Day One - December 8
An Overview to Writing-across-the-Curriculum
OPENING DISCUSSION AND GOAL SETTING
Where are you with numbers?
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING-ACROSS-THE-CURRICULUM
Stages of development: Novice to expert writing
Some general principles for teaching academic writing in the disciplines
ISSUES IN ASSIGNMENT DESIGN
Thinking rhetorically about Assignment Design: Five variations on the same assignment
Findings from the WPA/NSSE research project on writing and deep learning
Designing "meaning-constructing" writing prompts: Give your students a "RAFT
and a "TIP"
"INTERACTIVE WRITING ACTIVITES": LOW-STAKES TASKS FOR INQUIRY AND ENGAGEMENT
Powerful homework: Thinking pieces and microthemes
Microtheme tasks or thought pieces based on a table
Example of a "backward designed" assignment sequence
PREPARATION FOR TOMORR0W: PLANNING QUANTITATIVE ENCOUNTERS
Please read Joanna Wolfe, "Rhetorical Numbers: A Case for Quantitative Writing in the Composition Classroom," College Composition and Communication, 61.3 2010: 452-452.
Please read Neil Lutsky, "Arguing with Numbers: A Rationale and Suggestions for Teaching Quantitative Reasoning through Argument and Writing," in Calculation vs. Context: Quantitative Literacy and Its Implications for Teacher Education, Madison and Steen eds., Mathematical Association of America, 2008.
Work on your project for the workshop. If you are a non-numbers person in a non-numbers discipline, can you think of a way to provide a low-stakes QuIRK encounter that fits your course?
Day Two - December 9
From Story Problems to Messy Problems: Using Numbers in a Rhetorical World
SESSION WITH NEIL LUTSKY: "QR QUESTIONS AT THE READY (Acrobat (PDF) 13MB Dec9 10)"
QuIRK GOES TO SEATTLE: SOME QUANTITATIVE REASONING ASSIGNMENTS FROM SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
Telling an energy story with words and graphics (includes rubric and table)
Thinking rhetorically about numbers and information literacy (economics)
Example of a reading guide for a scientific article
STUDIO WORKSHOP FOR YOUR OWN PROJECT/ASSIGNMENT
Day Three - December 10
Using Teacher-Time Efficiently to Draw Out Your Students' Best Work
"MEANING-CONSTRUCTING TASKS": SHARPENING ASSIGNMENTS
A first-year seminar assessment project at Seattle University
SOME TIME-SAVING STRATEGIES FOR COACHING/MARKING/GRADING STUDENT WRITING
Nutshelling exercise to promote focus
Reader-based feedback: Giving movies of your mind
Minimal marking: From first-order to lower-order concerns
Check sheet for peer-review of an assignment handout
STUDIO WORKSHOP AND FINAL SHARING