I decided to redesign Creative Writing this year and move it from the moodle to this website. I did this for a couple of reasons: First, when the district redesigned bathschools.net, all of the links to my old course on the moodle were broken. This meant that I was going to have to rebuild everything anyway, so this seemed like a perfect time to redesign how I'd been teaching the course. Second, I am working on my Doctorate Degree, and an assignment this semester was to redesign a course. So, I figured I might as well design something I was going to use! And third, I wanted this course to be more aesthetically pleasing (pretty), I wanted students to be working and writing in online spaces, I wanted student feedback and editing and reflection to be more meaningful --and more collaborative-- and I wanted to see if I could create opportunities for student writing that would last long after the semester is over.
I will be posting reflections here on this blog every few weeks, so check back and read! I'll talk about how I think the course is going, what improvements I want to make, what I think is working, and what I need to figure out. I'm excited to take this new journey with you! Welcome!