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Spring Conference:  Saturday, April 18, 2020

Located at Cascade Middle School in Bend, Oregon


Proposals are now being accepted for workshops at our spring 2020 conference on Saturday, April 18, in beautiful Bend, at Cascade Middle School. The theme is "Storytelling" and we are excited to welcome novelist Karen Spears Zacharias as our keynote speaker. Proposals for 50-minute workshops on approaches to genres, authors, and titles, as well as on writing narratives, are welcome from current and retired teachers, graduate students, and librarians. Please send your proposal to lea.mathieu@bend.k12.or.us by January 1, 2020. The conference schedule will be final by January 18. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Why attend?

  • Oregon author Karen Spears Zacharias is our keynote speaker
  • Multiple concurrent K-16 sessions to choose from
  • PDUs for licensure
  • Optional graduate credit--information available on site.
  • Collegial. Affordable. Inspiring.

Exhibitor information

  • Letter (link to Word file--please download and complete on your computer)
  • Contract (link to Google Doc--please download and complete on your computer)

Resources from previous conferences

Upcoming events

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Click the OCTE 2020 Spring Conference link above to register

    (don't use the blue Register button below)

    The 2020 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 18 will be exciting and inspiring!  Our keynote speaker is author Karen Spears Zacharias.  There is also a full schedule of individual breakout sessions throughout the day.  

    Time:  8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    PlaceCascade Middle School, Bend (go Mountaineers!)

    What to expect:

    • Breakfast and lunch (please let us know if you have any dietary needs) and the chance to catch up and network with colleagues.
    • PDUs for continued licensure.
    • Optional graduate credit.  More information about this is available on site.
    • Exhibitors with curriculum and titles for your classroom.
    • Did we mention Karen Spears Zacharias and great breakout sessions?  Ideas you can take back to your classroom Monday morning!

    If you have any questions about any aspect of the conference, please contact OCTE at octeorg@gmail.com.

    See you on Saturday, April 18 in beautiful Bend, Oregon!

Past events

12 Oct 2019 OCTE Fall Conference
13 Apr 2019 OCTE 2019 Spring Conference
13 Oct 2018 OCTE Fall Conference

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