Creating Writing Assignments
At the invitation of Vice Provost Mary Todd and the faculty development committee, I had the privilege of spending time with the faculty of Ohio Dominican to talk with them about best principles and practices for Writing Across the Curriculum.
An attendee of several of our workshops, Mariam Tumeo, connected us with Professor Larry Feth, who invited me to speak to his graduate pro-seminar about Writing Across the Curriculum and technology.
On March 10, Writing across the Curriculum and Outreach presented a workshop on Writing and Critical thinking for central Ohio secondary school teachers. Thanks to all who came--we had a great turn-out and interesting discussions about how to incorporate more writing and critical thinking into the classroom.
How can I help students break a research project into manageable steps and to see research as an ongoing process, rather than waiting until the end of the quarter to begin their work?
Would you like to use writing to help students develop critical thinking skills without drowning in extra papers to grade?
Many thanks for attending our workshop on â€œLearning to write, writing to learnâ€ workshop. In our February workshop, we had a great mix of English teachers from various parts of Columbus Public Schools.
Alexis Stern, a tutor in the Writing Center, and I recently made a presentation to Muge Galin's English 110H classes on using wikis as a collaborative writing tool.
This post is coming a few weeks after the workshop, but I hope that it will offer a way into thinking about revising course syllabi and writing assignments over the summer.
My thanks to Sandy Cox, the curriculum coordinator for English/Language Arts for Columbus Public Schools, for arranging this workshop and the workshop in December. It has been inspiring to work with such creative, resilient teachers who face many constraints and yet give their all to make sure their students learn. I'll summarize what came out of our workshop, and I hope that you will add your thoughts, ask questions, and share your ideas.
This afternoon we held a presentation open to all graduate music students through the Graduate Music Student Association. I will provide a brief overview of our discussion and links to the resources we discussed for incorporating writing in the music classroom. First and foremost though, thank you to Dan Perttu, president of GMSA, for working with us to organize this.