Friday, November 16, 2012

ACE Webinars

From Diego Novarro:
Last week, the Academy for College Excellence's
webinar on the
Affective Domain: Precursors to Academic Performance had a record turnout.  This was the first webinar in our series on the affective domain, and we had many requests for a more in-depth exploration of this topic. After hearing your comments, we are excited to announce that we will be holding a two-part webinar on Precursors to Academic Performance beginning later this month!
To give you a sense of participants' feedback from Friday's webinar, the following
are results from those who responded to several of our
99% Strongly Agreed or Agreed (68% said Strongly Agreed) that the academic semester can be used to strengthen the affective precursors to academic performance,
  • 67% said the webinar described between 50-100% of their students; and 92% said between 25-100% of their students when asked: what percentage of students at your college have we described (when describing student needs),
  • 90% chose one of the ACE Solutions or All of the Above (66% chose All of the Above) when asked: what ACE Solutions most likely will help my college strengthen students' affective precursors to academic performance (ACE solutions included: ACE Professional Development, ACE Affective-Oriented Curriculum and Materials, and ACE Affective Measurement Tool).
For those of you who didn't get a chance to attend last week, logged in late, would like a refresher, or know of someone else who would be interested in learning more about this topic, this Precursors to Academic Performance webinar will be split into two 1-hour sessions, allowing us to delve deeper into the subject of precursors. You can learn more and register here or at the links below:  1. Precursors to Academic Performance Part 1: Why Affective Learning is Important & How to Measure Affective Precursors Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Part 2: Who Benefits from Affective Learning, Friday, December 7, 2012 from 9 AM - 10 AM PST

In this FREE two-part webinar, ACE founder Diego Navarro will discuss the role of the affective or non-cognitive domain in meeting the needs of developmental education students in higher education and why it is an important precursor to academic performance. Diego will discuss ACE's measurement approach and the evidence collected over two years from six colleges. Register now (for Part 1)! Register now (for Part 2)!

If you haven't yet had a chance to sign up for the last two webinars in our Affective Domain Webinar Series, you can learn more and register here or at the links below:

2. Teaching to the Affective Domain  Friday, December 7, 2012 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

In this FREE webinar, Navarro will talk about teaching to the affective domain and what you can do in the classroom to meet the needs of your students. Diego will also outline the professional development workshops and curriculum ACE has developed that prepares community college faculty to meet the affective / non-cognitive needs of community college students. Register now!

3. Rethinking Orientation to Community College Friday, February 1, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

In this FREE webinar, Navarro will discuss the need for an intensive introduction to community college that shifts the students' mindsets and behaviors towards improved academic performance. He will discuss curriculum that addresses and evidence that shows shifts in student's affective factors. Register now!

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