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2019

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!