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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Strong Performance by Students Placed 2-3 Levels Below College in Traditional Sequence By Homeira Foth, English Instructor, Chabot College In Fall 2012, City College of San Francisco English Instructor Caroline Minkowski taught an accelerated class for students placed three levels below college English. Instead of taking three full semesters of remedial courses, her students were […]
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 […]
By Homeira Foth Students with this growth mindset believe that intelligence is a potential that can be realized through learning. As a result, confronting challenges, profiting from mistakes, and persevering in the face of setbacks become ways of getting smarter. Carol S. Dweck In her article Brainology, Carol Dweck uses the terms growth […]
Faculty from the California Acceleration Project complete the thought “Acceleration means to me…” Footage from the January 2012 gathering of the Community of Practice in Acceleration.
“Increasing Community College Students’ Completion: Toward an Action Agenda for Legislators, Policy Makers, and System Leaders” This 40-minute video captures Katie Hern’s speech at the NALEO California Statewide Policy Institute on Higher Education Success and Completion, March 9, 2012. In it, she demonstrates that long remedial sequences in English and Math are responsible for weeding […]