Teacher Talk - Call for Proposals

Submitted by Jacob Dwaine Huebsch on

Teacher Talk is a pedagogy workshop and conversation series that seeks to provide a space for graduate instructors, faculty, and staff to share innovative and equitable practices, discuss praxis, and build a supportive teaching community. Housed in the Expository Writing Program (EWP) as part of the Critical Classroom Series, Teacher Talk is inviting proposals for presentations to be given during this Winter Quarter. Teacher Talk hosts interactive events that run 60-90 minutes, including guided discussions, panels, break-out sessions, roundtables, workshops, and resource sharing. Workshop facilitators will receive modest stipends.

Teacher Talk invites proposals for the 2020 Winter Quarter on topics that foreground one or more of the goals of Critical Classrooms:

  • Create a sustainable space for instructors to talk about power in the classroom.
  • Build critical awareness and capacities in instructors to recognize power in the classroom and subsequently be responsive to it in their pedagogy.
  • Provide support for critical pedagogy and concrete classroom content.
  • Incorporate critical awareness of power into ongoing professional development.

Here are some ways you could structure your Teacher Talk:

  • Sharing strategies or materials for teaching writing, argument, reading practices, incorporating outcomes, equitable writing assessment, designing writing projects, etc.
  • Workshopping lessons, assignment sequences, classroom themes related to ethical, equitable teaching.
  • Offering innovative teaching strategies to be used by fellow instructors.
  • Showcasing technologies that can be incorporated into the classroom.
  • Round table discussions of experiences, positive or negative, that occur in the classroom.
  • Discussions of specific themes (e.g., race, gender, class, identity, accessibility) and their relationship to teaching.

Proposals should be a maximum of 300 words including the proposed theme, structure, purpose, and 2-3 guiding questions as well as 50-100 words on the relationship between your proposed talk and the goals of Critical Classrooms. Please submit proposals for review via Google Forms.

Questions regarding the submission process may be directed to Sara Lovett <slovett@uw.edu> or Jacob Huebsch <jhuebsch@uw.edu>.

We will accept applications on a rolling basis. Priority for Winter Quarter Teacher Talks will be given to proposals received by Wednesday, January 1st at 5:00pm.