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OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce our CAMPUS online workshop/class for the month of April

HOW TO DESIGN AND TEACH AN ONLINE WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Chant

DATES: April 11th - 24th, 2010

COST: $10 - Members, $20 - Non Members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 9th, 2010

FMI: http://www.oirw.net/campus/currentcourselist.htm

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This workshop begins with an overview of why you would want to create and teach an online workshop, and covers these topics:

1. Developing a workshop topic

2. Identifying your audience

3. Designing a lesson plan

4. Interacting with your students

5. Designing exercises for your students

6. Your workshop proposal

7. Technical aspects of online teaching (e.g. Yahoogroups)

PRESENTER BIO

Catherine Chant is an award-winning writer from New England. She is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her short fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in RWA newsletters, CharacterS, SchoolArts, MetroKids, Twilight Times, Apollos Lyre, Crochet World, GardenGuides.com and Overstock.com. Her young adult time travel romance WISHING YOU WERE HERE was a finalist in the 2008 Golden Heart® awards. She is currently working a new young adult novel, writing how-to articles for Demand Studios, and offering knitting/crochet advice and instruction at creativemindandhands.com .

A graduate of Boston College, Catherine worked for fifteen years at her alma mater as a computing & communications consultant. She now provides freelance web editing and design services to other writers and clients such as BC's Lynch School of Education. While working at BC, she designed and gave several training courses on technology subjects. Since joining RWA in 2003, she has served four years as the Workshops chairperson (or co-chair) for FTHRW, an online chapter that offers 12 workshops a year to their 300+ members as well as non-member registrants. Catherine has also been giving her own workshop, MSWord for Writers, to RWA chapters several times a year since 2006. You can find out more about Catherine at her website: http://www.catherinechant.com

CUTOFF DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS: APRIL 9th, 2010

CAMPUS workshops encompass the RESEARCH, CRAFT and BUSINESS aspects of writing.

The workshops are conducted via email only, no real-time or live chats, on a private list. Participants will be subbed to the list for the month of the workshop then un-subbed when it's over. Each workshop includes lectures and Q & A sessions. You don't have to be an RWA member to take these workshops; they are open to everyone with email capability who wishes to participate.

ON RECEIPT OF YOUR PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN REGISTRATED FOR THE WORKSHOP. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL, YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE WORKSHOP CO-ORDINATOR BEFORE THE WORKSHOP BEGINS.

CAMPUS REFUND POLICY--

No refunds will be given for withdrawing from a workshop. In the event a workshop is canceled by the instructor CAMPUS offers the option of taking another workshop or the return of payment check. In the event the class member misses the cut-off date for a workshop, the payment check will be returned or another workshop can be selected.

Check out the OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL website at http://www.oirw.net/, WHERE you can find out more about becoming a member of OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL ROMANCE WRITERS Chapter.

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