You’re not alone. Many instructors are concerned about the clarity and correctness of their students’ writing. We know how important the ability to produce polished writing can be to a student’s academic and professional career, but too often we give extensive feedback on a paper only to see the same issues recur throughout the rest of the semester. Or we want to help our students in this area but don’t feel confident in our ability to do so. Or we worry that we simply don’t have enough time.
This webinar, which was recorded by and for CLC faculty, helps us rethink our assumptions about error and provides practical methods of coaching students in ways that don’t overwhelm them…or us. Anytime between 3/1 and 3/31, 2015 - online.
To register, click here and scroll down to the Teaching and Learning category. Within a few days, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar. View the webinar any time in March, and submit a brief response to receive payment (part-timers) or credit (full-timers) for 2 contact hours through the TLETC (formerly PDC).
Here are a few testimonials from the many faculty who have viewed previous versions of this webinar:
“This webinar was very informative, practical, and interesting. I hope it will be repeated every semester.” (Adult Ed teacher)
“Very enjoyable and organized and easy to view!” (Biology teacher)
“I found the presentation to be extremely engaging and relevant to the issues I face as an instructor. It seemed as though all the responses I wrote down were specifically addressed throughout the webinar as if it were customized just for me. It is nice to know that my concerns and challenges are the same ones being expressed by other instructors and that there are many ways we could be addressing these concerns in our classes. While I do not believe the solutions provided in the webinar will be the answer to all of our problems, they should go a long way toward alleviating some of our stress and anxiety (and workload) while, hopefully, making students more aware of the importance of writing effectively and appropriately for each class. I appreciate the efforts the college is taking to address this issue.” (Psychology teacher)
“I have gotten some really good ideas and strategies to use, and I am really looking forward to implementing them in my classes.” (Early Childhood Education teacher)
“I really enjoyed the webinar. It made me think differently about several issues, and I’m so glad to be able to hear them discussed in a public forum—makes me feel less isolated. … Overall I really appreciated how this webinar made me re-think those dark thoughts about our moral decay and that ‘there is nothing I can do about the decay.’” (Theatre teacher)
If you have any questions, please contact Marla L. Hyder
Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum
College of Lake County, L034