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Composition Lunch and Learn Series

We are excited to have you join us!

Upcoming Sessions

Please register for all sessions you're interested in!

Emotional Intelligence Affects Your Classroom: Here's What You Can Do About It

Monday, September 12, 2022, 3:00 - 3:45 PM ET
Lisa Hoeffner, Professor of English, McLennan Community College

If all your students had the emotional controls they need--the ability to regulate their moods, to put their life goals ahead of their immediate issues, to generate motivation where no motivation exists--how many would fail or withdraw? Join us for a discussion of how you can affect your students' success by addressing key emotional intelligence issues that affect the classroom.   


Getting the Most Out of Learning Portfolios

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12:00 - 12:45 PM ET
Duane Roen, Professor of English, Arizona State University

Learning portfolios offer win/win/win benefits for learners, instructors, and programs. Learners reflect on the knowledge and skills that they develop in our courses, which increases the transferability of that learning. We instructors gain a stronger understanding of what students have learned and how they can apply it. Writing programs can more effectively respond to administrators and accrediting agencies who ask, “How do you assess learning in your program?”


Engaging Adult Learners

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:00 - 2:45 PM ET
Michele Poulos, Dean and Online Program Director, ECPI University

"Non-traditional” students are becoming more popular. These students are usually older and may have different commitments or priorities than younger students. They may be taking night classes because they work during the day, or they may be trying to enter a new field mid-career. When teaching a course with a population of “non-traditional” students, it is important to keep in mind some characteristics unique to adult learners. In this session, we will cover the nuances of adult learning theory as well as strategies to engage adult learners. 


Using Online Technologies in Face-to-Face Classes

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 11:00 - 11:45 AM ET
Sherry Rankins-Robertson
, Chair and Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida
Duane Roen
, Professor of English, Arizona State University

Digital tools are essential in online courses—we can’t teach without them. However, many of those tools can also enhance the learning experience for students in face-to-face classes, and they are tools that students can use throughout their lives. In this workshop, we will discuss some of those tools that instructors have found most useful.


Reading a Text Two Ways

Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:00 - 12:45 PM ET
Alison Kuehner
, Professor of English, Ohlone College

College Composition requires much from students, who must comprehend challenging texts and write sophisticated papers. Fortunately, instructors can leverage the power of reading college-level texts to enable students to write college-level essays. Alison Kuehner's presentation “Reading a Text Two Ways” focuses on reading the same text as a reader and as a writer to develop strong academic reading and writing skills. 


Composition for Career Readiness

Friday, September 23, 2022, 9:30 - 10:15 AM ET
Karin Russell
, English Instructor, Keiser University

While Composition courses have traditionally aimed to prepare students for writing essays in college, they also need to help prepare students for writing in their careers. Showing students how they can utilize various writing strategies/modes in their careers helps to engage them more fully in the learning and writing processes. Additionally, providing students with the tools to analyze the rhetorical situation to include workplace writing will help them to experience greater success in college, in their personal lives, and in their chosen career fields.  


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