Category: CBW 2012
Thanks to our bloggers!
Many thanks to the hard working Karin Evans, Marisa Klages, and Jeannie Waller for blogging and tweeting basic writing at CCCC! Thanks for all of your hard work in documenting CCCC!
Live Discussion about Basic Writing, T-2 hours and 22 minutes
Reminder: today’s live presentation event! Conference in from wherever you are! The event begins at 12:30 CDT. Have you been enjoying the discussion, be sure to continue hanging out with us LIVE at CCCCs. The roundtable “There’s Nothing Basic about Basic Writing” will be TODAY! Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 12:30-1:45pm (CDT). If you are…
CBW Sense of the House Resolution, 2012
If you were at this year’s CCCC, or if you followed along virtually, you know that the role of basic writing was greatly increased in the program. This trend continues with the 2013 Call for Papers. The CBW Executive Board wanted to publicly thank Chris Anson and Howard Tinberg, so we introduced this sense of…
Professional Development: How Do You Know You Are a Good Teacher?
We started off this morning with a great presentation by Robin Ozz, Jason Evans, and Rosemary Arca. They presented on their participation in a two year long professional development program focused on basic writing pedagogy. Full disclosure: they were presenting on a project I which I was also a participant and it was one of…
Hannah Ashley began our session with Mike Rose with a very personal introduction about the influence Mike Rose had on her choices as a graduate student and her decision to focus on basic writing, developmental education, and issues of social justice. In graduate school, Hannah published an article citing Mike’s work. He e-mailed her about…
W7 The Accelerated Learning Program as an Evidence-Based Success Model
Peter Adams, Community College of Baltimore County; Heidi Johnsen, LaGuardia Community College; Michelle Zollars, Patrick Henry Community College; Jan Allen, Community College of Baltimore County Jan Allen discussed some context for Developmental Education, including disappointing outcomes for students enrolled in developmental courses. There is significant pressure for students to earn degrees, and the overall financial…
Scenes From CBW 2012 (W7)
An attentive audience listens to Peter Adams explain ALP.
Accelerated Learning Project (W7)
Today, we were excited to hear more about the Accelerated Learning Project, originated at the Community College of Baltimore County by Peter Adams. ALP is an alternative model for teaching basic writing by placing basic writers in an introductory composition course (not a basic or developmental writing course) with composition students. The basic writing cohort,…
W7 Poster Session: Challenging the Standard
K. Hyoejin Yoon, Devon Kehler, Ilknur Sancak-‐Marusa, West Chester University College as a “gated community” – BW students need alternate points of entry. West Chester has writing placement through SAT scores. Students may elect to take a “challenge” exam, which has a 50% pass rate. The students who passed the challenge exam fared just fine…