Start Something New! A Virtual Workshop Series for Developmental Education Instructors

Engage with instructors via interactive web-based sessions that are specifically designed for the Developmental Education classroom. Explore tools for Integrated Reading & Writing (IRW) courses, engagement strategies for today’s DE student, and best practices for course redesign that’ll entice you to start something new!

Put ’em Together and What Have You Got? “Concinnity” in Integrated Reading and Writing!

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Time: 1:00-2:00PM ET (US & Canada) | Cost: FREE!

Presenter: Maggi Miller
Description: The Oxford Dictionary explains that “concinnity” means the “skillful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something.” The IRW movement is a wonderful example of this concept. The collaborations and partnerships that have grown as a result of merging two courses frequently separated have been energizing and fruitful. Developmental Reading and Writing instructors are learning more about their counterparts in literacy, sharing complementary strategies, and creating new curriculum that prepares students to do the integrated assignments required in most college courses. This webinar will describe promising practices in IRW courses and will highlight excellent examples of strategies and activities.

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Straight From the Playbook: What Instructors Need to Know About Engaging Today’s Developmental Education Students

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Time: 1:00-2:00PM ET (US & Canada) | Cost: $20
Presenter: Rochelle Beatty
Description: To win the game, you have to have a few good plays in your playbook. Learn how your syllabus is an “ounce of prevention” and why active learning is “the cure” for engaging developmental education students and promoting success in the classroom. After this session, you will walk away with some new plays and strategies to energize your course.
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Why Course Redesign is the Bee’s Knees (Extremely Good) for Developmental Education

When: Thursday, December 4, 2013 | Time: 1:00-2:00PM ET (US & Canada) | Cost: $20

Presenters: Maggi Miller, Ann Wolf
Description: “Course redesign” has become a buzzword in Developmental Education. Instructors are seeking ways to move students through their course work more quickly and to create pathways that result in improved retention and persistence. From flipping the classroom, to increasing contextualization, to aligning syllabi to state standards, redesign is a “bee in our bonnet” these days. We’ll explore why course redesign is important, some examples of the models in use, and tips for getting started.
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Early Bird Special!
Save $10 when you purchase the last two workshops together by November 1! Purchase the November and December virtual workshops at the discounted bundle price of $30. If purchased separately or after November 1, each virtual workshop is $20. Take advantage of this special pricing on the Developmental Education workshop series today!

Can’t attend? View the archived session!
While we highly recommend attending the live interactive virtual workshop, if your schedule does not permit you to do so, please register anyway. Within 24 to 48 hours after the live presentation, those who registered can gain access to the archived session by logging into their PROLibraries/Digitell accounts and accessing the session at the “My Webinars” link.