"Core IWT Workshops" @ Santa Clara University

"Core IWT Workshops" @ Santa Clara University

“I’ve seen twelve new ways to think about this text – as technology, as evolution, as modern art, etc.  I’ve also seen how I can have deep conversations with the texts as a whole by looking at just one short passage.” 
--History, university professor
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California

March 17, 2018

The Bard Institute for Writing & Thinking will be in residence at Santa Clara University on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  We will be offering our core workshops:  Writing & Thinking; Writing to Learn; Writing to Learn in the Stem Disciplines; and Thinking Historically through Writing; Case Studies in American History.

The Institute for Writing and Thinking promotes pedagogical innovations that, in the words of former director Teresa Vilardi, “emphasize the need for teachers to develop a practice for writing-based teaching, not simply a collection of strategies.”  Such IWT practices as Writing to Read comprehension techniques, develop new habits of mind in both teachers and students – an approach linked to developing new cognitive understandings of what we want our students to learn and how we want them to learn it, rather than in how-to’s or one-size-fits-all guidebooks for teaching. 

The Bard College Institute for Writing & Thinking day of IWT core workshops is sponsored by Santa Clara University's Undergraduate Studies and the Department of English. 

Further information on Santa Clara University can be found at

+ Writing and Thinking

+ Writing to Learn

Thinking Historically through Writing: Case Studies in American History

+ Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines