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Bad Ideas About Writing

Cheryl E Ball

Drew M Loewe

We intend this work to be less a bestiary of bad ideas about writing than an effort to name bad ideas and suggest better ones. Some of those bad ideas are quite old, such as the archetype of the inspired genius author, the five-paragraph essay, or the abuse of adjunct writing teachers. Others are much newer, such as computerized essay scoring or gamification. Some ideas, such as the supposed demise of literacy brought on by texting, are newer bad ideas but are really instances of older bad ideas about literacy always being in a cycle of decline. Yet the same core questions such as what is good writing, what makes a good writer, how should writing be assessed, and the like persist across contexts, technologies, and eras. The project has its genesis in frustration, but what emerges is hope: hope for leaving aside bad ideas and thinking about writing in more productive, inclusive, and useful ways.

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Read more about Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools

Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools

Anna A. Berardi

Brenda M. Morton

This textbook represents the combined insight and experience of Morton, a k12 educator, and Berardi, a psychotherapist, both of whom are also university educators with extensive work experience serving districts and their teachers seeking to incorporate trauma-informed principles into their school culture and classroom. The authors identify that the field of education is now ready to deepen its level of response to the paradigm shift created by advances in neuroscience and traumatology. Hence, the primary focus is on identifying and applying trauma-informed educator competencies needed to transform districts, schools, educators, classrooms, and the field of education itself, while also including community members such as parents and board members in these processes - a total system makeover. At the conclusion of this text, the student, educator, or mental health professional will have a deeper understanding of what trauma-informed practice requires of them. This includes practical strategies on how to transform our learning communities in response to the devastating effect of unmitigated stress and trauma on our student's ability to learn and thrive throughout the lifespan.

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Read more about Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools

Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools

Nadia Prokopchuk, University of Saskatchewan

To complete the course ECUR 415.3: Current Issues in EAL, students are required to submit a final paper that reflects their growing knowledge about English as an Additional Language (EAL). EAL is the term used in Saskatchewan to describe students who speak languages other than English and require adequate levels of English to be successful with the school curriculum.

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Read more about Creating Online Learning Experiences

Creating Online Learning Experiences

Matt Crosslin, University of Texas at Arlington

Brett Benham, University of Texas at Arlington

Justin T. Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington

Amber Patterson, City of Mesquite, Texas

Peggy Semingson, The University of Texas at Arlington

Catherine A. Spann, University of Colorado

Brittany Usman, University of Texas at Arlington

Harriet Watkins

Justin T. Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington

Rebecca Heiser, Penn State University

Katerina Riviou, Greece & Open University of Netherlands

Brittany Usman, University of Texas at Arlington

This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

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Read more about Oregon Writes Open Writing Text

Oregon Writes Open Writing Text

Jenn Kepka

This textbook guides students through rhetorical and assignment analysis, the writing process, researching, citing, rhetorical modes, and critical reading. Using accessible but rigorous readings by professionals throughout the college composition field, the Oregon Writes Writing Textbook aligns directly to the statewide writing outcomes for English Composition courses in Oregon.

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Learning to Learn Online

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres

Christina Page

Adam Vincent

Learning to Learn Online helps you prepare for online learning success by introducing you to the online learning environment and your role as a learner within it. As you come to understand yourself as an self-directed learner, you will also be introduced to effective learning strategies: time management for online learners, information management, professional communication, and reading strategies. Welcome to your online learning journey!

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Read more about Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

Aaron Tucker

Paul Chafe

Write Here, Right Now: An interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research utilizes PressBooks to create and host a writing e-textbook for first year university students that would effectively integrate into the flipped classroom model. The textbook could also be used for non-flipped classroom designs, as the embedded videos, diagrams and linked modules would act as an all-in-one multimedia textbook geared towards multiple learning styles and disciplines. The components of the textbook, including the embedded videos, could be swapped in and out in order to accommodate a professor’s best idea of his/her own course design.

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Read more about Guía Para Realizar Textos Abiertos Con Estudiantes

Guía Para Realizar Textos Abiertos Con Estudiantes

Multiple Authors

¿Qué es la pedagogía abierta? ¿Cómo la están poniendo en práctica los profesores en sus aulas para construir textos abiertos y otros recursos educativos abiertos? ¿Cuáles son las ventajas de la pedagogía abierta? Esta sección responde a estas preguntas y proporciona ideas para trabajar dentro de las estructuras de enseñanza existentes para introducir la pedagogía abierta en sus clases.

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Read more about Desafíos De La Formación Ciudadana En La Era Digital: Estadodelarte

Desafíos De La Formación Ciudadana En La Era Digital: Estadodelarte

David Contreras Guzmán, Escuela de Pedagogía

David Aceituno Silva, Instituto de Historia

Antonio Tapia Zúñiga, Instituto de Historia

Esta publicación es posible gracias al proyecto “Fortaleciendo la Democracia a través del Ciudadanía Digital en Chile y México”, desarollado por La Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile y el Instituto Belisario Domínguez del Senado de México, y financiado por el Fondo Conjunto de Cooperación México–Chile (convocatoria 2015). Dicho fondo es administrado por la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo de Chile (AGCID) y la Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID).

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Read more about EVALUACIÓN DEL APRENDIZAJE EN INGLÉS

EVALUACIÓN DEL APRENDIZAJE EN INGLÉS

Jannett Fonseca

Francisca Henríquez, Henríquez

This course material has been created for the course “Evaluation of comprehension and oral and written production in English” (LCL 462) from the English Language Teaching (ELT) program at the Institute of Literature and Language Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). This course is located in the 8th semester of the curriculum of the bachelor degree of “Pedagogy in English” (English Language Initial Teacher Training) at PUCV. This course corresponds to the area of specific disciplinary training, complements the professional training course “Evaluation of Learning” of the School of Pedagogy and precedes the professional practice, academic-professional activity culminating in the curriculum of this career.

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