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Sorry, we are not offering a conference in Newport in 2013

3 - 4 Semester Graduate Level Credits 

 Rejuvenate and Retool

  Payment costs/options at the bottom of the page!


Oregon Coast: Newport, Oregon
Newport High School
322 NE Eads St.

Dates: TBA

 Save Money with Early Bird and Group Rates.

*Group rates (3 or more from same school at same time).


See rate chart at the bottom of the page.Special Hotel Rate ($45/nt single) for SI Teachers at Rodeway Inn 541-265-5321

Barbi Riggs   (541) 401-3547

 2011 Schedule

Time:   8:00am - 6:00pm daily (4-6 Wellness Options)








An Oregon University TBA


 Summer Institutes Oregon Coast

Educator's Workshop/ Vacation Retreat

Course # and Title: ED 702C  "Learn - Teach - Lead" 
3 - 4 Semester Graduate Level Continuing Education Credits - NWCCU Accredited
Three credit class is a forty-five hour week (3 semester units = 4.5 quarter credits)
Four credit class is a 60 hour week (4 semester units = 6 quarter units) This option requires working lunch assignments and ten hours of independent work or one extra day.
Check with your school district and/or local union for professional growth contract agreement.

* Early Bird Registration and/or Group rates: 3 or more from the same school save you money!

SPECIAL FEATURES: Everything you’ve grown to expect from SI and more!

  • Relevant Oregon Standards Based Presentations
  • Interesting PLC Collaboration Component
  • Field-based Learning Day Trips
  • Important Wellness Activities
  • Innovative Technology


2011 speakers and topics that address state standards

Johnny Lake, Dr.
Keynote Speaker

Multi-Culturalism and Diversity
Diversity: More than just a word...

Johnny Lake is a nationally certified and internationally recognized speaker and trainer in programs focused on leadership, diversity, community-building, cross-cultural interactions skills, promoting equity and ethics.

The focus will be on identifying and building a Practical Framework of Skills, Strategies and Methods for teachers and schools respecting Diversity and Multiculturalism. It will include personal understanding and making practical application of concepts, ideas, and tools to support implementation.

Eugene OR


Don Fogle,
Keynote Speaker

W.E. C.A.R.E. Cognitive Creativity, Movement with Meaning


Don has spent the last 25 years as an Educational Entertainer. Using his skills as a teacher and performer, he has made presentations and
facilitated workshops at more than 5,000 schools across the nation.

He has also been a presenter, facilitator and guest speaker at corporate seminars, school district's staff development programs, and educational conferences.

He was the curriculum designer/director and lead artist for "Kid Connection", a federal "youth at risk" program, based in Newport, OR. from 1990 to 1993. He is also a former World Master Freestyle Frisbee Champion.



Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Professional Learning Community

How often do you get to share and absorb successful teaching practices, in specific subjects, with your peers through Professional Learning Communities (PLC)?...Now you can! SI has facilitated popular PLC's since 1987! PLC Peer group horizontal and vertical sessions will be included in the weekly schedule.



Supt. Robert Reasoner,
Keynote Speaker

What Research Has To Say About Self-esteem

 This workshop reviews over 1000 studies related to self-esteem and crime and violence, school dropouts, vandalism, teenage pregnancies, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and gang activity. Factors that either destroy or enhance self-esteem will be identified and effective strategies demonstrated.


Wellness Activities

Why Wellness Options are Relevant:

  • National Health Epidemic
  • NEA Magazine claims the leading health issue for women teachers is heart disease – stress
  • Teachers operate at top performance levels when they are healthy & content
  • Teachers modeling wellness for our next generation
  • School Districts save money with healthy teachers



Dottie Coven CIM Tech Solutions,,
Keynote Speaker

Tying Together Curriculum and Technology

 Being engaged in the classroom is one of the keys to deep learning. Come spend some time to focus on how and why we use technology to enhance delivery and assessment of curriculum. The session will discuss the paradigm shift teachers and districts are making when choosing technology tools to assist in the delivery of content and will also explore how Mobi's and eInstruction Classroom Response Systems can be used to help with classroom management and delivery of curriculum. See examples of how using these tools can help teachers to actively engage all students in classrooms with ever increasing numbers, check student understanding throughout a lesson, provide on-going real-time feedback during lessons, differentiate instruction based on student understanding, and efficiently assess and record student knowledge. See examples of how teachers can use these tools to make learning visible and take learning to a deeper level using quality questioning strategies during instruction.
Dottie Coven - Dottie has a Masters in Teaching and taught elementary school for 13 years. Dottie has worked as a consultant and technology trainer since 1992 and joined CIM Technology Solutions Group as they expanded into the Western Region in 2007.


