Speaking & Professional Development

Sarah is Fieldwork Coordinator and Place-Based Education Specialist for The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, so for more about Professional Development for Place-Based Education, please visit The Cottonwood School of Civics ans Science Professional Development page.

Consulting Work:

  • McKenzie River School District
  • Mosier Community Charter School

Professional Development Workshops:

  • The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science (for teachers from around the region)
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • Classroom Law Project

Speaking Engagements:

October 2020
Keynote Speaker, Inside/Outside Conference, Antioch New England Graduate School


April, 2020
Keynote Speaker, Hawaii Association of School Librarians Conference


March, 2020
Center for Geography in Oregon Conference
Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs and Experience Oregon curriculums


December, 2019
Oregon Civics Conference:
“Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: Teaching Portland’s Black History through Primary Sources


Sept, 2019
Oregon Council of the Social Studies:
Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs and Experience Oregon curriculums


December, 2018
Oregon Civics Conference:
“Place-based Civic Education”


September, 2018
Environmental Education Association of Oregon Conference:
“Connecting Place-based Education and Culturally Responsive Teaching”


March 9, 2018:
“Place-based Social Studies: Connecting Students to their Communities” Presentation
Washington State Council for the Social Studies and Oregon Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference, Skamania Lodge, WA


February 24, 2018: “As We Grow, So Do Our Maps” Presentation
Center for Geography Education in Oregon GeoFest, Portland State University, 8am-3pm


January 17, 2018: Book Launch Event
The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, 7-9pm


December 3, 2017: Holiday Cheer Book Sale
Oregon Historical Society, 12-4pm


November 17, 2017: “Bringing the Civil Rights Movement Home” Presentation
2017 National Council for Social Studies Conference, San Francisco


October 2017:
Keynote Speaker at Place-based Jamboree, Oregon


October 2017:
Oregon Science Teachers Association conference
“Place-based Education: Bringing Science to Life”


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