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Basic Skills 2008 Summer Institute

August 10-13, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach


About the Institute
A statewide conference will be held on August 10-13, 2008. This training will concentrate on teaching pedagogy. It is open to teams of one full-time and four part-time faculty members from each college attending. While colleges can select their team of representatives, we highly encourage colleges to bring people that are committed to training other faculty in the areas of reading, writing, ESL, mathematics, and CTE disciplines. 

Participants will receive hands-on training that can be implemented right away.  Every aspect of this conference will be active learning.  Teams are required to attend the entire conference.  It is anticipated that the attendees will develop a community of faculty who they can keep in touch with each year. 

The registration is first come first serve with only 200 slots available. At this time, we have reached this capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email events@asccc.org with the names and contact information of your attendees.

Registration, hotel and meals for this event are free. Please ask one person to register the entire team, as individual registration will NOT be accepted.

Cost and Registration
The attendance of the Institute, including double occupancy room, is subsidized. For more privacy, single rooms are available at a cost of $240 to the participant. Institute expenses, such as room, travel and meeting meals will be covered by the Academic Senate funded by the California Community College System Office BS-ESL Professional Development Grant.



August 10, 2008

            1:00 p.m. – General Session: Who Are the Students with Basic Skills Needs?

                Stand Up Exercise - Presentation

                Our Students and Our Roles

            3:30 p.m. - General Session: Asking Questions - Creating a Culture of Inquiry on Your Campus

            6:00 p.m. – Dinner and Discussion

August 11, 2008

            8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

            9:00 a.m. – General Session: The ABCs of SLOs

            10:00 a.m. – Discipline Breakouts Begin (1 of 3)

                Basic Skills Coordinators


                English Writing

                Mathematics - Pre-Algebra

                Mathematics - Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

                Career Technical Education - Presentation

                Counseling, Library Science, and Student Services

                ESL - Metalinguistic and Metacognitive Awareness

                ESL - Applying Learning Theory in the ESL Classroom

            12:00 p.m. – Lunch

            1:00 p.m. - Continuation of Discipline Breakouts (2 of 3)

            3:15 p.m. - General Session: Bridging Cultural Differences - Presentation - Multi-Cultural Document - 7 Principles Document - Intelligences Document

            5:00 p.m.  – Activities conclude - Dinner on your own

August 12, 2008

            8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

            9:00 a.m. – General Session: Presenting I-BEST

            12:00 p.m. – Lunch

            1:00 p.m. - Rotating Breakout Sessions

                Full-Time Leadership

                Adjunct Issues - Document

                Communication in the Classroom - Presentation - Notes Document - Reflection Document

                Using Rubrics to Drive Learning for the Student and the Instruction - Rubric Document - Lesson Plan Document

                Learning Communities

                Effective Interventions using the Student Success Factors Index / Early Alert

                Helping our Students REALLY Get it by Understanding Neuroscience, Deep Learning and Self Regulated Learning - Presentation

                SLOs and Assessment

                Carrer Technical Education and Contextualized Learning Models

            6:00 p.m. – Dinner and activity

August 13, 2008

            8:00 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet

            9:00 a.m. – Discipline Breakouts Continue (3 of 3)

            11:15 a.m. - Focus Group Breakouts - Document

            12:30 p.m. – Lunch and General Session

            2:00 p.m. – Institute concludes

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