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Sessions listed in alphabetical order by title.

Bridge Building: How do we measure success?

Wendy Scheder Black
10:00—10:45 AM, Room G-104
Pima Community College Adult Education developed a Math Bridge class to serve students who place into remedial levels of math, who are new to college and are not yet college-ready. Regular feedback from students was gathered; and as a result, we were able to measure the student progress beyond the test scores, attendance and completion data. We learned directly from the students how they perceived their own success, and what they identified as the most important factors contributing to that success. This presentation explores the results of that data, which is now used to directly inform future Bridge classes.

Early Identification, Intervention, and Continuous Monitoring [ PPT | Doc1 | Doc2 | Doc3]

Carmen Amavizca
1:15—2:00 PM, Room G-104
The purpose is to help students become more reflective to create behavioral changes that will enable students to identify the weaknesses which may interfere in their educational goals. Constant communication engages the student and improves their self image. With extra conferences students will be provided with specific recommendations to improve the areas which may affect student success.

English / Writing Curriculum Forum

Facilitated by Jill Loveless
1:15—2:45 PM, Room A-207
Can or should colleges work to align curriculum for better transferability? Please bring copies of course packages/syllabi to share as part of the discussion.

English Grammar in 15 Seconds!

Jon Bell
11:00—11:45 AM, Room G-102
English grammar is actually quite simple if you are willing to be a bit cheeky in your analysis. In fact, it can be explained in 15 seconds. Once students know this and learn some simple techniques, they lose their fear of grammar.

Enhancing Vocabulary Instruction Through Interactive and On Line Activities

Marty Frailey and Sriura Weirich
1:15—2:00 PM, Room G-103
We will present a variety of engaging classroom activites to enhance vocabulary instuction. These include some group activites and some individualized competitive games. We will aslo demonstrate the use of Quizlet, an interactive web site that creates flash cards, quizzes and games for your chosen vocabulary words. If time permits, an additional vocabulary web site might be presented. We will provide handouts with alternative on line materials to help with vocabulary instruction. Our workshop will be a hands on presentation where participants are actively involved in using our materials.


Fear of Language: How Language Anxiety Perpetuates Life-Long Writing Challenges [Prezi]

David Hannah
10:00—10:45 AM, Room A-209
Language anxiety and social anxiety are two terms that are closely related but the relationship between the two is seldom understood. Language anxiety leads to social anxiety through a variety of steps, and the effects of both anxieties can be devastating to a person's life. What starts as a language barrier for a child becomes language anxiety, leading to developmental social issues as well as academic challenges. Academic challenges, through skill-set degradation, turn to social isolation and social anxiety. The constant anxiety eventually leads to health issues and an overall poor quality of life. Through a variety of studies, articles, and observations, the effects of both language and social anxiety will be analyzed to determine the effects each anxiety has on the language learner (either child or adult). Additionally, the specific ways that each anxiety functions to create a poor quality of life will be analyzed and explained. Furthermore, the long term effects of both types of anxiety will be detailed and how the anxieties produce the long term effects will be fully explicated.


Impact of the Student Success Coach [PPT]

Jim Lipson, Karen Smith, Karen Burgan
11:00—11:45 AM, Room G-104
This session will present an overview of how PCC Adult Education's Student Success Coach program works, the impact it has had on students and what we have learned inthe six months since the project was initiated. The presentation will also include hearing (and learning) from the volunteer student success coaches as well as from students who have been impacted by the program.

Infusing 21st Century Practices into Developmental Education - Results from Pima EC Learning Community Pilot

DeLisa Siddall
10:00—10:45 AM, Room G-222
The 21st Century Commission on the future of Community Colleges Report emphasized the importance of shifting the Community College focus to student learning, increased collaboration, ensuring academic success and evidenced based research, to support new efforts.
This presentation will focus on how the 21st Century practices were implemented as part of a Pima EC Developmental Education Learning Community. The outcomes of this collaboration will be shared with the participants.

Language and Math: How Primary Language Affects the Learning of Mathematics

Darren Allen
11:00—11:45 AM, Room A-209
The presenter will explore how primary language affects the learning of mathematics with some surprising observations. The discussion will center on the effect of language differences and their naturally associated cultural ones.

