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Welcome Jason Normansen

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Jason Normansen

Jason Normansen

Mr. Normansen will be teaching French (1 & 2) and Spanish (1 & 2).

My name is Jason Normansen, and I’m from Eugene, OR but have lived in Portland for the last 7 years. I am married to my wonderful wife, Kristin, and we love being the parents of a new baby boy named Leif, who was born in June.

For hobbies, I enjoy reading, cooking, and playing guitar and piano. I also really enjoy languages, and can often be overheard asking someone how to say something in their native langue. As a family, we also like going to the river and the beach as often as we can. One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 Peter 4:8: “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins.”

Westside Hosts Organic World Language Training

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Westside’s World Languages department hosted a 2-day Organic World Language (OWL) training.  Teachers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Texas gathered to learn and collaborate on creating an engaging and student-centered classroom that focuses on proficiency.  Major topics included creating proficiency-based assessments, pushing students to their next proficiency level, and using authentic resources to build literacy.  It’s been an informative and fun time for all.

Organic World Language (OWL) training



Kinesthetic teacher training!