Workshops

Workshops

IWT leads professional development workshops at high schools, colleges and universities internationally to introduce faculty to writing-based teaching and the role it plays. IWT develops workshops in collaboration with schools to meet the needs and objectives of both administrators and faculty. Workshops are rigorous and experiential: all participants experience the practices they will bring to their students.

IWT workshops offered in the last two years have included: “Syllabus and Assignment Design,” “The Dialogic Classroom: Questions and Questioning,” “Teaching the Academic Paper,” and “Responding to Student Papers.” “Writing to Learn” is the keystone workshop for becoming familiar with the Institute’s foundational practices: it models methods and approaches that make the classroom writing-rich and student-centered, emphasizing both critical thinking and analytic writing.
 
IWT workshops are intellectually engaging and effective programs in which all participants experience the practices they will bring to their students. Faculty workshops are limited to fifteen participants and are both experiential and collaborative. Time and again, faculty report that these workshops have transformed who they are as teachers and fundamentally changed how they understand assignments and the use of writing in the classroom. 

IWT has recently offered workshops at institutions in Germany, Jordan, Myanmar, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkey, the West Bank, Sweden, Lithuania, England, Holland, and Canada.

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Engaged Pedagogies Certificate

Engaged Pedagogies Certificate

The IWT Certificate in Liberal Arts and Sciences provides educators with student-centered frameworks for the practical application of educational theories in the classroom. This intensive 160-hour program, composed of a sequence of graduated workshops, introduces faculty to pedagogies of critical engagement.

Working with their peers, faculty reflect on what fosters students’ capacities for thinking critically, communicating proficiently, and retaining and transferring knowledge to new situations.

To earn the certificate, participants complete a series of weeklong workshops and a reflective research paper. The work aims to help faculty and institutions examine the learning that takes place in the classroom and how they can better help their students gain essential learning skills.
 
"A liberal arts education is seen as a fundamental part of the process of democratization and as a means of promoting an active and engaged citizenry. In other parts of the world, educators are turning to liberal arts education because they recognize the limits of old teaching methods, particularly in light of competition from new technology, and because they understand that contemporary modes of thinking and the demands that the contemporary marketplace requires them to move beyond the constraints of rigid disciplinary structures."
—Jonathan Becker, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bard College