How do we help our students become better critical thinkers (i.e., metacognition)? In this post-pandemic era, we must be intentional about helping students take ownership of their learning so they can be successful at our institutions. During this workshop, participants learn how to coach students through notetaking, reading, studying, and using campus support services to ensure their success.
This workshop shares River Parishes Community College's use of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity's (NAPE) five-step Program Improvement Process (PIPE) as a means for increasing the access and success of underrepresented groups in its CTE programs. It also engages participants in using PIPE to address an equity gap relevant to their own institutions.
The diversity of students today requires individualized approaches to communication. Using examples from their own classes, the facilitators help others understand and communicate better with their students. The challenges that may have occurred in the past, and strategies available to overcome them, are discussed. There are no personality types that are better or worse, healthier or frailer. Each type has its own inherent strengths and potential weaknesses.
Community colleges throughout the nation are experiencing increased enrollment of African American and Latinx students. At the same time, these students graduate and transfer at significantly lower rates than their White counterparts. This disparity points to a need to not only teach, but to reach marginalized populations more effectively. This webinar elaborates on five ways educators can use restorative and culturally responsive teaching practices to reduce opportunity gaps for Black and Brown students.
Our traditional systems of grading tend to reward behavior rather than knowledge, to be demotivating, and to demand that instructors perform endless workarounds to improve student outcomes. In this webinar, the presenters introduce an approach to grading that aims to equitably assess student learning and motivate student persistence. Presenters share details on grading strategies, preliminary results, and learning from implementation. They also provide a sample alternative assessment tool.
This webinar is aimed at understanding the issues that students face in a peri-post pandemic period. The facilitator works toward laying down a foundation of terms and topics aimed at assisting educators at all levels to create a welcoming and safe classroom for students to help promote attendance, learning, and self-awareness. Attendees are asked to provide their own experiences to assist the presenter in providing relevant information. The presenter provides a list of ways in which the attendees can create a safe space and where or how they can intervene in difficult situations.
The contemporary challenges community college leaders face are increasingly complex and must be addressed with a new approach to leadership. Adaptive challenges, such as the impact of COVID-19, changing student population demographics, local economic and political challenges, and unique and complex personnel issues, do not have easy solutions. They require an adaptive leader equipped with a unique set of strategies, including: Engaging in critical self-reflection; tailoring communication to the situation and audience; dissociating from the problem; analyzing the issue by listening to diverse perspectives; managing emotional responses with sensitivity; empowering those who are change-averse; and challenging assumptions with data. This webinar is especially relevant to community college leaders and aspiring leaders, but all who are interested are welcome to attend.
Deaf students face many challenges in achievement and advancement of their postsecondary goals. The National Deaf Center identified negative attitudes and biases as some of biggest barriers that directly affect deaf students. It is also important to note that deaf students with multiple identities, such as race, ethnicity, and additional disabilities may experience additional barriers, especially biases and attitudes. These attitudes and biases are pervasive across the education system and marginalize the experiences of deaf students.
This webinar introduces how biases, attitudes, and social constructs impact educational attainment for deaf students. The webinar allows participants to examine how attitudes and biases result in barriers for deaf students, how preconceived expectations about deaf people’s identities and experiences can limit their education, and how we can take action to create impacts as individuals and as educators.
This webinar provides tools and techniques for communicating with students in digital environments. The presenters explore how to understand your students’ communication needs, the use of messages to facilitate supportive contact, essential communication tools, and how to make a distance relationship successful. The importance of tone and verbiage in emails; using real time communication aids (Zoom, FaceTime, etc.); communicating in a timely fashion; accuracy in instructional messages; respecting the student’s individuality; and using multiple communication tools to interact with students and present material are also considered. The focus of the webinar is on helping instructors facilitate meaningful connections with students using both verbal and written communication.