The Odyssey Project at the Humanities Research Institute will be hosting a two-day online workshop organized by the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking on August 28–29, 2020. Registration is free but seats are limited!
Participants will take part in two online half-day workshops (held in the afternoon) focused on methods for incorporating writing into the classroom. The Writing to Learn workshop offers an introduction to writing strategies that help students gain a better understanding of complex ideas, historical documents, literary texts, and mathematical problems. In other words, this workshop offers models for how to implement writing practices into discipline-specific classrooms. These writing practices, which can be used in the classroom or for homework assignments, support close reading of documents and literary texts; allow students to make personal connections to people, places, and events they study; and encourage students to learn from one another. This workshop focuses on ways to use writing to develop an understanding of a text, a first step in creating finished essays, critical analyses, or research papers. Participants explore how writing-to-learn practices invite us to reconsider how we teach—to explore how the academic lecture, collaborative learning, and the act of listening exist in relation to one another and to writing.
The workshop is appropriate for all subjects and disciplines.
If you are interested in participating, please send your name, email address, departmental affiliation and three sentences about why you wish to participate to Alaina Pincus, firstname.lastname@example.org by August 18, 2020. Participants who are selected will be notified by August 20, 2020.