Workshops - Winter 2014
Workshops

BUILDING BRIDGES: INTRODUCTIIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

Presenter: Devon Niebling

    Wednesday, December 10                 4:00-5:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Saturday, December 13                      9:00-10:00 a.m.           EVC 212
    Saturday, December 20                      9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209

PROCESS ANALYSIS: STEP BY STEP 

 Presenter: Eve Hermanson

    Thursday, December 18                     4:00-5:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, December 19                          12:00-1:00 p.m.           FOC #10, 209
    Friday, December 19                          1:30-2:30 p.m.             EVC 212

TEACHER TALK: GETTING STUDENTS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AND INTO THE COMMUNITY

Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

    Tuesday, December 16                       2:30-3:30 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Thursday, December 18                     10:00-11:00 a.m.         EVC 212
    Thursday, December 18                     11:30 a.m. 12:30 pm.  FOC #10, 209

WASTED WORDS (AND HOW TO THROW THEM AWAY)

  Presenter: Victoria Hecker

    Thursday, December 11                     4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Wednesday, December 17                 1:30-2:30 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Tuesday, January 6                             9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209

OUTLINES

 Presenter: Biz Farrell

    Monday, December 15                       5:30-6:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Tuesday, December 16                       6:00-7:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Wednesday, December 17                 5:30-6:30 p.m.             EVC 212

USING RESEARCH: QUOTING, PARAPHRASING, SUMMARIZING, AND CITING

 Presenter: Michael Jamieson

    Wednesday, December 17                 10:00-11:00 a.m.         EVC 212
    Thursday, December 18                     1:30-2:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, December 19                          1:00-2:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222

THE BIG AWESOME TOOLBOX: NOTE-TAKING, DATABASE, AND BIBLIOGRAPHY MANAGEMENT

 Presenter: Eric O’Brien

    Wednesday, December 17                 5:00-6:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Thursday, January 15                          5:00-6:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Tuesday, February 3                           5:00-6:00 p.m.             EVC 212

CRITICAL THINKING

 Presenter: Jen Lambert

    Monday, January 12                           9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209
    Monday, January 12                           10:30-11:30 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222
    Monday, January 12                           2:00-3:00 p.m.             EVC 212

USING STRONGER VERBS

 Presenter: Biz Farrell

    Monday, January 12                           5:30-6:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Tuesday, January 13                           6:00-7:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Wednesday, January 14                      5:30-6:30 p.m.             EVC 212

UNDERSTANDING WRITING ASSIGNMENT PROMPTS

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

    Monday, January 12                           4:30-5:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Wednesday, January 14                      9:30-10:30 a.m.           EVC 212
    Thursday, January 15                          10:00-11:00 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222

ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE VOICE

 Presenter: Victoria Hecker

    Thursday, January 15                          4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Wednesday, January 21                      1:30-2:30 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Tuesday, January 27                           9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209

RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF IMAGES

 Presenter: Patrick Mainelli

    Monday, January 19                           2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Thursday, January 22                          1:00-2:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, January 23                               1:00-2:00 p.m.             EVC 212

TEACHER TALK: BRIEF IN-CLASS WRITING AS A LEARNING TOOL

 Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

    Tuesday, January 20                           2:30-3:30 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Thursday, January 22                          10:00-11:00 a.m.         EVC 212
    Thursday, January 22                          11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FOC #10, 209

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

 Presenter: Michael Jamieson

    Tuesday, January 20                           2:30-3:30 p.m.             EVC 212
    Thursday, January 22                          1:30-2:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, January 23                               1:00-2:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222

BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

    Monday, January 26                           4:30-5:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Wednesday, January 28                      9:30-10:30 a.m.           EVC 212
    Thursday, January 29                          10:00-11:00 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222

UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH IDIOMS

 Presenter: Lorraine Duggin

    Friday, January 30                               12:00-1:00 p.m.           FOC #10, 209
    Friday, January 30                               2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, January 30                               4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212

SCIENCE WRITING

 Presenter: Patrick Mainelli

     Monday, February 2                           2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Thursday, February 5                          1:00-2:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, February 6                               1:00-2:00 p.m.             EVC 212

     


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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