August Planning Workshop

2011 Dates and Schedule

Day Morning Lunch Afternoon

Monday, 8/15

8:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 4:00

Tuesday, 8/16

   

1:30 – 4:00

Friday, 8/19

8:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 4:00

  

During these prep workshops, which take place the week before the Writing Seminar begins, Writing Seminar faculty will:

  •  Become familiar with the goals, plan, schedule (i.e. First Day, Quiet Time, and Forums), resources, and expectations (Day 1)
  • Share and practice lesson plans/scripts—both short and long (Days 2 & 3)
  • Share any additional options for our anthology
  • Share inspiration
  • Plan and share ways to work with Peter Elbow’s “Teaching Two Kinds of Thinking by Teaching Writing”
  • Plan creative ways to introduce and practice editing skills as an indispensable part of producing final copies; distinguish informal/formal habits
  • Develop strategies for helping students transition to the demands of college writing
  • Discuss learning outcomes and assessment
  • Begin to plan scope and sequence of each instructor's seminar section
  • Solve problems and answer questions
  • Share plans for homework
  • Discuss teacher responses to portfolios


On their own, faculty will also:

  • Finalize plans for the seminar week
  • Duplicate the anthology selections they will use
  • Duplicate handouts they’ll need
  • Set up their seminar classroom
  • Make sure they have the equipment and supplies they'll need
  • Pick up their supply box, notebooks, style books, and pads of paper
     

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