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.
The ISU Writing Summit is an opportunity for teachers in the Writing Program to discuss strategies for teaching ENG 101, 101.10, 113, and 145. Current instructors will give presentations on some of the many approaches to teaching writing through a genre-based approach.
Spring 2014 Summit
Fall 2013 Summit and Program
Spring 2013 Summit: Presentations-Schedule
Fall 2012 Summit: Presentations - Schedule
Spring 2012 Summit
Just a reminder everyone, that we’ll be having professional development events on the Thursday/Friday before the semester starts (that’s January 9th & 10th).
We’ll send out more detailed information about all the events soon, but here are the basic dates and times so that you can arrange your schedules. Click Here to Read More.
Here is the schedule for the 2013 Fall Writing Summit. You’ll see that we’ve kept with our system of offering concurrent sessions in the morning and more “informational” sessions about the program in the afternoon. Something new this year: An Ice Cream Social at the end of the day.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday, August 15th. I’ve attached a .pdf version of the program here, for those of you who want to download: Fall2013SummitProgram
STV 133 (Writing Program Suite)
||Concurrent Session A: RESEARCH STRATEGIES
||Thematic Arc: Documentary Practice and Identity in the Writing Classroom
Francesco Levato and Eric Longfellow (STV 250E)
||Realizing Rigor in the Classroom: Finding What Works for You and Your Students
Lisa Lindenfelser (STV 219)
||Intersection: Genre and Research in English 145
Marsha Sharp (STV 220)
||Concurrent Session B: DIVERSITY/GLOBAL ISSUES
||“Stand and Deliver”: Incorporating Issues of Diversity into the Writing Classroom
Chereka Dickerson (STV 220)
||Sensing Genre: What I Do in My Classroom
Samuel Kamara (STV 221A)
||“What I Spit and I Write is Real”: Hip-Hop Studies in the Composition Classroom
Evan Nave (STV 219)
||Concurrent Session C: GENRE ANALYSIS
||Genre Analysis and Metacognition
Rob Rowan (STV 221A)
||What Linguistics Brings to the Genre Studies Party
Sarah Hercula (STV 220)
||Don Draper as God of the Universe: Genre Analysis and the Art of Advertising
Michael Wollitz (STV 219)
Writing Program Suite
||Program Coalescence Meeting
||Course Breakout Groups*
101 – STV 219
101.10 – STV 220
145 – STV 221B
||Summit Feedback & Ice Cream Social
Writing Program Suite
On Friday, January 11, 2013, the Spring Summit for returning instructors will offer a number of different options for attendees to choose from as we work toward becoming more effective teachers of writing. All members of the department are invited to submit proposals to host (or co-host) breakout-sessions at Spring Summit that engage the teaching of writing. Please see the attached Spring Summit Call for Papers PDF and send in your proposal!