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2019 Fall Conference: Reflect and Renew

  • 15 Nov 2019
  • 8:30 AM
  • 16 Nov 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus, Milwaukie, OR


  • If you are a member and only want to attend sessions on one day, choose this option.
  • If you would not like to pay ORTESOL's annual membership fee, you can select this option to attend one day of the conference.
  • If you are a member, a full-time teacher, and want to attend both days, choose this option.
  • If you do not wish to purchase ORTESOL membership, you may select this option.
  • If you are a member, a part-time teacher, and want to attend both days, choose this option.
  • If you are currently studying an MA in Applied Linguistics, MEd. in TESOL, or another related field, or you are associated with a local literacy organization (ex. Multnomah County Library Adult Outreach Services) as a volunteer, you may choose this option.

This year’s theme highlights the need for active practitioners to “sharpen the saw”! Ask any teacher in Oregon about the challenges they experience in relation to their jobs as English language educators and most would agree that building a sustainable career, managing time, working with limited resources, and our strained and uncertain political climate can lead to a deep sense of burnout.

Please join us in working to create a healthier community of practice! 

Key Conference Threads

  • Reflecting on what works: practical and creative strategies for positively teaching all four language skills to learners experiencing trauma, poverty, and marginalization.

  • Renewing your passion: building a sustainable work-life balance that allows for planning lessons, inspiring students, and trying new things while maintaining a commitment to your mental, physical, and long-term financial well being!

  • Envisioning the future: strategies for working to bring about change in your class, at your school, and in your state.

  • Enacting your dreams: tips and tools for developing a rewarding career, transitioning into new roles, taking on an entrepreneurial venture, writing great resumes, perfecting interview skills, and finding out where you belong.

Member registration closes at midnight Friday, November 8th. Non-member and late registrants pay onsite registration fees. Registration will also be available at the door both days. Non-members can attend by paying onsite registration fees and register after November 8th.

Onsite registration fees are as follows:

  • On-Site 1 Day (Friday OR Saturday)  $75.00
  • On-Site 2 Days (Friday & Saturday) $125.00 

Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus

7738 SE Harmony Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97222

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