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Thursday, November 2
 

10:15am

The Internet: A Game Changer - A Brain Changer
As developmental educators, we see students with weak educational backgrounds and poor study habits. Now, we may even have to work against the habits ingrained in them as they utilize the Internet. Join in the conversation about how technology is changing our brains.

During the roundtable Barb Zmolek will present information for a 30-minute time period, then pose questions to the participants, encourage discussion, and ask for comments from them about the information. I’m confident that we’ll begin building a bridge to span the gap between technology usage and deep information processing. I’m also confident that this bridge will be far from complete by the end of the session.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Allegheny Grand II

10:15am

Using Protest Music to Increase Students’ Awareness of Fake News
Our presentation demonstrates how the integration of critical literacy into IRW can have profound results on students’ understanding of the argumentative genre, and on their knowledge of academic Discourses. Participants will receive and discuss our study’s results on students’ perceptions of integrating critical literacy into the IRW course.
We will provide a brief, standard Power Point presentation to showcase our review of literature, methodology, and findings. Additionally, we will provide participants with artifacts from the IRW class where we collected data. We will also present the argumentative unit where critical literacy was implemented via an active PBworks page to promote collaboration amongst the attendees. In groups, attendees will modify a unit to fit their unique programs, through resources we provide. Implications and conclusions will be generated at the end.


We will provide a brief, standard Power Point presentation to showcase our review of literature, methodology, and findings. Additionally, we will provide participants with artifacts from the IRW class where we collected data. We will also present the argumentative unit where critical literacy was implemented via an active PBworks page to promote collaboration amongst the attendees. In groups, attendees will modify a unit to fit their unique programs, through resources we provide. Implications and conclusions will be generated at the end.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Allegheny Grand II

10:15am

A Streamlined Training Program for Supplemental Instruction Leaders
This session will provide a description of how the United States Naval Academy implements an effective, condensed training program to prepare their Supplemental Instruction leaders to facilitate peer-led sessions. The presenter will share the training sessions and resources that focus on self-regulated and collaborative learning techniques.

The presenter will include an overview of Kansas City’s Supplemental Instruction program and explain how our Supplemental Instruction benefits students. The session will also highlight the role of peer-leaders and the expectation in place for their performance. In detail, the presenter will outline and discuss the purpose behind the United States Naval Academy’s expedited Supplemental Instruction Program and their key training strategies covered. The final 15-20 minutes of the session will be open for questions and discussion of best practices for peer-led training programs.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Allegheny Grand II

10:15am

The Senior Culminating Experience: A Vehicle For Collaboration and Community
This session will discuss the structure of the senior culminating experience as well as its literary themes, student preparation for research, writing and presentation, its role in fostering community and its role in students’ success after graduation.

We will present our findings via PPT and provide the audience with a handout outlining the benefits of implementing the senior culminating experience into a Capstone Course as well as the specific components of the senior culminating experience related to our department's Capstone Course.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Allegheny Grand II

1:45pm

Evaluating effectiveness and types of learning methods in the classroom
Learning methods and differentiated instruction continue to attract a lot of attention. Research shows some clear results related to the academic effectiveness of these different methods. Which methods can work? Which methods have worked for you? Is there more about these methods than simply obtaining higher academic scores?

For this roundtable there will be a 2-page handout with details on various research that has been completed in the area of learning styles and differentiated instruction. The handout will show where it has been proven to work and where there are areas of unknowns. The end will include a number of prompts to engage the participants during the discussion time.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Allegheny Grand II

1:45pm

Reading Across the Disciplines: Expanding our Current Program
For this roundtable there will be a 2-page handout with details on various research that has been completed in the area of learning styles and differentiated instruction. The handout will show where it has been proven to work and where there are areas of unknowns. The end will include a number of prompts to engage the participants during the discussion time.

This presentation will begin with a PowerPoint presentation giving information about the program. Then, we will break into small groups to discuss current methods being used at different schools and best practices. Finally, we will have a large-group discussion about what was learned during the break out time.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Allegheny Grand II

1:45pm

How's That Workin for Ya?
At <redacted-institute name> we have observed that students do not use their time efficiently.
Coaches have found providing students with a planner, modeling effective strategies for use, allows students to better manage their time and become proactive in seeking out time management strategies that best suit their individual needs.

