Meeting Students Where They Are
This workshop consists of 2 interactive modules offered via Zoom at 10:00 am-12:15 pm CST on December 10, 2021, and 10:00 am-12:15 pm CST on December 17, 2021. Participants earn a digital badge and certificate upon completing both modules and a post-workshop evaluation.
Are you seeking more ways to connect with your students? Use your own learning experience and identity development to leverage powerful learning for students. Participants explore adult learning theories, strengths-based approaches, and cultivating a sense of belonging in the classroom. This workshop models interactive learning in the remote environment with an emphasis on practice and application.
Setting the Stage
- Identify best practices when working with individual students.
- Recognize how your own identity impacts students.
- Leverage your own identity to positively impact students.
Getting to Work
- Foster a sense of belonging.
- Practice using strengths-based language and cultivating a sense of belonging in student interactions.
Taking it Forward
- Define elements of powerful learning experiences.
- Identify effective uses of student success theories.
- Create an action plan to meet students where they are.
Registrants will be provided with the login credentials via email prior to the start of the event.
|Registration Type||Early Registration Fee|
on or before
November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021
|Complete Workshop Registration (Member)||$200||$300|
|Complete Workshop Registration (Non-Member)||$300||$400|
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to November 26, 2021
. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by November 26, 2021. Refunds will not be given after November 26, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley
. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
By registering for one or more of these modules, you consent to being recorded for any purpose whatsoever, and you release NISOD and The University of Texas at Austin and their officers and representatives from any liability for infringement of any rights, and you expressively authorize and permit the use of your name, voice, and likeness and all reproductions thereof, for any purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity in any media now known or hereafter devised, without limitation and without compensation.
About the Facilitator
Gena Merliss is Coordinator of Monroe Community College’s Teaching and Creativity Center. Gena works with faculty to develop critical reflection in order to improve instruction and student learning. Prior to her current role, Gena taught developmental math and integrated reading and writing as an Assistant Professor. In that position, Gena experimented with many different strategies to help students develop non-cognitive skills and self-awareness. Gena earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Biological Anthropology from Swarthmore College.
Renee Dimino, associate professor and SUNY Guided Pathways project director, works with community colleges across SUNY to support their work implementing guided pathways. In her faculty role, she has worked to redesign developmental education, teaches College Success (COS) courses, oversees the COS program, and coordinates COS adjunct faculty. She values reflective practice and has a passion for student success and faculty development. Renee holds a bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s degree in education from SUNY Brockport.