Friday, July 09, 2010

Summer Training Opportunities

As you beat the heat and stay inside on a hot summer afternoon, how about joining us for a webinar or workshop. Also, mark your calendar for our upcoming annual conference at Arapahoe Community College on September 17th. Our theme this year is Constructing Quality: Expand your Toolbox. Be looking for registration information soon!

Here is a list of upcoming events , visit the upcoming webinar page on the wiki for more information.
Authentic Assessments
When: Friday, July 23, 2010 (1:00PM - 3:00PM Mountain)
What: Participants will leave this session able to define and compare Authentic Assessments and Traditional Assessments and have knowledge about the development of authentic assessments implemented in history courses based on Colorado Common Course Numbering System.
D2L Grades
When: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (1:00PM - 3:00PM Mountain)
What: Participants will lean the basics of using the D2L Grades tool effectively, including the basics of setting up Grades and making sure your Grades tool is accurate during and at the end of a term.
Second Language Writers Part 1 - Understanding Second Language Writers
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (1:00PM - 2:30PM Mountain)
What: By examining profiles of 5 non-native speakers of English, participants will explore strengths such students bring to the college classroom as well as challenges these students face. Highlights from recent research on second language writers and older research in the area of contrastive rhetoric will inform a discussion of how instructors can use knowledge about students’ linguistic backgrounds to support students’ learning.
Second Language Writers Part 2 - Working with Second Language Writers and Their Writing
When: Friday, August 27, 2010 (1:00PM - 2:30PM Mountain)
What: Using student writing samples, participants will discuss strategies for working with second language writers to improve writing in English. Drawing on research on second language acquisition and second language writing, the presenter will address issues of content, organization, grammar, and voice. Suggestions for the timing and content of feedback to students will be addressed.

You may also register for our Learning Styles workshop facilitated by Leecy Wise starting on August 8th through the faculty gateway.


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