Increase Student Motivation and Retention on the First Day

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Event Date/Time: Aug 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 13, 2009
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Increase Student Motivation and Retention on the First Day One great speaker. Two great workshops! (NOTE: Payment is not required before event date.) Workshop I (description below) TITLE: Boosting Student Motivation by Incorporating 21st Century Skills into Your Classroom DATE/TIME: 13 August 2009, 1-3pm EDT LOCATION: online webinar Workshop II (description below) TITLE: Increase Retention on the First Day by Implementing an Engaging Day 1 Agenda DATE/TIME: 20 August 2009, 1-3pm EDT LOCATION: online webinar SPEAKER: Don Fraser conducts faculty and staff training seminars. Don is one of North Americas leading authorities on student success and retention. A professor at Durham College for the past 30 years, Don has delivered student motivation and retention seminars to over 18,000 college staff at various conferences and at over 350 colleges. He co-designed and implemented Durhams student success program 20 years ago and has been working in this area since that time. Don has done a great deal of research on student success and retention and received a NISOD award for this work. He has developed a retention model—Making Your Mark, The Right Start to College—that has been adopted by many colleges and universities across North America. DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP I The #1 factor in academic success is the development of high-performance college skills. College success skills are the foundation for workplace skills, so we need to prepare our students for a lifelong career by helping them develop these essential skills. Students often perceive that they do schoolwork "for the college" to get good grades, rather than for their own long term benefit. Changing that perception helps students see the relevance of their studies and motivates them to be successful. This webinar will teach you how to incorporate 21st century skills into your classroom and make the connection between schoolwork and future employment. Participants will learn how to utilize several student motivation and success exercises. DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP II Well never have another opportunity to get our students attention the way we do on the first day of class. The first few minutes of Day 1 are crucial to fueling students motivation and energy, and helping them develop the confidence that they’re in the right place. Join us to learn about a retention program designed to support every student by providng them with the success skills and motivation to persist and succeed versus a syllabus, textbook, and grading system approach or the old-school system of identifying student weaknesses and providing at- risk students with support after theyve run into difficulty. This program helps every student find a strong comfort level with their college and program choices, and helps them develop the motivation to commit to an education/career path and through to graduation. Enquiries: