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Tuesday, June 22
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET How to Avoid Being Nonplussed by Non-Cogs
Presenter: Peter Adams
Join Peter Adams for a vigorous discussion of what non-cognitive issues are and strategies for addressing them in corequisite classes.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET Macmillan Solutions for Key Challenges
Presenters: Stacey Purviance & Michelle Clark
Join editorial program director Stacey Purviance to see how Macmillan's current materials address the most common challenges in the corequisite environment, and discuss what's working for you now and what else we can do to support you.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ET Teaching Habits of Mind with Movies
Presenter: Sarah F. McGinley
There are many challenges in corequisite teaching, but four common ones are:
• Engaging students at the start of course
• Finding meaningful activities that work across both meetings
• Teaching habits of mind (HoM)
• Ensuring the smaller group doesn’t feel singled out
This session will take you through a movie-discussion activity that fosters community and allows HoM activities to be integrated with scaffolding a review assignment. Following the presentation, you will have breakout time to discuss with your session colleagues and design your own HoM activity.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM ET Engaging Students One Click at a Time
Presenter: Natalie Dougall
In-class student engagement like polling and quizzing in composition?! Yes! If you’re interested in bringing more in-class engagement to your composition classroom, this session is a great place to start. In the first part of this session, learn about Macmillan Learning’s student response system, iClicker. Then, in the second part of the session, participate in an Idea Exchange! In breakout groups, you’ll brainstorm and share ideas for classroom engagement, and you’ll walk away with a list of ideas, questions, and engagements to use in your composition class (and beyond!).
Wednesday, June 23
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET Group Assignment: Developing Critical Evaluation Using Super Bowl Commercials
Presenter: Karen Holley
This session will discuss how using a popular medium can help students understand that critical evaluation is not relegated to the classroom, and heighten their awareness of how they are affected by advertising. Participants will assume the role of students and, under the facilitation of the session leader, work through a group assignment that uses Super Bowl commercials to increase critical evaluation skills and identify how values are shaped by the media.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET Fostering Student Self-Efficacy through Academic Roles in Corequisite Courses
Presenters: Rebecca Miner, Kristina Gladfelter, Erinn Metcalf, & Brenda Woods
This collaborative session will focus on student self-efficacy within the challenging environment of higher education by exploring co-requisite hybrid and hyflex models from a variety of academic voices, such as administrator, instructor/assessor, and student. Facilitated by panelists in each of these areas, this session will allow attendees to focus on their particular needs, create an actionable item, and network with faculty to begin a transformative process to address the needs of a wider variety of typically underserved college students.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET Meeting Students at Every Level with Achieve
Presenters: Jennifer Colatosti & Denise Cady Arbeau
Join this session for a look at Achieve, Macmillan Learning’s online composition space that combines diagnostics with formative and summative assessments, and powerful writing tools that allow instructors to track student progress and ensure they receive and respond appropriately to feedback. You'll hear from two instructors about how Achieve has helped them meet the various needs of their corequisite students and help them succeed.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ET “The Joke’s on Us”: Comparing and Contrasting Political Cartoons from The Week
Presenter(s): David Starkey
After David Starkey shares one of his favorite essay assignments, participants will visit The Week to choose two political cartoons lampooning one particular current event. Then the full group will reconvene to discuss strategies for reading visuals and contextualizing and analyzing political cartoons.
Thursday, June 24
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET Panel: The Shape of Corequisite
Presenters: Dylan Campbell, Kirstin Krick, Howard Gunston, & Maggie Frozena
No two corequisite composition courses are alike, yet they’re all effective in supporting student success. In this session, a panel of instructors will share how their course works, obstacles they’ve overcome, and where they’ve had success so you can take home ideas for implementing, revising, or revamping the model at your institution.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET Creative Writing Pedagogy in the Accelerated Composition Classroom
Presenters: Amy K. Drees & Melanie Dusseau
This will be an interactive colloquium for faculty interested in creative experimentation in their emerging or established accelerated developmental writing program. Presenters will share data from a successful pilot to implementation to pilot transition for a fully co-requisite, credit bearing first-year writing program, and explore an engaged learning environment, which fuses creative writing pedagogy with the non-cognitive aspects of the co-requisite writing curriculum. Creativity connects to the achievement of the goals we have for our ALP students: access, support, retention, and the courage to accelerate toward their dreams. This presentation will explore how and why the co-requisite writing classroom, when infused with the same collaborative spirit as a creative writing workshop, is driven by a creative energy that invites students and faculty to create better futures.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET Yes, You Can: Advancing Student Confidence with Challenging Readings
Presenter: Jami Blaauw-Hara
Reading instruction is often a part of co-requisite courses, but a recent study from North Central Michigan College found that metacognitive reading strategies, in addition to modeling, help improve students’ skill and confidence—even with the challenging texts in a writing-about-writing curriculum. This session will consider that study and review the CCCC position statement released in March on the role of reading in college writing classrooms. Participants will come away with ready-to-use reading activities for corequisite courses.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET Multimodal Editing Strategies for Multilingual Writers in Corequisite Courses
Presenter: Miriam Moore
Using Joy Reid’s classic differentiation between “ear learners” and “eye learners” as a starting point, this session introduces multimodal editing strategies as a way of affirming and empowering multilingual learners. You will practice identifying, scaffolding, and implementing multimodal editing strategies, and to close the session, we will consider how corequisite faculty can share these strategies with colleagues across disciplines.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ET Partnering for Student Success: Collaboration Between the Accelerated Learning Program and Writing Services
Presenters: Veronica Guevara-Lovgren, Brianna DeCicco, Samantha Glassford, Krystle Wilmot, Mary-Beth Brophy, & Connor Sampson
In 2020, Ocean County College eliminated stand-alone developmental writing courses, and offered only corequisite Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). In this session, representatives of both the English department and Academic & Tutoring Support Services will share wisdom gained during ALP’s first semesters, a review of the technology used to support the program remotely, and plans for ALP’s future. Workshop portion will be in roundtable form, using breakout rooms to allow for targeted discussions.