Writing activities for CTS Learning & Teaching Day
#1: Getting to Know: Draw/Write Selfie (optional) – 10 mins
- Draw around your hand – 1 min
- Annotate by drawing and writing – 5 mins
- (Add in “what do you want?”) – 1 min
- Everyone hold up their drawing – 1 min
- Share in pairs – 2 mins
#2: Deconstructing Debord: Group Reading Exercise – 45 mins
- Each student is allocated a section of the text; ask each student to blackout the text to leave 5 key words. 5mins.
- Transcribe the 5 words onto post-its. 1 min.
- Feedback in pairs – optional. 5 mins.
- Choose 2 of your neighbour’s words and do a 2 min free write around each word. 5 mins.
- Readouts in groups of 5/6. 10 mins.
- As a group look for the commonalities across all the entries and devise a mini-presentation: e.g. as a group choose 6 definitive keywords, or devise a 25 word elevator pitch which summarises what you understood as a group from the reading. Or each write an elevator pitch, then choose 1 to present. 10 mins.
- Presentations to class/discussion. 10 mins.
- (students would be asked to work directly into their blogs)
An exercise like the above may encourage students to set up reading groups, which promotes: Personal Learning Newtorks.
#3: Who Do You Think You Are: Branding & Social Media. 15 mins
- In groups of 3/4:
- unpick an institutional brand via its social media output: consider: voice/message/values/bottom line – what do they stand for? How does it manifest?
ual, lcc, csm
new school, new york
- present in your groups as an A3 draw/write piece
#4: How To Write An Essay. 10-15 mins
In groups of 3/4:
- each person do a 2 min freewrite around the topic “how to write an essay”.
- share to group of 3/4
- in your group devise 1 key point
- whole class hear all the points
- make list/manifesto on whiteboard/A3 sheet
- discuss to class
#1 is optional, but good idea to loosen up participants. #3 and #4 could be run synonymously, splitting class down middle.
To promote the following LEARNING OUTCOME:
Evidence of understanding the importance of studentship through engagement and participation with the course and your student colleagues, through collaborative and/or independent professional working, personal and professional development.
Engaging with the Twitter account, writing blog posts, using the blog as a scrapbook/notebook/archive/studio space, and reading and commenting on each other’s blog posts promotes Personal Learning Networks as well as Perosnal and Professional Development.
Oct 30 2016