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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

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…

To Badass 70 Year Olds…

Meet my mom: a 70-year old, badass, motorcycle racing woman. Perhaps this is why I believe we never stop growing, learning, and pushing…  #TeamMert Why Not Now: Mardelle Peck from Objekt Films on Vimeo.

Writing Mentors FTW

Spent the last few weeks working closely with our writing mentors at Chico State thinking about their role in the success of first-year writers. Grateful in particular to Geoff Bogan and Brittany DeLacy for their participation in our Educator Innovator conversation (with Tom Fox), and Keaton Kirkpatrick for his DMLCentral blog–“Building Community With Peer Mentors”–this week.…