ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING AND THE CODES OF POWER
June 13 – 17, 2016
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grades: 9th – College
Registration Fee $530
Argumentative writing is a tool, a foundational skill and can also be a gatekeeper. How do we effectively teach argumentative writing in the high school and college classroom, especially to underserved students including those developing basic skills and English language learners? As strong content and pedagogy are essential for student engagement, this week-long workshop will explore writing structures, sociocultural perspectives, and a variety of technological tools. Participants will learn concrete strategies to empower students to: engage with complex texts, participate in academic spaces with confidence, and produce analytical writing. Participants will also have opportunities to write and reflect on their teaching practice.
Carmen Johnston has been an English Professor at Chabot College for ten years. She is a BAWP fellow from the 2013 institute. She is also the co-founder of the social justice learning community Change It Now! at Chabot College.
Cherise Martinez-McBride teaches in the MUSE (Multicultural Urban Secondary English) program at UC Berkeley. She has taught high school, adult school and community college in the Bay Area for the past ten years and is a BAWP fellow from the 2013 institute.