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Bay Area Regional Meeting on Acceleration

02/03/2012 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

A Bay Area Regional Meeting focused on Accelerated Curricula and Pedagogy with Katie Hern, Myra Snell and regional faculty teaching in accelerated math and English classes.

Here are the details for the meeting:

Skyline College

Bldg 6 (Student Center) 2nd Floor, Room 6202

February 3, 2012

9:30a.m. – 2p.m.

Lunch included

Please register to be included in the lunch count. Parking is available in any student lot.


9:30 Welcome & opening remarks

9:45 Framework for Acceleration

  • Clarifying the completion problem
  • Principles for solving the problem
  • Current status of the movement

10:15 Help for seeing the completion problem and solution locally: a new Basic Skills Tracking (BST) tool

  • Demonstration
  • Practice
  • Next steps for using the BST tool

11:15 Panel of colleges engaging in acceleration share:

  • Their models of acceleration and how exit points are reduced;
  • Results and discoveries to date, especially concerning the number of accelerated students completing transfer-level gatekeeper courses;
  • Changes to classroom practice

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Breakout groups to focus separately on Math and English acceleration

1:45 Invitation to join our Community of Practice for Acceleration (CoPA): Criteria & application

2:00 Adjourn (Katie and Myra are available for Q&A about the CoPA)


9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Skyline College
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066 United States