The session will be a power point presentation with a hands on workshop that will include planner sheets along with a sample syllabus to construct a sample student planner. Materials will be provided for participants to creatively add color, images, stickers, etc. to their sample planners.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Allegheny Grand II

1:45pm

Outcome-Based Assessments: Bridging Academic Skills and Career Readiness
Using outcomes-based assessment to evaluate general education literacies and professional skills helps college students understand the relationship between assignments and career skills. This roundtable will discuss the value of outcome based assessment at the institutional and program level as well as the benefits for students and faculty.

Participants will provide an overview of using General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies, followed by a participant driven discussion focusing on designing outcomes, creating effective rubrics, and building student portfolios that will make students more competitive in the job market. Sample rubrics will be shared with the group, along with examples of outcomes for various courses.


Thursday November 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Allegheny Grand II
 
Friday, November 3
 

9:45am

Bridging Over Trenches: Reading Strategies To Fire Up Student Engagement
Many students struggle to read at a college level. I developed three reading strategies that bolstered student engagement and intrinsic motivation. Students connected with the material in many ways and discovered that some of the best learning happens when it is in motion. Let’s FIRE UP students to read!

Students must get out of their seats; movement heightens engagement. I will use a similar method in my presentation. First, I will frontload three different reading strategies. Next, I will ask the roundtable to use the strategies to complete a variety of exercises. Once, the conference members complete the drill, we will engage in a discussion based on the activity. These procedures will emulate how I use these reading strategies in my classroom. Lastly, I will also lead a discussion about how students may use the aforementioned strategies while preparing for class on their own.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Allegheny Grand II

9:45am

CRP in Reading Instruction for the Linguistically Diverse Learner
Linguistically Diverse students (LDs) often have difficulty comprehending college-level texts for several reasons, unfamiliarity with the language, vocabulary, and content. Presenting college level reading information to LDs assumes that the instruction is culturally relevant. These students face academic challenges when they read text outside of their native language.

This will be presented through a round-table, hands-activities, and a workshop style presentation.

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CRP ppt

Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Butler East

9:45am

Campus Climate and its Impact on Student Engagement
This presentation provides participants with preliminary data on how derogatory rhetoric following the 2016 presidential election impacted a university in the Southwest. The discussion portion of our roundtable invites attendees to examine the climate of their institutions and how leaders of postsecondary institutions can foster inclusive diversity.

In the first 30 minutes of the roundtable discussion, the presenters will provide a brief presentation to showcase our review of literature, methodology, and findings. They will also provide attendees with qualitative data, such as student responses and artifacts we collected from our preliminary research. Implications and conclusions will be presented for attendees. The discussion portion of our roundtable presentation invites attendees to examine the current cultural climate of their institutions and how we, as leaders of postsecondary institutions, can incorporate politics, diversity, and culture into the classroom in a positive way.


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Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Allegheny Grand II

9:45am

Welcome to the future: Navigating the new, online IMTPC process!
This informal session is intended as an introduction to the new online application for the CRLA’s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC). Participants will learn about new IMTPC requirements, interact with the new system, and discuss ways to transition their existing certification materials to the online process.

The focus of the session will be on the new online application system and how participants can navigate the new requirements and format. As the round-table format inherently invites lively discussion, the IMTPC Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator will foster participant dialogue surrounding the reasons for modernizing the IMTPC process for better accessibility, convenience, and utility. The facilitators will then present an overview of the new online system, highlighting new features such as saving work in progress, direct upload of documents, and structured response prompts for greater user-utility.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Allegheny Grand II

9:45am

Bridging Research and Data: Our Journey of Creating an IRW
Creating an integrated reading and writing course sounds like a straightforward process, right? Come learn about our journey to create bridges across departments and to create an IRW course to improve developmental students’ success.

This roundtable will use small group discussion to find out what the participants’ needs are and to share the process used to develop, create, and implement the IRW course at our institution. Sample assignments and assessments will also be shared to help the audience understand what the course expectations are. In addition, informal groups and think-pair-share strategies will be utilized to ensure audience engagement and participation.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Lawrence

9:45am

What GPAs Don't Say: Qualitative Evaluation of Supplemental Instruction
When assessing Supplemental Instruction, it's common practice to use GPA as an indicator of efficacy. This presentation discusses how quantitative GPA analysis gives a skewed representation of effectiveness and how qualitative survey analysis can provide a much clearer and accurate picture of how well a program is working.

This session will be presented lecture style with room for questions and answer throughout and at the end.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Allegheny Grand II

11:00am

Using Multiple Texts to Teach Critical Reading Skills
Mastery of developmental reading courses offers both an opportunity for academic enrichment and a barrier to college completion. The use of mutiple texts as oppose to the one size-fits-all approach may not be an effective pedagogical practice by instructors who teach the LD student.

