Our 8th Annual OWL Summer Bootcamp is happening, and in person! West Coast Bootcamp will bring us back to where OWL started, and will be 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 OWL best practices for a proficiency-based and student directed classroom.
To ensure all participants health and safety during this opportunity, OWL will be following all recommended CDC guidelines. As guidelines change due to the vaccinations, OWL will keep all participants up to date with safety protocols.
College Credit: There are optional post graduate 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.
Morning Session: 9am-12:00pm
- The morning session includes: Whole Teacher Session (Implementation of Adult SEL), Live demos, and a strategies session.
- Due to COVID restrictions, lunch will be on your own this year. We will provide homework during lunches, so don’t go too far away!
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-4:00pm
- The afternoon session will include OWL Strategies sessions at implementation level and a large group share out.
*Wednesday will be an altered schedule running from 9am-3pm, with a shortened lunch.
Personalized to your Experience
OWL Bootcamp is personalized and scaffolded to fit goals at various levels. There are level-specific strands, based on participants’ previous experience with proficiency and the methodology.
Designed for teachers new to OWL. Whether proficiency is new to you or you have been teaching with proficiency for many years, this strand allows you to explore and examine your current practice, while diving in to proficiency-based, student-directed OWL strategies. Teachers will leave with new techniques and ideas for high student engagement and the ability to create a positive space for language acquisition.
This strand is designed for participants who want to develop systems to support proficiency-based learning. Through further exploration of the strategies & techniques introduced in prior OWL training, we go deeper into how to create a space for acquisition.
Designed for the teacher who is seeking collegiality and support systems, this strand encourages reflection of practice and collaboration of ideas. By discussing the elements of proficiency-based practice, participants utilize effective teacher discourse to move forward in their practice.
To Further Enhance Your Experience
- Participants may take advantage of half hour one on one consultations with a member of the OWL facilitation team at an additional $30 per session. Topics can include: school specific dilemmas and challenges, feedback of a previously recorded classroom session, question and answer, and many more!
- Participants can purchase additional OWL resources to further aid in your implementation of a proficiency-based classroom at a discounted rate.
Airport: Medford International Airport (Portland, OR is about 4.5 hours drive north)
Lodging: Many participants choose to stay in an Airbnb, or some local hotels by least expensive to most expensive (low, mid, high) are:
Low: Red Roof Inn
Mid: Best Western Horizon Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites in Medford
High: SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Things to do: The Rogue Valley is a beautiful area with nature, parks, wineries and breweries. There is hiking, biking, floating the Rogue River, great restaurants and much more! There is a beginning list below and we will be sharing a more extensive list of recommended places and activities closer to the event.
Places: Lithia Park in Ashland, Jacksonville, Table Rock for hiking
Wineries: RoxyAnn Winery, Paschal, 2Hawk, DANCIN
*Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on lodging, transportation or any other questions.
We are excited to have you and want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Welcome to the beautiful Rogue Valley!
Prior to April 4– 75% back
April 5 – May 2– 50% back
May 2 – June 2 -25% back
On or After After June 2 – No Refund
- June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM