Project Description

Writing and Thinking through Technology

This version of the weeklong Writing and Thinking workshop invites participants to immerse themselves in IWT’s basic writing practices, reflect on their own experiences as teachers, and consider the impact that technology now undeniably has on the way we conceive and use writing both inside and outside the classroom. This workshop will not focus on “digital tool kits,” building course sites, or learning how to use the educational software available to us. Instead, we explore the way that technologies can enrich the composing process, foster collaboration and build learning communities, and stimulate attention and critical thought. Participants consider ways that writing-based teaching practices can support students as they learn to be responsible digital citizens, as well as how writing might be used as a tool for focusing in a tech-driven fast-paced world. Teachers meet in groups of 12 to 15 for a series of fifteen 90-minute or 2-hour sessions, in which they explore their values and concerns as writers and teachers. The sessions also focus on such topics as invention strategies, coaching the writing process, and revision—with a particular emphasis on how these topics are affected by technology, and how the use of digital tools, the Internet, and computers can be used to expand the potential of writing beyond the notebook page. Note: Please bring a laptop or tablet.

Early-bird fee: $1,350
The early-bird payment deadline is June 1, 2017.

Regular fee (after June 1): $1,500

Early-bird Commuter fee*: $1,050
Regular Commuter fee* (after June 1): $1,200

Registration fees must be paid in full before or at workshop check-in on July 9.

Fees include tuition, materials, a single-occupancy room on the Bard campus, and meals beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast.

*Commuter fee includes tuition, materials, and week-day lunches only.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations up to a week before the workshop, IWT will refund the full workshop fee, minus the $60 non-refundable deposit required at registration.

No refunds can be given for cancellations made later than a week before the event.

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