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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Using Social Media to Encourage Social Action (NISOD webinar)

Meeting Date(s):Thursday, April 13, 2017
Instructor:Page Wolf
Contact Hours:1
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Description:In an effort to help composition students understand that their reading, writing, and course materials have impacts beyond the classroom, the webinar facilitator seeks new ways to integrate multidisciplinary materials that promote social activism. This webinar features a social media campaign assignment and provides examples from a course entitled "Technology, Change, and You!" Participants learn about the importance of social activism in first-year composition classrooms and beyond, how to encourage social activism in the classroom, and the tools to facilitate social and community engagement.

Presenter: Melody Niesen, Faculty, University of Central Missouri

To view this NISOD webinar, after registering through the TLETC, please visit: and register with NISOD with username-"" and password-"nisod76".

To earn TLETC credit for viewing this webinar, you will need to submit a 1-2 page summary NO LATER THAN April 20, 2017. The paper should include the following and should be emailed to :

  • A summary of what the webinar was about
  • Main points from the presentation that stood out to you and why
  • Any questions that were generated from the topic or that remain unanswered
  • Commentary on how you might apply the information you learned from this session in your instruction