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English Pedagogy Showcase

March 27, 2024, 9:00am to 2:00 pm, Heavilon Hall

Deadline for submissions: March 25th, 2024, at noon EDT

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The English Pedagogy Showcase is an annual symposium that highlights our innovative pedagogy and research. We encourage all instructors and students to participate in the poster sessions or lightning talks—regardless of what you teach or your position in the department.

One poster and one lightning talk will be awarded “Best in Show.” Runners-up in each category will be awarded. All awards will have honoraria as well.

This year’s showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 27th from 9:00am to 2:00pm on the third floor of Heavilon Hall, with refreshments in HEAV320. This is a drop-in event. Many of our events overlap different class times, so that folks can join as they are able.


Schedule for English Pedagogy Showcase
Time Event & Location
8:00am Poster presentations can begin setting up
HEAV 3rd floor hallway
9:00am Donuts & welcome reception
HEAV 320
9:30–11:00am Poster presentations
HEAV 3rd floor hallway
11:00–11:15am Refreshments break
HEAV 320
11:15am–12:15pm Lightning talks
HEAV 227
12:30–1:45pm Lunch 
HEAV 208 and 320
1:00pm Awards ceremony 
HEAV 320

Poster Presentations

Presenters do not need to be with their posters for the entire time of the event, but should expect faculty judges to attend between 9:30–11:00am. Posters will be up for at least the rest of the week, so please stop by to see them later. 

Posters should be 36" × 48" or 48" × 36".

Assistance for preparing posters is available, both on the ICaP website and by emailing 

Lightning Talks

We have room for ten 3-minute lightning talks. Instructors are encouraged to have a visual aid, such as a PowerPoint slide deck, and should practice their “pitch” in advance. The “Best in Show” award for this category will be decided by popular vote from the audience. The spots for the lightning talks will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Lightning talks will take place from 11:15am–12:15pm in HEAV 227. Remote participation in lightning talks will be available via pre-recording. 

Submission Instructions

Instructors may present any aspect of their pedagogical theory, practice, or planning, across all programs and subjects in English. Those who are not currently teaching are also welcome to present. Pedagogy does not need to focus on first-year composition.

To participate, please complete this Qualtrics form. Your name, presentation title, and short description will be included in the English Pedagogy Showcase program and published on the English website.

Instructors interested in participating should fill out the Qualtrics form no later than noon EDT, Monday, March 25. We will review submissions on a rolling basis. To encourage participation, no submission shared before Tuesday, March 6th will be rejected, though we may ask for a revise-and-resubmit.

We look forward to hearing about your awesome teaching!


Please contact if you have questions. Again, we are coordinating this event, but it is open to everyone in the Department of English.

2024 Program (coming soon!)

 A full 2023 program can be found here.

2023 Poster Session

Best in show:

Victoria Braegger, "The Toaster Caught Fire": Conducting Usability Tests in Technical Writing

Runners up:

Kailyn Shartel Hall, Writing Workshops: Encouraging Critical Reflection, Response, and Self-Assessment in Peer Review

Claire Ludlow & Elena Benedicto, How Active Learning and the Student Pedagogy Advocate Program enhance the effectiveness of a diversity component in a highly technical linguistic course

Poster by a mentee

Best in show:

Fiona Qian Wang, Empowering Students to Excel: Enhancing Academic Performance through Scholarly Presentations and Experiences Beyond the Classroom

Runner up: 

Grace Humphreys, Ecocomposition & Incorporating the Environmental Humanities into the Writing Classroom

2023 Lightning Talks

Best in show:

Debbie Runshe, Instructional Design Mapping for the Transition to OER-based Curriculum: An Online Course Redesign

Runners up:

Judson Wright, Shining a Light on Student Thinking with Visible Thinking Routines

Danielle Giles, Writing to Oral: How to Teach Presentations Within the Composition Classroom

2019 Poster Session

Best in show:

Sweta Baniya, Engaging with Community via Digital Communication Practices

Runners up:

Tony Bushner, Teaching Visual Design & Accessibility Through Games in the PW/TC Classroom
Libby Chernouski, Theories of Language: Ancient to Contemporary
Alejandra Ortega, Joining the Conversation: Scaffolding Research Proposals in First Year Composition

2019 Lightning Talks

Best in show:

First place, Allegra Smith, “Rhetorical History & Future for Audience Analysis”
Second place, Daniel Ernst, “Technical Metaphors and the Lemonade Stand”
Third place, Joe Forte, “In the District: Writing About Chauncey Hill”
Honorable mention, Erin McNulty, “Importance of A Revision Unit in First-Year Writing”