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2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops

IWT’s Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that support close reading and Common Core standards in all subjects, and invite secondary and college teachers to consider “writing to read” as a central classroom practice, one that shows rather than tells students how writing clarifies meaning in literary, historical, and nonfiction texts. 

Workshops include:

1. Epistolary Meditations on Race in America: Between the World and Me and “My Dungeon Shook”
2. “Suit the Action to the Word, the Word to the Action”: Macbeth on Stage and Page
3. Writing Ourselves into the Journey: Homer’s Odyssey and Daniel Mendelsohn’s An Odyssey
4. Call and Response: Heart of Darkness and Season of Migration to the North
5. Lord of the Flies: Rethinking Survival
6. Hearing God’s Trombones
7. The Flint Water Crisis and Restorative Justice in the Classroom: The Poisoned City and Justice on Both Sides
8. A Street in Bronzeville: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Chicago Black Renaissance
9. Remembering Differently: Reading, Writing, and Rewriting History in Multimodal Literatures
10. Reading/Writing Metamorphosis: Ovid and Kafka in the Anthropocene Olin Humanities Building 
Friday, September 27, 2019

Writer as Reader Workshops

Bard IWT’s Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that support core learning objectives in all subjects. Register here.

Workshops include:
1. Albert Camus’ The Plague and the Rhetoric of Contagion
2. At the Border of Migration: Graphic Journalism and What It Means to “Do Good”
3. A Dream or a Nightmare? The Great Gatsby and “Get Out”
4. Rage/Power/Truth: Bringing 21st Century Feminism to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own
5. Writing Sin: The Scarlet Letter and “Jane the Virgin”
6. Science in the Public Square: Merchants of Doubt and the Challenge of Politicized Science
7. Songs of the Middle: W. E. B. Du Bois' “Georgia” Photos and Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"
Olin Humanities Building 
Friday, July 12, 2019

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

Bard IWT July Weeklong Workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

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Registration and Fees:
Tuition Package: $3,000
Includes workshop tuition, 5 nights stay in single-occupancy dorm room, 3 meals daily, anthology of texts, use of Bard facilities, evening functions, and other amenities.

Group Discount- $2,700
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school

Early-Bird Discounts
Individual: $2,500
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Group Discount: $2,250
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival


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Commuter Fees
Individual: $2,700 
Early-Bird Discount: $2,200
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Early-Bird Commuter Group Discount: $2,187
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival.


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Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to a week before July workshops, we will refund the full fee minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 required upon registration.

Discounted fees for prospective teachers
A 10% discount is offered for those studying to become teachers (i.e., those registered in an accredited graduate program in education). Contact IWT Associate Director Celia Bland for details at bland@bard.edu. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 
Thursday, July 11, 2019

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

Bard IWT July Weeklong Workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

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Registration and Fees:
Tuition Package: $3,000
Includes workshop tuition, 5 nights stay in single-occupancy dorm room, 3 meals daily, anthology of texts, use of Bard facilities, evening functions, and other amenities.

Group Discount- $2,700
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school

Early-Bird Discounts
Individual: $2,500
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Group Discount: $2,250
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival


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Commuter Fees
Individual: $2,700 
Early-Bird Discount: $2,200
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Early-Bird Commuter Group Discount: $2,187
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival.


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Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to a week before July workshops, we will refund the full fee minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 required upon registration.

Discounted fees for prospective teachers
A 10% discount is offered for those studying to become teachers (i.e., those registered in an accredited graduate program in education). Contact IWT Associate Director Celia Bland for details at bland@bard.edu. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

Bard IWT July Weeklong Workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

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Registration and Fees:
Tuition Package: $3,000
Includes workshop tuition, 5 nights stay in single-occupancy dorm room, 3 meals daily, anthology of texts, use of Bard facilities, evening functions, and other amenities.

Group Discount- $2,700
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school

Early-Bird Discounts
Individual: $2,500
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Group Discount: $2,250
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival


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Commuter Fees
Individual: $2,700 
Early-Bird Discount: $2,200
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Early-Bird Commuter Group Discount: $2,187
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival.


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Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to a week before July workshops, we will refund the full fee minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 required upon registration.

Discounted fees for prospective teachers
A 10% discount is offered for those studying to become teachers (i.e., those registered in an accredited graduate program in education). Contact IWT Associate Director Celia Bland for details at bland@bard.edu. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

Bard IWT July Weeklong Workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

---

Registration and Fees:
Tuition Package: $3,000
Includes workshop tuition, 5 nights stay in single-occupancy dorm room, 3 meals daily, anthology of texts, use of Bard facilities, evening functions, and other amenities.

