Underprepared Students: Mapping Career Pathways for ESL Students

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Event Date/Time: Jul 21, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2010
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Underprepared Students: Mapping Career Pathways for ESL Students July 21st, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/86 8.htm Community College webinar series: http://www.innovativeeducators.org/webinars_s/84. htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW (Underprepared Students webinar) North Shore Community College in Massachusetts has found success in working with underprepared, non-native speaking students by implementing a career mapping and language support model which fosters student achievement and college degree attainment. This webinar will highlight some of the strategies used to support and retain underprepared adult students including abbreviated ESL testing, contextualized workshops and ESL classes, bi-lingual prep class and study groups, chunking, acceleration of college courses and the use of career maps to enhance academic advising. OBJECTIVES *Tiered initiatives for non-native speakers preparing to enter college *Collaborations between early childhood and ESL departments and faculty *Language support services for those who are taking college credit courses *Creating more open access for underprepared students *Using career maps as a visual pathway for students *Chunking’ of coursework in a degree program *Connections with community based organizations to identify gaps in services WHO SHOULD ATTEND? College Administration and Faculty Retention Specialists ESOL Teachers Representatives of Community Based Organizations Instructional and Student Services Deans Instructors in DevEd courses Administrators of DevEd programs Student Success Specialists Advisors and Counselors Student Support Professionals Anyone interested in improving retention rates for underprepared students WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Kathryn (Kathy) Gallo has worked at North Shore Community College in Lynn Massachusetts (NSCC) since 1998 through a unique partnership with the city of Lynn Community Partnerships for Children grant. Funded by the grant, but an employee of the college, Kathy works to improve quality in the field of early childhood education. NSCC has developed an early childhood career path that provides contextualized ESL classes, a comprehensive Child Development Associate (CDA) track and several certificate programs that all flow seamlessly into the AS degree program at the college. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Salem State College and a M.Ed. from Salem State College. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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