We want to share our resources and methods for inclusive, data-driven writing instruction with instructors and researchers at community colleges, universities, and high schools. We’re also pleased to share the research we do and some of the frameworks we’re developing to guide mentoring on our team.
ACLS funding allowed us to diversify the Crow corpus by recruiting heritage Spanish speakers at the University of Arizona. In 2021, we selected the best writing from those participants to feature here.
In Spring 2021, we solicited applications from scholar-teachers interested in learning how to use CRAFT: Crow Resources and Activities for Teachers to supports corpus-based pedagogy in their writing classrooms. Fellows are participating in a cohort experience with Crow where they learn foundational skills in corpus methods for teaching and develop materials relevant for their individual contexts.
Crow’s goals for outreach
Ashley JoEtta and Adriana Picoral
Our outreach goals are intended to promote Crow as a resource, model its potential uses, and exchange ideas about its future growth by building and retaining community. Our outreach efforts are consciously shaped towards audiences not well-represented in academic research communities.
- Engage our primary audiences, who often do not have the same access due to their precarious employment situations, lack of adequate funding, and insufficient representation, in advanced research and teaching methods, collaboration, networking, and mentorship.
- Support participants in their processes of adding texts to the Crow corpus and repository.
- Provide opportunities for instructors, researchers, and developers to build corpora at their home institutions and connect them to Crow.
- Train, mentor, and retain collaborators from historically marginalized groups, institutions, and international sites under-represented in research and educational communities.
- Explore ways to expand recruitment of participants and their written texts from our target populations.
- Document and share content development practices for creating consistently high quality workshops, webinars, and other content.
- Develop and teach a language awareness curriculum consistent with our inclusive approach to studying and teaching languages and writing.