David Creech,

Keynote Speaker

“Investing in Turbulent Markets”
District Manager, VALIC

Total wellness includes financial security! Valic teacher retirement seminars will be available for free financial consulting at all sites

As District Manager for the Sierra Pacific District, David supervises operations for VALIC in the Bay Area, Central Valley and Central Sierra Mountains . David focuses on providing comprehensive retirement planning solutions to clients and assist and develop new group and individual clients who have pension and financial planning needs. VALIC has more than half a century of experience helping Americans plan for and enjoy a secure retirement. VALIC provides real solutions for real lives by consistently offering products and services that are innovative, simple to understand and easy to use. VALIC takes a personal approach to retire


Chis Moore,
Keynote Speaker

Salem School District

De-Escalation Drive-Thru: Super-Sized Strategies for Saving the Day!

"This kid instantly goes from zero-to-sixty for no apparent reason. He's loud and out-of-control and threatens anyone who's around him! I don't know what to do!" If you've ever heard or said words to this effect, then "De-escalation Drive-Thru" is for you. During this presentation, I’ll show you how to become a "Master of Emotion" and a "Dean of De-escalation." You will learn proven non-physical skills used to prevent potentially dangerous situations from escalating into physical confrontation or injury. I will also help you develop a greater understanding of aggressive behavior PLUS more effective ways to address self-awareness, self-control & self-care.

Chris Moore is a school psychologist with Salem-Keizer Public Schools where he heads the district’s Behavior Consultation Team. He is also a part-time faculty member at Oregon State University in the College of Education. Chris earned his Ed.S. degree in School Psychology and his B.A. in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. Prior to his work as a school psychologist he co-designed and implemented an alternative education program serving at-risk youth in McMinnville, Oregon, where he also did extensive work with Court Appointed Special Advocates. Chris’ background also includes supervisory and milieu therapy work in an adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility. His two favorite de-escalation strategies are mountain-biking and snow-boarding.


Wilson Kenny,
Keynote Speaker

Bio: Wilson Kenney is a Colorado native who earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah in 2007. During graduate school the majority of Wilson's research and clinical hours were devoted to working with adult and adolescent sexual offenders and adults with personality disorders. Currently, Wilson applies his knowledge regarding sexual misconduct as a school psychologist in Salem-Keizer School District where he facilitates a multiagency team devoted to providing consultation and safety planning for students with concerning sexual behavior.


John Van Dreal,
Keynote Speaker

School Psychologist

John Van Dreal is a school psychologist with the Salem-Keizer School District and has 18 years of experience in educational and clinical evaluation. In 1999, he bagan the development and implementation of a Student Threat Assessment System that includes community and multi-agency collaboration, staff training and consultation to youth services agencies. Through that collaboration, he works closely with educators, law enforcement, trial court personnel, juvenile justice, and mental health personnel in the assessment and management of threats of violence within the schools and community.

John is a member of ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment Professionals) and sits as a member of Oregon's Mid-Valley Student Threat Assessment Team and the Marion County Threat Assessment Team. He has received national and local recognition, including the 2006 Salem Crystal Apple award, for this efforts in threat assessment, education, community service and systems design. Furthermore, he regularly provides training and consultation to regional and national audiences and school districts on youth violence and presents annually at the National Safe Schools / Healthy Students Conference in Washington, D.C.

Choice of Multiple Experiential Field Trips are available at each site such as the one listed below:

Hatfield Marine Science Center,
Experiential Learning Trip

Take a guided tour of what has been one of the staples of the Newport area.Your tour will be specialized for you as an educator.  Content  area and grade-level specific attractions will be highlighted so you can show your classes how your content is related.   An additional fee is required.



 Note: Speakers and topics subject to change without notice.

 Wellness Options:

  • Jogging/walking (both track and beach loop provided)
  • Golf
  • Bowling 
  • Beach combing
  • Fitness center near site (yoga, aerobics, swim)

Why Wellness Options are Relevant:

  • National Health Epidemic
  • NEA Magazine claims the leading health issue for women teachers is heart disease – stress
  • Teachers operate at top performance levels when they are healthy & content
  • Teachers modeling wellness for our next generation
ONE ADDITIONAL WEEK = 4 or 3 semester units

 Earn Multiple Credits!

Other Summer Institutes in your area:
Come to Port Townsend, WA : Aug. 1-5, 2011 for a vacation/educational experience!

 Each venue offers unique geographic opportunities: Check website for more info…

What to Bring:
Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes AND a good attitude for learning, improving your wellness and building relationships! We’ll provide everything else!

Note: Staff development funds may be used for these classes (check with your school district). Also, Treasury Regulation Schedule I-162 permits income tax deduction. Be sure to save your receipt. There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1. Class sizes are limited-based on facility capacity.

 What others have to say about our workshops:

“The summer institute has allowed me to form stronger bonds with my co-workers that attended and other teachers in the area.” Jessica Scott, Crooked River Elementary, Prineville, OR

This class is truly an opportunity to learn and play. Come with a desire to try something new!"  Mandy Felton, Redmond High School, Redmond, OR.

“What a wonderful way to rejuvenate and inspire teachers after a long school year!” Laurie Edmonds, Ferguson School, Klamath Falls, OR.

“This class is awesome! I am ready for my next year’s students with new tools to teach with.” Brian Broaddus, Obsidian Middle School, Redmond, OR.

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