OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2016
What is the #4TDW?
- a month-long virtual extravaganza focused on the pedagogy, research, and tools of digital writing
- 4 Sundays in October (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd)
- 6 interactive webinars each Sunday from scholars and practitioners of digital writing instruction
- complete archive of recordings & resources post-conference
- lots of door prizes
- graduate credit available
- FREE REGISTRATION & SCECHs
and to receive the monthly conference newsletter and links to conference sessions in October
Antero Garcia & Nicole Mirra
Composing the Future: Designing Digital Writing Experiences that Foster Connection, Participation, and Justice
Digital writing tools abound in today’s educational context – teachers and students are presented with an overwhelming array of options for designing, producing, and sharing compositions that can reach massive audiences almost instantaneously. In the face of so many choices, how can educators harness digital tools in ways that meet student needs, amplify their voices, and help them develop as individuals, scholars, and citizens? We will offer a framework for designing digital writing experiences that capitalizes on what digital tools do best – connecting young people to open networks of people and resources that help them to explore their interests and participate in empowering social action. We will share student writing and discuss strategies for implementing innovative digital writing projects in classroom and community learning spaces.
A Day in the Life of a Digital Writer/Educator
Sixth grade teacher and Western Massachusetts Writing Project Technology Co-Director Kevin Hodgson breaks down a day of digital writing. His keynote will not only uncover the widening variety of media available to compose in this digital age, but also make visible the strategies and intent of using technology for an ever-expanding notion of what writing is and can be. Topics of audience, stance, publication, collaboration and Connected Learning principles will inform the session, making clear that it's not about the technology--it's about the writer. Kevin will also connect his personal life as a digital writer with his teaching practice in the classroom. And he will preview the annual global Digital Writing Month inquiry celebration happening in November.