Learning Catalytics: Using Technology to Promote Active Engagement in the Classroom

Jennifer Morales (Pearson)
2:15—3:00 PM, Room A-210
Learn about Pearson’s exciting new addition to MyMathLab, Learning Catalytics. Learning Catalytics is a “bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system. Students can use any modern web-enabled device they already have — laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Access to Learning Catalytics is included with all MyMathLab subscriptions.
In this session you will learn how to use Learning Catalytics to:
· Engage students by creating open-ended questions that ask for numerical, algebraic, textual, or graphical responses — or just plain multiple-choice.
· Manage student interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.
· Automatically create groups for peer instruction based on student response patterns, to optimize discussion productivity.
· Utilize a technology that has grown out of twenty years of cutting edge research, innovation, and implementation of interactive teaching and peer instruction.

Learning Communities to Support Developmental Education Students

Michele Anderson/Karrie Mitchell
11:00—11:45 AM, Room G-222
According to the Gateway to College Network, students are often not successful in developmental education courses because they are deficient in the skills necessary to succeed in college. Increased student success and retention can be accomplished by connecting with a student success class through a learning community or intentionally linking courses. In these settings, students are provided the skills and opportunities to be more successful in their developmental education courses and to practice their student success skills utilizing contextualized learning.

Learning from Learning Communities

Mary Shelor and Gretchen Zimmerman
10:00—10:45 AM, Room G-103
A Reading Faculty and Counseling Faculty will share their experiences pairing a Student Success course and a Developmental Reading Course. They will discuss the organization of the Learning Community, their expectations, rewards and frustrations and the outcomes. They want to share and discuss with colleagues what they learned and what things they could do to make the experience better.

Mathematics Curriculum Forum

Facilitated by Laurel Clifford Tim Mayo
1:15—2:45 PM, Room A-209
How can we reach the developmental mathematics student? Please bring copies of your course outlines, syllabi, current developmental course curricula (learning outcomes/competencies) and any other relevant documents in order to compare and discuss what is appropriate and necessary for these courses in order to enable students to be successful in college-level mathematics, including students bound for Calculus vs. students bound for Statistics or Liberal Arts Mathematics.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Computational & Conceptual Learning

Elizabeth Mike (McGraw-Hill)
11:00—11:45 AM, Room A-210
An overview of adaptive learning and assessment tools, including the new LearnSmart study tool and ALEKS updates. A look at course redesign and how technology plays a pivotal role. Pilot programs available.

Reading Curriculum Forum [Synopsis]

Facilitated by Eric Morrison
1:15—2:45 PM, Room A-208
How do we foster reading development and engagement? We will create a chart examining current current course offerings in college level reading to explore opportunities for understanding and alignment. PLEASE bring course outlines and/or descriptions to this session

Preparing Students to Read and Study Strategically in Allied Health Programs

Marty Frailey and Greta Buck-Rodriguez
11:00—11:45 AM, Room G-103
REA 112HP Critical Reading for Health Professions is a college-level course designed to prepare students for Allied Health programs. Our presentation about this course will cover the following: history and design of the course, syllabus, class plan, reading strategy assignments, and projects. We also will share our experiences to date. Participants will engage in interactive class activities with sample handouts and will gain online access to our course packet and instructor materials. The course packet includes material on medical terminology, reading and study strategies, projects, and more. Instructor materials include quizzes, tests, exercises, group activities, supplemental readings, and answer keys.

The Connection of Trauma and Learning Challenges [PDF]

Olga Carranza
1:15—2:00 PM, Room G-222
There is currently research sharing the impact of stress issues upon the brain. It has also become connected to learning challenges that students have when they may have traumatic experiences. We will explore what the research states and how these issues may present themselves in the classroom.

Trinomial Factoring Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts.

Alan Glazier
1:15—2:00 PM, Room G-102
Some textbook authors over-explain factoring techniques, many times leaving students lost in translation. Discuss some factoring techniques not typically found in textbooks. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts for factoring trinomials of the form ax2+bx+c, with a=1 and a≠1. I will review some interesting methods found online, and also introduce some other methods of my own.

Up and Coming Textbooks and Online Learning Tools

Nadine Dunning (Cengage)
10:00—10:45 AM, Room A-210
Come see what the BUZZ is about! Raise the level of student engagement through the use of Cengage Digital products; build critical-thinking and analytical skills that transfer to other courses and their professional lives.

When am I ever going to use this in life?

Alan Glazier
10:00—10:45 AM, Room G-102
A student will inevitably ask this question! How do you respond? Discuss problems and situations students face in everyday life requiring applied mathematical skills, whether they realize it our not. Examples and case studies of actual engineering problems that often reduce down to basic developmental math techniques. Followed by an open forum and dialog to share experiences.