ENGLISH 5133 Teaching First-Year College Writing
College/district support preferred; reduced cost through IWP; $300 for 3 units graduate credit, plus $25 materials fee
This workshop meets Monday–Friday, six contact hours daily, and is for educators in 2- or 4-year college or high school settings who teach courses which carry college credit for first-year college writing, including dual enrollment and AP. IWP aspires to convene a diverse group of practitioners who want to explore the nature of, issues in, and exemplary practices for teaching writing to students at the point of transition into college. As an IWP activity, you may count on the workshop experience to involve: relevant professional literature on practice, theory and context; interaction among participants about their own practices; examination of student work and artifacts of participants’ practices; reflective writing as a key to learning. We want to involve teachers from both two and four year colleges, as well as high school teachers who are teaching courses which carry college credit. Since such high school teachers are generally authorized by a local college, a team of a community college and a high school teacher could participate together. IWP urges the participant’s home college or high school to support attendance by covering expenses. Inexpensive room and board arrangements are available on campus in the summer.