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Writing Across the Curriculum Lunch, November 9

Date: Thursday, November 9, 12:00pm (food ready by 11:50)

Location: Hinckley Center Assembly Hall, free for faculty

Presenters: Amy Williams and John Bennion

Topic: "Reflective Writing, Experiential Writing"

Amy Williams wants students to understand that reflection is more than just something they write for a teacher. She encourages her students to see reflection as the habit and disposition of successful lifelong learners. In this workshop, Amy will introduce a model she uses to help students become reflective learners—learners who think about their learning experiences, make meaning from their learning experiences, and look forward to new learning experiences. Amy will share ideas for incorporating this three-part model in any class—from informal discussions to graded written texts.

John Bennion is the creator of the The Humanities Experiential Writing Website, which trains educators and provides resources for teaching students in diverse programs and with diverse learning styles to write reflectively. The website is an aid to teachers who have little training in teaching writing. John will show how to use the website to discover both principles and practical tools for implementing Amy Williams’ ideas for establishing a reflective environment, including prompts, lesson plans, assessment tools, templates, and rubrics.

Sign up HERE to attend.

We hope to see you at lunch!