Connecting Reading & Writing (Spring 2018)

**Please note: This is a two part workshop. The two sessions are complementary and build on each other - they are not duplicate sessions of the same workshop. To maximize learning and interactions with peers, please plan to participate in both workshop sessions.**

When: Wednesday, February 7th and February 14th | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. | ILC 103A (conference room in the OIA main offices). Breakfast provided. Space is limited.

Facilitators: Lindsay Hansen (Asst. Prof. of Practice) and Brad Jacobson (Writing Support Specialist)

Description: Participants in this two-part workshop will explore strategies for reading to write and writing to learn. Come to learn about and experience short activities that can increase engagement and help develop critical academic readers and writers.

Part 1 of the workshop (Feb 7th) introduces instructors to research-based strategies for helping students build their academic reading skills and engage more deeply with course texts.

Part 2 (Feb 14th) builds on the concepts around academic reading to introduce instructors to the theory and practice of informal class writing. Workshop participants will engage in a number of informal writing exercises, reflect on the informal writing experience, and discuss how incorporating these or similar exercises could work in their class.