Let’s CHAT Podcast Episode 6: Teaching Students to Be Writing Researchers

Let’s CHAT: Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Podcast Series: “Teaching Students to be Writing Researchers”
Instructors Ryan Edel, Angela Sheets, and Laura Skokan meet with Let’s CHAT host, Thaddeus Stoklasa, to talk about teaching students to be writing researchers and the importance of differentiating genre research and content research. While students might know these terms enough to cite their definitions, these instructor agree that this is not enough and probe deeply into the just how entwined genre and content research really is. Discussing genres such as teleplays, scripts, mockumentaries, Twilight films, remixes, CHAT Maps, uptake/research logs, citations and more, these instructors offer a myriad of classroom examples for helping students develop a more robust understanding of their research practices. What did you learn that you didn’t know before? Don’t miss out; this podcast explores genre research as a practical tool for uptake and transfer.

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Fall 2014 Writing Program Orientation & Fall Summit

The Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule is now available. Orientation for all new Master’s and PhD instructors begins on Thursday, Aug. 7 and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 13. In addition, the Writing Program Fall Summit is being held on Friday, Aug. 15. This event is required for all new and returning MA and PhD instructors. The schedule for the Summit and the optional work day on Thursday, Aug. 14 is now available.

Remember, you can also view upcoming events on our Calendar.

Podcast 5 – Experimental Teaching Group

Today, Chamere Poole spoke with members of the Writing Program’s Experimental Teaching Group about introducing and assessing uptake genres in the writing classroom.  Teaching Group members who took part were Elizabeth Williams (facilitator), Rob Rowan, Julie Bates, Angela Sheets, and Michelle Wright-Dottore.

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Professional Development

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.

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Let’s CHAT Podcast Series

Have a long commute?  Just looking to listen to some helpful tips on teaching CHAT?  Then you’re in the right place!

10/29/2013 - Chatting about CHAT

Three Writing Program Instructors discuss their strategies for incorporating CHAT in the classroom.

2/10/2014 - Critical Inquiry Ambassadors

Critical Inquiry Ambassadors from ENG 101, COM 110, and Milner Library discuss their collaboration and what they’ve observed in terms of trends in student research and the commonalities shared across these courses.

3/5/2014 - Transfer and Trajectory

Three Writing Program instructors discuss how they help students extend their understanding of writing to encompass real-world contexts.

3/27/2014 – CHAT in Action

Three Writing Program instructors apply CHAT to their own scholarship, and then discuss how to relate their own work to their teaching.

4/22/2014 – Experimental Teaching Group – Uptake Genres

Five instructors with the Experimental Teaching Group discuss their use of uptake genres to help students understand learning as a process.