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October 2018

IWCA 2018

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Sheraton Atlanta, 165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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IWCA 2018 Theme: The Citizen Center The Sheraton Atlanta will be the conference hotel. The standard rate will be $185 single/double, $205 triple, and $225 quad. The group rate is available through September 7. Register through the StarGroups weblink (https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1802267156&key=1281657A) or by phone (1 800-833-8624).

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March 2019

Virtual Conversation Hour: Asynchronous Tutoring Strategies

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

During this session, we’ll discuss asynchronous tutoring strategies, considering the following questions (or any other questions and ideas attendees bring!): What strategies do you use for providing students feedback asynchronously? What technologies or tools do you find helpful or effective? What kind of training have you done? What kind of training do you need to do?

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April 2019

SIG at ECWCA 2019: Evolving Technologies in Online Writing Center Work

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This session will engage attendees in conversations regarding the successes and failures of asynchronous and synchronous technologies in their local contexts. This session focuses both as a roundtable for online consulting platforms and as a special interest group for online writing center work more broadly.

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Virtual Conversation Hour: Synchronous Tutoring Platforms

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

During this session, we’ll discuss synchronous tutoring platforms, considering the following questions (or any other questions and ideas attendees bring!): What platform do you use for your synchronous tutoring (e.g., Skype, Google Dogs, etc.)? What are the pros and the cons of your platform? How did you choose the platform? What considerations went into that choice?

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May 2019

Virtual Conversation Hour: Training for Online Writing Tutoring

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

During this session, we’ll consider the following questions (or any other questions and ideas attendees bring!): What unique training, if any, do you offer staff engaging in online writing tutoring? How do you structure your training (is it integrated with your face-to-face training or is it an additional “level” of training?) What training materials or activities have you found especially effective? What barriers are you facing in terms of training staff engaged in online writing tutoring?

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