The contemplative, pedagogy-obsessed nerds of WritingwithMachines are excited to resume our conversation about teaching, writing, and technology in the 2019 spring semester. We will continue our exploration into equity-minded pedagogies and contemplative projects that facilitate more inclusive and meaningful learning experiences online. We will also dive into discussions of onsite practices, including the use of active learning stations and digital forums in the traditional and flipped classroom.
To this end, we will also host 4 FLEX eligible discussions on the 1st Friday of each month (plus one Tuesday in February) focused on pertinent topics:
- Topic 1: Active Learning Stations: Reading and Writing with Tech in the Onsite Classroom
- Topic 2: How to Know Your Online Students: Community, Equity, and Engagement
- Topic 3: The First Annual Exhibition of Multi-modalities: with what tech do you teach comp?
- Topic 4: Contemplative Projects in the Online Writing Class
(By the way, if you’re interested, you can check out the discussions WritingwithMachines hosted last semester, focused on designing Equity-minded Writing Assignments Online, Navigable yet Surprising Online Courses, and Early Semester Assignments for Online Comp Students.)
Finally, we will also welcome a cohort of new and returning faculty to the 1st half of our 10-week Certification Sequence, which begins February 4th. If you are interested in completing or beginning our Certification Sequence, please email curry at email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in our community of practice. Have an excellent semester.