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Writing Innovation Symposium
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 8:00 AM – Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 3:30 PM CDT
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The first annual Writing Innovation Symposium is designed for colleagues from across the disciplines who wish to develop new strategies for teaching writing in social innovation and social entrepreneurship contexts. We welcome colleagues involved in designing and delivering formal coursework as well as co- and extracurricular programming (e.g., pre-orientation workshops, internships, study abroad opportunities).
Symposium participants will spend two intensive days listening, learning, and developing pedagogical materials that integrate writing into innovation education (e.g., a new course or course sequence, writing activities to enrich ongoing programming).
Who should attend?
Educators who wish to integrate writing into their pedagogy, curricula, and/or programming. Specifically, this event is for:
- Innovation educators who assign and teach writing as part of formal coursework within any subject area;
- Innovation educators whose co-curricular or extracurricular programming engages participants in writing;
- Writing educators involved in social entrepreneurship or social innovation curricula and programming;
Educators of all ranks, roles, and areas of expertise are welcome, including faculty, administrators, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates with opportunities to develop and/or proctor courses. We welcome not only individuals but also pairs and small groups of collaborators. We especially encourage academic administrators and tenure-line faculty to apply together with contingent faculty, graduate student TAs, and/or undergraduate RAs from their institutions. We are also happy to consider applications from community educators, and independent educators, and teams that include K-12 educators.
What can participants expect to gain?
Symposium takeaways include (1) general principles and concrete models for incorporating writing and writing instruction into social innovation education ; (2) insights from experienced instructors and students; (3) opportunities to work on developing pedagogy, curricula, and/or programming, in direct collaboration with Marquette writing and innovation educators; (4) a network of colleagues from across the country who share teaching and learning goals.
Morning sessions | Integrating Writing into Innovation Education: A presentation of models and general principles
Afternoon sessions | Inventing and Reinventing Innovation Education: Hands-on group work and individual coaching
The day will conclude with community reception for Symposium participants
Morning sessions | Instructor Reflections and Student Showcase
Afternoon sessions | Projects in Process: Symposium participants share plans, priorities, and outstanding questions
* full schedule available on request email Jenn.Fishman@marquette.edu and will be sent to registered participants.
A room block has bee reserved at the Ambassador Hotel near campus (2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233). To reserve, call (414) 342-8400 and specify the MU- Writing Innovation Symposium block for the $109 rate.