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Winter 2020 Programming

“From Assigning to Teaching Writing”: Best Practices for Face-To-Face and Remote Teaching

In this interactive workshop, faculty from across and between the disciplines describe concrete practices they use to teach writing in FYS and W2 classes; Writing @ Bates staff pose questions to help participants apply these practices to their own classes with an eye towards the unique situation of remote teaching; and we conclude with a Q & A about the roles of writing in our classes and beyond. If you are able, please prepare by having a course or topic in mind as well as a general sense of your course outcomes.

Facilitator: Bridget Fullerton and Stephanie Wade

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2:30-3:30pm

A Season for Humane Finals: Evoking Pete Seeger’s ecclesiastical refrains, participants in this Zoom gathering will consider together the turbulence of the current season and how we might carefully tend to its effects on our students in our final course assignments. Ideas about the benefits of formative (vs. summative) feedback and reflective writing will be offered as the group considers: What kinds of assessment is it “time” for? What purpose will our assessments serve? How might we set aside business as usual in these final moments to humanely build, mourn, and gather stones together with our students?

Facilitator: Bridget Fullerton

Dates: Tuesday, April 14, 3-4pm, Zoom Link: Wednesday, April 15, 10-11am, Zoom Link:

Writing@Bates Remote Support Workshop:

In this Zoom workshop, we will review strategies for using writing to facilitate community, communication, and learning with simple digital tools; we will c

heck in to discuss what we are learning in our first week of online teaching; and we will collaborate to address challenges that are emerging.

Leader: Stephanie Wade

Date:  Thursday, March 26, 11am-12noon

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Using Simple Technologies to Provide Effective Feedback to Students:

In this extraordinary moment of social distancing, how you interact with and offer feedback to your students becomes a crucial element of a supportive remote learning environment. Please join us in this 1-hour interactive Zoom workshop for some tips and discussion on best practices in providing feedback in remote learning settings using the technologies with which we and our students are most familiar (e.g. Lyceum, GoogleDocs, etc.). Topics will include: threaded discussions (like Lyceum Forum), remote Peer Review Workshops, student-instructor e-conferencing, and low-stakes online writing assignments.

Leader: Bridget Fullerton

Date: Tuesday, March 24, Noon to 1pm

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