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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…

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…

Writing for DMLCentral

Here’s a link to recent contributions for the Digital Media and Learning Hub site, DMLCentral. Connecting Making, Designing and Composing In her closing keynote at FabLearn a couple years ago, Leah Buechley turned a critical eye on the maker movement. If you don’t know Buechley’s work, she is arguably one of the maker movement’s central…