Event Location
CurriculumDesign for Completion
6/3/2020 (Wednesday)
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
It's great to have students enroll in our programs, but that enrollment does not benefit anyone if the students do not complete their course of study. Mark Rooze, former Chair of FDTC's Curriculum and Instruction Committee, will lead a discussion of best practices for designing and modifying programs to enhance the likelihood of student completion.
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Reading after Hours
6/11/2020 (Thursday)
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra Yancy McGuire
This book discusses a variety of topics that pertain to our teaching a diverse student body, from those who already possess learning and study skills that may be enhanced, to those who seem unmotivated, to the many who have simply never learned how to learn. Each of our three meetings will focus on four different chapters of the book, completing the book by the end of the year. This meeting will cover chapters 9-12.
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Popcorn and a Movie
6/26/2020 (Friday)
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
The Ron Clark Story
Ron Clark, still relatively early in his career, leaves his stable life teaching at a suburban elementary school in his North Carolina hometown, deciding instead to look for a teaching job at a tough New York inner city school where he feels he can be more useful. He eventually finds a job at Inner Harlem Elementary School, where the students are segregated according to their potential. Clark learns that he has to understand his students, both individually and collectively, on their level to be able to get through to them before he can teach them.
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Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?
7/7/2020 (Tuesday)
10:30 AM-11:30 am
Where does responsibility for academic success reside? Eve Cuypers leads this important discussion and provides techniques for helping our students embrace ownership of their success, both in college and beyond.
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GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students)
7/17/2020 (Friday)
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
This Space Available! PTLI is seeking some of our great instructors who are willing to share those special techniques and strategies that make them so wonderful in the classroom. Times and dates are adjustable. Please contact Eve Cuypers or Marjory Hall!
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You Aren't from Around Here, Are You?
7/22/2020 (Wednesday)
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
What traits and practices make people similar to one another? What traits and practices make people different? How can we celebrate diversity in the learning environment? You're invited to bring YOUR individuality to this very important discussion about cultural diversity.
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