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Tech Tools for the Writing Process

Educators will learn a variety of different apps and online programs, which can be seamlessly incorporated into both the brainstorming and structural stages of writing (poetry, essays, short stories) to assist in the creative writing process. Participants will also learn the affordances and constraints of the tools, and will be asked to co-develop ideas on how the tools could be used in their subject/place-specific learning environments. The sessions will be positioned in a multiliteracies, critical digital literacies and inquiry-based framework, so the participants understand the pedagogy and best practices associated with the tools. 

The course includes four sessions, each four hours long. Each session is broken up into introductory activities that include laying the pedagogical theory ground work and becoming familiar with the week’s curated digital tools, which will be selected based on weekly themes. The weekly themes include: 

  • 'Writing' Multimodal Texts
  • Descriptive Writing, Immersive Learning and Digital Tools
  • Creative Non-Fiction: The Memoir
  • Digital Poetry

The course can accommodate 20 participants per session.


Saturday, April 1
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, April 29

9 a.m. to noon

Faculty of Education
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON


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