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Friday, February 5, 2021

New Kinds of Attention: Writing-Based Teaching Online

Every winter, Bard IWT takes a few of our foundational workshops On the Road to select cities, where we enjoy meeting new people and making new connections. This year, of course, is different. 

We are happy to announce that in 2021, we will launch a new online series that will offer teachers a unique opportunity to experience IWT’s writing-based teaching practices. New Kinds of Attention: Writing-Based Teaching Online will explore how writing practices can build community and foster renewed engagement in the online classroom in a moment when attention and energy for remote learning are often in short supply. 

These one-day workshops will serve as a preliminary introduction to IWT practices and provide a taste of the experience of our popular July Weeklong Workshops on Bard College’s beautiful Annandale campus. Those who are new to IWT and have wanted to attend a workshop are especially welcome to join us.
The inaugural series of New Kinds of Attention workshops is launching at a discount—20% off our standard rate for online workshops, and 35 percent off the rate for in-person one-day workshops. Spaces are limited, so register early!
On each date, workshop sections will begin at different times to accommodate different US time zones. Please register for the time zone/schedule that best suits your needs.

February 5, 2021 • 9am–3:30pm EST/CST/PST
Introduction to Writing & Thinking
Introduction to Writing to Learn

March 5, 2021 • 9am–3:30pm EST/PST
Introduction to Thinking Historically through Writing
Introduction to Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines
More about Bard IWT workshops:
  • All of our workshops are capped at 15 participants.
  • IWT workshops help teachers develop writing practices that enliven classroom learning through writing. IWT’s philosophy and practice center on the principle that writing is not merely a record of completed thought, but also an exploratory process that deepens learning across disciplines.
  • Workshops model strategies that help students discover and interpret meaning, engage in productive dialogue, and learn critical thinking skills. Participants will write together, using IWT practices just as we might with our students.
  • Workshops introduce a selection of foundational IWT writing-based teaching practices. Teachers explore how to make these practices their own—how to reimagine writing prompts, work with new readings, and integrate collaborative learning into classrooms of all sizes. 
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