Renton Technical College is hosting Metacognition and Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century on March 14, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This first ever regional Reading Apprenticeship conference will bring together leadership from WestEd and the Reading Apprenticeship Leadership Community of Practice to learn how local community college faculty are using Reading Apprenticeship across their campuses.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Deepen your learning about how to engage students and colleagues in collaborative inquiry about their varied reading processes, fostering discipline-specific “metacognitive conversation” in classrooms and professional learning communities
- Deepen their understanding of Reading Apprenticeship as an instructional framework and improve their skills for implementing the framework in classrooms and in professional development with colleagues
- Learn how faculty across the disciplines make the complex, invisible processes they use as readers visible to students, helping them develop reading expertise in specific disciplines
- Learn to help other faculty make changes in their classroom practice, building on students’ strengths as readers and learners, and providing students greater access to text for learning in the content areas. This will result in increased student engagement and efficacy in reading.
- Network with your peers using Reading Apprenticeship.
Register by December 10, 2014 to receive the early bird rate of only $75. After December 10, 2014, registration fees will increase to $90. Register here. Breakfast, lunch, and snack included with registration.
Are you already using Reading Apprenticeship in your classroom and would like to share your experiences? Presentation proposals for the Metacognition and Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century conference are being accepted until December 10, 2014. Submit your presentation proposal here.
What is Reading Apprenticeship?
Reading Apprenticeship at WestEd is a research-based framework that helps community college faculty members support students to become motivated, strategic, and critical readers, thinkers, and writers. Community colleges implementing Reading Apprenticeship find that it can produce a dramatic, positive transformation of students’ engagement and achievement not only in literacy, but also in learning across all academic disciplines.
For more information on Metacognition and Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century and Reading Apprenticeship, go here.
The Asian American Native American and Pacific Islander Program (AANAPISI) is hosting the Engaging Promising Practices Conference (EPP) on February 6 – 7, 2014 at South Seattle College in Seattle, WA. This professional development opportunity is FREE and open to all higher education practitioners that work directly with students through both academic and student support services.
The program will feature a half-day conference on Friday, February 6 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM to share practices and methods on institutionalizing Minority-Serving Institution grants. National guest speakers, such as Rowena Tomaneng (Vice President of Instruction from De Anza College) and Pearson Owens (Management/Program Analyst from the Department of Education) will be featured.
On Saturday, February 7 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, keynote speaker Akil Vohra (Senior Advisor from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) will be featured. The full-day of workshops will include presentations and panels focused on student success. The workshops will feature practitioner-based themes of:
- Culturally responsive teaching/learning
- Curriculum and pedagogy, student engagement and development
- Assessment/measurements of promising practices
- Cross-campus collaborations
Registration closes on January 30, 2015. You can register here.
Workshop proposals are still being accepted. If you would like to submit a proposal, please do so before Friday, December 5, 2014. Workshop proposals can be submitted here.
For additional information, check out the conference website: http://www.southseattle.edu/programs/aanapisi/epp.aspx
Presentation proposals for the 2015 Washington Canvas Users Group Conference are being accepted now. You are invited to submit your presentation proposal here. Deadline for submissions is December 12, 2014.
This 3rd annual conference will take place on March 23 and 34, 2015 at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA. Registration has not yet opened for the conference, but if you are interested in attending, you are highly encouraged to submit a presentation proposal. The following tracks will be offered at the conference:
- Collaborative (includes Student Services)
This conference is great opportunity to connect with colleagues across the state and talk shop about teaching online with Canvas! There will be conference topics that will be appropriate for all levels of experience with online teaching and learning. All are welcome – whether you are a long time online instructor or simply interested in learning more about web enhancing, hybrid or blended course design or teaching fully online courses!
For more information check out the Washington Canvas Users Group’s blog. Keep your eyes out for another blog post from CEAL once registration opens!
Interested in Service Learning, Social Justice, or Equity? Did you attend the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Conference in September and are interested in continuing conversations regarding diversity, equity, and student engagement with colleagues at Pierce and across the State? Washington Campus Compact is hosting the 2014 Faculty Institute and Annual Network Meeting on December 1 – 2, 2014 at Everett Community College. These two day meetings will explore the impact that higher education can have on the following six critical issues: education, sustainability, health and safety, diversity and social justice, economic development, and global leadership. Event Details:
- What: 2014 Faculty Institute and Annual Network
- Where: Everett Community College – Henry M. Jackson Conference Center
- When: December 1 – 2, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Monday, December 1: Faculty Institute “Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice into the Curriculum.”
- WACC Member Affiliate – $75 (includes lunch and parking)
- Non-WACC member – $225 (includes lunch and parking)
- Tuesday, December 2: Annual Network Meeting “Effectively Communicating the Value and Impacts of Student Engagement and Leveraging/Generating Resources to Support Student Engagement on Your Campus.”
- This event is open to Washington Campus Compact member affiliates only – $25 (includes lunch and parking)
Interested? Email Christie Flynn (email@example.com) to reserve your spot on the Pierce College team.
For more information, check-out the event’s website here.
Save the date of October 28, 2014 for the ATL Community 2014 Best Practices Exchange. The theme will be Moving From Best Practices to Best Processes: Utilizing Collaborative Leadership to Achieve Scale.
