[UPDATE] Everywhere is a Classroom

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TYCA-SW / Two Year College English Association -- Southwest
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Everywhere is a Classroom
Two-Year College English Association-Southwest
October 23-25, 2014

Everywhere is a Classroom embraces how approaches, from the traditional classroom to the technologically enhanced classroom, have changed the dynamics of teaching English. From the idea that learners use their own personal experience as a foundation for critical thinking and writing to the challenge of conducting research from a smart phone or tablet, our definitions of learning environments and teaching methods are expanding. Everywhere is a Classroom includes the pedagogical concepts of how learning can occur through observation, reflection, collaboration, and experience in addition to research. Community partnerships, learning communities, and service learning opportunities also stretch and extend the reach of classroom into the public sector. English presentations as well as interdisciplinary presentations from Government, History, and Speech are invited to join the conversation in Frisco, TX on October 23-25, 2014.

Suggested Teaching Related Topics:
• Teaching Rhetoric
• Teaching and Exploring Literature
• Engagement and Success
• Teaching Documentation
• Classroom Assessment
• Integrated Reading and Writing
• Teaching Personal Responsibility
• Effective Uses of Technology

Suggested Professional Strand Topics:
• Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
• The Art of Teaching Everywhere or Anywhere
• Transforming Lives or Empowering Students
• Flexibility, Adaptability, and Collaboration
• Partnerships with Service Learning, Learning Communities, or Businesses
• Innovative Learning

Submit Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Memoirs for Creative Sessions!

Proposals related to any English or related teaching topics will be welcome. Proposals should account for a 50 minute session and at least a ten minute question-and-answer platform. Adjuncts and graduate students in the field of English are encouraged to present as well. Please list all technology needs in the proposal.

Please submit proposals to gperkins@collin.edu
Please direct other inquiries to tmcmillen@collin.edu.