Teaching an accelerated courses often looks quite different from teaching in a more traditional, longer remedial sequence. Given this, faculty need support as they begin teaching in these models, such as classroom-tested materials, pedagogical practices they can adapt, and other teachers they can talk with. The Community of Practice in Acceleration is a year-long […]
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Transforming Remedial Education to Improve Post-Secondary Attainment July 12, 2013 — CAP Director Katie Hern was one of four panelists to speak at this Washington DC event, co-sponsored by the American Youth Policy Forum and Complete College America. The forum stressed that in order to increase college completion, current placement practices and multi-level remedial course […]
In this three-minute video, faculty participating in the California Acceleration Project draw upon their experience teaching new courses in accelerated English, ESL, and Math to offer advice to teachers who are just starting with acceleration.
More than 100 teachers from 30 California community colleges have participated in this extended professional development program for faculty teaching new accelerated developmental courses. Will you and your colleagues be part of next year’s group? 3CSN and the California Acceleration Project are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Community of Practice in Acceleration. Participants receive […]
Students Rise to the Occasion By Homeira Foth February 1, 2013, San Diego, CA — In a hallway of the science building at San Diego Mesa College, community college teachers from across California clustered around large posters covered with colored post-it notes. It was the final gathering of the Community of Practice in Acceleration for […]
Four major national organizations have released a joint statement on principles for reforming remediation. The statement urges colleges to place more students directly into college-level coursework and to develop accelerated approaches to supporting under-prepared students. Jointly developed the by the Charles A. Dana Center, Complete College America, the Education Commission of the States, and Jobs […]
The California Acceleration Project is joining forces with Baltimore’s Accelerated Learning Program to co-sponsor the 4th annual national Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education! California is recognized as a leader in the national acceleration movement, and we’re hoping that faculty from across the state will submit proposals to present their experience with accelerated courses. Below […]