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Wednesday, November 1
 

8:30am

International Tutor Training Program Certification, Part I “Getting the Basics”
This is an interactive, hands- on session. Presenters will use a Power Point, the CRLA website and the online ITTPC Level 1 certification application to demonstrate and explain the Level 1 certification process. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions. They will work in large and small groups to explore their individual readiness for certification and complete worksheets that help them identify and elaborate on ITTPC training topics and delivery methodologies. There will be many opportunities for sharing ideas, best practices, and individual attention from the presenters.


Wednesday November 1, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Westmoreland Central

8:30am

Game Design Principles for Peer Support Programs: A Primer ($ Ticketed Event) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The morning session will incorporate a mix of brief lectures interspersed with case studies, Q & A, and hands-on exercises. The morning section will conclude with instructions for a working lunch where participants will use a template to be provided, to create a preliminary game design plan for their programs.
The afternoon session will be used to review the plans developed during lunch and will provide feedback on preliminary implementation plans. The institute will conclude with an overview of technology enabled and no-tech tools and strategies that can be used to support program designs developed during the institute.

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Wednesday November 1, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm
Butler East

1:00pm

International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC): Developing/Expanding Your Mentor Program
This institute is intended for college and university professionals who are developing or enhancing a peer mentor training program, and applying for IMTPC Certification. Participants will engage in discussion about certification requirements, share best practices, and complete components of the IMTPC application process.

The main portion of the workshop will consist of engaging activities to allow the participants to begin planning their mentor training programs and to continue or begin working on their IMTPC applications. Participants without existing programs will be guided through activities designed to build mentor training programs from the ground up. Participants with programs that are currently in existence will engage in program assessment and evaluation activities in order to determine if changes should be made. Participants will share their progress with the group as well as their paths forward. The institute will conclude with a question and answer period.

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Wednesday November 1, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayette

1:00pm

International Tutor Training Program Certification, Part II "Beyond the Basics"
Through a PowerPoint presentation and discussion by experienced reviewers, participants will have an opportunity to learn about advanced tutor training program certification. We will be sharing experiences, tips, research, and insights in preparing applications for certification.
In the second part of the session, participants will work in small groups to begin planning their own Level 2 and 3 training programs and activities. Finally, all participants will join in a large group discussion regarding “take aways” from this pre-conference institute and next steps for their individual program certification process.


Wednesday November 1, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cambria East
 
Thursday, November 2
 

10:15am

A bridge to academic success: peer coaching for at-risk students
Statistical data shows that more than a significant number of students begin college but do not persist past their first year, which is not congruent with their previous academic skills. The ACHIEVE peer coaching program was developed for students who are in academic jeopardy (less than a 2.0).

This presentation is designed to assist others in the development of a peer coaching program. This program is unique in that it uses best practices from student affairs and academic affairs.
The delivery method will be power-point, developed intake forms, program information, training manuals and guides.



Thursday November 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Cambria West

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

3:00pm

A Bridge Worth Building: Campus-wide CRLA Certified Tutor Training Course
In this workshop, we will present on the delivery method of our tutor training course and the benefits of collaborating to provide a single CRLA certified training course for peer educators across campus. Participants will identify, draft, and review a topics schedule for their training courses that utilizes campus partners.

Representatives from 2 of the 4 departments (Housing and Undergraduate Education) will facilitate the workshop through:
- Introductions
- Description of CRLA certified training course
- Draft creation of a syllabus
- Group discussion on potential resources, allies, and campus partners.
- Challenges and potential areas of improvement.
- Q&A


Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Somerset East

3:00pm

Bridge the Gap: Interactive Learning Activities Improve Tutor Training Effectiveness
Student engagement in tutor training is essential for an effective training program. This session presents ways to evaluate how engaging an activity is and introduces participants to activities they can use in training. Participants will take away two interactive and engaging activities they can customize to achieve many learning outcomes.

Warm-up: Brief direct instruction to introduce ourselves and give background of our Tutoring Center, its training philosophy, and its training history.
Activities: Sample interactive training activities with follow-up debrief and discussion
Conclusion: Wrap-up discussion & handouts

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Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cambria West

3:00pm

Building better tutor training with standards, outcomes and assessments
Tutor training programs are more effective with standards, outcomes, and assessment (SOA) metrics in place. We will be discussing best practices for SOA development, and the ITTPC guidelines for standards. We’ll also introduce how to develop measurable standards, outcomes and assessments, and how to integrate them into your training program.

The presentation will include:
1. Powerpoint (to guide the discussion)
2. Activities (matching SOAs, labeling activities, moving around the room)
3. Small- and Large-group Discussion & Pair work
4. Q&A



Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Westmoreland Central

3:00pm

Creating and Publishing the Blueprints: Tutor Tips and Projects
This workshop will share the bridge from tutor tips /techniques to a demo of a culminating project for CRLA Certification (3) to publication. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own tutor created ideas. A free model for publishing and celebrating these great ideas will be demoed and discussed.

•Each presenter using PowerPoint will share the concept of celebrating tutor created materials from tips and techniques to an example of CRLA certification Level 3 final project.

•Audience engagement includes small group discussion and reporting out with half sheets of color paper to the wall size “sticky wall” for all to see.

•Presenters will facilitate small group discussions and posting of ideas for large group summary.

•A demonstration will include how the “recipes” can be published online in an established student centered web site set up for sharing tutor tips and techniques


Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Pennsylvania West

3:00pm

Enhancing Self-Directed Learning in SI Leaders
The presenter will give an overview of the training format and priorities of an established SI program, highlighting several best practices for fostering self-directed learning in leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share best practices from their programs for encouraging critical engagement in the self-directed learning process.

