PRELIMINARY PROGRAM for INKSHED 20

May 8-May 10

Hockley Highlands, Ontario


Your conference organizers are looking forward to Inkshed 20 – see preliminary schedule below. It’s not too late to decide to come and enjoy the celebrations and good talks. Instructions for both registration and room booking are online at http://www.stu.ca/inkshed/inkshed20/shedreg.htm

 

(If you can’t come, but would like to submit an article to our list of the “The best of…..” please send ML Craven an email, and she’ll make sure it gets discussed. Who knows? This could be the beginning of a whole new chapter in Inkshedding!)


 

INKSHED 20 PROGRAM


Important NOTICE for ALL Inkshedders:


In addition to our usual Inkshedding activity, we propose a new reading/annotating activity. We ask that participants consider submitting an article to the conference organizers BEFORE they arrive, so that we can make copies available at the conference. Depending on the number submitted, we will organize the readings and ask participants to annotate (in a form yet to be determined) some or all of them, and then we will all discuss the texts and their accumulated annotations as part of our Sunday morning wrap-up activities. This activity, we hope, will add another dimension to our celebration of 20 years of teaching reading and writing skills.


We encourage submissions in two particular categories: texts you consider to have been seminal in our field during the past 20 years, and current texts that speak to the changing contexts for writing and reading. (For example, in the second category Mary-Louise Craven will be submitting the article, “Saving a Place for Essayistic Literacy” from Hawisher and Selfe (Eds), Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Technologies, 1999.)

Please send your article to M-L Craven, Communication Studies Program, 328 Calumet College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, M3J 1P3; should it be online just send the URL to mlc@yorku.ca.




Thursday afternoon, evening:


WELCOME, INFORMAL LOUNGING, and SUPPER


Thursday evening after supper (~8:00 PM):


1. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & ACTIVITIES


Heather Graves and Roger Graves, De Paul University, Chicago

“Canada As Context.”


(Before the keynote talk, Mary-Louise and Brock will say a few words about the reading/annotating activity in anticipation of Sunday morning’s wrap-up. Individuals who have submitted readings for annotation will be asked to speak briefly (very briefly!) about the reasons for their selections.)


Friday 9:00 - 10:15 AM:


2. TELLING OUR STORY: 20 YEARS OF TEACHING WRITING, 20 YEARS OF INKSHED


Sharron Wall, McGill and Nan Johnson, Ohio State:

Introduction to participatory poster paper (continuing activity) -- a visual retrospective of changes in conceptualization of writing in last 20 years


Anne Hunt and Russ Hunt:

“Narrative and Context: We'll Show You Ours If You'll Show Us Yours”


Friday 10:30 - 12:00 noon:


3. TEACHING WRITING FOR A PURPOSE: INSTITUTIONAL AND DISCIPLINARY CONTEXTS


Wendy Strachan, Simon Fraser University:

“Writing-Intensive Learning Meets Disciplinary Contexts: Accommodating to Difference”


Pamela Young, NorQuest College, Edmonton

“Career Goals, Curriculum and Students in Crisis: Teaching Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in an Adult Upgrading Institution”


Tosh Tachino, Carleton

“Transfer in Academic Writing”


Friday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM:


4. STUDENT & TEACHER ROLES: NEGOTIATING THE CLASSROOM CONTEXT


Katharine Patterson, UBC

“Performing on the Stage of their Texts: Positioning and the Role of the (Student) Writer”


Ken Tallman, U of T

“I Need 78% in This Class”


Shurli Makmillen, UNBSJ

“Standing Behind Words: Teaching and Evaluating Students' Oral Communication”


Friday, 3:15 – 4:45 PM:


5. “I’M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF:” TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SECOND-LANGUAGE CONTEXTS


Yaying Zhang, UCC

“Academic Literacy in a Cross-cultural context”


Teresa Hyland and Therese Khimasia, UWO

“Journal Writing: What Students Teach Us”


Rosana Hilbig, Carleton

“Using Response Journals to Teach English in China”


Friday evening:


Reading and Annotating (Possibly with a Beer in Your Hand):

Time to relax, read the submitted texts, and annotate at will!


Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 AM:


7. TEXT AND CONTEXT: READING, WRITING, READING AND WRITING


Stan Straw, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

“Revisiting Response to Literature: A Retrospective with Implications for Teaching”


John Bell, with Albert Ravera, York University

“Text-Based Writing: Context of Texts and Related Pedagogical Problems”


W. Brock MacDonald, J. Barbara Rose, & Kathryn Voltan, U of T

“The Right Content For The Context: Interdisciplinary Writing Courses For ESL Students”



Saturday, 10:45 - 11:45 AM:


8. CRITICAL THINKING: CONTEXTS OF INTERPRETATION


Deborah Knott, U of T

“What Can "Critical" Mean?”


Christina Halliday, Ontario College of Art and Design

“Critical Theory and Critical Thinking -- Student and Faculty Attitudes’



Saturday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM:


9. PERFORMATIVE BY DEFINITION: WRITING IN WORKPLACE CONTEXTS


Jamie MacKinnon, Bank of Canada

"Learning what they want: Developing analytic writing ability at work”


Sarah Goodyear, Carleton University

“Connecting Carleton Through Computer Communication: Students Engage in Writing a User Friendly Manual”


Anne Hungerford, Simon Fraser

“How writers in business learn to write in their genres without formal instruction”




Saturday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM:


10. LEARNING TO TEACH


Jana Weerasinghe-Seijts, UWO, and Joelle Adams, Fanshawe College

“Making the Transition to Academia: International Teaching Assistants in Canadian Universities”


Julie-Ann Stodolny and Valentyna Galadza, Waterloo University

“A web-based project of instructional support for TAs”



Saturday, 6:00 PM onwards:


11. COUNTRY BANQUET AND TALENT NIGHT


By bus to Nanci White's house, New Lowell; catering by Oasis, Orangeville; returning to Hockley Highlands at midnight



Sunday 9:30 - 10:30 AM:


12. WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? WHERE ARE WE NOW? WHERE ARE WE GOING?


Viewing & discussion of Wall/Johnson poster paper created by Inkshed 20 participants


Discussion of conference readings/annotations (led by M-L Craven and Brock Macdonald)

 


Sunday, 10:45 - 11:45 AM:


13. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, CASLL



12:00 noon:


Lunch and Farewell