The presentation will be introduced using a PowerPoint presentation of the research. It will highlight key findings and integrate a hands-on activity for audience participation, followed by a closing discussion on the use of multiple texts.

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Friday November 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

11:00am

Building a Bridge for Technical Programs: Writing for the Professions
“Writing for the Professions” is a course for technical-program students that contextualizes writing toward career-based genres. It is an English Composition I alternative for A.A.S./Certificate Degree students that fosters success by bridging the gap between academic and real-world writing. Topics include course description, learning objectives, and comparison with English Composition.

The roundtable delivery method of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute focused small-group discussion is perfect for our topic. We expect our innovative Writing for the Professions course with contextualized career-based writing for technical-program students (in lieu of English Composition I) to excite participants and generate much fruitful discussion

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Friday November 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

11:00am

CRLA and N4A: Bridging Two Organizations
The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) provides professional development opportunities within the Student Athlete Academic Support Services field. For members, specifically of the Learning Concerns and Enhancement Committee, collaboration with CRLA could prove very beneficial. This facilitated discussion is designed to explore partnership opportunities within the organizations.

This presentation will follow the roundtable format. There will be a 30-minute presentation that will provided an overview of N4A LCEC Committee and the CRLA Student Athlete Special Interest Group. This will be followed by round table discussion. The audience will be engaged by interacting with other participants by answering a series of questions aimed at brainstorming ways to create meaningful programmatic efforts from both organizations. These efforts are aimed at creating valuable professional development opportunities for members of both organizations

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Friday November 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

11:00am

Lessons learned while writing my eText
Providing current instructional resources for students, especially in technology-based courses challenges instructors to keep pace with Moore’s Law; it is like balancing an elephant on a razor blade.

Whether it is a report, a presentation, a newsletter, a personal story, a photo album, or a visual trip report, there is virtually no limit on what you can express creatively with Sway. If you are building a presentation dependent on imagery including a lot of online content or if your audience will be guiding themselves through the presentation, Sway is probably going to work better for you.

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Friday November 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

2:00pm

No Reading Strategy Left Behind: Reading Strategies in Writing Classes
When students master these strategies: previewing, highlighting, annotating/ writing marginal notes, they become strong and independent readers. These strategies help students to navigate rigorous academic texts. During our session, we will review current research, discuss how the strategies enhance integrated courses, and practice the strategies using texts from various disciplines.

Participants of this session will review research, discuss how the strategies may be used in writing classes, and practice each strategy using an article from a content level textbook.

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Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

2:00pm

Bridging the Gap Between Math Tutoring and Learning Practices
A research project was conducted in a math tutoring center. Data was collected and this data was compared to variables that positively affect student learning. Results from this study will be shared with implications for how tutoring centers can work more effectively with college math departments.

The presentation will begin with audience participation. Learning and variables that affect learning will be discussed. The presenter will discuss the variables to be studied. The audience will be asked to reflect on the variables studied. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on variables they believe have the greatest impact on leaning. The data collected and implications will be shared. There will be a discussion on how to create bridges between math departments and tutoring centers. The presenter will also share how the data was used at the College of Southern Nevada to create bridges to the math department.

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Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

2:00pm

You in the Driver Seat of Learning: Bridge to Success
Learning is a complex process. It involves building a connection among three essential components: the brain and the mind of the learner, the subject matter, and the intent of the instructor. This session engages participants in using a learning technology to connect these essentials and build a bridge to success.

This is an interactive workshop that engages participants in technology-assisted learning activities including role plays, experimentation, personal reflections, and paired and triads discussions. The presenter(s) act as facilitators of learning and seek to orchestrate learning "aha" moments.

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Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Allegheny Grand II

2:00pm

Launching At-Risk Incoming Freshmen into Success
Summer Launch began in summer 2015 to better prepare at-risk, incoming freshmen for the rigors of college. 2 staff members and a faculty member banded together and created a one-week program utilizing upperclassmen mentoring and focusing on common problem areas such as reading comprehension, research methods, and dealing with failure.

This program will be delivered lecture-style with a presentation involving pictures, information, and data. I will also give the audience a worksheet to be able to translate the information given to their own campuses. We will work on it together throughout the session and lecture. I will also leave time at the end for questions and/or comments.

Moderators
Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Allegheny Grand II