CADE 2015: Thank you!

This year’s Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education was a rousing success, thanks to the efforts of folks from California, to all the presenters, and to our fantastic plenary speakers, Mike Rose and John Hetts. We can’t thank people enough for being a part of this movement. We know that there’s still a lot of work to do, and we are energized to get back at it.

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2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education


June 25-26
Pre-conference workshops June 24th
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, California 92626

Registration ending on June 8th!
This year, The 2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education is heading west as the California Acceleration Project joins the Community College of Baltimore County and ALP  as co-hosts of the conference.

Plenary Speakers:
Mike Rose, Ph. D., Thursday, June 25
John Hetts, Ph. D., Friday, June 26

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2015 Conference on Twitter

2015 Conference on Twitter

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2015 Conference Dinner

On Wednesday evening at 6pm we will gather for dinner at Maggiano’s, located near the Hilton Costa Mesa. The meal will be served family style. The cost is $50 per person with a cash bar. Guests are welcome. One important change from previous conference dinners: no payments will be accepted the night of the event at the restaurant. Because of arrangements made with Maggiano’s, we will need to receive payment no later than June 8.
All the checks can be mailed to Marie Robertson, and MUST be received by June 8th.  Checks must be made out to CCBC and sent to:.
Marie Robertson/Sarah Gearhart
ALP Office, AHUM 003
Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21237-3899

Dinner menu:

Crispy Zucchini Fritte
Tomato Caprese
Italian Tossed
Rigatoni “D” Chicken, Mushrooms, Marsala
Mushroom Ravioli al Forno
Chicken Piccata
Eggplant Rollatini
Apple Crostada

It’s sure to be a fun and filling dinner!

2015 Plenary Speakers

We are excited to announce Mike Rose, Ph. D. and John J. Hetts, Ph.D. as our Plenary Speakers!

mike-rose-71TVTXm-+lL._UX250_Mike Rose is a graduate of Loyola University (B.A.), the University of Southern California (M.S.), and the University of California, Los Angeles (M.A. and Ph.D.). Over the last forty years, he has taught in a range of educational settings, from kindergarten to job training and adult literacy programs. He is currently on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Rose has written a number of books and articles on language, literacy, and cognition and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the Commonwealth Club of California Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. He has also been honored by the Spencer Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation Program in Cognitive Studies for Educational Practice, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Modern Language Association. He was recently elected to the National Academy of Education.

He is the author of eleven books including the bestselling Lives on the Boundary: the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education.

John-J.-Hetts-HeadShot-2John J. Hetts, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Data Science at Educational Results Partnership.  Building on twenty years of experience in instruction and research in higher education, his work focuses on identifying untapped potential in educational data. His work on predictive modeling of student placement into and performance in foundational courses won the 2012 RP Group Best College Research and the 2014 ACCCA Mertes awards.  He received his doctorate from UCLA in Social Psychology with a specialization in Measurement and Psychometrics and holds a B.A. with Distinction and Honors from Stanford University.