Course Description

492.690 - Residency: Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing

This 7-10-day residency will take place in conjunction with the Hopkins Conference on Craft, held each summer in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, or other locations. Teaching Writing students will join with students in the Writing and Science Writing Programs for readings, roundtables, field trips and other residency events. Teaching Writing students will meet for four to six hours each day in a face-to-face, classroom environment. Students will design and present a mini-lesson involving writing that they have used, or wish to use, in their own classrooms. Students will engage in discussions of theory and best practices in the teaching of writing, and will also participate in a writing workshop focusing on their own writing. One residency is required for M.A. candidates and is optional for those seeking the certificate.