Write 6×6 Introduction

Welcome to the Write 6×6 Challenge. Beginning the Week of February 25, we will begin our writing challenge.

What is the Write 6×6 challenge? Well, the CTLE invites you to create 6 pieces of writing, one each week for 6 weeks beginning February 25th. Aside from the 1 post each week for 6 weeks, the only other rule is that the writing must be about teaching, learning, and/or student success. That’s a lot of latitude to write about pedagogy, tools, successes, challenges, experiences or hopes and dreams.

The short term goal of the challenge is to give faculty, staff and administrators a playful space to share and learn and to see what colleagues are doing in classes and around campus. These writings will also be in a place where new and seasoned faculty can easily access them for years to come. The long term goal of the Write 6×6 Challenge is to push faculty, staff and administrators to be reflective practitioners in the field of education and share their reflections with colleagues. While the six weeks of writing may be a start, we hope that some of the participants will continue to write and share their thoughts about the educational landscape.

write6x6_logo_white_bkgndWe will use the internet to write and share the work. The faculty, staff and administrator writing will be magically delivered to the CTLE Write 6×6 blog, and it will be there so that you can read the work your colleagues submit. The CTLE will help you build a place to write from and support you throughout the 6 weeks.

We will have scheduled Write 6×6 trainings two weeks before the start date. Sign up and we will happily make you a master of writing on the internet. And when you run astray during the 6 weeks, we will be available to help you find the right path. Really!

What is in it for you besides sharing your thoughts and ideas with your colleagues? For completing each week, the participants will be rewarded with a variety of awesome gifts (to be determined). To sweeten the deal, we will reward you with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream delivered to your office for completing the first week of the challenge! Adjunct instructors will get to pick up your awesome rewards from the CTLE.

So, are you up for the challenge? We know you are busy. We know you already share your ideas at workshops and at the water cooler. But we challenge you to use sentences as a way to reflect and share your thoughts about teaching, learning, and/or student success with a broader audience. Imagine if 20 teachers and staff survive all 6 weeks, that would produce 120 pieces of writing from GCC Gauchos.

To sign up, please fill out the form below. The first week’s writing is due February 27th, and all participants will earn ice cream! The challenge will run through April 10th.

Thanks to Katie Sutton and GCC Marketing for our awesome logo and banner for the Write 6×6 project.

And thanks to Todd Conaway at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ for allowing and encouraging us to copy all the awesome stuff he does. The challenge idea is all his: http://www.telswebletter.com/2013/09/05/we-triple-dog-dare-you/

 

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