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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
Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.  We are proud to announce that English department graduate student Sarah Faulkner and creative writing undergraduate student Marquis J. Wright are among the students... 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
On Friday, April 12th, Gust Burns will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Pedagogy is a part of Production: Who are we Producing?" 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 session will examine how, as instructors in the University, our courses, themes, methodologies, and materials, not to mention the ideas and... Read more
Multimodality with Codenames game
Join EWP and the UW Libraries for a workshop on using board games as pedagogical tools in your writing class. Where: Red C in Allen Library When: Friday, April 5 from 2:30-4:00 in Expository Writing Program CIC AD, Sara Lovett, will give a brief example of using Codenames to teach intertextuality. Then, facilitators will lead roundtable discussions on how to teach with the six board games the library currently has available for instructors to check out (Betrayal at... Read more
English Department Associate Professor Gillian Harkins has been awarded the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public for her decade of collaborative work in facilitating coalition-building among Washington state’s diverse range of prison and post-prison education programs. The Barclay Simpson Prize is meant to recognize UW faculty who practice humanities scholarship as a public good.  You can read more about Gillian's award and the prison education coalition-building work... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2018-2019 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified instructors are welcome to apply. Applications will be read by a faculty-only committee. These awards honor outstanding teaching by graduate students in the Expository Writing Program and Interdisciplinary Writing Program. The deadline to apply for these awards is... Read more