WriteToLearnNY Online Module Series



This series of four modules is delivered asynchronously over the course of 3-4 months.  Faculty enrolled in the online workshops contribute to whole group discussions that focus upon assigned readings and writing assignments they create for their students.  Typically, two online discussion boards are open at once and are introduced at three to four week intervals.  These discussions are moderated by the online instructor and are intended to enhance and reinforce the teaching practices of participants.  Registration for the Online Module Series is limited to 10 participants.  Participants must complete all discussion board modules as well as the reading and writing assignments associated with them to earn 45 CTLE hours.   


Online Module Series Topics


Introduction to the WriteToLearnNY Online Module Series

  • overview

  • foundations of writing-to-learn

  • reading the writing of ELL students


Designing Writing Assignments

  • integrating course learning objectives with writing assignments

  • kinds of writing and associated assignments

  • characteristics of effective writing assignments

  • scaffolding writing assignments


Responding to Student Writing

  • exploring types of rubrics

  • rubric criteria and descriptors

  • responding to the writing of ELL students


Reflection Assignments and Future Directions

  • minimal marking strategies

  • designing reflection assignments

  • evaluating student writing

  • WriteToLearnNY Online Module Series review



Online Module Series Activities (approximately 10 hours per module, plus 5 hours for term project planning and reflection letters)


  • Contributing to online discussion boards: Participants post, comment on, and respond to assigned readings and writing assignments they have created. 

  • Close-reading of articles: Participants read pertinent texts for discussion.

  • Creating original texts: Participants produce appropriate texts to share with colleagues.  These include responses to readings and drafts of writing assignments intended for their students.

  • Drafting and revising term project (planning and reflection letters)



Fees and Cancellation Policy



The fee for the WriteToLearnNY Online Module Series is $5,000, and the program is capped at 10 participants.  Payment in full is due before the start of the program.


Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellation of the WriteToLearnNY Online Module Series up to two weeks prior to the scheduled date of the first meeting will not carry any financial penalty and any monies previously paid will be refunded in full.  Cancellation within two weeks of the scheduled date of the first workshop will incur a processing fee of $250.  No additional cancellation fees apply.


All cancellation and refund requests must be made via email to WriteToLearnNY@gmail.com.  


Cancellation by the instructor will be rescheduled at no charge.