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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 18-22 and 25-28, 2014. All events will be held in PH415 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 18

For Monday: Read Andrea Lunsford, "The Nature of Composition Studies" (in Welcome Kit), the FYWP Program Guide and Introduction to Understanding Rhetoric.

9 Introductions and Opening Questions (Google Drive Notes)
10 Teaching College Composition: Compass Points, Locations, Itineraries
11 Share maps; Connections with Lunsford and WAW reading
12 Lunch provided
1 Fast Write on "Compass Points"
1:15 *Presentation of WRTG120 Syllabus and Curriculum Map* OPEN
2:30 How do students enroll in ENGL/WRTG120? GSP Instrument
3:00 Program Principles and Outcomes
3:45 Exit ticket

Tuesday, August 19

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

9 Sharing Literacy Narratives
10 Guest: Kate Pantelides, Assoc. Dir. of the FYWP, on Preparing for WRTG120
11 Rationale for Project One (Generating principles)
12 Lunch provided
1 Guest: Mary Ramsey, English Language and Literature Dept. Head
1:15 Student literacy narrative(s)
2:30 Work time (beginning to fine-tune your syllabus)
3:30 Generating questions (in Google Docs)
3:45 Daily reflection

Wednesday, August 20

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); Understanding Rhetoric, Ch. 3, "Writing Identities"

9 Writing in the contexts of teaching and learning (Kutz and Roskelly)
10 Questions and sticking points re: syllabus development (Meghan Radosevic, 2nd year GA)
11 *Tour of offices* OPEN
12 Lunch provided
1:15 Phones, copies, keys, class rosters, etc.
2 Class time and planning
3 Teaching personas (Ch. 3 from UR)

Thursday, August 21 - Fall Meeting and Workshop - Pray-Harrold 219

For Thursday: Read pp. 35-103 in Understanding Rhetoric.

8:45 *Coffee and bagels/ Welcome
9:15 *Program-wide Fall Meeting (Mueller and Pantelides)
11 *Why multimodal rhetorics (Liz Losh)
12 *Lunch (provided) and conversation
1 *Understanding Rhetoric pedagogy workshop (Liz Losh)
2:30 *One on one and small group meetings with Mueller and Pantelides

Friday, August 22

For Friday: Read pp. 49-57 in Teaching with Lunsford Handbooks, "Responding to Student Writing"; Richard Straub, "Responding—Really Responding—to Other Students' Writing" (WAW) 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 TBD
2:15 Panel with returning GAs (Joe Montgomery, Lisa Pignotti, Shanna Gilkeson, Meghan Radosevic)
3:30-5 *Happy hour at ABC/Corner Brewery* OPEN
720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Monday, August 25

For Monday: Read Brock Dethier, c. 2, "Preparing" (Google Drive Shared Folder); Louise Wetherbee Phelps' "Rhythm and Pattern in a Composing Life" (from Welcome Kit); and "Peer Review and Revision," pp. 163-176, from Teaching with Lunsford Handbooks)

9:30 Peer response (enacted)
10:10 Peer response (meta)
10:45 Technology and Multimodality in ENGL/WRTG120 (Jessie Miller)
12 Lunch on your own
1 Phelps, "Rhythm and Pattern"
2 Theory and practice (phronesis) in WRTG596
3 Work time (continuing to develop materials)

Tuesday, August 26

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

9 Project Two and Three Frameworks
10 Guests: Ann Blakeslee and Kim Pavlock, Dir. and Asst. Dir., Univ. Writing Center
11 *Writing in Action* OPEN
12 Lunch on your own
1 Writing in Action, cont.
Exercises and LearningCurve
2 *Panel (PH415)* OPEN
Chiara S. M. Hensley, Ombuds
Randall Ward, Director, Disability Resource Center
Lisa Lauterbach, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Jesús Hernández, Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards
Meredith Blaine, Asst. Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards
3 Dev. choices for Wednesday a.m.

Wednesday, August 27

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

9 TBD – GAs choose topics
10 Assignment sheets and lesson plans
11:45 Lunch on your own
1 Teaching Demos (i.e., practice run in rooms and with technology setup)

Thursday, August 28

No new reading.

10 *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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