Facilitator: Professor Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7-8pm EST (optional follow up discussion from 8-9pm)
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As the inputs continue to multiply, how can we help students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing in effective ways, utilizing the information that they have found to develop multimedia texts? In this webinar, we will explore how purposeful digital writing — with a focus on mode, media, audience, purpose, and situation — can help your students frame their thinking and produce multimedia texts. Examples and resources will be shared, as well as an open Q&A about digital writing tools.

Troy Hicks, an associate professor at Central Michigan University, teaches pre-service writing methods classes and facilitates professional development on the teaching of writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing with technology. In his research, he collaborates with K-16 teachers and explores how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms.  He also serves as the Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project at CMU. His publications include The Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann, 2009) and Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Twitter ID: @hickstro