Workshop: Change the Landscape of the Writing Classroom         

Course ID - CTD0478b

Short Title: Writing Classroom   

 Audience     Faculty
Length of Workshop:        3 hours  (1.5 workshop hours and 1.5  Post
    workshop hours)

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

This workshop, part of a series, is designed to provide writing faculty with strategies for meeting the challenges of today’s first-year composition classroom. Each workshop includes an hour-long web seminar featuring lecture and instruction of a key literacy expert on an important topic. Following the seminar, there will be meaningful interaction and discussion among the participants guided by a CTD facilitator. Finally, participants will complete a required assignment that focuses on reflection and application.
How can I incorporate more writing in my classroom when I am required to “cover” my prescribed curriculum?  Why and how can “collaboration” create a successful climate for ensuring students are prepared for the next level of composition?  What “works” to teach writing to my students?  How can I best “prepare” them to transition to their next level of composition?

In this practicality-based Web seminar, college-experienced teacher and author Chris Dixon will discuss how collaboration, a common denominator in altering the writing classroom, promotes student reflection, analysis and empowerment. 


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

  • Identify strategies to teach writing that embed components of the writing process in all aspects of the English classroom  
  • Employ instructional lessons that promote students' abilities to read, think, and respond critically
  • Use collaborative instructional approaches to ensure a successful transition for student writers at any level
  • Adapt instructional suggestions to use with divergent student populations and curriculum
  • Share individual approaches to ensure that the writing process is an ongoing part of the classroom landscape throughout the school year



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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0478b 
Course Title: Writing Classroom 
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.