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PWT/FYM Session 5

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CTLR, Davis Family Library 225

Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:30-6:30 PM

What are we doing?
  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • Problems Students Face
Who needs to come?
  • All new PWTs
  • Trained PWTs who did not come to Session 4, come this Thursday or to Session 6 next week.
  • Trained FYSMs who did not come to Session 4, come this Thursday or to Session 6 next week.
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.

PWT/FYM Training Session 4–Speaking and Writing in the Disciplines

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PWT/FYM Training Session 4–Speaking and Writing in the Disciplines
CTLR, LIB 230  03/08/2012   4:30-6:30

Who Attends?

  • All New Peer Writing Tutors Must Attend.
  • Trained FYSMs working as PWTS need to attend this session. 
  • Trained PWTs and FYSMs working as Mentors can attend session 3, 4, or 5. Choose one of these sessions, and plan ahead.
What Will We Do?
  • Tell us the writing expectations and guidelines of your major.
  • Get comfortable giving oral presentation
 
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.

Liaison Discussion Section: Migrating from Segue

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Topic: Migrating from Segue: Common questions and how to answer them. Presented by Barbara Merz and Bryan Carson.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone else who is interested
When: Wednesday, March 21, from 9:30-11 am
Where: Wilson Media Lab, Davis Family Library

This will be a demo plus Q&A about what often happens (ie, what fixes are needed) when a site is transferred from Segue to WordPress or Moodle. It will be geared toward LIS staff who support these platforms.  Barbara will lead the WordPress portion of the workshop, and Bryan will lead the Moodle portion. Please send them any questions in advance (merz@middlebury.edu and bcarson@middlebury.edu).

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“Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’re sometimes scheduled for different days/times.

Management Training – Session 2

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Session two of management training took place during the week of February 13 – 17. The focus of session two was effective communication. Session goals included:

  • Knowing your own behavioral communication style
  • Demonstrating and applying the behaviors of effective listening
  • Being able to identify the behavioral diversity of others and “step into” their style
  • Genuinely tailoring your verbal, non-verbal, and written communication to improve relationships and results

You may have heard lots of talk about D.i.S.C. profiles. The slides below will shed some light on these letters and how they affect an individual’s communication style. To view the slides for the presentation, click here.

Effective communication is a vital component of any successful organization. But how exactly do you gauge effectiveness? How would you define effective communication? Feel free to weigh in using the comment feature on this blog posting.

Session 3 Macro to Micro

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Where? 

CTLR LIB 225

When?

Thursday, March 01, 2012 4:30 PM-6:30 PM.

What is the topic?

* Macro to Micro
* Using a Thesis Statement
* Hands-on practice session with one of your papers

 

What should I bring?

* One of your papers
* Your folder

Who must attend?

  • All new Peer Writing Tutors must attend.
  • Trained Peer Writing Tutors and Trained Mentors who did not attend Session 2 must attend.

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session

 

E-mail Izzy Nuttall (enuttall@middlebury.edu) for prior approval.

 

Bookmark these sites:
PWT & FYSM Blog
Peer Writing Tutor Site
FYSM Site
Writing College Papers
PWT/FYSM Facebook Group

See you Thursday!

Mary Ellen Bertolini
Associate Director, Writing

Session 2–Getting Started

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Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6:30 PM, CTLR, Library 225

What are we doing?

  1. We will answer frequent PWT questions.
  2. You will practice a 15 minute-version of the 30 min. tutor session
  3. We will explore online resources for tutors and mentors.
  4. Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.

Who must attend?

All new Peer Writing Tutors must attend.

Writing and Academic Mentors now working as Peer Writing Tutors must attend.

Trained Peer Writing Tutors must attend this session or Session 3.

Writing and Academic Mentors now attached to First-Year Seminars  must attend this session or Session 3.

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session

 

Spring 2012 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars

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Spring 2012 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars

Org Session   Thursday, February 16, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2         Wednesday, February 22, CTLR, 4:30-6:30 (Bring a paper of your own to Session 3.)
Session 3         Thursday, March 1, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 4         Thursday, March 8, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 5         Thursday, March 15, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6         Thursday, March 22, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

Please bring your folder to every training session.

Log training hours under the correct training category.

Training Topics New PWT (NOT FYSM) Trained PWT or Trained FYSM Trained FYSM & PWT
1–Org/ Begin Training Attend Attend Attend
2– Practice Conf/Tutor Questions Attend Attend 2 or 3 Attend
3– Macro-Micro/ Thesis Attend Attend 2 or 3 optional
4– Speaking/Writing in Disciplines Attend Attend 4,  5, or 6 Attend
5– Problems/INTL Attend Attend 4,  5, or 6 optional
6–Getting Help/Grammar Attend Attend 4,  5, or 6 optional

Optional Ref-Works sessions will be held for Peer Writing Tutors. These sessions will be paid by LIS.

Attendance policy for PWTs:

We expect you to attend regularly scheduled afternoon training sessions. Makeup sessions are for mentors and tutors who have legitimate conflicts (sports practice, orchestra, job interview, or a lecture required for a class).  In advance of the regular session, please e-mail for permission to attend a makeup session.  Make-ups will be given only with permission and in advance for a valid reason. E-mail Izzy Nuttall for permission. Izzy will consult with Mary Ellen Bertolini, and then let you know if you have permission to attend a makeup session with Izzy.