Online WAC Workshops
Writing Across the Curriculum practices can increase learning and reduce grading time in any class!
Workshops are asynchronous and available in the following 5-day windows.
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Successful Collaborative Projects
February 1st 8:00am - February 5th 11:59pm
New! Asking students to create collaborative projects can increase student engagement and learning, but can also create serious challenges for instructors and teams. This workshop will help you design group projects that hold individual students accountable while building teams’ collaboration skills.
In about an hour, this asynchronous workshop will help you design group projects that hold individual students accountable while building teams’ collaboration skills.
Experts' Notebooks: Increasing Course Writing; Reducing Grading Time
March 1st 8:00am - March 5th 11:59pm
The “experts’ notebook” is a tool that increases student writing with minimal instructor labor. “Expert” forms of writing particular to individual disciplines—graphs, observations, analyses, illustrations, and evaluations—are all equally at home in such notebooks. Besides focusing students on your content, notebooks allow students to reflect on their progress and instructors to gauge their students’ successes and challenges quickly.
Learn an easy, organized way to decrease instructor labor while increasing student learning with "writing to learn."
Using Writing to Learn in Any Class
March 15th 8:00am - March 19th 11:59pm
Writing to Learn (WTL) activities typically include quick, informal, low-stakes writing tasks in which students consolidate their learning of a course’s content. Adding WTL activities to a class can improve student learning and writing, enrich class discussion, and allow faculty to quickly assess even large classes’ understanding of core concepts. Come to this workshop to learn five effective WTL activities all instructors can apply in their classes.
Learn five effective WTL activities all instructors can use to improve student learning, enrich discussions, and quickly assess students' understanding of core concepts.
Reduce Grading Time with Rubrics
April 5th 8:00am - April 9th 11:59pm
This workshop will cut your grading time while increasing the amount, quality, and objectivity of your feedback. Learn how to design a writing rubric with which to quickly assess students’ writing. Different styles of rubrics that suit different types of faculty will be presented.
Cut grading time by designing different types of rubrics with which to quickly and consistently assess students--includes Speedgrader rubrics.
Reduce Grading Time with Formative Feedback Strategies
April 19th 8:00am - April 23rd 11:59pm
Learn and practice research-based strategies for providing efficient, effective feedback on student writing.
Clear, Concise Sentences: Five Quick Strategies to Teach Students
May 3rd 8:00am - May 7th 11:59pm
As students strive to write academic prose, they often produce unclear or awkward sentences. This workshop will introduce five strategies that yield clearer writing. Teaching them to students will result in easier-to-read student writing and reduced instructor grading time.
Learn and teach your students five sentence strategies that yield clearer writing.