[Air-l] CIWIC summer institutes

Cheryl E. Ball ceball at chartermi.net
Wed Dec 5 17:01:24 PST 2001

Dear Colleagues:
Please pass along the following announcement to faculty and graduate students interested in a suite
of summer institutes on computer-supported instruction in

• Composition and/or communication programs
• New media courses
• K–12 instruction, especially communication across the curriculum

A Suite of Summer Institutes for Faculty Interested in Computer Use

INSTITUTE CONTENTS:  Four Choices for Professional Development

* Approaches to Integrating Computers into Writing Classrooms (CIWIC–AIC) *
In its seventeenth year, CIWIC–AIC provides a space for participants to explore the thoughtful
integration of technology in composition classrooms, by examining the value of such tools as
networks, online course management tools, electronic conferencing, composition software, lab
management, and the World Wide Web. Institute coordinated by Dr. Cynthia Selfe.

* Integrating New Media into Writing Classrooms (CIWIC–NM) *
CIWIC–NM participants learn graphics and authoring software for composing multimedia texts. They
also use those texts—as well as student- and commercially-produced multimedia—as grounds for
discussing and developing compositional and rhetorical approaches for teaching both the
interpretation and the development of new media texts in writing-intensive classrooms. Institute
coordinated by Dr. Anne Frances Wysocki.

* Individual Projects (CIWIC–IP) *
CIWIC–IP is an institute for past CIWIC participants who want to take on a more focused project.
Past participants have worked on designing distance-education courses that use email, the World
Wide Web, and Instructional Television; and designing a Web-based student publication realm using
Perl, JavaScript, and CGI scripting. CIWIC staff provide intense, one-on-one support.

* Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum (CIWIC–ECAC) *
CIWIC–ECAC is designed for participants who are primarily interested in integrating communication
technologies into the K–12 curriculum. This workshop brings together teachers, administrators,
support staff, and 7th–11th grade students to learn and develop critical approaches to using
appropriate technologies in the classroom. Institute coordinated by Dr. Richard Selfe.


CIWIC–ECAC runs June 9–21, 2002 and is a one-week onsite workshop, followed by a one-week virtual
workshop, and year-round online support offered by the ECAC support staff.

CIWIC–AIC, CIWIC–NM, and CIWIC–IP run concurrently for two weeks, June 17–28, 2002, consisting of
10 six-hour days with optional lunch and evening sessions.

All four institutes use a state-of-the-art computer facility, Michigan Tech’s Center for
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction (CCLI). In addition to attending regularly scheduled
sessions, participants have 24-hour access to the lab/classroom for additional explorations and
practice. All participants receive three semester-hours of graduate credit.

For more information or to request a brochure, see http://www.hu.mtu.edu/ciwic or contact Cheryl E.
Ball by email at ceball at mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-3272 (office) or 906-487-2582 (computer

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