Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

  • Online Courses

    492.651.81 - Special Topics in Reading: Multicultural Texts

    Susan Muaddi-darraj

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This reading course in the Teaching Writing Program covers fiction, nonfiction, and poetry written from a multicultural perspective. Texts are selected from a variety of genres aimed at various grade levels, and might include books such as Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry. Texts will be examined as models for writing and as works of current or classic literature. Course participants also present multicultural texts appropriate to the grade levels they teach.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    492.663.81 - Writing Across the Curriculum

    Nicholas Maneno

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    In careers and classrooms, professionals and students use writing to communicate information, clarify thinking, and learn new concepts. Writing Across the Curriculum generally extends to two categories: Writing to Learn and Writing in the Disciplines. The first half of the course will focus on Writing to Learn, which is comprised of short, low stakes, expressive activities designed to help students think through a process, connect with a text, and personalize information. These lessons include learning logs, interactive notes, group writing, metaphors, found poems, and difficulty papers. The second half of the course will be dedicated to Writing in the Disciplines. These assignments are created to give students practice with the language conventions, patterns of thinking, and formats of specific disciplines. These sort of activities include proposals, presentations, articles, literature review, lab and field reports, and position papers. Participants in this course will experience Writing to Learn and Writing in the Disciplines firsthand. They will be able to experiment with both types of writing in their classroom contexts regardless of grade level or subject matter. This course is collaborative with teacher to participant commentary and peer feedback and review.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    492.667.81 - Peer Response and Writing Centers: Theories and Practice

    Anna Habib

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course is designed to help teachers develop and implement meaningful peer writing response in their classrooms as well as to introduce them to theories, pedagogies, and practices of peer-led writing centers. Beginning with an overview of the foundational scholarship on peer response and writing center theory, participants will collaborate in ongoing peer writing groups in which they will practice a variety of response strategies on their own and each other’s writing. The second half of the course will introduce participants to key principles and various models of writing centers in secondary and postsecondary settings. Drawing on course readings and activities, students will propose, develop, and present a course curriculum centered around peer response methods or a writing center development plan pertinent to their teaching contexts.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    492.668.81 - Teaching Writing Online

    Christina Cantrill

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    In this course we will explore the ways that writing can be taught online, while discovering what it means to use digital and networked tools to write and to learn. Whether you have been successfully teaching writing in face-to-face workshops and want to bring your curriculum and best practices online and/or you are curious to explore how online forums and tools can be used to support face-to-face teaching and workshop, this course is design to support that work. Participants will be encouraged to play with the ways that they teach and write in and across online networked spaces while learning from the teaching designs and practices of experienced networked educators and teachers of writing. We will explore the intersections of compositional theory, pedagogical practice in writing, and theories of connected learning and teaching while using both public and private writing spaces. All participants will be encouraged to provide peer feedback as learners and teachers throughout, to engage in social forums to explore what’s possible in writing and teaching today, and to design a project they can take forward in their teaching and writing beyond this course.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    492.682.81 - Neuroscience, Creativity, and Writing

    Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course explores the latest research and practice in the effect of writing on the brain, and of the brain on writing. Students will read both theoretical texts and creative works that examine writing “under the influence” of various brain states, including typical variations throughout the writing life, as wells as variations correlated to physical and psychological brain changes. Virtual guest speakers, case studies, and multimedia experiences provide students access to cutting edge expertise in this fast-growing field. Students complete exercises and semester-long writing projects to develop methods to promote creativity and tap into deeper areas of the brain to aid their own writing and that of their students.

    Technology fee: $200.00

  • Off-Site or International

    492.690.91 - Residency: Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing

    Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

    MTWThF 9:00 - 5:00; 6/24 - 6/29

    This 7-10-day residency, held each summer in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC or other locations, will include 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.

    Missoula, Montana: One-week onsite course June 23 to June 30. Costs = Graduate Credit Tuition ($3,108 (Tuition as of summer 2019) + a nonrefundable seminar Fee ($450, includes two receptions) + lodging fee ($200). Fees do not include transportation costs. If you drop this course after March 15, there will be no refund of the seminar and lodging fees. (Tuition refunds will follow the standard AAP schedule. Please contact the Registration office if you need to drop this course.) (REGISTRATION RUNS: February 25, 2019 at 10am to March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm) Tuition/Fees Course Fees: $3108.00, Seminar Fees: $450.00, Lodging fee: $200 Schedule: 06.23.2019 to 06.29.2019, MTWThFS 9:00 A.M. - -5:00 p.m. (off site; not JHU) 05.29.2019 – 08.21.2019

    492.690.92 - Residency: Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing

    Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

    MTWThF 9:00 - 5:00; 6/24 - 6/29

    This 7-10-day residency, held each summer in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC or other locations, will include 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.

    Missoula, Montana: One-week onsite course June 23 to June 30. Costs = Graduate Credit Tuition ($3,108 (Tuition as of summer 2019) + a nonrefundable seminar Fee ($450, includes two receptions). Fees do not include transportation or lodging costs. If you drop this course after March 15, there will be no refund of the seminar fees. (Tuition refunds will follow the standard AAP schedule. Please contact the Registration office if you need to drop this course.) (REGISTRATION RUNS: February 25, 2019 at 10am to March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm) Tuition/Lab Fees Course Fees: $3108.00, Seminar Fees: $450.00 Schedule: 06.23.2019 to 06.29.2019, MTWThFS 9:00 A.M. - -5:00 p.m. (off site; not JHU) 05.29.2019 – 08.21.2019

    492.690.94 - Residency: Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing

    Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

    MTWThF 9:00 - 5:00; 6/24 - 6/29

    This 7-10-day residency, held each summer in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC or other locations, will include 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.

    Missoula, Montana: One-week onsite course June 23 to June 30. Costs = Alumni Non-Credit Tuition ($1554, one half the full tuition of $3,108) + a nonrefundable seminar Fee ($450, includes two receptions). Fees do not include transportation or lodging costs. If you drop this course after March 15, there will be no refund of the seminar fees. (Tuition refunds will follow the standard AAP schedule. Please contact the Registration office if you need to drop this course.) (REGISTRATION RUNS: February 25, 2019 at 10am to March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm) Tuition/Lab Fees Course Fees: $1554.00 + Seminar Fees: $450.00 Schedule: 06.23.2019 to 06.29.2019, MTWThFS 9:00 A.M. - -5:00 p.m. (off site; not JHU) 05.29.2019 – 08.21.2019