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.
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 [...]
In this short video created by IVC English teacher Summer Serpas, students share their experiences of being in her accelerated English course — how they feel about being able to take a one-semester class instead of up to 2 semesters of the traditional sequence, and their response to the readings assigned in the first few [...]
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.
Article by Hannah Douglas “Teaching can be lonely if you don’t have people to collaborate with,” Butte College Instructor Nicole LaGrave says. But loneliness wasn’t a problem this fall, when LaGrave and colleague Leslie Henson piloted their college’s first sections of an accelerated reading and writing course. The two instructors communicated almost every day and [...]