Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop: Crossing the Digital Divide

Friday, October 6, 2017
College of DuPage

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Would you like to use portfolios in  your classes?  Interested in making your own teaching portfolio to make you more competitive in the job market?

Do you want to teach online, but you’re not sure where to begin?

Join us for our pre-WOTE workshop !


9:00 am -11:30 am:  “Designing Teaching Portfolios and Assignments for Learning Portfolios”

Barry Maid, Professor, Arizona State University

Barry Maid
Barry Maid

In the first half of this workshop, Professor Maid will engage faculty in conversation and hands-on activities focused on the roles of teaching portfolios, which can offer students opportunities to represent, enrich, and reflect on their learning.  In the second half of the session, he will will talk about the purposes and contents of teaching portfolios, which can be important tools for making faculty members’ work visible to others.

11:30-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-4:00 pm  “Digital Teaching : Making the Transition from Face-to-Face Classes to Online Classes”

Barry Maid, Professor and Head of Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication, Arizona State University, and Lynda Haas, Composition Lecturer, University of California-Irvine

Lynda Haas
Lynda Haas

The facilitators will begin the workshop by asking participants to describe some of  the instructional practices that they consider most effective in face-to-face classrooms. The group will then discuss ways to adapt those practices to meet the needs of students in online classes. This session will offer an opportunity to share participants’ success stories, to reflect on those successes, and to adapt those successful practices to other teaching situations.