EWP News & Announcements

The Expository Writing Committee (Matthews, Simmons-O'Neill, Rai) is pleased to announce the recipients of our department's awards for Graduate Students teaching in English Department Writing Programs. Winner of the Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award (English 131) is Kaelie Giffel. Honorable Mention for the Dunn is Brittney Frantece. Co-Winners of the Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Writing Programs by a Graduate Student are... Read more
On Monday June 3rd, Ahmad A. Alharthi and Holly Shelton will be facilitating a discussion titled: "What Might a Translingual Pedagogy Look Like?" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: The scholarship on translingualism strongly insists that no two classes can be the same (and, indeed, no two students are alike) and... Read more
On Friday, May 24th, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges and Sara Lovett will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Working with Multimodal Sources" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: In this Teacher Talk, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges (the Director of Computer-Integrated Classrooms) and Sara Lovett (the Assistant Director of... Read more
On Friday, May 24th, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges and Sara Lovett will facilitate a discussion titled: "Working with Multimodal Sources" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center - CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: In this Teacher Talk, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges (the Director of Computer-Integrated Classrooms) and Sara Lovett (the Assistant Director of... Read more
On Friday, May 10th, Lydia Heberling will be facilitating a discussion titled: "To Teach or Not To Teach Indigenous Lit" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Padelford Grad Lounge Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: This talk invites collaborative discussion around the benefits and pitfalls of teaching Indigenous literary and cultural studies. Our focus will be on how to... Read more
When: May 3 from 2:00-4:30 Where: Red C in Research Commons The CIC and UW Libraries will co-host a follow-up event that centers discussion around board games and how they can be integrated into teaching curriculum. Attendees at the second workshop will act as both students and as teachers, “play testing” the curriculum so we can revise it and then circulate it to other teachers. It will be fun (you get to play board games!) and educational (you get to bring... Read more
On Friday, May 3rd, Kaelie Giffel will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Institutions and Intimacy: Gender and Labor in the Classroom" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Padelford Grad Lounge Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: Part of balancing workloads as graduate students and teachers is also managing the emotional labor that may stem from politically engaged... Read more
When: Tuesday, April 23rd from 1:00-2:00 Where: Padelford Grad Lounge   Storytelling is a tool for preserving memory, writing history, learning, entertaining, and organizing one’s expression of experience and identity. Recently, “Digital-Storytelling” has become a popular concept in composition, but it can be hard for teachers to make the initial jump required to teach it in a composition class.   Max Lane and TJ Walker have collected and created some resources to ease this process and they... Read more
Expanding Access and Engagement in the Undergraduate Classroom with Poll Everywhere Hosted by CIC and the Expository Writing Program When: Tuesday, April 23, 10:30-11:30, Where: The Simpson Center for the Humanities Facilitator: Nanya Jhingran   In this workshop, we will mobilize digital applications such as Poll Everywhere in service of increasing classroom access and engagement across small discussion classrooms. We will first walk through the various options embedded in Poll Everywhere... Read more
The UWHS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant Participants will be holding a workshop scheduled for this April entitled “Foregrounding Equity in EWP Teaching Across Institutional Settings.” This workshop seeks to bring together EWP Graduate Instructors and UW in the High School instructors to talk about diversity and equity in writing pedagogy. The workshop will be led by three UW in the High School instructors, who will present their own materials and perspectives on... Read more

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