Pre-Conference Workshops

The $75 pre-conference workshop fee is for a full-day of workshops on Thursday, February 27, 2020 and includes a morning workshop, lunch, and an afternoon workshop.

When purchasing a ticket, select the Math Workshop or the English/ESL workshop and select a morning and afternoon workshop.

Please note you still need to purchase a ticket for the main conference. 

English/ESL Workshops

Morning 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Maximizing English Completion: California's Developmental Education Reforms for Newbies

With the passage of AB 705, California is making some of the most ambitious developmental education reforms in the country. Come learn about how California is maximizing completion of transferable college composition through placement reform and corequisite remediation. This introductory session is for out-of-state attendees who want to learn more about California’s new policies or California folks who want a big picture overview of statewide reforms.

What is Going on in My Classroom? Post-AB 705 Classroom Triage for English Instructors

This English workshop will focus on classroom triage and addressing common classroom struggles as we work though the first year of full AB 705 implementation. There will be time to work with colleagues from other campuses to troubleshoot issues coming up in your own classroom. 

AB 705 in ESL: What We Know So Far

This workshop will cover the most recent developments in AB. 705 implementation for credit ESL programs.  Presenters will share updates from the AB 705 ESL work group and the latest research by PPIC and the RP group regarding the placement practices, course sequence structures, and curricular choices that maximize students’ successful progression from credit ESL through transfer-level English.  A panel of practitioners will share the changes their colleges have made to align with both the letter and the spirit of AB705 for ESL students.  

Afternoon 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CAP Pedagogy 101: English

This introductory English workshop will provide an overview of CAP’s high challenge, high support pedagogy, including the instructional cycle, thematic courses, addressing students’ affective needs, and other key pedagogical principles. This introductory session is intended as a follow up to the “newbie” morning session, but also could be paired with other morning sessions if desired. 

Designing for Equity

Although acceleration improves outcomes for all student groups, it does not automatically guarantee equitable outcomes. How do we design a co-requisite course that ensures equitable outcomes in both the co-requisite and the transfer-level course? In this session, we will co-create an equity lens tool through which we will evaluate the curriculum, policies, and assessment practices in our courses. Using this framework, participants will (re)design these elements to ensure equity and eliminate achievement barriers.

The Right to Be Here: Supporting English Learners in Transfer-Level Composition

This half-day workshop invites ESL and English faculty (ideally, cross-discipline teams) into a collaborative conversation around maximizing the success of English learners in transfer-level English coursework.  Participants will work through activities designed to increase cross-disciplinary awareness of reading-writing curriculum and expectations for student writing.  After reviewing different models of support for ESL and multilingual students in transfer-level English, teams will develop plans appropriate to their local contexts. 

Math Workshops

Morning 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Maximizing Math Completion: An introduction to California's Developmental Education Reforms

Driven by state legislation, California community colleges are implementing placement reform, corequisite remediation, and math pathway options designed to maximize completion of transferable college math. This introductory session is for out-of-state attendees who want to learn more about these high leverage strategies or for California folks who want to revisit the data-driven rationale and promise of these statewide reforms.

Introductory Statistics Session I

Under AB 705 more students have the opportunity to learn Statistics, and instruction that is interactive and conceptually-driven supports their success. Dr. Roxy Peck, CSU professor emerita and an international leader in statistics education, and MiraCosta College math faculty will share class activities and pedagogy that deepen statistical understanding. Statistics Sessions 1 and 2 will address different topics. 

Precalculus Session I

Cuyamaca and Citrus faculty will share their high challenge, high support pedagogy in Precalculus/Trigonometry, including strategies for maintaining problem-solving rigor, integrating algebra remediation, engaging students and addressing the affective side of learning. Precalculus Sessions 1 and 2 are independent. Attend one or attend both for different approaches to these common themes. 

Afternoon 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Liberal Arts Math for Humanities

Join in the fun of the project-based Liberal Arts Math course at College of the Redwoods. Experience projects that illuminate the history, utility and artistry of mathematics. Collaboratively design student activities that promote appreciation and critical understanding of the foundational importance of mathematics to contemporary society.

Introductory Statistics Session II

Under AB 705 more students have the opportunity to learn Statistics, and instruction that is interactive and conceptually-driven supports their success. Dr. Roxy Peck, CSU professor emerita and an international leader in statistics education, and MiraCosta College math faculty will share class activities and pedagogy that deepen statistical understanding. Statistics Sessions 1 and 2 will address different topics. Session 2 is for faculty who are relatively new to teaching Statistics. 

Precalculus Session II

Cuyamaca and Citrus faculty will share their high challenge, high support pedagogy in Precalculus/Trigonometry, including strategies for maintaining problem-solving rigor, integrating algebra remediation, engaging students and addressing the affective side of learning. Precalculus Sessions 1 and 2 are independent. Attend one or attend both for different approaches to these common themes. 

Register now! Early bird rate available until January 27.

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