The Supplemental Instruction and EXCEL Collaborative Learning Group Program Coordinator will give an overview of one university’s undergraduate collaborative learning programs, featuring the training format and priorities and highlighting several of the program’s best practices for fostering self-directed learning in leaders.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their best practices for encouraging self-assessment, collaborative learning technique mastery, critical engagement, reflection, and creativity for fostering self-directed learning in student leaders and their sessions.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Somerset West
 
Friday, November 3
 

9:45am

Developing Professionals: A Study of Tutoring as a Transferrable Skill
This presentation describes the distinct and lasting benefit of working in a community college learning center through presenting findings from a qualitative study exploring the impact of working as a tutor on professionals who were formerly tutors.

For this presentation, we will first explain the study and the findings, which will include former tutors’ recommendations for how supervisors can best support tutors’ development into professionals. Next, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the methods by which they, as supervisors, can best support their tutors as they transition to professional roles. Additionally, the presenters will discuss the implications of the focus on transition to professional positions including recruitment, retention, and training.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Cambria West

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

11:00am

Building Cross-Campus Partnerships through Peer Education
The University of Cincinnati created the Peer Education Network (PEN) to bring together several offices employing Peer Educators. This session will discuss the creation and goals of PEN as well as improvements to the Peer Educator experience. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to implement a similar initiative.

The session will primarily consist of a presentation, which will include an overview of the Peer Education Network, relevant data and assessments, future directions, and recommendations for creating a PEN at the audience members' institution. Audience members will receive handouts outlining the PEN creation timeline. Examples of training modules will also be shown. Time will be given for participants to identify relevant offices for partnership and to brainstorm ways to address challenges specific to their institution.

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Friday November 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cambria East

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

2:00pm

Building Beautiful Bridges: Training and Supporting International Tutors
Hiring international students as tutors is a beautiful thing. These tutors add diversity, unique perspectives, and energy to tutoring centers, thus enriching students’ learning experiences. But what challenges exist when hiring and training these tutors? This session will explore best practices for training and supporting this important tutor population.

This session is appropriate for any administrator, tutor coordinator/trainer, or other professional who works in a peer assistance program. The workshop will be divided into two interactive segments. The first half will focus on training international tutors, and the second half will focus on specific ways that staff can support international tutors while they are on the job. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect and plot next steps. Likewise, each participant will receive a packet with handouts referenced in our presentation. The presenters will use a Prezi or a PowerPoint and will make that available to attendees, as well.

Speakers
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Brandi Schreiber

Brandi Willis Schreiber, M.A., is the Associate Director of Student Disability Services and the Program Director for the TECHniques Center at Texas Tech University. She is responsible for staff hiring and training, operations management, program development, fundraising and development... Read More →



Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Armstrong

2:00pm

Establishing a Successful Walk-in Tutoring Progam in Residence Halls/University Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University's Academic Development has managed to establish a successful walk-in tutoring program in three residence halls and two libraries on campus. Highly motivated and trained undergraduate Peer Tutors staff these sessions. This presentation will highlight the most successful elements of the program.

The Peer Tutor Program Coordinator will give a presentation on the history and development of Academic Development’s walk-in tutoring program with the aim of providing a model for other tutoring centers to follow. This will be proceeded by a panel discussion and q&a session between attendees and a group of Peer Tutors who help staff Academic Development’s walk-in tutoring service.

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Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fayette

2:00pm

Leveraging Peer Leaders: Effectively use Students in Tutoring Center Management
This session will cover how to leverage the talented and driven students we all have on staff. The Student Program Coordinator model has been in use for over a decade and is a leadership development opportunity for the students as well as an effective and efficient learning center management strategy.

After brief introductions, the presenters will review the literature on benefits to peer leadership, specifically Shook & Keup as well as Kouzes & Posner. Then an overview of the Student Program Coordinator (SPC) will be offered. The bulk of the time will be spent guiding participants through construction of their own “blueprint for success”. For each design element of the “blueprint” the presenters will facilitate a discussion using best practice examples. Finally, each attendee will be asked to record an action step for when they return to their home campus. The presenters will use PowerPoint to provide visual support.

Presentation File via Google Drive

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Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cambria West

3:15pm

Beating the Barrier! Student Support Services Tutoring the Barrier Courses
Through a comparative study of FG students tutored and FG students not tutored an understanding of the non-cognitive barriers impeding students was illuminated as well as an understanding of best practices when working with this population in relation to first generation college students taking barrier courses in math and science.

The session will be delivered through presentation format with the audience using at least one of the strategies for planning.

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Friday November 3, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Westmoreland West

3:15pm

Supporting Multilingual Peer Tutors
This session will focus on best practices in supporting undergraduate peer tutors who speak English as a second language. The presentation will provide an overview of challenges faced by these multilingual peer tutors and will share training and support strategies developed for the peer tutoring program at [university name redacted].

Our 40-minute presentation will consist of three parts: an overview of the issues faced by peer tutors who are non-native English speakers and the relevant research; a description of the training and support strategies we’ve developed and put into practice; and an assessment of the efficacy of these support practices. The 20-minute audience interaction portion will include a small-group discussion followed by questions from the audience at large. This format will enable audience members to build bridges between the diversity of their own programs and come to a productive consensus on how to best support their own ESL tutors.


Friday November 3, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Washington
 
Saturday, November 4
 

8:00am

Writing Tutor Training: A 1-Credit Course Model
As part of employee training, our Writing Consultants take a 1-credit Writing Consultant Training course, which was developed through collaboration between our Center and the English department. This presentation will discuss the course, its inception, and its impact on our writing tutors.

The session will be presented using PowerPoint or Google Slides. It will encourage discussion and feedback throughout the session and especially at the end.   

Moderators
Saturday November 4, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Lawrence