Addressing an important gap in the dialogue about college completion, a new report commissioned by LearningWorks, Toward a Vision of Accelerated Curriculum and Pedagogy, goes beyond discussions of curricular structure to focus on how faculty teach. The report offers a set of core instructional principles and practices for redesigning remediation in English and Math, and illustrates […]
A helpful resource for colleges working to improve completion among students classified as “under-prepared,” this August 2013 webinar highlights research into the problems of remediation, along with promising practices from community colleges across the country. Speakers include Complete College America’s Bruce Vandal, the California Acceleration Project’s Katie Hern, North Carolina’s Cynthia Lyston, and researcher Michelle […]
2013-2014 Reading Apprenticeship Project Scholarship Application Released Our new First Year Seminar course, and the faculty professional learning that accompanies it, are based on Reading Apprenticeship principles. Our whole campus is engaging in metacognitive conversation! My VP of Instruction asked me to create a new basic reading course for our struggling students. I convinced her […]
Carrie Starbird, Pasadena City College (Math) I was introduced to Reading Apprenticeship through LACCD’s Faculty Teaching and Learning Academy (FTLA) and 3CSN’s Basic Skills Initiative Leadership Institute (BSILI). I have come to believe in the power of RA, and have begun to spread the word to colleagues across campus that RA can be a way […]
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