Workshop: Technology and Teaching Writing  

Course ID - CTD0459 

Short Title: Teaching Writing

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:     Instructors of English & other Gordon Rule
  Writing Courses and EAP
Length of Workshop:      3 hours
Prerequisite   none

The purpose of this workshop is to provide writing instructors and faculty who teach writing with frameworks for distinguishing between the learning needs of ESL, college preparatory and college-level writing students.  Participants will analyze samples of writing from these three groups of students, with special emphasis on the linguistic features of the writing, and develop a model for distinguishing their special learning needs.  Participants will then be provided with an overview of automated scoring technologies and will review how tone type of automated scoring technology (ETS' Criterion writing evaluation tool)  analyzes the writing of ESL, college preparatory and college-level students.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the varying needs of ESL, college preparatory and college-level writing students.
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of automated scoring technologies
  • Develop a model they can use to guide their teaching and assessment of ESL, college preparatory and college-level writing students



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0459
Course Title: Teaching Writing 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.