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5th Annual Creating Connections Symposium on Writing Pedagogy | Hosted by UCLA Writing Programs and the Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Writing Programs and the Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy are excited to announce the 5th Annual Creating Connections Symposium on Writing Pedagogy, May 19-20! The symposium (which will be hybrid with the exception of one fully in-person session) will feature new takes on previous topics like contract grading and multimodal composition, as well as venturing into new territory with a session on neurodiversity and accessibility and a collaborative session (with the EPIC-Lang conference) on intersections of writing and language pedagogy. Please see below for a brief schedule, and check out our webpage for more information. You can also RSVP here.

Thursday, May 19th

Session 1: Neurodiversity and Accessibility In Higher Education

3:00-4:00pm PDT, hybrid (365 Kaplan Hall | Zoom link will be provided to those who RSVP)

Followed by a workshop with UCLA All Brains

4:15-5:00pm PDT, hybrid (365 Kaplan Hall | Zoom link will be provided to those who RSVP)

Friday, May 20th

Session 2: Alternative Grading Methods

11:00am-12:00pm PDT, in person (348 Kaplan Hall | materials will be available online)

Session 3: Metacognition and Technology in Multimodal Classrooms

1:30-2:30pm PDT, hybrid (348 Kaplan Hall | Zoom link will be provided to those who RSVP)

Session 4: Rethinking the Teaching of Writing in the Language Classroom

3:15-4:15pm PDT, hybrid (348 Kaplan Hall | Zoom link will be provided to those who RSVP)

Reception

4:30-5:30pm PDT, in person (outdoor location TBA)

All events are free, and we welcome interested UCLA graduate students, instructors, library staff, and administrators to attend. Although not required, we encourage participants to bring relevant ideas for assignments, activities, and teaching strategies to share at each session.

We will check UCLA symptom monitoring for all in-person events and strongly encourage masks for indoor events to keep immunocompromised members of our community safe. If you require any accommodations to participate, please let us know via the RSVP form.