Course Redesign Solutions in Missouri and West Virginia
Pearson’s Developmental Math webinars offer professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about the sessions and speakers below.
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Student Success for Non-STEM Students at Des Moines Area Community College Using a Pathways Approach
Professor Dan Petrak, Des Moines Area Community College
Pathways is a national movement offering alternative mathematics courses and curriculum for non-STEM majors at the community college level. This student-centered, highly interactive curricular approach engages developmental math students and prepares them for Math for Liberal Arts or Statistics in one semester. This interactive webinar will present the rationale, methods, and outstanding results of this approach at Des Moines Area Community College. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with the presenter.
Co-Requisite Courses: A Panel Discussion of What’s Working
Professor Valentin Dragos, Wilbur Wright College
Professor Kevin Kenady, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Professor Tamela Randolph, Southeast Missouri State University
Co-requisite/co-curricular courses are a growing trend across the country as a way to address redesign and acceleration. Hear from faculty at institutions who have implemented co-requisite courses and found success. Presenters will share what their co-requisite course(s) looks like, obstacles they’ve encountered, and meaningful lessons they’ve learned. Time will be available for Q&A.
Leveraging Technology to Support the Transition from Student to Learner
Connie Richardson, Charles A. Dana Center
Experience the Dana Center’s pathways curricular materials for developmental and gateway mathematics courses, which contain features that help students become self-directed and self-regulating, while providing the instructor with information about student progress.
Using Technology to Accelerate Learning
Professor Diane Hollister, Reading Area Community College
Diane Hollister will discuss tools embedded in MyMathLab® that can help facilitate an effective co-requisite course structure. These tools include Integrated Review MyMathLab courses and workbooks, Skill Builder Exercises, a Companion Study Plan, and customizing a learning path specific for your course/student needs.
Course Redesign 101: The Good… the Bad… and the Ugly
Professor Andreana Grimaldo, Quinsigamond Community College
Institutions are being encouraged (mandated) to redesign their developmental math sequence or to employ other initiatives into the curriculum. What does “course redesign” mean? In this session, Andreana will define and introduce the basics of course redesign that would apply to any redesign project. Resources, supporting websites, and materials will be shared. Andreana will also share her own institution’s redesign projects and their outcomes.