Widening the Pedagogical Net: Upcoming Conferences and Twitter Chats

Net amid the wide blue skyHello, dear readers! ‘Tis Kella, your friendly writing center Resource Specialist, and I’m super excited to spend the next 2 weeks blogging on a Wednesday-Friday schedule this week and a Monday-Wednesday schedule the week of Thanksgiving. There’s so much to share, learn, and think about, so please keep your comments coming. We would love to hear from you!

In today’s post, I wanted to draw your attention to some wonderful conference opportunities and calls for proposals.

Lastly, for those of you who enjoy Tweeting or are Twitter-curious, there are some outstanding writing-and-education-related Twitter conversations happening on a weekly basis. To get a primer on some of these super fun electronic conversations, please read Erin E. Templeton’s excellent ProfHacker article (January 24, 2011), “Enrich Your Teaching Through Social Media.” I just took part in the #FYCchat (First-Year Composition Chat) on a Wednesday night (9-10 pm ET) last month, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ideas and excellent teaching tips that the participants from across the nation were freely sharing. For details, check out Lee Skallerup’s awesome First-Year Composition Chat blog compendium: http://fycchat.blogspot.com/

Other cool Twitter conversations include:

And more!

So, what are your favorite ways to use social media to widen your pedagogical net? We’d love to hear your ideas, so share away!

Kind regards,

Michaella Hammond

Michaella Hammond

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