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Acceleration: A Powerful Lever for Increasing Completion and Closing Equity Gaps — College of the Canyons (2/19/16)

Speakers:

Katie Hern and Myra Snell, Co-Founders of the California Acceleration Project, along with English and math faculty from Southern California colleges offering accelerated pathways

Description:

Join us for an interactive workshop on what your college can do to improve completion and equity among students placed into remediation.

Colleges offering redesigned accelerated pathways with CAP are seeing dramatic gains in student completion of transferable English and math courses, with all students benefiting and achievement gaps narrowing for students of color. Recent research has also pointed toward promising new approaches to placement. 

With $60 million of new state funds allocated to support community colleges to launch and scale up these innovations, there has never been a better time to join the acceleration movement. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Light breakfast and lunch included for this free event.

8:30 to 9:00 Coffee and Conversation

9:00 to 3:00 Event

Campus Map:

https://www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/Documents/Campus%20Maps/Valencia.Map.8.3.15_color.pdf 

 

 

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California Acceleration Project Winter Institute 2016 — Skyline College (1/29/16-1/30/16)

Friday, January 29  1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Please eat lunch beforehand. A group dinner will be provided at 7:30 pm at the hotel. 

 

Saturday, January 30  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Breakfast on your own. Lunch provided.

 

Nearest Airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

We recommend coordinating travel times with your teammates and sharing a rental car for travel between campus, hotel, and airport.

 

Hotel: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

For participants traveling from more than 50 miles away, 3CSN will provide a hotel room for Friday night. Those wishing to stay more than one night should contact the hotel directly to pay for additional nights. 

 

Deadline to RSVP: January 8, 2016

 

Other Details: Homework, room locations, and parking information will be emailed closer to the event date. All attendees are required to submit advance travel forms to 3CSN, attention: Betina Vallin. Those will be sent out by email.

 

Payments:

None required. Your initial payments covered participation in all three institutes.

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Acceleration: A Powerful Lever for Increasing Completion and Closing Equity Gaps — Cuyamaca College (9/25/15)

Speakers:

Katie Hern and Myra Snell, Co-Founders of the California Acceleration Project, along with English and math faculty from Southern California colleges offering accelerated pathways

Description:

Join us for an interactive workshop on what your college can do to improve completion and equity among students placed into remediation.

Colleges offering redesigned accelerated pathways with CAP are seeing dramatic gains in student completion of transferable English and math courses, with all students benefiting and achievement gaps narrowing for students of color. Recent research has also pointed toward promising new approaches to placement. 

 With $60 million of new state funds allocated to support community colleges to launch and scale up these innovations, there has never been a better time to join the acceleration movement. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Light breakfast and lunch included for this free event.

Parking:

Campus Map: http://www.cuyamaca.edu/college-info/maps-directions/files/campus-map-current.pdf

Area parking permits accepted.  Out-of-area participants can request a pass the week of the event. More parking info TBA.

 

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Acceleration: Increasing Completion and Closing Equity Gaps – Shasta College (8/21/15)

Speakers:

Katie Hern, Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project, along with English and math faculty from Northern CA colleges offering accelerated pathways

 

Description:

Join us for an interactive workshop on what your college can do to improve completion and equity among students placed into remediation.

 

Colleges offering redesigned accelerated pathways with CAP are seeing dramatic gains in student completion of transferable English and math courses, with all students benefiting and achievement gaps narrowing for Black and Hispanic students. Recent research has also pointed toward promising new approaches to placement. 

 

With $60 million of new state funds allocated to support community colleges to launch and scale up these innovations, there has never been a better time to join the acceleration movement. Come on in, the water’s fine!

 

Campus Map:

http://www.shastacollege.edu/Resources/PDF/Campus%20Map%20Redding%20Main.pdf

Parking permits are not required as campus security will not issue tickets on the day of the event.

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John Hetts dramatizes his data from the table top.

SoCal BSI Coordinators Event at LA Harbor

Teams of educators working on Basic Skills, SSSP and Equity came together at the SoCal BSI Coordinator Event  on May 1st at LA Harbor to discuss integrated planning and exciting new developments in placement reform.  They learned not only about the new Basic Skills reporting requirements but also about the Common Assessment Initiative and emerging […]

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Curricular Redesign and Gatekeeper Completion: A Multi-College Evaluation of the California Acceleration Project

Just Released: RP Group Evaluation of 16 CAP Colleges

April 28, 2014, Sacramento CA — The Research and Planning Group released its evaluation of accelerated English and math pathways of 16 colleges today, finding “large and robust” increases in student completion of college-level requirements in English and math, with gains across all student demographic and socioeconomic groups and placement levels. The 16 colleges included […]

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Changing Equations

Changing Pathways: How Community Colleges are Rethinking College Readiness in Math

A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights the growing national movement to prioritize statistics and quantitative reasoning and rethink the traditional one-size-fits-all, algebra-based approach to math remediation. Burdman presents the rationale behind innovative new approaches, and she connects several efforts underway nationally, including 3CSN’s California Acceleration Project, […]

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Math Pathways: Designing for Success featuring Julie Phelps

The second Math Pathways symposium, held at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, welcomed Julie Phelps, of Valencia Community College in Florida to a day of math curricular and institutional redesign from local colleges like Pierce, Pasadena City College, College of the Canyons.  Over one hundred people signed up for the sold out event to both […]

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