Thursday, April 3, 2014

March Activities

Dana Andrews and Cynthia Bartels, Instructors of English, attended the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, IN.

Michael Charlton, Assistant Professor of English, gave the paper “Writing with the Door Closed: Proprietary Information and Professional Writing Students in the Age of Open Source” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, IN.

Meredith Katchen, Instructor of English, attended the Great Plains Honors Council Conference in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

On Friday, March 28, Mark Henderson, and student in the Master of Applied Arts in Written Communication presented "Thinking Digitally: Metacognition's Role in Instructional Design" to the Technical Communication Teachers Workshop at Missouri State University. His presentation was based on his Master's thesis, which included evaluation and recommendation for improvement of on line training materials for a local company. Dr. Kaye Adkins also attended the workshop.

On Saturday, March 29, several students in the Technical Communication program participated in the Student Technical Communication conference at Missouri State University. Brandon Herring, Brenda Kohrs, Brian Ramsay, and Jessica Voelk presented posters of their research on technical documents. Mark Henderson and Jennifer Heater, students in the technical communication program, and Dr. Kaye Adkins also attended.

Work with teachers involved in the College Ready Writers Program (CRWP) funded by Prairie Lands Writing Project’s i3 grant continued in March with model lessons, book study groups, and other sessions with teachers and students in Braymer, Hamilton, and Breckenridge.  PLWP Teacher Consultant Kathy Miller (Weston High School) joined Co-Director Tom Pankiewicz (MWSU) and Principal Investigator Jane Frick (MWSU, retired) in delivering these programs.  On March 6
th  and 7th, Teacher Consultant Terri McAvoy (St. Joseph, retired) conducted model lessons and met with teachers at Pickett Elementary as part of the SEED 2 Professional Development in a High-Needs Schools grant. 

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