Month: August 2020

Pam Bedore’s Virtual Workshop on Online Teaching

Pam Bedore ran a workshop for English faculty of all types and graduate students entitled “Using Discussion Boards with Online Teaching. This informal workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, from 1-1:45 was open to everyone and  covered the following topics:

  1. Designing engaging discussion boards
  2. Grading discussion boards quickly (with rubrics)
  3. Following up on discussion boards to introduce future materials

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Anna Ziering’s English 2003 Activist Writing

How Studying Racism Helped Us Become Anti-Racist Activists.

Earlier this summer, as the US saw the beginning of the largest protest movement in its history, English PhD candidate Anna Ziering organized a collaboration with former students on an activist writing project in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The process built on coursework from Ziering’s FA 19 course “American Literature Since 1880” (ENGL 2203), which closed with Angie Thomas’s YA novel “The Hate U Give.” Using Zoom and GoogleDocs, a team of twelve students worked together, building on their experience in two different sections of the class and, says Ziering, “organically sharing their diverse perspectives, experiences, and histories of activism.” Their article was published in UConn Today on July 30.