Spring 2022 Conference

A Day of Plausible Dada

Thursday, March 31, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Conference Program

English 1007 Overview

Session I links:

The Studio Experience Slideshow

Infographic Overview and Workshop Instructions

Session III links:

Designing a Course Inquiry Slideshow

Course Inquiry Template



What is “P.D.”? Plausible Dada? A Pajama Day? A Pleasant Digression?

“Professional Development” is a term that secondary education folks cringe when they see. “P.D.” is a loaded phrase, synomous with the idea of outside “experts” who come in to hawk trends that vanish in a year or two.

For our Spring 2022 Conference, we are playing with the much-dreaded notion of “P.D.” as we embark on a play day to refresh our syllabi for the changeover to ENGL 1007 in the fall. We are dedicating the conference to a day of workshops intended to help instructors jumpstart their course inquiries, experience Studio Pedagogy as students, and develop their own Studio activities. Bring your syllabi, your assignments, and your ideas!


Supplementary readings

View these videos about course inquiry and writing moves:

Course Inquiry

Writing Moves

Check out the recent blog posts by Kari Daly and Scott Campbell:

As well as these websites regarding Studio Pedagogy: