salem $$$: The Grand Hotel is among the nicest lodgings available in Salem

Closest to Chemeketa $$: The Rodeway Inn is close to campus and likely more modest in all respects

Market Street and I-5: At this exit, you’ll find a variety of motels; these are also within a mile or so of campus.


Eva Payne, if you have questions or need additional information (eva.payne@chemeketa.edu / 503.589.7827)

Please enjoy the first issue of the OWEAC newsletter:  OWEAC Newsletter 1.1 May 2011