Reading Matters – Reading Apprenticeship

Brain holding books

We live in a time where students have unlimited access to information through their electronic devices.  While we may push out academic content via Moodle, Remind, Slack, or another LMS, print/paper text continues to present a significant challenge for many of our learners.  What can we do to nudge reluctant readers to engage with the text of our discipline? Why don’t students recognize the importance of reading before class? How can we hold our high academic standards while extending an invitation to read and engage with our textbooks?  

Building on the foundation laid at January’s Professional Issues Conference (PIC 2018), join us for the first of three meetings this semester where we will discuss how classroom activities, norms and syllabus language can build (or discourage) student engagement with text both in and outside of our classrooms.

Meetings will build on one another, but attendance at all three sessions is not required.  The first meeting will happen on Wednesday, September 12 from 1 – 2 pm in room K-224.  Watch for text notification via REMIND or sign up now (https://goo.gl/forms/lG8pfna6qygvW5qz2).

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