The Writing Program encourages all of its instructors to invest in continuous professional development— activities and projects that allow them to critically examine and reflect on the teaching philosophies and strategies, theories and praxes, that guide their work as professional teachers.
Please take a look at the many activities which encourage professional growth as a teacher and scholar.
Opportunities and Expectations: An overview of opportunities and expectations for ISU Writing Program instructors.
Recognition Form: This form can be filled out by Writing Program Instructors each semester. Filling out the form registers you for various levels of Writing Program awards, designed to support and encourage active instructors in the program.
Reading/Teaching Groups: Our cohort groups meet regularly to provide support an answer questions about teaching in the Rhetorical Genre Studies model. Experimental Teaching group fall 2013.
Grassroots Journal: Publication is open to all ISU students and others in the community engaged in writing research.
Podcasts: Addressing topics such as classroom activities, assessment, and teaching CHAT, our Let’s CHAT podcast series provides in-depth discussions from a variety of viewpoints.
Writing Summit: Every semester, we hold a writing summit with presentations, discussions, and group activities designed to foster our goal of program coalescence, where each instructor designs unique course plans designed to guide students forward in understanding genre and producing their own writing research. All instructors are invited to propose panels and presentations for the summit.
Sample Course Plans: By submitting a sample course plan, you help develop our library of teaching resources. Additionally, browsing these resources can offer ideas for your own teaching.
For more information on the activities that shape our professional development here at the ISU Writing Program, check out the Professional Development Activities page. If you’re looking for materials from a recent Coffee Klatch, visit the Coffee Klatch Collections page.
ISU Writing Summit – Presentations on Teaching Writing