Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines

Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines 2017-02-02T20:12:12+00:00

Project Description

With its focus on mathematical and scientific texts, this workshop presents writing strategies that help students gain a better understanding of complex ideas. Specific STEM-related writing practices, which can be used in the classroom or homework assignments, support close reading of texts of all genres—lab reports, word problems, geometrical equations, etc. — and allow students to make personal connections to the numbers, formulas, and scientific cases and experiments they study, even as they encourage students to learn from one another. Working together on pertinent texts and activities, teachers experiment with the use of student journals and classroom writing assignments to stimulate engagement with the language, ideas, and mathematical or scientific practices relevant to the subjects they teach. This workshop focuses on ways to use writing to develop understanding– an important first step in learning to be more conscious and reflective of the process of solving a math proof or carrying out a lab experiment. Participants also explore how writing-to-learn practices invite us to reconsider how we teach—to explore how the academic lecture, collaborative learning, and the act of listening exist in relation to one another and to writing in the classroom.

Writing and Thinking Workshops
Sunday through Friday, July 10–15

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.

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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.