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Beyond Thumb Typing: Supporting the Writing Process with Mobile Devices

Beyond Thumb Typing

What does writing look like in the mobile era? While the fact that we proceed through the steps of the writing process may not change, the associated tasks and procedures can evolve and transform when students have access to iPads, tablets, and other mobile devices. Come see how mobile devices are impacting tasks associated with writing, and learn about tools, apps, and approaches to transform what's possible when working with mobile students.

Teaching the Writing Brain

Teaching the Writing Brain

What’s going on in our heads as we write? The act of writing, from a neurological perspective, is a rich and complex series of processes. Join Virginia Berninger and Todd Richards for a session on how neurology and psychology can have a practical, and significant, impact on how we prepare students for writing, teach writing in the classroom, and work with students with exceptional needs.

Mimicry & Plagiarism: A Place for Copying in Learning

Mimicry & Plagiarism

The Western academic tradition is celebrated for its emphasis on deep and meaningful learning, while strongly discouraging students from copying. However, this pervasive stance against copying invites further analysis, particularly at this time of increasing transnational education. Join us for a discussion about the importance of mimicry and modeling for supporting students move into unfamiliar discursive communities. The practice of “copying to learn” can increase the level of academic writing of students from disparate backgrounds with an approach that uses valued cultural methods.

A Picture is Worth a MILLION Words! Motivating Students to Write with Digital

A Picture is Worth a MILLION Words!

In this session, Dr. Robin will walk us through how he created a digital story using just one picture: a family photograph taken in 1926. Come and learn how using internet search tools to investigate different items in the photo can lead to deep explorations that enhance student engagement with topics and ideas in subject areas such as history, economics, advertising, immigration, entertainment, and culture. See how this type of activity can be used in your classroom to support teaching and learning.

Stylish Academic Writing: How to Reach More Readers While Still Looking Smart

Stylish Academic Writing

Professor Helen Sword, author of Stylish Academic Writing and The Writer’s Diet, debunks the myth that “serious” academic writing must be wooden, wordy, and dull. Come learn the latest tips for making your academic writing as stylish as it is substantive.

How Writers Read: Connecting Great Reads to Great Writing

How Writers Read

What do great writers read? How does reading help these writers to hone their craft? Join us for an entertaining and enlightening exploration of the techniques that great writers deploy. Acclaimed writer, journalist, and writing teacher, Roy Peter Clark, will share his “X-ray reading” approach to help teach writers at all levels how to read with an eye toward learning--and improving--their writing with the help of great literature.