Real Learning in a Virtual Space

At WAESOL, we want to encourage you in your continued efforts to support your students and develop as teaching professionals. To this end, we were honored to launch WAESOL Online in April 2020, with more sessions ongoing in 2021.

We are excited to continue bringing you online trainings in 2021. We have offered 6 very successful sessions thus far in 2021. Scroll down to read about additional offerings in the coming months.

Each training is $15 for WAESOL members, $20 for non-members. Be sure to become a WAESOL member prior to registering to ensure member pricing. All sessions qualify for WA State clock hours ($3/hour).

Narrative Writing – The Remix

Rescheduled for August 2021, Date and Time to be determined.

This session qualifies for 3 clock hours. 

Dr. David Martin, Washington State University


This workshop presents a narrative remix activity that has been done in a transitional composition class at WSU and could be adapted at multiple levels.  In this workshop, we will view examples of student projects, discuss the assignment itself and how it was implemented, and have small group discussions of the projects and the assignment itself.  Additionally, participants will take on the role of student in creating collaborative narrative projects and then jump back into their teacher selves to see how this project could be implemented within their curriculum.  Ideally, each participant will walk away with ideas and potentially a skeleton lesson plan.


During the workshop, participants will 

  • Engage in discussion about effective narrative elements.
  • Discuss examples of student projects and how these projects might fit into their own curriculum
  • Participate in a short simulation as students crafting a narrative remix
  • Develop a narrative remix lesson that can be potentially implemented within their curriculum
Presenter Bio

David Martin is a teaching assistant professor in the English department at WSU but has taught in a variety of venues, to include middle/high school, college ESL, and college composition.  He has a PhD in Language and Literacy, a MA in teaching ESL, and K-12 certification with reading, ESL, and language arts endorsements.  David’s current teaching assignment has him teaching primarily transitional composition classes with a focus on helping students develop information literacy and basic composition skills.  He also occasionally teaches teacher preparation courses as needed.