Dr. Troy Hicks is an associate professor of English at Central Michigan University and focuses his work on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology, and teacher education and professional development. A former middle school teacher, he collaborates with K–12 colleagues and explores how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms. Hicks is director of CMU’s Chippewa River Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and he frequently conducts professional development workshops related to writing and technology. Also, Hicks is author of the The Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann, 2009) and a co-author of Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2010). In March 2011, Hicks was honored with CMU's Provost's Award for junior faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and creative activity. Most importantly, he is the father of six digital natives and is always learning something new about writing and technology from them.
Industry Expertise (3)
Writing and Editing
Training and Development
Areas of Expertise (3)
Provost's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (professional)
Central Michigan University's Provost's Award is given annually to two junior faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and creative activity.
Michigan State University: PhD, Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy 2007
Focus on English Education and Technology
Michigan State University: MA, Curriculum and Teaching 2000
Michigan State University: BA, English 1997
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Creating Your Digital Writing Workshop
Digital writing tools such as blogs, wikis, digital stories, and social networks can contribute to what you are already doing in your writing instruction as well as appeal to a new generation of students. In this hands-on session, we will explore how new ways of thinking about well-established practices in the writing workshop'student choice and inquiry, conferring on writing, examining author's craft, publishing writing, and broadening our understandings of assessment?could be updated for the digital age. With examples of how to teach digital writing throughout, bring your own laptop so we can begin creating your digital writing workshop.
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