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East Coast Bootcamp 2017 – Tabor Academy: Marion, MA

Our 5th Annual OWL Summer Bootcamp is a time to make invaluable connections with other educators across the country, have fun and grow in your practice! We will spend an entire week together sharing our successes and challenges, looking at student work, developing assessment rubrics, conquering ropes course activities together (that can later be used in class!) and having a blast while focusing on student learning and growth.

Dates: Sunday, August 6 – Friday, August 11

Registration: $800 for the week

Discounts: $750 if you have attended a past OWL Bootcamp. $700 if you have attended 3 or more OWL Workshops. (*For discounted price, contact admin@organicworldlanguage.com)


  • OPI Training
  • Certificate of Participation for 35 hours of PD
  • 3 College Credits (optional, see below for details)
  • Delicious lunches, coffee, and light snacks throughout the day
  • Basic materials needed for implementation, as well as any materials created during the week
  • Appetizer social, which is an excellent time for networking and building relationships with teachers outside of the workshop times
  • Collaboration and creation of resources
  • Special, interactive share-outs by lead teachers from across the country
  • Ropes course for community building
  • Intramurals!

College Credit: Optional credits through Southern Oregon University. $70 per unit. Can receive up to 3 credits for the week. Teachers will need to pay with a check or money order in person and course requirements will be distributed at the time of Bootcamp.

Tentative Itinerary:

  • Sunday: Community Building: Ropes Course and Appetizer Social
  • Monday: OPI Training
  • Tuesday: OWL Nuts & Bolts: Classroom Structure through Circle Strategies and Activities
  • Wednesday: Measuring Learning: How Formative Assessments & Student Work Inform the Learning Process
  • Thursday: Threads &  Progressions: Pulling from Students’ Lives. (Question techniques by ACTFL Level that naturally push students to the next level through student interest)
  • Friday: Planning & Unit Design: How to Make it Your Own
  • *Most days will include strands that you can choose, based on your experience level with OWL

Times: 2:00 pm-7:00pm on Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Cancellation Policy
Prior to July 12 – 75%
July 12 – July 24 – 50%
July 25 – August 4 -25%
On or After August 5 – No Refund

From Boston Logan International Airport: There is a commuter train that comes to Middleboro station from Boston, but then a car service would be necessary to Marion.
Flying into Providence, RI: there are buses that come as far as New Bedford and Fairhaven, but again a car service would be necessary from those locations to Marion.
Marion is a quite, small, beautiful town, but there is no public transportation here.
Here is a list of local companies for  use:
Bizarro’s Limo (Dave) | 774.930.2416
Commonwealth (David) | 917.670.8242
Green Shuttle Cape Cod (Dean) | 508.360.3163
Roadrunner (Dick) | 508.759.2337
Royal Coachman (Ron) | 508.995.7552
Seaside Transportation (Alan) | 912.258.1528
Tabor Academy is offering lodging in their dorms, you can register for it here. They are offering rooms at $50 per night! They also are offering a meal plan for breakfasts and dinners that you can check out at the link above too! Specific questions regarding housing and food should be sent to rentals@taboracademy.com

Registration for lodging can be found here: https://taboracademy.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=20512

  • August 6, 2017 - August 11, 2017
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



66 Spring Street, Marion, Massachusetts, 02738, United States