ReggieNet offers two tools for leading online discussions, the Discussions tool and the Discussion Forums tool. To avoid confusion, I recommend only using one of these two tools – below, we have CTLT videos for each tool.
The Discussions tool is the one you’ll have by default. It offers good links within ReggieNet, particularly if you’d like to use the Modules or Announcements to link to your individual discussions. However, the Discussions tool is a pain when it comes to grading. To grade your discussions, you first need create an item in your gradebook for each discussion, and then manually connect it to the discussion you’re grading.
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)
|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)
Writing Program Suite
|1:30-2:30||Program Coalescence Meeting
|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
Thank you to everyone to attended the Town Hall meeting on Friday! We had a great discussion, and we hope that the question-and-answer format helped everyone get a better idea of how next year’s assessment will work.
If you have additional questions or suggestions, please fill out our Town Hall Assessment Questions form via GoogleDocs.
A little bird told me…
On Friday, March 29 @ 4p.m. in STV 133, there will be a special “town hall” meeting for all WP instructors. The topic of discussion will be the upcoming fall 2013 ENG 145 & 145.13 assessment, as well as the spring 2014 ENG 101 assessment.
For those who cannot attend in person, Ryan will set up a Google Hangout session. Please contact him at for more information: Ryan Edel.
There will be delicious treats available as well.
(Image taken from http://sweetclipart.com/cute-bird-line-art-17.)