Group Discount- $2,700
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school

Early-Bird Discounts
Individual: $2,500
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Group Discount: $2,250
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival


--

Commuter Fees
Individual: $2,700 
Early-Bird Discount: $2,200
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Early-Bird Commuter Group Discount: $2,187
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival.


--

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to a week before July workshops, we will refund the full fee minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 required upon registration.

Discounted fees for prospective teachers
A 10% discount is offered for those studying to become teachers (i.e., those registered in an accredited graduate program in education). Contact IWT Associate Director Celia Bland for details at bland@bard.edu. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 
Monday, July 8, 2019

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

Bard IWT July Weeklong Workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

---

Registration and Fees:
Tuition Package: $3,000
Includes workshop tuition, 5 nights stay in single-occupancy dorm room, 3 meals daily, anthology of texts, use of Bard facilities, evening functions, and other amenities.

Group Discount- $2,700
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school

Early-Bird Discounts
Individual: $2,500
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Group Discount: $2,250
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival


--

Commuter Fees
Individual: $2,700 
Early-Bird Discount: $2,200
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Early-Bird Commuter Group Discount: $2,187
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival.


--

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to a week before July workshops, we will refund the full fee minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 required upon registration.

Discounted fees for prospective teachers
A 10% discount is offered for those studying to become teachers (i.e., those registered in an accredited graduate program in education). Contact IWT Associate Director Celia Bland for details at bland@bard.edu. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 
Sunday, July 7, 2019

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

Bard IWT July Weeklong Workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

---

Registration and Fees:
Tuition Package: $3,000
Includes workshop tuition, 5 nights stay in single-occupancy dorm room, 3 meals daily, anthology of texts, use of Bard facilities, evening functions, and other amenities.

Group Discount- $2,700
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school

Early-Bird Discounts
Individual: $2,500
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Group Discount: $2,250
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival


--

Commuter Fees
Individual: $2,700 
Early-Bird Discount: $2,200
Must register by June 8th and fee must be paid in full prior to arrival

Early-Bird Commuter Group Discount: $2,187
10% discount for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school
All must register by June 8th and fees must be paid in full prior to arrival.


--

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations up to a week before July workshops, we will refund the full fee minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 required upon registration.

Discounted fees for prospective teachers
A 10% discount is offered for those studying to become teachers (i.e., those registered in an accredited graduate program in education). Contact IWT Associate Director Celia Bland for details at bland@bard.edu. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 
Friday, April 26, 2019

IWT Conference Plenary: “Why Write? Reimagining High School and College Essays”

The Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking extends an open invitation to all faculty to join us on Friday, April 26, at 11:15 a.m. in Olin Auditorium for the plenary session of our annual conference. The conference theme is “Why Write? Reimagining High School and College Essays,” and the plenary will be a panel discussion featuring Stephanie Dunson, director of writing programs at Williams College; Curt Nehring Bliss, professor of English at Finger Lakes Community College; and Gian Starr, assistant principal at Stissing Mountain Jr./Sr. High School in Pine Plains, N.Y. The panel will be moderated by our own Maria Sachiko Cecire, assistant professor of literature and founding director of the Bard College Center for Experimental Humanities. Olin Humanities Building 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Justice and the New York Courts Workshop

An all-day professional development workshop in collaboration with the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) and the Historical Society of the New York Courts Thanks to a generous grant from the Historical Society of the New York Courts, this is the second year we are able to offer this incredible professional development workshop free of charge to all participants. The workshop is designed to help history and social studies teachers create lesson plans that will engage students in the study of their subjects and materials at a deep, sustaining level. Utilizing the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking’s unique “writing to read” practices, this workshop will focus on strategies and techniques for the analysis and interpretation of judicial opinions, historical primary documents, and contemporary political writings. We will work on the development of lesson plans for our students that will make the study of primary historical sources both interesting and fun. The strategies implemented will help teachers meet the rigorous pedagogical demands of the new Regents documentary “framework-based” approach, as well as the objectives and standards of the Common Core. Please join us!
 
Friday, February 8, 2019

Justice and the New York Courts Workshop

An all-day professional development workshop in collaboration with the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) and the Historical Society of the New York Courts Thanks to a generous grant from the Historical Society of the New York Courts, this is the second year we are able to offer this incredible professional development workshop free of charge to all participants. The workshop is designed to help history and social studies teachers create lesson plans that will engage students in the study of their subjects and materials at a deep, sustaining level. Utilizing the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking’s unique “writing to read” practices, this workshop will focus on strategies and techniques for the analysis and interpretation of judicial opinions, historical primary documents and contemporary political writings. We will work on the development of lesson plans for our students that will make the study of primary historical sources both interesting and fun. The strategies implemented will help teachers meet the rigorous pedagogical demands of the new Regents documentary “framework-based” approach, as well as the objectives and standards of the Common Core. Please join us!