Teaching Argumentative Writing Workshop with Chris Anson
Thursday, May 19, 2011 and Friday, May 20, 2011
8:30 AM -4:00 PM

INTENSIVE 2-DAY WORKSHOP ON TEACHING ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING
Chris Anson is University Distinguished Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University. Before moving to NCSU in 1999, he spent fifteen years at the University of Minnesota, where he directed the Program in Composition from 1988-96 and was Professor of English and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. Professor Anson has received numerous awards, including the State of Minnesota Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award, the Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, and the Governor's Star Service Award for his service-learning work at Minnesota. He was an NCTE Promising Researcher Award Finalist and has received or participated as a co-principal investigator in over $1 million in grants.  Anson has published 15 books and over 90 journal articles and book chapters.  He has recently co-authored a new book on digital literacies, Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and other Digital Tools (Christopher-Gordon Publishers, 2009)

 

Thursday, May 19

8:30-9:00
4th Floor Old Main Breakfast
9:00-4:00
4th Floor Old Main

Teaching Argumentative Writing Workshop.  Chris Anson, English Department, North Carolina State University
Thursday’s activities will include identification of student learning outcomes, reverse course design techniques, assignment design, developing instructional units and course materials for First Year Course students, and different approaches for evaluating student writing. Lunch will be provided to all participants.  Faculty participants who teach a First Year Course in fall 2011 will receive a $250 stipend in their June paycheck for participating on both Thursday and Friday.

 

Friday, May 20

8:30-9:00

 

4th Floor Old Main Breakfast
9:00-4:00  
4th Floor Old Main

Teaching Argumentative Writing Workshop. Macalester Faculty, Staff, and Studen
Friday’s activities will include sessions on working with student writing preceptors, models for peer-review of writing, a faculty panel on working with First Year course students, rubric design, and other supplemental resources for student writers.  We will also have an exchange of “low stakes” writing assignments that we expect to use in our First Year Courses. Lunch will be provided to all participants.