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August 6-7, 2024
Oregon State University, Corvallis

This statewide event will feature the Equitable Accelerated Learning K-8 project for Literacies and Math (ALK-8) working groups and professional learning for all Oregon educators.

  • Learn about innovative, field-initiated, and piloted classroom-based resources and professional development materials reflecting the knowledge and expertise of Oregon literacy & mathematics leaders.
  • Hear inspirational plenary talks and participate in workshops by local, state, and national experts.
  • Network with Oregon teachers and educational leaders.



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Expense Reimbursement: With Summit registration of an eligible Oregon educator, participation includes:

  • Meals provided at the conference site. 

  • One lodging night booked through the conference registration process
  • A flat fee for travel dependent on distance from Corvallis
  • A $1,000 stipend for participation in the 2-day conference. The stipend is available to those who are not claiming the time under existing school or district contracts

Eligible Oregon educators: Educators employed by Oregon K-12 public schools/ESDS/RENs or other current participants in ALK-8 Working Groups are eligible to attend the summit.

PDE Certificate/Graduate CreditSummit participants will receive a PDE certificate. In addition, participants can earn one or two transcript visible graduate credits by registering and paying $50 per credit; those who do not currently have active student status at OSU will also need to apply to be a non-degree student and pay a $35 fee. You can look here for more information, and you will be provided with information about how to sign up after you register for the Summit.

Course credit information: SED 808, section 401 and CRN 72236

Sponsorship: The Equitable Accelerated Learning K-8 Project is a collaboration between Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Education, engaging educators from across Oregon and funded through the American Rescue Plan (ESSER III).


Subject to change.


8:00-10:00 a.m.: Check in.

8:30-9:45 a.m.: Working Group Informal Meetups / Networking  / Campus Tours

10:00-11:30 a.m.: Welcome and Kick-off Plenary

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Lightning Round and Breakouts* / Workshops

3:45-5:15 p.m.: Interactive Sessions

5:30-6:00 p.m.: Networking / Working Group Meetings / Poster Session

6:00-7:30 p.m.: Reception: Heavy hors d'oeuvres


7:00-7:45 a.m.: Continental Breakfast / Networking

8:00-9:15 a.m.: Morning Plenary

9:30-11:30 a.m.: Lightning Round and Breakouts* / Workshops

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch: Tables by interest areas

1:15-2:45 p.m.: Concurrent Interactive Sessions

3:00-4:30 p.m.: Ending Plenary

*Lightning Rounds are groups of 5-minute presentations by established working groups (from across the state and consisting of teachers and teacher leaders) about materials they have developed to address teacher-identified problems of practice.  Additional time for Breakouts will allow for Summit attendees to ask questions and interact with individual working groups.

Sessions will have oneof more of these themes:

  • Literacy, content literacies, family literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Multilingual Learners, Dual Language
  • Students Experiencing Disabilities, Universal Design for Learning
  • Social Justice, Culturally Sustaining Practices
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Professional Learning Networks

Planning Your Visit:

Whether it's your first time to Corvallis or your one hundredth, there are plenty of things to do and see in your downtime from the conference. This information will help you explore the Corvallis campus and surrounding areas.

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