Larina is available for workshops and speaking engagements on the following subjects:
- Future SEDEs – How to See Potential and SEDE Tomorrow
- Understanding Poverty and Education
- Special Education in the Gen Ed Classroom
- Real World Skills for Teens (Personal Leadership, Values, Visioning, Problem-Solving, and Overcoming Barriers)
- Ethics in Educational Technology
- Activism and Creative Writing
For more information, please contact her by email at larinamichelle(at)gmail.com and use “Speaking Inquiry” in the subject line of your email. Please note that her first responsibility is to her students. She will have limited availability during the school year (weekends, on-contract days, or breaks).
Former Speaking Engagements
“Where Imagination Meets Reality.” (2017). Oregon Leadership Institute. Bend, Oregon.
“Imagine Your Future.” (2017). Oregon Leadership Institute. Bend, Oregon.
“How to Fly Over the Moon When Gravity Gets in the Way.” Oregon FBLA 2017 State Business Leadership Conference Workshop.
“The Ethics of Education Technology.” (2016). Oregon EdTech Cadre Spring Summit. Clackamas ESD: Clackamas, OR.
“Poverty in the Writing Center: A Presentation for Peer Tuturs.” (2013) Linn-Benton Community College: Albany, OR.
“I Am Not a Statistic: Working with First-Generation, Low-Income Students.” (2013) Linn-Benton Community College: Albany, OR.
“Not All Poverty is Created Equal.” (2013) Chemeketa Community College Peer Mentoring Program: Salem, OR.
Panelist. Helping Professions. (2012) Junior Career Convention: Corvallis, OR.
“That Theme Thing: Developing Theme in Poetry.” (2012). Northwest Poet’s Concord: Newport, OR.
Panelist. (2012). Food Security for Low-Income People in Corvallis. Hunger Free Communities Forum: Corvallis, OR.
“sub * mit: v. To offer up for approval.” (2011). Writers on the River: Corvallis, OR.
“Say What?” (2011). Oregon Writing Festival: Portland State University.
“The Hype in Hypertext.” (2011). Fooling Around with Words: Linn Benton Community College.
Invited Reader. (2011). Cloudbank Public Reading: Corvallis, OR.
“The Writer Online.” (2010). Writers on the River: Corvallis, OR.
“The News Knows.” (2010). Oregon Writing Festival: Portland State University.
“The Poet Online.” (2010). Northwest Poet’s Concord: Newport, OR.
“You Are Here: Activism from the Edge of the World.” (2009). PRESS: a cross-cultural literary conference: Evergreen State University.
“Milestones.” (2008). Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services Annual Event.
“Parent Inclusion in Early Education.” (2005). Treasure Valley Community College.
“Organizing Your Child’s Medical History.” (2004). Parenting Disability Support Group: Payette, ID.
“People First Language in the Workplace.” (2004). Northwest Children’s Home: Nampa, ID.
“I Am Not Broken.” (2003). Idaho Partner’s in Policymaking: Boise, ID.