ENGL 505M: Professional Writing Practicum
ENGL 505M prepares graduate students in English for teaching within the professional writing program and focuses on pedagogy development, technology instruction, and professional writing research. All students are observed several times throughout their first year of teaching and are helped to teach new and unique sections of business and technical writing.
ENGL 505T: Teaching with Technology Practicum (x4)
In ENGL 505T, new graduate teaching assistants work to integrate technology into their rhetoric and composition courses. Mentoring focuses on teaching technology in context, the rhetorical use of production software and hardware, and integrating multimedia composition during computer lab use. I had a hand in developing and teaching the following workshops:
Teaching Preparation: Orientation Week Review and Electronic Gradebooks; Making the Most of Your Lab Day; Preparing for English 106 Showcase; Electronic Teaching Portfolios
Pedagogy Issues: Plagiarism Concerns and Technology; Electronic Research and Documentation Visual Rhetoric and Visual Literacy 1 (Focus on Production); Visual Rhetoric and Visual Literacy 2 (Focus on Analysis); ESL and Technology; Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons; Collaborative Online Texts; 140 Characters at a Time: Texting; Creating and Assessing Multimedia Assignments; Game Theory & Persuasive Gaming
Production Software: Exploring the Deeper Power of Word and PowerPoint; Introduction to Adobe InDesign Working with Photoshop; Designing Websites; Making Videos: Windows Movie Maker or iMovie; Recording Audio: Audacity, GarageBand or Myna; Web 2.0 Tour of Tools and Resources; Exploring Acrobat Pro