Join your colleagues for the
QM Works in the Great Pacific Northwest Regional Conference
Location: Doubletree Seattle Airport in Seattle, WA
Date: Thursday, April 9 – Friday April 10, 2015
Why attend? Presentations and workshops planned will include:
- Strategies and applications for meeting QM Standards
- Getting institutional buy-in for QM adoption
- Research, examples and takeaways from institutions and faculty using QM
- Findings related to the impact of QM at the institutional level
Ready to lead the charge to ensure quality matters in education?
Got Questions? Contact:
Interim eLearning Director
Pierce College District
(253) 964-6377 //JBLM (253) 964-6567
Register now for the ATL Winter College Readiness Retreat on February 12 – 13, 2015 at the Rainbow Lodge in North Bend, WA. The focus will be “Exploring the Full Spectrum of Student Voice in Washington State – Expression, Consultation, Participation, Activism, and Leadership.” Educators and students with an interest in joining the state-wide community of practice around the concept/principle of Voice are encouraged to attend. This will be a great opportunity to share and interact with other colleagues and students from across Washington State.
ATL Winter College Readiness Retreat
“Exploring the Full Spectrum of Student Voice in Washington State”
When: February 12-13, 2015
Where: Rainbow Lodge, North Bend, WA
Cost: Registration fee is $90 for educators and $65 for students.
What: A two-day retreat focused around the concept/principle of Voice. At its core, Voice is the practice of active listening. When students are invited and supported as stakeholders in their education, it leads to sustained engagement in academics and enhanced achievement. For more information on Voice, check out this video:
Watch Washington State CTC students and faculty “Practicing Voice”
Questions regarding the event: Jennifer Whetham, 360-704-4354
Questions regarding registration: Jackie Eppler-Clark, 360-704-4351
Check out the Assessment, Teaching, and Learning website here.
March 12 and 13, 2015 will be the 1st annual “Building Bridges” Washington State Higher Education Technology Conference in Spokane, WA. This conference will bring together educators and technologists across Washington state in an effort to increase communication, build relationships, and provide an environment to gain a deeper understanding of technology and student success.
This conference will target all technology users in both public and private higher education institutions in Washington State and individuals working in the following groups are highly encouraged to attend:
- Information Technology staff
- eLearning staff
- Library staff
- Institutional Research staff
- Faculty campus leadership and decision makers
Early Bird registration rate is $90 (through January 31, 2015). Regular registration rate is $100 (after January 31, 2015).
Curriculum for the Bioregion will hold a working conference titled “Fostering an Ethic of Place,” on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the University of Puget Sound. This conference will build on ten years’ worth of sustainability studies to assist small campus-teams and individuals to identify and develop projects that will promote student engagement and community and civic responsibility in our bioregion. The conference will explore:
- Engagement and community-based learning and research
- Approaches to student learning assessment and development based on sustainability studies
David Greenwood, Canada Research Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Education at Lakehead University and Diane Douglas, Executive Director of Seattle CityClub, will serve as speakers.
Campuses are invited to bring one or two teams (up to 8 people per campus) who want to create a new project or deepen an existing one; individuals are also welcome to attend. The registration fee is $60 per person (including refreshments and lunch). Registration deadline is January 23, 2014.
- What: Curriculum for the Bioregion – “Fostering an Ethic of Place”
- When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Where: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
- Cost: $60 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)
For more information, contact Christie Flynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tom Broxson (email@example.com)
Registration materials can be found here.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.