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Friday, October 6th
8:00 AM

Registration and Coffee

Marc Azard

Conference Center

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

8:30 AM

Session 1A: AI in the Composition Classroom

Amanda Oswalt


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Session Moderator: Amanda Oswalt

Let's Be Blunt - Addressing AI with Students

Laura Foster-Eason – Collin College

“What About AI?” - How Emerging Tools Can Enhance Student Learning

Joshua Campbell – TWU

Utilizing Art in Teaching Argument in an AI Environment

William Brannon - Collin College

Session 1B: Best Practices for Success

Brittany Moore


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Session Moderator: Brittany Moore

Bridging “Academic” and “Industry” in the First-Year Writing Classroom

Sarah Fish – Collin College

Student Conferences: More than a Meeting or Time Away from Class

Robert Buron - NCTC

Teaching a Memoir on Being Mentored in ENGL 1301

William Christopher Brown - Midland College

Session 1C: Dual Credit Instruction

Marc Azard


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Session Moderator: Marc Azard

Best Practices for Dual Credit Instruction

  • Eli Ryder - Austin Community College
  • Erin C. Callahan - San Jacinto College
  • Joul Layne - University of Texas at Arlington
  • Michael Rice - San Jacinto College

10:00 AM


Lizbett Tinoco

Conference Center

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Allison Boye - Welcome

Director - Center for Teaching and Learning Collin College

Marc Azard - Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Professor of English -Collin College

Dr. Lizbett Tinoco - Keynote Address

Professor - Texas A&M - San Antonio

11:30 AM


Marc Azard

Conference Center

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch is included with registration. Let’s continue the spirited conversations of composition and collegiality with the Trends presenters and our esteemed keynote speaker, Dr. Tinoco.

1:00 PM

Session 2A: AI in the Composition Classroom

Alaya Swann


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Session Moderator: Alaya Swann

Addressing AI with Process-Driven Writing

Amanda Field – Collin College

Karen Williams – Collin College

Teaching Argumentative Writing with AI

Sumita Dore – Collin College

Session 2B: Creative Writing

Serena Richards


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Session Moderator: Serena Richards

Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

Rochelle Gregory - North Central Texas College

Jacob Arnold - North Central College

Session 2C: Composition Pedagogies

Gina Perkins


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Session Moderator: Gina Perkins

Anxiety Exposure: Adapting Psychotherapy Techniques to Teach Debate

Anna Genneken – Collin College

Trial by Fire: Using Labor-Based Grading with Dual Credit First-Year Composition Students

Amber Hunsaker – Midwestern State University

2:30 PM

Session 3A: Stress Reduction in FYC Courses Through Embodied Writing Activities

Serena Richards


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Session Moderator: Serena Richards

  • Amy Ott - NCTC
  • Kristen Weinzapfel - NCTC
  • Lisa Smart - NCTC

Session 3B: Multi Modal Learning

Claire Landes


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Session Moderator: Claire Landes

Killing Kryptonite in Student Compositions

Gary Wilson – Collin College

Steve Rizzo – Collin College

Supporting Multimodal Service-Learning in the FYC Classroom to Enhance Student Engagement & Transfer

Alicia Beretta – TWU

3:30 PM

Final Thoughts

Salena Parker

Conference Center

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

You have listened, you have learned. Now it’s time to chat! Join us in the Conference Center to unwind, reflect, and connect with your peers.