10.15-11.15 First Concurrent Sessions
Session A1 - Some Perils and Promises of Transformative Teaching in Prison
Instructors representing University Beyond Bars, a non-profit educational organization set in prisons present on culturally responsive pedagogical practices with radical teaching personas and radical student learning across difference.
- "Negotiating Difference and Radical Student Learning in College Prep English" - Carrie Mathews, Senior Lecturer - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "Radical Teaching Personas: Gender and the Teacher-Student Relationship in Prisons" - Caleb Knapp, Interdisciplinary Writing Program, University of Washington, Seattle
- "Prisoner Educators and the Complexities of Developing a 'Culturally Responsive Pedagogy' Behind Bars" - Rachel Oppenheim, Co-Director, School of Education, Antioch University
Session A2 - Conversations on Transformative Praxis
This session consists of two alternative-format presentations. A multlingual student panel discusses their class-related research experience, which is followed by a roundtable discussion on responding to student work. For, the second half, participant are expected to bring best practices and challenges they have faced when responding to student work.
- "A Praxis of Empowerment: Applied Research in Multilingual Composition" - Bonnie Vidrine-Isbell, PhD Candidate - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "Creative Strategies for Contending with Challenges in Responding to Student Work in Transformative Learning Contexts" - Linda Watt, Professor of American Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
11.20 -12.20 Second Concurrent Sessions
Session B1 - Engaging Race/Multicultralism in Our Classrooms
This session explores how we can build teaching practices that interrogate diversity within our classrooms. Furthermore, speakers address the challenges and the potential of radical and multicultural pedagogies.
- "Why Rhetorics of Race Matter: The Protest Paradigm and Engaging Radical Politics and Movements in the Composition Classroom" - Alexandra Smith and Stephanie Hankinson, PhD Student - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "Empowering effective teaching practices in literacy instruction: A multicultural approach" - Huanshu Yuan, PhD Candidate - College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle
Session B2 - Red in Tooth and Claw but Not in Ink: Confident and Inclusive Collaboration in teh Science Writing Classroom
This session uses experiences from an IWP writing course linked with introductory biology to explore how collaboration amongst students can producitvely work towards achieving writing goals.
- Megan Callow, Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle
- Vincent Olveri, Graduate Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle
- Steve Malley, Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle
- Julie Dykema, Graduate Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle
Session B3 - Facilitating Independent Learning in and Beyond the Writing Center
This session uses research from CLUE to think about how we can create transformative tutor experiences in and around campus.
- Caitlin Lowe, CLUE Writing Center Lead, University of Washington, Seattle
- Ryan Burt, CLUE Writing Center, University of Washington, Seattle
- Mitch Hotstetter, CLUE Writing Center, University of Washington, Seattle
- Johnson Deng, CLUE Writing Center, University of Washington, Seattle
- Sushen Tu, CLUE Writing Center, University of Washington, Seattle
- Olivia Michaels, CLUE Writing Center, University of Washington, Seattle
12.30-1.30: Keynote Speaker, Candice Rai
"Hope, Rhetoric, and Response in the Face of Wicked Problems"
This talk considers how we might imagine meaningful response and action within radically diverse communities that face "wicked problems" - those publically shared problems that are so complex, vast, politically volatile, and contradictory that no clear moral position, grounds for agreement, course of action, or permanent solution can ever exist (for long). Drawing primarily on fieldwork from the loggerhead battles over public space and housing in everyday democracies in a Chicago neighborhood, this talk makes claims for how rhetorical, litearcy, and language skills and capacities might be dveloped in the classroom and beyond to help us respond to our collective and urgent "wicked problems."
1.35-2.45: Third Concurrent Sessions
Session C1 - Creating Transformative Communities
This session brings multiple perspectives into conversation on transformative community building through service learning, cross-institutional partnerships, and humanities-based instruction.
- "Reaching New Publics: Transformative Practices in Cross-Institutional Collaboration" - AJ Burgin, PhD Candidate - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "Racing the Quarter: Strategies for Increasing Community Engagement in Short-term Service Learning Courses" - Roger Chao, PhD Candidate - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "'The Omnivore Instructor's Dilemma: Satiating Both Composition and Service-Learning Diets" - Sarah Faulkner, Graduate Student - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "'Writing in the Disciplines Approach to Engl 111" - Judy Baker, Humanities, Jackson High School, University of Washington College in the High School
Session C2 - Transformative Language and Literacy Practices: What UW Faculty and TAs Report
This session addresses concerns with and the impacts of transformative language and litearcy practices upon multilingual learners.
- Mutallip Anwar, Graduate Student - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- Ryan Burt, University of Washington, Seattle
- Mihaela Giurca, University of Washington, Seattle
- Katie Malcolm, University of Washington, Seattle
- Sandra Silberstein, Professor of English, University of Washington, Seattle
Session C3 - Building Upon Community Experiences
This session explores how various writing communities shape and are shaped by narrative, poetic, and rhetorical grammatical practices.
- "Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How to Tell Their Stories" - Shawn Wong, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Washington, Seattle
- "Renegotiating Common Core Standards to Facilitate Equity for Trauma-Impacted Students" - Gina Nepa, Graduate Student - Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle
- "'Risky Language: Literary Activism and Poetry in the Community" - Jane Wong, PhD Candidate - English, University of Washington, Seattle
- "''The red plague rid you for learning me your language!': Shakespeare, Rhetorical Grammar(s), and Code-Switching Between Discourse Communities" - Emily George, Graduate Student - English, University of Washington, Seattle
2.50-3: Final Words, Yasmine Romero and Jacki Fiscus
Praxis 2016 was hosted by English Department Writing Programs and sponsored by:
- Expository Writing Program
- Interdisciplinary Writing Program
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- College Writing Program
- Carlson Center
- The Kollar Gift for Literacy
- Teachers' Studio