The AWAC Mentoring Committee will be offering two series of virtual workshops for free to AWAC members in the 2019 and 2020 academic year. One series will focus on WAC pedagogy for instructors across disciplines. The other series will focus on WAC program development and leadership for WAC program administrators and faculty across disciplines; these workshops will be helpful for institutions hoping to create or further develop a WAC program. Each semester, we will feature one workshop from each of the two series. These will be live, interactive, one-hour events, and we will archive a video of the workshops in the resources section of the AWAC website.
Our AWAC Virtual Workshops will begin with a webinar workshop in collaboration with the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) entitled “Moving WAC to the Web: Using GSOLE’s OLI Principles to Creating Accessible Resources for Online Writing across the Disciplines.” The webinar workshop will be led by AWAC Mentoring Committee members Amy Cicchino (Auburn University) and Lindsay Clark (Sam Houston State University) and by Traci Austin (Sam Houston State University) and will take place on Tuesday, October 15th from 2-3pm ET. The workshop is free to AWAC members with advance registration.
The workshop webinar will explore how GSOLE’s “Online Literacy Instruction Principles and Tenets” can frame online literacy instruction across disciplinary contexts. By focusing especially on the first principle—accessibility—the leaders will engage administrators and instructors in a process of linking principle to practice. More specifically, the webinar leaders will describe their own experiences with developing accessible online course materials, which involved using Blackboard Ally. Then, participants will be invited to share their experiences and to collaboratively respond to a course design scenario. This webinar thus responds to a gap between national documents and local practice and focuses on how to develop local practices to support the first principle, accessibility.
The deadline to register is 5:00pm on October 13th. For more information and registration, click on the link below: