The Northwest College Reading and Learning Association conference is just around the corner from May 11-12 at the University of Portland. Register today at www.nwcrla.com. Our theme is “Blazing a Trail for Student Success.” On the Friday afternoon, Leonard Geddes of the LearnWell Projects will lead a three-hour workshop Preconditions for Learning: Establishing the Proper Infrastructure for Academic Success.
Saturday’s line-up includes Leonard Geddes’ keynote address Preconditions for Learning: Essential Infrastructure for Student Success followed by several breakout sessions for learning assistance directors and staff, tutors, academic coaches, and faculty. A sampling of our sessions includes:
Strand: Learning Assistance Centers and Peer Assistance Programs
- Blending Methods: Combining Evidence-based Learning Strategies with Academic Coaching Methods for Student Success
- If You Build It, They Will Come (That’s a Lie. You Need to Meet Folks Where They’re at.)
- Peers Researching the Impact of Peers in Student Learning: Insights from a Student Research Team Examining the Peer Mentoring Experience at Portland State University
- Approaches to Tutor Training and Math Center Programming
Strand: Academic Coaching and Tutoring Techniques
- Navigating Resources and Coaching Study Skills to Meet College Expectations for Under-Prepared Students for Students Who Think Their Skills are Adequate
- Emotional Intelligence Blazes a Successful Path Toward Learning
- Incorporating Active Learning Strategies into Tutor Training
Strand: Equity and Inclusion
- Creating Inclusive Spaces for Learning through Naming and Navigating Microaggressions
- Disability Identity: Student Development, Policy, and Practice
- Digital Learning Center Accessibility: Practical Solutions for Student Success
- Modeling and Cultivating Intercultural Leadership through Training and Professional Development
- Blazing a Cultural Bridge for International Student Success
Strand: Teaching and Learning Instructional Strategies
- Enhancing College Student Success with Writing Studios
- Trust-building in the Asynchronous OWL
The Northwest CRLA has a discount rate for students and part-time staff, so that everyone has the chance to improve their programs and practices.
Please note that space is limited for Leonard Geddes’ Friday workshops, so register now at www.nwcrla.com. For more information, please contact Jeffrey White, Learning Commons Administrator and Northwest CRLA Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.