Workshop: Transition to Teaching Writing Online          

Course ID - CTD0478c

Short Title: Writing Online   

 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.

Many instructors freeze at the prospect of teaching online, thinking of it as a vast, unknowable digital space requiring specialized tools and, worse, specialized pedagogy. Not true. Writing teaches can move into an online course by drawing from that most familiar of places: Their own teaching experience. In this webinar about teaching writing online, presenter Scott Warnock will provide instructors with strategies for reflecting on one’s teaching strengths and then converting those strengths into an online course experience.


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

  •  To self-assess their own teaching strategies, developing a list of teaching strengths and interests. Describe the various
     electronic tools and options
  •  Locate and use the right technology tools for their teaching style



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: CTD0478c
Course Title: Writing Online
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.