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.

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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ISU Writing Summits

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

Spring Professional Development – Jan. 9-10, 2014

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.

Our Fall 2013 Writing Summit!

Hi everyone:

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

Time Event
8:30-9:00 Breakfast

STV 133 (Writing Program Suite)

9:00-9:20 Program Update

STV 101

9:30-10:20 Concurrent Session A: RESEARCH STRATEGIES
Panel 1 Thematic Arc: Documentary Practice and Identity in the Writing Classroom

Francesco Levato and Eric Longfellow (STV 250E)

Panel 2 Realizing Rigor in the Classroom: Finding What Works for You and Your Students

Lisa Lindenfelser (STV 219)

Panel 3 Intersection: Genre and Research in English 145

Marsha Sharp (STV 220)

10:30-11:20 Concurrent Session B: DIVERSITY/GLOBAL ISSUES
Panel 1 “Stand and Deliver”: Incorporating Issues of Diversity into the Writing Classroom

Chereka Dickerson (STV 220)

Panel 2 Sensing Genre: What I Do in My Classroom

Samuel Kamara (STV 221A)

Panel 3 “What I Spit and I Write is Real”: Hip-Hop Studies in the Composition Classroom

Evan Nave (STV 219)

11:30-12:20 Concurrent Session C: GENRE ANALYSIS
Panel 1 Genre Analysis and Metacognition

Rob Rowan (STV 221A)

Panel 2 What Linguistics Brings to the Genre Studies Party

Sarah Hercula (STV 220)

Panel 3 Don Draper as God of the Universe: Genre Analysis and the Art of Advertising

Michael Wollitz (STV 219)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

Writing Program Suite

1:30-2:30 Program Coalescence Meeting

STV 101

2:30-3:30 Course Breakout Groups*

101 – STV 219

101.10 – STV 220

145 – STV 221B

3:30-4:30 Summit Feedback & Ice Cream Social

Writing Program Suite