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English Pedagogy Showcase 2023

April 17, 2023 Staff

The English Pedagogy Showcase is an annual symposium that highlights innovative pedagogy and research. This year's Showcase took place on March 30th in Heavilon Hall and featured posters and lightning talks from a range of instructors—from first-year teaching mentees to seasoned lecturers—as well as a poster from an undergraduate student. The diversity of content brought a wealth of pedagogical knowledge and stimulating conversation to the halls of Heavilon.

Congratulations to all of the participants and the winners of this year's symposium, who presented outstanding research posters and braved the challenging 3-minute lightning talk. See the winners of each category below, and keep scrolling for photos of the event.

Winners of the 2023 Pedagogy Showcase:

Poster Presentations
Best in Show: Victoria Braegger 
Runners up: Kailyn Shartel Hall; Claire Ludow & Elena Benedicto
Poster by a Mentee
Best in Show: Fiona Qian Wang
Runner up: Grace Humphreys
Lightning Talks
Best in Show: Debbie Runshe
Runners up: Judson Wright; Danielle Giles


Victoria presenting her research poster.

Best in Show winner Victoria Braegger presents her poster, "'The Toaster Caught Fire': Conducting Usability Tests in Technical Writing" while ICaP assistant mentor Rochel Bergman evaluates.


Wendy Hammer standing next to her research poster.

Wendy Hammer's research poster titled "Playing Stories: Games & Narrative in First-Year Writing" presented a unique approach to teaching narrative in the composition classroom. Hammer's research focuses on the use of games and gaming in the classroom, which leads students to investigate the nature of collaborative storytelling and the rhetorical situations of game-based narrative. Read about Hammer's use of games, specifically Zork, in the classroom in her article "What Are We Even Doing Here? Zork in the Classroom." 


Kailyn stands next to her research poster.

Runner-up in the poster category, Kailyn Shartel Hall, presents "Writing Workshops: Encouraging Critical Reflection, Response, and Self-Assessment in Peer Review."


Four instructors stand in front of a poster discussing its content.

This year's first-year instructor mentees discuss Grace Humphreys' poster, "Blended Approaches: Recursive Learning, Model Texts, and Metacognition in the ICaP Classroom," which won runner-up in the Mentee Poster category.


Fiona stands next to her research poster.

Fiona Wang, winner of Best Poster by a Mentee, showcases her involvement with undergraduate research in her poster, "Empowering Students to Excel: Enhancing Academic Performance through Scholarly Presentations and Experiences Beyond the Classroom."


Travis stands in front of his research poster.

Travis Hein presented research from his dissertation work in his poster, "Reading Beyond the Curriculum: Experiences of Alumni from the Classroom to Career."


Alison stands next to her research poster.

Alison Caddell presented her work on personal reflective writing in her poster, "Writing for Healing: A Pedagogical Response to College Trauma & Stress."


 Danielle speaking while standing next to her powerpoint slide.

Danielle Giles, runner-up in the Lightning Talks category, gave a lively talk on methods of teaching public speaking in the composition classroom in her presentation titled, "Written to Oral: How to Teach Presentations Within the Composition Classroom."


Debra stands next to her powerpoint slide speaking to the audience.

Best in Show in the Lightning Talks category, Debra Runshe presented her experience with open educational resources in her presentation titled "Instructional Design Mapping for the Transition to OER-based Curriculum: An Online Course Redesign."


Five instructors sit in a lounge room in Heavilon Hall having a conversation

Jessica Berchtold, Victoria Braegger, Fiona Wang, Kailyn Shartel Hall, and Linda Haynes enjoyed refreshments in the lounge between sessions.