West Coast Bootcamp 2018

Our 6th 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, June 24 – Friday, June 29

Registration:  $900 until February, 2018, $925 until April 16, $950 until day of Bootcamp.

Discounts: $850 if you have attended a past OWL Bootcamp. $800 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 April 24 – 75%
April 24 – May 24– 50%
May 24 – June 17 -25%
On or After June 17 – No Refund


We have reserved a block of  double occupancy rooms at Holiday Inn Express Monterey Bay at a rate of $186.00/night. Hotel includes:

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness Center

Rooms made be reserved here or by calling (831) 394-5335, and asking for the Organic World Language rate.

  • June 24, 2018 - June 29, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM



Venue Phone: 831-583-2165

Venue Website:

1720 Yosemite St, Seaside, California, 93955, United States