Creative Writing: Memoir Blending the Lines Between What Happened and Imagination

December 28th, 2012

Creative Writing: Mèmoir, Blending the Lines Between What Happened and Imagination is a writing course designed to study the craft of creative non-fiction, otherwise known as mèmoir. It will delve into the blended lines between fiction and non-fiction as well as study how current memoir writers craft their work. Students taking this course are senior level high school students or undergraduate beginning writers. It is designed as an introduction to Mèmoir and the genre of creative non-fiction. For instructors and instuctional desingers, the planning documents are listed in the side bar. Each document and section is published on the web and in easily downloadable PDF documents as well.

Course Website 

Contains all of the planning documents in HTML format and has links to the Course Moodle LMS and The Facebook Group.

Facebook Group

This is the group where much of hte discussion and work-shopping of student work will take place and where students can make a connection with each other.

Creative Writing: Memoir Blending the Lines Between What Happened and Imagination Course Design Document in PDF format. 

This document is large and contains all of the WBID planning material.

Moodle Course

This is the LMS that students will interact with for instructional content, some discussion, and to turn in many assignments.

WBID Planning Documents (in PDF format)

The following documents are all contained in the final Course Design and Planning document linked above.


Evaluation Planning

Concurrent Design

Implementation (Specifically Addresses Standards 4.1 – Project Management and 4.2 – Resource Management)

Summative Evaluation Plan (Specifically Addresses Standard 5.1 – Formative and Summative Evaluation)

Course Content

The following links point to actual course content house within the Moodle Learning management System

You will need to use the username user and the password user to gain access to the course.

SyllabusModule 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5, Facebook Group


 Standards Addressed

S2 – Development – Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

  • 2.4 Integrated Technologies – Integrated technologies are ways to produce and deliver materials which encompass several forms of media under the control of a computer.

Standard 4 – Management – Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

  • 4.1 Project Management – Project management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling instructional design and development projects.
  • 4.2 Resource Management – Resource management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling resource support systems and services.
  • 4.3 Delivery System Management – Delivery system management involves planning, monitoring and controlling ‘the method by which distribution of instructional materials is organized’ . . . [It is] a combination of medium and method of usage that is employed to present instructional information to a learner.

S5 – Evaluation – Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

  • 5.1 Problem Analysis – Problem analysis involves determining the nature and parameters of the problem by using information-gathering and decision-making strategies.
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