January 2014  

An Extended Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching in Accelerated English and Statistics Pathways. California community colleges are leading a national movement to replace long, remedial sequences in reading, writing, and mathematics with redesigned accelerated pathways. As illustrated the recent LearningWorks brief, “Toward a Vision of Accelerated Curriculum and Pedagogy: High-Challenge, High Support Classrooms for...


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December 2013  

Addressing an important gap in the dialogue about college completion, a new report commissioned by LearningWorks, Toward a Vision of Accelerated Curriculum and Pedagogy, goes beyond discussions of curricular structure to focus on how faculty teach.  The report offers a set of core instructional principles and practices for redesigning remediation in English and Math, and illustrates...


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October 2013  

A helpful resource for colleges working to improve completion among students classified as “under-prepared,” this August 2013 webinar highlights research into the problems of remediation, along with promising practices from community colleges across the country. Speakers include Complete College America’s Bruce Vandal, the California Acceleration Project’s Katie Hern, North Carolina’s Cynthia Lyston, and researcher Michelle...


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October 2013  

Just Released from LearningWorks: Changing Equations, By Pam Burdman. A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights the growing national movement to prioritize statistics and quantitative reasoning and rethink the traditional one-size-fits-all, algebra-based approach to math remediation. Burdman presents the rationale behind innovative new approaches, and she connects...


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September 2013  

Given the explosion of colleges offering accelerated courses in English, math, and ESL across the state, we hope that many California community college teachers will share their experience at this year’s national conference. Last year, a team of 11 faculty from CAP presented, and this year, CAP leader Katie Hern will once again offer a...


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