Teaching With Zombies and Caped Crusaders: Using Comics To Teach Argumentation and Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

Presentation for 2015 Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Conference ABSTRACT: The Common Core State Standards Initiative notes that writing is an important part of building a foundation for college and career readiness. Anchor standards include crafting arguments and drawing evidence to support those arguments across the curriculum; exploring complex ideas through writing; and conducting […]

Teaching On-Demand On the Down-Low

Integrate writing practice into your daily routine while reinforcing content learning with low-stakes writing, and do it without adding more grading. Teaching On-Demand On the Down-Low powerpoint 3 Keys to Teaching Kids to Write Writing Project Professional Development Continues to Yield Gains in Student Writing Achievement K-Prep resources from KDE Previous presentation with relevant tips: High- […]

Teaching With Zombies and Caped Crusaders

Presentation for 2014 Kentucky Writing Project Fall Conference Description: Harnessing the power of comics to inspire engagement and foster reading, writing, and critical thinking across disciplines, this session will share the scaffolding and assignments used to create comic projects demonstrating college readiness for first-year college students with developmental needs. Presentation Powerpoint Relevant Blog Posts: Using […]

Just In Time: Embedded Tutors Supporting Writing Across the Disciplines

Deanna Mascle, Morehead State University, Alvin Madden-Grider, Morehead State University, Kelly Collinsworth, Morehead State University,  Megan Ison, Morehead State University, & Demi Jacques, Morehead State University This session will begin with an overview of the Morehead State University pilot embedded writing fellow program. After a reflective writing exercise, participants will discuss the unique needs of […]

Badges, Blogs, and Google+: Clicking in an Online Learning Community

When we teach online we must do more than build a course. We must select the right tools and tasks to both encourage student learning and allow effective demonstrations of it, but we must also intentionally build social capital and create a learning community. Creating a learning community that clicks, or connects, is a challenge […]

Composition as Open Environment: A Roundtable Discussion of the Writing Studio

H.32 Composition as Open Environment: A Roundtable Discussion of the Writing Studio 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM on Friday, March 21, 2014 CCCC ~ Session Flyer Grand Ballroom VIII, Third Floor Over the past two decades, the field of composition has sought out innovative strategies for delivering writing instruction to various student populations. Distance learning education, service learning, […]

Creating a Community of Writers Using Social Capital and Low-Stakes Writing

Badges, Blogs, and Google+:  Social media offers many tools to support the creation of a learning community and foster the transformation to writer, but strategic planning is necessary to engage students in constructive learning. We will discuss tools and methods that can be used to create connections and foster active engagement. Abstract: One of the […]

Bridging the Writing Gap: Creating Authors

This interactive session will be led by a panel of college instructors and high school teachers, representing the Morehead Writing Project. They will share strategies and best practices endorsed by the National Writing Project for teachers interested in creating writers ready for college and life. Abstract/Rationale:  The National Writing Project was born in the 1970s […]

Collaboration as Catalyst: Reinventing College Readiness at Morehead State University

Presented with Emma Perkins, Assistant Vice President for University College, at 2013 Kentucky Association for Developmental Education Conference Abstract: This interactive session will feature a discussion of the partnerships fueling new College Readiness Programs including supplemental instruction, co-requisites, and alternate pathways made possible by collaboration with the Morehead Writing Project, First Year Programs, First Year […]