Workshops - Fall 2014
Workshops

BUILDING BRIDGES: INTRODUCTIIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

Presenter: Devon Niebling

  • Saturday, September 6                     9:00-10:00 a.m.                    EVC 212  
  • Wednesday, September 10               4:00-5:00 p.m.                     SOC, CON 222
  • Saturday, September 13                   9:00 a.m.-10:00a.m.             FOC #10, 209

SENTENCE STRUCTURE

 Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

  • Monday, September 8                     4:00-5:00 p.m.                    SOC, CON 222
  • Tuesday, September 9                     2:00-3:00 p.m.                    FOC #10, 209
  • Saturday, September 13                  11:00 a.m.-noon                  EVC 212

USING STRONGER VERBS

Presenter: Biz Farrell

  • Monday, September 15                        1:00-2:00 p.m.                        SOC, CON 222   
  • Tuesday, September 16                        1:00-2:00 p.m.                        FOC#10, 209
  • Wednesday, September 17                   1:00-2:00 p.m.                        EVC 212  

THE BIG AWESOME TOOLBOX: NOTE-TAKING, SOURCE STORING, AND BIBLIOGRAPHY MANAGMENT

  Presenter: Eric O'Brien

  • Wednesday, September 10                     4:00-5:00 p.m.                    FOC#10, 209
  • Thursday, October 9                               5:00-6:00 p.m.                    SOC, CON 222
  • Tuesday, November 4                             5:00-6:00 p.m.                    EVC 212 

MILA STYLE BASICS

 Presenter: Sara Lihz Staroska

  • Wednesday, September 10                   2:00-3:00 p.m.                         EVC 212
  • Monday, September 15                        2:30-3:30 p.m.                         SOC CON 222
  • Monday, September 22                        3:00-4:00 p.m.                         FOC #10, 209

MAKING OUTLINES: THE BEST WRITING PRESENT YOU'VE EVER GIVEN YOURSELF

 Presenter: Michael Jamieson

  • Tuesday, September 23                        2:30-3:30 p.m.                        FOC #10, 209
  • Thursday, September 25                       2:30-3:30 p..m.                       EVC 212 
  • Friday, September 26                           1:00-2:00 p.m.                        SOC CON 222

HUNTING FOR NARRATIVE TREASURE

 Presenter: Eve Hermanson

  • Thursday, September 25                      4:00-5:00 p.m.                          SOC CON 222  
  • Friday, September 26                          12:00-1:00 p.m.                        FOC #10, 209
  • Friday, September 26                          1:30-2:30 p.m.                          EVC 212

CRITICAL THINKING

 Presenter: Jen Lambert

  • Thursday, September 25                      10:00-11:00 a.m.                   FOC #10, 209
  • Thursday, September 25                      12:00-1:00 p.m.                     SOC CON 222
  • Thursday, September 25                      2:00-3:00 p.m.                       EVC 212

PERSONAL PRONOUNS: USING 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd PERSON TO ENHANCE CLARITY AND STYLE

 Presenter: Marni Valerio

  • Thursday, September 25                      9:00-10:00 a.m.                          SOC CON 222  
  • Friday, September 26                          9:00-10:00 a.m.                          EVC 212
  • Friday, September 26                          1:00-2:00 p.m.                            FOC #10, 209

UNDERSTANDING WRITING ASSIGNMENT PROMPTS

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

  • Monday, October 6                             9:00-10:00 a.m.                        EVC 212
  • Monday, October 6                             11:00 a.m.-noon                       SOC CON 222
  • Monday, October 6                             1:00-2:00 p.m.                          FOC #10, 209

USING RESEARCH: QUOTING, PARAPHRASING, SUMMARIZING, AND CITING

 Presenter: Michael Jamieson

  • Tuesday, October 7                             2:30-3:30 p.m.                       FOC #10, 209  
  • Thursday, October 9                            2:30-3:30 p.m.                       EVC 212
  • Friday, October 10                              1:00-2:00 p.m.                       SOC CON 222

WHO IS THAT 3rd PERSON?

 Presenter: Victoria Hecker

  • Friday, October 24                         9:00-10:00 a.m.                         SOC CON 222
  • Friday, October 24                         11:00 a.m.-noon                        FOC #10, 209  
  • Friday, October 24                         1:00-2:00 p.m.                           EVC 212

BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

  • Monday, October 27                        9:00-10:00 a.m.                    EVC 212
  • Monday, October 27                        11:00 a.m.-noon                   SOC CON 222
  • Monday, October 27                        1:00-2:00 p.m.                      FOC #10, 209

USING COLONS AND SEMICOLONS

 Presenter: Lorraine Druggin

  • Friday, October 31                          12:00-1:00 p.m.                      FOC #10, 209
  • Friday, October 31                          2:00-3:00 p.m.                        SOC CON 222
  • Friday, October 31                          4:00-5:00 p.m.                        EVC 212

PUNCTUATION

 Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

  • Monday, November 3                      4:00-5:00 p.m.                         SOC CON 222
  • Tuesday, November 4                       2:00-3:00 p.m.                        FOC #10, 209
  • Saturday, November 8                    11:00a.m.-noon                         EVC 212

UNDERSTANDING WRITING PROMPTS

 Presenter: Biz Farrell

  • Tuesday, November 4                       1:00-2:00 p.m.                         FOC #10, 209
  • Wednesday, November 5                  1:00-2:00 p.m.                         EVC 212
  • Thursday, November 6                      3:00-4:00 p.m.                         SOC CON 222

Teacher Talk Sessions

With this series, we invite Metro faculty members from across the disciplines to join us for open-ended, collegial conversations about various aspects of teaching writing.

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CIRCLES  

Speaking and listening are closely correlated with reading and writing, both in the way that we learn, and in the way we relate to others. Conversational English Circles will provide English Language Learners with opportunities for language practice in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Practicing listening and speaking skills will help students be more engaged in their experience at MCC. Students will build confidence and feel more fluent when participating in class discussions, asking questions, and writing essays. The Conversational Circles will focus on everyday topics, incorporating fun activities to promote cross-cultural exchange and help students build a social network. We will explore the idiosyncrasies of the English language and learn idioms and expressions so that students can increase their confidence and comprehension. The primary focus will be on discussions that take place in the ESL and writing classrooms, with an eye toward helping students write better, clearer papers, but will also include everyday conversational scenarios.  

FRIDAYS 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Facilitated by Writing Center Consultant, Tegan Robinson

South Omaha Campus Writing Center Connector Building, Room 222    

*Note:  Part-time faculty who participate in this workshop are eligible for professional development compensation for their attendance.  We will provide the reimbursement forms.  Full-time faculty may represent their participation in this workshop in the "Professional Development" section of the "Faculty Professional Portfolio."**
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