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What’s Acceleration?

15 May 2011

New research suggests that as many as 80-85% of students who begin the developmental math sequence as its currently laid out fail to complete it. This forms a major barrier to degree attainment. For more information, check out the following link: http://3csn.org/developmental-sequences/

Title III, the Basic Skills Initiative, the instructional department, math, and English are all working to transform the college into one where students succeed.

In addition, the ESL department is completely redesigning its curriculum across the district to help students move to transfer more quiclkly.

 

 

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Learner Centered Teaching

8 February 2011

Learner-Centered Teaching:

  • Is equitable–accoommodates students’ learning styles, cultures, and abilities
  • Assumes that every student can learn
  • Gives clear direcctions–the syllabus, assignments, and all teaching materials are transparent and based on rubrics
  • Is rich in feedback–lets students know how they’re doing at every step
  • Emphasizes feedback over evaluation
  • Elicits student discovery and construction of knowledge
  • Is holistic–focuses on deep understanding instead of recitation of fats
  • Is interdisciplinary–helps students make connections among subjects and between their experience and the subject

DOESN’T ASK WHAT THE TEACHER IS TEACHING BUT WHAT THE STUDENT IS LEARNING!

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