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August 596 Workshop - Schedule

The following schedule lists the times, locations, and activities for the two-week August 596 Workshop, August 19-23 and 26-30, 2013. All events will be held in PH329 PH415 (Please note change.) unless otherwise noted in-line. All instructional staff in the FYWP (i.e., TTF, FTLs, PTLs, and returning GAs) are invited to attend activities marked as OPEN and showing asterisks (*).

Monday, August 19

For Monday: Read Andrea Lunsford, "The Nature of Composition Studies"; and Martin Nystrand, Stuart Greene, and Jeffrey Wiemelt, "Where Did Composition Studies Come From: An Intellectual History," (from Welcome Kit)

9 Introductions and Basic Questions
10 Teaching College Composition: Compass Points, Locations, Itineraries
11 Share maps; Connections with Lunsford and Nystrand et al. readings
12 Lunch on your own
1 Fast Write on "Compass Points"
1:15 Lunsford; Nystrand, Greene, and Wiemelt, cont.
2:45 ENGL596 Syllabus and Schedule
3:45 Exit Ticket

Tuesday, August 20

For Tuesday: Read Part II of Welcome Kit through the end of Deborah Brandt's "Sponsors of Literacy" and "Writing Your Own Literacy Narrative" (PDF pp. 123-146, 173-181). Bring one printed copy of your literacy narrative.

9 Sharing Literacy Narratives
10 Guest: Kate Pantelides, Asst. Professor, on Preparing for ENGL120
11 Rationale for Project One (Generating principles)
12 Lunch on your own
1 *Presentation of ENGL120 Syllabus and Curriculum Map* OPEN
2:15 Guest: Mary Ramsey, English Language and Literature Dept. Head
2:30 Work time (beginning to work on your syllabus)
3:30 Generating questions (in Google Docs)
3:45 Daily reflection

Wednesday, August 21

For Wednesday: Read Eleanor Kutz and Hephzibah Roskelly, "Writing as Composing" and "Creating the Classroom Community" (from Welcome Kit); Brock Dethier, c. 4, "The First Day" (EMU Online Doc Sharing)

9 Writing in the contexts of teaching and learning (Kutz and Roskelly)
10 Questions about syllabus development
11 *Tour of offices* OPEN
12 Lunch on your own
1:15 Phones, copies, keys, class rosters, etc.
2 Class time and planning
3 Teaching personas

Thursday, August 22

For Thursday: Read pp. 43-50 in Teaching with Lunsford Handbooks, "Responding to Student Writing"; Richard Straub, "Responding—Really Responding—to Other Students' Writing" and Elaine Lees, "Evaluating Student Writing" (EMU Online Doc Sharing)

9 Project One and Invention Portfolio – How It Works
10 Responding and grading
Sample student work
11:30 Lunch on your own
12:30 Profile Pages Setup and Wiki (PH313)
2:15 Panel with returning GAs
Jamie Fulcher, Jackie Kauza, Jonah Mixon-Webster, Chelsea Lonsdale
3:30 *Happy hour at Corner Brewery* OPEN
720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Friday, August 23

For Friday: Read Dale Cyphert's "Learning to 'Yo!': Synchronicity and Rhythm in the Creation of a Public Sphere" (from Welcome Kit)

9 Cyphert, Learning to "Yo!"
10:15 Guest: John Dunn, Assoc. Dir. of the FYWP, on Outcomes/Goals
11:15 FYWP Outcomes and Portfolio Assessment, cont.
12 Lunch on your own
1 *FYWP Fall Meeting (PH414)* OPEN
3 *Profile Pages Setup and Wiki (PH313/314)* OPEN

Monday, August 26

For Monday: Read Brock Dethier, c. 2, "Preparing" (EMU Online Doc Sharing); Louise Wetherbee Phelps' "Rhythm and Pattern in a Composing Life" (from Welcome Kit); and "Peer Review and Revision," pp. 135-149, from Teaching with Lunsford Handbooks)

9 Theory and practice in ENGL596
10 Peer response (enacted)
11 Peer response (meta)
11:30 Guest: Sarah Fabian, First-year Experience Librarian
12 Lunch on your own
1 Phelps, "Rhythm and Pattern"
2 MIOSHA Training (required) (PH201)
3 Work time (continuing to develop materials)

Tuesday, August 27

For Tuesday: Leaf through The Everyday Writer, noting striking or useful sections. Read Anne Curzan's recent column in The Chronicle, "Dinging for 'Grammatical Errors'"

10 Guests: Ann Blakeslee and Kim Pavlock, Dir. and Asst. Dir., Univ. Writing Center
11 *The Everyday Writer* OPEN
12 Lunch on your own
1 The Everyday Writer, cont.
Exercises and LearningCurve
2 Work time (continuing to develop materials)

Wednesday, August 28

For Wednesday: Read Anne Freadman's "Anyone for Tennis?" (EMU Online Doc Sharing)

9 Project Two Framework – Genre Awareness
10 Developing assignment sheets
11:45 Lunch together at The Commons
1:30 *Panel (PH414)* OPEN
Perry C. Francis, Interim Ombudsman
J. Silva-Goncalves, Asst. Director, Disability Resource Center
Lisa Lauterbach, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Jesús Hernández, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
3 Dev. choices for Thursday a.m.

Thursday, August 29

For Thursday: Read Brock Dethier, c. 7, "Confident and Humble" (EMU Online Doc Sharing)

9 TBD – GAs choose topics
12 Lunch on your own
1 Teaching Demos (i.e., practice run)

Friday, August 30

For Friday: Complete the August 596 Workshop evaluation (online; you will receive the URL via email)

9 *Work time in lab (PH313)* OPEN
Focus on EMU Online features for all who will be using it
11-2 Individual conferences (PH613M)
2-4 *Individual conferences (PH613M)* OPEN

Contact Information

Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Director of Composition
Department of English
Virginia Tech
Office: 315 Shanks Hall
Spring 2019 Office Hours: T, 12-3
Phone: +1-734-985-0485

"It is our job as writers to create a context in which we can write, and it is our job as teachers of writing to create a context that is as appropriate for writing as the gym is for basketball" (228). Donald Murray, "First Silence, Then Paper," Fforum: Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing

"[W]hat we teach our students is a consequence of what we understand writing to be" (215). Mary Lou Odom, Michael Bernard-Donals, and Stephanie Kerschbaum, "Enacting Theory: The Practicum as the Site of Invention," Don't Call It That: The Composition Practicum

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