Welcome, everyone! I’m Angela, and this is Make Writing: Supporting Multimodal Composition Up Close and Across the Distance.
Whether you stumbled upon this course on your own or you’re joining your colleagues for this remote learning experience, allow me to welcome you by watching the quick video, above.
Check out the answers to those that are most frequently asked, below. If I can help you more, please contact me. I’ll be happy to answer any question that isn’t addressed here.
Each lesson is aligned to that session’s learning targets. These videos may be paused, rewound, and revisited as often as you like.
Robust multimedia resources will be offered beside a variety of protocols intended to deepen your understanding of targeted concepts and skills.
Each lesson will conclude with an invitation to apply your leaning by building, designing, or refining your plans in ways that will serve your students well.
Those who purchase this upgrade may choose to participate in one of three live sessions via Zoom each week. These sessions are intended to help all of us learn in community with one another, share our thinking and our work, and receive meaningful feedback, if we wish.
For individuals who register independent of their school systems.
Six live session meeting times: M or W 7pm EST beginning June 15, 2020.
Open the course to your entire faculty and staff, so they may access asynchronously.
Wrap up to 18 hours of live meetups and/or coaching support around the digital course.
When does this course begin?
If you are registering independently, the first asynchronous session will become available on May 14, 2020. Remaining sessions will be released every seven days until June 25, 2020. All sessions will remain available to new users after this time. Live meetups for individuals not participating with a district will begin June 15, 2020. You may choose to join us on a Monday or a Wednesday from 7-8 pm EST via Zoom. Invites will be sent one week prior.
If you are participating with other members of your organization, check with your administrators or contact Angela to clarify your schedule. This will also be shared at your welcome meeting.
May I earn professional development credit for completing this course?
Yes, with the approval of your administrator. This course requires twenty clock hours. Contact Angela to learn more and arrange to obtain a certificate of completion. In most cases, evidence of knowledge application will be necessary to verify that learning was completed.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes. Please contact Angela to arrange for this.
What is the difference between a site license and an individual registration?
A site license provides access to an entire building staff, while an individual registration is for one person.
What is the difference between the asynchronous course option and the upgrade?
The asynchronous option includes six learning sessions that may be completed anytime and anywhere. They do not require any level of interactivity, and Angela does not engage with users.
The upgraded course option includes the six self-paced learning sessions as well as additional live, interactive discussions facilitated by Angela. Here, users may debrief their thinking and learning and seek feedback on their work. If you are registering independently of your school system, our first round of live sessions begins June 15th. You may choose to join us on Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm EST via Zoom. Invite to follow, one week prior to our start. You may begin the course at any time prior to our first meetup. Please try to complete the first session by then.
What if I am unhappy with this course?
You have 15 days from the point of purchase to request a full refund. After this time, refunds are not available.
Will you share my contact information?
How am I expected to engage in this space?
If you are participating in the self-paced course, there is no option or expectation for engagement.
If you are participating in facilitated sessions, please arrive on time for our scheduled meetings, contribute to our learning, and support other group members by pushing their thinking in ways that encourage and elevate our conversations.
What are the technology requirements for this course?
You must have a device that allows you to consume digital course content, and if you intend to participate in our interactive meetings, you must have a device with a camera and microphone in order to fully participate.
What technical skills do I need to have to complete this course?
You must be able to:
Should I have read Angela's books in order to participate?
This isn’t necessary.
What prerequisite knowledge should I have, prior to beginning this course?
An awareness of best practices for writing instruction is useful.
Where may I find an overview of the course?
This is a snapshot: Short Course Overview
This is a more detailed plan: Full Course Overview
Know that if you are enrolling as a district or school participant, the content for the course remains the same, but your pacing and live session options will be customized, based on the needs and interests of your staff.