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The Texas Success Initiative Professional Development Program

Professional Development for Teaching and Learning: Opportunities for Faculty in Developmental and Adult Education

On our website you will find current listings and information on face-to-face and online workshop offerings on various topics related to teaching adult learners. Each multimedia module delivers professional development hours and includes a certificate of completion. These workshops are ideal for developmental education faculty and staff as well as all who teach and work with adult learners. We invite you to make use of the information contained here. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at The Education Institute.


Dream Catchers: Helping to Meet 60x30TX Goals

In recent years, with support from the Texas Legislature, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has funded various developmental education initiatives to help Texas public institutions of higher education provide more effective programs and services that identify student populations better served by particular accelerated strategies. To support these initiatives, in Spring, 2017, The Texas Success Initiative Professional Development Project and THECB provided an institute on acceleration strategies. This video was developed as an extension of one of the breakout sessions provided at the institute by Dream Catchers on integrating reading and writing.

The Dream Catchers program addresses the objectives of the Texas 60x30TX Higher Education Strategic plan. The model includes an accelerated integrated reading and writing course which can be modified to meet the needs of a variety of student populations. Currently, in order to meet the new legislatively-mandated requirements for Texas institutions of higher education, the Dream Catcher program is making adjustments to the model by adding corequisite options.

To watch the Dream Catchers: Helping to Meet 60x30TX Goals video, please click here.


The Corequisite Conference

July 6-7, 2017

Austin Community College - Eastview Campus
Austin, Texas 78702

The purpose of this professional development opportunity was to provide guidance to institutions on developing, implementing, and scaling corequisite courses. Conference breakout sessions discuss team teaching, linking developmental education to adult education, course pairings, how to use data to come up with solutions, developing math corequisite courses, and other topics. Click on the title below to download the powerpoint for the presentation.

Sponsored by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The Texas Success Initiative Professional Development Program, and Austin Community College.


 

The Acceleration Institute


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The goal of the institute was to provide technical assistance and professional development on various acceleration strategies such as mainstreaming/co-requisite, NCBOs, IRW, holistic advising, and contextualization models. Additional sessions provided included a panel discussion by experts in the Developmental Education field and working with students with learning disabilities. Please click on the following links to access the videos and resources from the institute (additional resources from the institute will be added as obtained):

Title Presenters Institution

Non-Course Based Options at UTEP

Dr. Denise Lujan

The University of Texas at El Paso

Contextualizing Intermediate Algebra into General Education Math Courses

Dr. Garry A. Sigler & Shelley K. Parks

Texas State Technical College at Waco

Puente and INRW: Developmental Education and Cultural Relevancy

 

Dolores Zapata & Esmeralda Macias

Palo Alto College & South Texas College

Intentional Holistic Advising & Placement

 

Dr. Rebecca Goosen, Deborah Smith & Emily Savino

San Jacinto College

Leveling the Playing Field in Freshman Composition: A Co-requisite IRW Course for Under-prepared Students

 

Rebekah Johnson, Karen Dulweber & Karen Johnson

Kilgore College

Accelerating Access and Support for Students with Disabilities

Dr. Russ Hodges & Dr. Clint-Michael Reneau

Texas State University

The Future of Developmental Education: A Panel Discussion

 

Dr. Susan Bickerstaff, Columbia University & Community College Research Center

Robin Ozz, Phoenix College & President of National Association for Developmental Education

Dr. Patrick Saxon, Sam Houston State University

Dr. Jeanine Williams, University of Maryland University College

 

Communicating Data

Jenna Cullinane Hege

Melissa Humphries

Kathy Zarate

THECB

TSI and DE Legislative Updates

 

Dr. Suzanne Morales-Vale, Director

Division of College Readiness and Success

Developmental and Adult Education

THECB

 

Online Professional Development Modules

The videos below can be viewed or accessed at any time by clicking on the title.  These modules were previously developed for the purpose of earning professional development hours.  Although they are no longer available for that purpose, the modules can be accessed at any time for use as a resource.  Please contact us by clicking here if you have any questions.


Self-Change Power Project  (3 PD hours)

This professional development session demonstrates an activity that can be used to help students identify contextualized work behaviors needed for future careers, then graph them over time. 

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(Click here to view the video) Self Change

Professional Development Activity Form

Transcript of Video... coming soon

 

 

 

Instructionally Appropriate Technology Integration
(3 PD hours)

This professional development session explores a variety of ways instructors can integrate technology to support teaching and learning in their own classrooms. Instead of taking a tool-centered approach, this training takes an approach that focuses on pedagogy and instructional strategies for merging technology-based activities into existing curriculum in order to expand, rather than change, instructional practices. In addition to the video, the training consists of various tasks that must all be completed and returned in order to earn specified professional development hours.

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(Click here to view the video) Technology Instruction Video 
Professional Development Activity Form

Transcript of Video

Problem Solving Activity (3 PD hours)

This professional development session demonstrates an activity that can be applied to a variety of developmental and adult education courses. After facilitating a whole group discussion where students brainstorm contextualized skills and behaviors, students will work in small groups to determine solutions to examples of problem solving in the workplace.

Professional Development Activity Form

Integrating Goal Setting into the DE Classroom
(3 PD hours)

This professional development session demonstrates an activity which can be used to introduce or supplement instruction on goal setting and/or SMART goals in the adult learner classroom. In addition to the video, the training consists of various tasks that must all be completed and returned in order to earn specified professional development hours.

 

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(Click here to view the video) Goal Setting Video  Professional Development Activity Form

Transcript of Video

 

Contextualized Computer Skills Activity (3 PD hours)

This professional development session can be applied to a variety of developmental and adult education courses. Students will brainstorm skills needed for their career path. After searching for a job a student hopes to obtain after completing his/her program, a cover letter addressing required skills will be created. Instructors and peers will provide feedback to help students prepare for a job search after obtaining a degree or certificate. The activity requires computer access and should be completed in a computer lab or in the classroom with a laptop cart.

Professional Development Activity Form

 

Note Taking Skills for the DE Classroom Video (Resource Only)

This video is not a PD module, but an extra resource for classroom use.

Note Taking

(Click here to view the video) Note Taking Skills for the DE Classroom

Transcript of Video... coming soon

 


Training of Trainers (TOT):

Instructionally Appropriate Technology Integration

These individuals successfully completed the Integrating Technology into the DE classroom training and are now certified to provide training in a face-to-face format versus the online module format provided above. If you are interested in providing professional development for your developmental education instructors on this topic, please contact TSI- PD to request training at your location.

TOT Trainers: Essie Childers, Debbie Gilmore, Patricia Hernandez, Lisa Jones, Clarena Larrotta, Maggie Miller, Matilda Staudt and Luann Walker