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NWP CoLab: Designing for Connection and Community in the Online Writing Classroom

Grateful for the conversation we shared about building community in online classrooms led by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director of the National Writing Project, with Dr. Anna Smith from Illinois State University and Michigan teacher Matthew Johnson. You can find resources we shared here as well: https://writenow.nwp.org/designing-for-connection-and-community-in-the-online-writing-classroom-a20648cafa25

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Epic Learning in a “Jumbo” Writing Course

Thank you to the editors of this special issue of Composition Studies–Drs. Dawn Shepherd, Samantha Sturman, and Heidi Estrem–for a wonderful issue focused on corequisite writing courses. Bonus: working with my colleagues Laura Sparks and Chris Fosen to share the jumbo writing course was awesome. Many people have asked about the jumbo course design; grateful…

Course Design in the Now Times

Like many of my colleagues who think about digital pedagogy, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions from fellow educators as we shift to online teaching. Every educator I know is trying to get this moment right, to do our best to support learners. Universities and school districts are scrambling to support faculty and students as…

On Being Full

It is 1994. The milk crate is heavier than I remember as I haul it down from a high shelf in the bedroom closet. The plastic box lands with a thump on the bedroom floor. I settle in around it on the low carpet, legs straddling the dusty contents, my back supported by the empty…