Writing Across the Curriculum
Foster pedagogical conversations with faculty in meaningful, engaging, and authentic writing across disciplines. Presenters will hold workshops for faculty utilizing meaningful writing practices for a variety of classes and various purposes. This workshop includes one large group session on the writing process and a breakout session with three options.
When: Friday, March 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Hunt Union
To register, please visit the following link: https://connect.oneonta.edu/event/3162050
1:00 – 1:10, Butternut – Welcome and Coffee/Snacks
1:15 – 2:05, Butternut – Thor Gibbins, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education & Ed Tech
(Re)Visioning the College Writing Process: Reconstructing Talk into Text
White the writing-process approach has long been a staple of k-12 classrooms and freshman college-writing courses, it can be elusive for non-composition orientated faculty to implement into content-specific curriculum. This session will guide educators in ways to carry authentic and meaningful writing assignments through drafting, revisioning, and publishing be designing classroom talk as the means to production or authentic writing. Discussion on drafting remixing, reproducing, and evaluating student writing using peer review and error analysis will outline hands-on talking and writing activities. Conversations on designing ways of implementing advanced- writing composition into content will follow.
2:15 – 3:00, Butternut – Lee Graham, Assistant Professor, Secondary Ed & Ed Tech
Cultivating Empathy through Cross-Cultural Narratives
In this presentation, we will examine the place of narratives in building empathy in a higher education course. Featured activities will focus on the reading/recording of narratives. We will also explore powerful components which make this writing or recording compelling. Presenter results from promotion of narratives in a graduate course at Oneonta in order to build empathy will be shared.
2:15 – 3:00, Catskill, Nicole Waid, Lecturer, Secondary Ed & Ed Tech
Turning Slackivists into Activists with Persuasive Writing Techniques
Young people have grown into one of the largest coting blocks in the US electorate. Students can passively share posts on social media about issues they personally care about, or they can expand the conversation through information writing tasks. In this presentation, we will be examining the importance of young people getting involved in causes they care about in the age of social media. We will be discussing the importance of cultivating persuasive arguments that can be share in order to increase civic engagement. There will be prewriting strategies presented to illustrate how students can use graphic organizers and Padlet to express their thoughts in informal matter.
2:15 – 3:00, Glimmerglass, Maria Montoya, Foreign Languages & Literature
My Practice…My life
This presentation highlights a pedagogical process that invites faculty to connect current professional practice to their lives’ journeys. By looking at the present in a relationship with events that occurred early in their lives, faculty explore their passion as educators and understand the methods they use with their own students. Educators often have a committed role and mission in their communities. This session proposes a task sequence in which participants share verbally using a guided questionnaire, acting as a brainstorm stage where faculty describe their present and narrate events of their past followed by a search for images that represent pas experience and current activities to create a visual slide. Next, participants share, in Voicethread, guided by a conceptual map that creates an oral discourse that allows for connecting experience with present practice. Lastly, a written prompt to generate a piece, prose or poetry, that exemplifies the connections made is crafted.