Dr. Rob Johnstone, founder and President of the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII), will led the Keynote address that will examine how practitioners within community colleges can consider large-scale redesign to support student success. Concurrent sessions will focus on successfully implemented large scale strategies that resulted in significant student improvement in the following areas:
- Pre-college Transitions
- Retention and Progression
Colleges are encouraged to attend the event as a team. A formal invitation with specific details will follow shortly.
In the meantime, check out these websites: www.sbctc.edu or www.assessmentlearningteaching.com
Registration is now open for the 2014 Washington State Faculty & Staff of Color Conference which will be held in Vancouver, WA from November 5 – 7, 2014. This conference will offer a wealth of resources, support, and networking opportunities for faculty, administrators, staff, and all other employees of institutions of higher education in Washington. Conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues and share strategies in an effort to define the vital ties between diversity and higher education.
A variety of engaging workshops will be offered as well as three dynamic keynote speakers, Dr. Luz Maria Gordillo, Louie Gong, and Dr. Johnny Lake.
Register by October 1, 2014 to receive the early bird rate of $225. To register, click here. For more information, please visit the conference website here.
- What: 2014 Washington State Faculty and Staff of Color Conference
- When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014
- Where: Vancouver Hilton and Convention Center, Vancouver, WA
- How to Register: Click here. Register by October 1, 2014 to receive early bird rates.
The 3rd Quadrennial Race and Pedagogy National Conference is September 25 – 27, 2014 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Join 2,000 local, regional, national, and international participants to engage in issues of race and its impact on education.
The theme for the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference is “What NOW is the Work of Education and Justice?: Mapping a New Critical Conscience.” The Conference will offer special spotlight sessions, more than 50 concurrent panels, roundtables, poster sessions, artistic installations, music, and theatre productions that addresses the following:
- Freedom and Civil Rights Struggles
- Institutional Readiness
- Transformation and Revolutionary Pedagogies
- Teacher Development and Preparation
- Teaching and Learning about Biology and Race
- Arts as Public Pedagogy
- Education and Criminal Justice
The Conference will showcase four high profile keynote speakers:
- Angela Davis: civil rights activist, prison abolitionist, and professor
- Winona LaDuke: indigenous and environmental rights advocate and former Green Party vice presidential candidate
- Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Harvard professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
- Dr. Eduardo Bonilla Silva: sociologist and Duke University Professor
Full registration fee includes Friday & Saturday continental breakfasts and boxed lunches, one ticket to each of the 4 keynote addresses, and conference materials.
One-day pass includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and conference materials. Keynote address tickets are not included.
If you register before August 16, 2014, the early bird full registration rate is reduced to $300.
Complete your registration here.
For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Session at Winter Adjunct Faculty Day
Join us Saturday, April 12 for Spring Adjunct Faculty Day at Pierce College Puyallup. This mini-conference is an opportunity to connect with your colleagues and discuss focused teaching and learning topics.
The theme of the day is “Prepare to Share” so we’ve built in plenty of opportunities to share effective teaching and learning strategies. The day will include lightning talks, round table sessions, and concurrent sessions.
Special topics will include: Open Education Resources (OER), Elements of Strong Syllabi, Designing Effective Library Research Assignments, and Incorporating Digital Media Projects in Your Class.
- What: Spring Adjunct Faculty Day: “Prepare to Share!”
- When: Saturday, April 12 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Where: Pierce College Puyallup, In the Multipurpose Room in College Center Building (1st Level). Campus Map & Building Map
- Who: Any part-time faculty at Pierce College.
- To Register: Click here for the registration form. Registration includes coffee in the morning, and a catered lunch. Please register by Monday April 7.
Pierce College adjunct faculty who participate for the entire day are eligible to receive a $75 stipend. If you attended the Winter Adjunct Faculty Day, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this one – there will be different topics. If you weren’t able to attend Winter Adjunct Faculty Day, we’d love to see you on April 12!
We’ve previously posted about the Washington Canvas Connect Conference, which will be held at nearby Tacoma Community College on March 27 & 28, put on by the Washington Canvas Users Group.
You can browse the session topics here: http://wacug.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/wacug-2014-program-schedule.pdf
If you are planning on attending, please register for the conference on or before March 21. Click here to register.
The $50 registration fee includes 2 days of sessions around Canvas, our new Learning Management System, as well continental breakfast and lunch for both days.
Attend the first annual Educational Attainment for All Diversity Conference, organized by the Washington Student Achievement Council.
- What: Educational Attainment for All Diversity Conference
- When: Wednesday, April 16. 8-5 PM
- Where: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA
- How to Register: http://www.wsac.wa.gov/ed-for-all. This conference is FREE! Act fast, seats are limited.
Click here to view the draft agenda. Here’s a description from the conference website:
The conference will provide P-12 and postsecondary educators, counselors, outreach and support personnel, and leaders opportunities to engage with each other in understanding the latest demographic data and trends, sharing effective practices, and developing an ongoing P-20 network dedicated to improving educational opportunities for historically underserved groups.
Equity is a major component of Achieving the Dream. According to their website, participating schools “commit to eliminating achievement gaps among student groups, including students of color and low income students while improving outcomes for all students…especially those who have traditionally faced the most significant barriers to achievement.”