2014 Conference Schedule

Tuesday, June 17

5:00 –7:00 PMEarly Registration3rd Floor Connector

Wednesday, June 18

8:30 –9:30RegistrationRoman Strada
8:30 –10:30Continental breakfastColonnade
9:00-12:00Intro to ALP
A half-day workshop for anyone contemplating adapting the ALP model at their school. We’ll talk about how ALP works, about practical issues in establishing ALP at your school, and about how ALP helps push pedagogy in positive directions.
Veterans Room
Jamey Gallagher, Co-Director; ALP, CCBC
Robert Miller
Media Director; ALP, CCBC
9:00-12:00Inside an Accelerated, Integrated Reading & Writing Classroom
As Director of the California Acceleration Project, Katie Hern supports faculty from across California during their first year of teaching an accelerated course in academic literacy. This interactive half-day session will feature tools used in this work, including an instructional framework for integrating reading and writing, guidelines for choosing texts, and strategies for making sure that affective issues don’t derail students. Participants will get a sense of the day-to-day life of an accelerated, integrated course through classroom video, activities, texts, and assignments from Hern’s own classroom, along with online materials developed by other California teachers.
Tuscan Room
Katie Hern, Director of the California Acceleration Project
9:00-12:00Acceleration in Mathematics: A Matured Model for Success
Participants receive a comprehensive look at the Accelerated Mathematics Program (AMP) offered by the Community College of Baltimore County. Discussions will include combined course setup, success rates, administrative obstacles, student preparation, faculty training models, marketing tools, and lessons learned.
Composite Room
Kate Abromaitis, Jesse Kiefner, and Danielle Truszowski, Community College of Baltimore Faculty
9:00-12:00Non-Cognitive Issues
We know that the main reason students drop out of developmental programs is because of issues either in their lives or in their heads.  In their lives, they sometimes lose their jobs, their children get sick, they are evicted from their apartments, they have legal troubles, or something equally traumatic occurs.  In their heads, they fear they don’t belong in college, they cope with enormous stress, they lack confidence, or they don’t understand how to “do” college. Even though these issues–often referred to as “non-cognitive” issues–constitute the primary reason students are unsuccessful, they are also an area that most English faculty have little preparation to address. In this workshop we’ll attempt to map out the range of non-cognitive issues that our students are confronted with, and we’ll discuss a variety of strategies for dealing with these.  Participants will leave with a better sense of what the issues are and with a collection of materials to address them.
Ionic Room
Peter Adams
12-1:00LunchMarble Room
1:00-4:00 PMIntegrated Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking for Student Success
This workshop will feature an accelerated developmental reading course at The Community College of Baltimore County. Now in its fifth semester of implementation, ACLT 052: Academic Literacy uses an academic literacy model that focuses on critical thinking, while integrating both developmental reading and writing. Join us as we share the details of the course design, data on student success, lessons learned, and practical starting points for implementing a similar course at your institution.
Composite Room, 3rd Floor
Jeanine Williams, Coordinator of Reading Acceleration Initiatives at CCBC
1:00-4:00 PMALP Pedagogy: “What Will I Do in My ALP Class?”
Student success in a co-requisite model for developmental writing, such as ALP, depends on what happens in the linked developmental course (ALP class).  This workshop will focus on strategies for aligning the syllabi of the credit-level and developmental classes; developing classroom activities that support accelerated learning; strengthening essential skills in writing, reading and thinking; as well as addressing the non-cognitive issues that can derail developmental students.  Attendees will have the opportunity to address these topics within the context of their own classes.
Tuscan Room
Susan Gabriel
Co-Director ALP CCBC
1:00-4:00 PMA Scaled Pre-Statistics Model for Acceleration in Mathematics
This half-day workshop will provide participants with both an overview of the program and a window inside the classroom of the highly successful pre-statistics acceleration model at College of the Canyons that has enrolled over 2,500 students since February 2012. This session will address instructional framework principles, classroom activities and assessments, and responses to implementation challenges with an extended question and answer period.
Veterans Room
Joe Gerda, Kathy Kubo
College of the Canyons Math Faculty
1:00-4:00 PMThe New Mathways Project: Resources to Help More Students Succeed
Developmental math students can be more successful in less time when they take courses that are relevant to their lives and are designed to support students’ development as learners. The New Mathways Project (NMP) is being implemented in Texas to give students that opportunity. The Charles A. Dana Center is supporting colleges in this work by developing tools and resources that support on-the-ground implementation. These include curriculum and faculty training. This workshop will introduce participants to the project as a whole with a focus on the curricular materials for the NMP courses. These include a learning frameworks/student success course, and courses for two pathways, Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning. These pathways allow students to complete developmental and college-level courses in one year.
Ionic Room
Cynthia Martinez and Paula Talley
Temple College Math Faculty
Wednesday evening, after the workshops, we are offering dinner at Tio Pepe, a Baltimore legend.
Tio Pepe Restaurante
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Thursday, June 19

8:30–10:00RegistrationRoman Strada
8:00–9:00Continental breakfastCorinthian Lobby, 2nd Floor
9:00-9:15WelcomeCorinthian Lobby, 2nd Floor
9:15-10:15Plenary Speaker
Dr. Andrea Lunsford
Corinthian Lobby
10:15-10:20OverviewCorinthian Lobby
10:30-12:40Breakout Sessions 1 and 2SEE LINKS BELOW
12:45-1:45LunchMirror and Edinburgh, 5th floor
2:00-4:10Breakout Sessions 3 and 4SEE LINKS BELOW
5:00-6:00Reception, generously hosted by PearsonRoman Strada/Corinthian

Friday, June 20

8:30–9:30RegistrationRoman Strada
8:00–9:00Continental breakfastCorinthian Lobby, 2nd Floor
9:00-10:00Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
Corinthian Lobby, 2nd Floor
10:30-12:40Breakout Sessions 5 and 6SEE LINKS BELOW
12:45-1:45LunchMarble and Corinthian Rooms