Arcade: Comparing WordPress Templates
Ryan Sloan, Digital Tools
To Do: WordPress Course Site
Setting up writing workshops
Workshop: Writing Projects
Choose a WordPress template for your course website. Use Pages to create the sections of your syllabus. Use Widgets to post course info, contact, Creative Commons, search, etc.
Questions From Monday
How to negotiate between
How and when to
How to move beyond
Trade overviews with a colleague. Try to read their document from the point of view of a first-year student. What else might the teacher tell you about:
Composing Writing Projects
Working in Class With Student Writing (slides)
Draft one of the main writing projects for your course. Bring five copies of it and your course overview to seminar tomorrow.
Fast Write: You are an accomplished academic writer. (Otherwise you wouldn’t be in this room.) Please write a brief story about a particular event in which you learned something useful about academic writing. Try to create as compelling a story as you can. Let your points emerge through how you describe the characters, setting, and action of your narrative. I’ll ask you to introduce yourself to the seminar through reading this story aloud.
Read Alouds: Please take some notes as you listen to your colleagues’ stories. What similarities do you notice in how they describe learning to write as academics? What differences?
Designing a Writing Course
Fast Write: What’s the most pressing question on your mind right now about how to design your fall course?
For Our Conversation This Afternoon
Draft your course overview. Bring five print copies of this document with you to seminar tomorrow.
This site will support the work of the first Summer Seminar in the Art of Teaching Writing, to be held at UC Berkeley from Monday 6/06, to Friday, 6/10/2106. The seminar is sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Fellows. I look forward to working with you!
~Joe Harris, University of Delaware