Rethinking Writing Instruction in the Age of AI with Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Chair of the English Department at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has taught in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

We discuss his book Rethinking Writing Instruction in the Age of AI.

The episode covers:
  • Coming up with a modern definition of writing
  • The fears around artificial intelligence and writing
  • Why it’s necessary to rethink writing 
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Universal Design for Writing
  • Engagement, Representation, Action and Expression
  • Risks to consider
  • Writing activities using AI
Find Rethinking Writing Instruction in the Age of AI from CAST Publishing. 

About today’s guest
Randy Laist is Chair of the English Department at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is the author of Rethinking Writing Instruction in the Age of AI, The Twin Towers in Film: A Cinematic History of the World Trade Center, Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s, and Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo's Novels. He has also edited volumes of essays on college movies, plant studies, Indiana Jones, retro-representations of the 1980s, and inclusive educational design. He lives in New Haven with his wife, two kids, and Sigmund the cat.

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossromano 

I also host Sideline Sessions, a podcast for coaches and parents of student-athletes. The show features conversations with coaches and performance experts in the NFL, NBA, NCAA, Olympics, and more. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3Rp0QGt 

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Host
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Rethinking Writing Instruction in the Age of AI with Randy Laist