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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Katie Hern has been on a mission to increase the success rates in her accelerated English class at Chabot College. The mission began after Fall 2005, when Hern was disappointed to find that only 55% of her students passed the three accelerated sections she had been teaching. An inquiry into those results revealed that the […]
In this short video, students in the new accelerated pre-Statistics course at City College of San Francisco talk about their experience. The course is taught by Hal Huntsman and Lily Lum, participants in the California Acceleration Project’s 2011 Community of Practice in Acceleration. Interviews and editing by 3CSN network coordinator Cleavon Smith.