"I actually enjoyed peer review!"

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
LIB 286
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Juliana van Olphen
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Teachers know the myriad benefits of peer review, but students often aren’t sure how to give effective feedback and aren’t always convinced that it’s worth the time. In this workshop, I will discuss a few best practices for introducing, scaffolding, and processing peer review activities and share some of my experiments in peer review in my writing and speaking classrooms to make the activity fresh and engaging throughout the semester and for any project. I will discuss some iLearn applications, but the focus of this session will be in-class methods such as read-alouds, reader-centric rubrics, elevator pitches, and collaborative peer comments to help students practice giving and receiving effective in-person feedback. Participants will have a chance to share their own experiences with peer review, take part in a few nontraditional peer feedback activities, and brainstorm possible modifications for their own classrooms. Lunch will be served and lecturers will receive a small honorarium for attending.