New Videos: English Faculty Present at National Acceleration Conference

Several faculty participating in the California Acceleration Project presented at last year’s National Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education. Included here are videos from a panel session called “Accelerated Reading and Writing across California.”

This year’s conference will be June 12-14 in Baltimore. It is a great way to learn about what colleges across the country are doing to accelerate their developmental sequences in Reading/Writing, ESL, and Mathematics. The deadline for proposals: April 15.

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Fullerton College

In the video below, Bridget Kominek talks about the accelerated model being piloted by Fullerton College, including their impressive results during the first semester and changes to pedagogy she and her colleagues have made.

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To learn more about acceleration at Fullerton College, check out their “Classroom Spotlight” article.


Butte College

Nicole LaGrave discusses her college’s first year of offering a one-semester accelerated option to students placed two levels below college in the traditional developmental sequence. Her talk includes pedagogical changes they adopted, higher completion of college English among accelerated students, and results of the anonymously scored department final, in which accelerated students out-performed students placed a level above them.


To learn more about acceleration at Butte, check out their “Classroom Spotlight” article.


Solano College

In this video, Melissa Reeve from Solano College talks about key pedagogical changes she has made in her new accelerated English course — changes to the kinds of reading and writing she assigns, changes to how she assesses student work, and changes in her response to late papers.

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To learn more about acceleration at Solano, check out their “Classroom Spotlight” article.


More CAP Faculty to Present in June 2013

CAP leaders Katie Hern and Myra Snell are both giving pre-conference workshops this year, and there will be several sessions by faculty participating in CAP’s Community of Practice in Acceleration.

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