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3rd Annual RegionalSummit

Engagement, Empowerment,and Agency: Increasing Student Learning andSuccess

Friday, June 10,2016 8:30am-3:30pm

Early Registration Deadline:May15th Regular Registration Deadline: June1st



CatonsvilleCampus 800 S.RollingRoad Catonsville,MD




CONFERENCETHEME


“Engagement, Empowerment, andAgency: Increasing Student Learning andSuccess”
In our work as higher education professionals, we are on a perpetual quest to increase student learning and success. We rework our curriculum and pedagogy, we restructure our learning support systems, and we continually strive to improve our interactions with students. Despite our best efforts, many students struggle to attain the desired outcomes. There are a myriad of institutional factors that influence student learning and success for better or for worse. Nevertheless, if we are to be effective in our efforts to support students, we must be ever cognizant that the students ultimately hold the key to their success. In our work toward improved outcomes, we must see students as equal partners. More importantly, we must invite students to take ownership of their education and achievement. During this year’s regional conference we will consider ways to better involve students in their learning and success. Specifically, we will examine how the notion of agency, embedding first-year experience best practices, peer mentoring, and learning center redesign can positively impact student engagement and empowerment. We invite higher education professionals in the areas of developmental education, ESOL, learning assistance, tutoring, testing, and disability support services to join us for a day of discussions and workshops aimed at increasing student learning andsuccess.
Thisyear'sconferencewillfeaturehigh-energy,TEDTalk-stylekeynotesfollowedbyinteractive, workshop-stylebreakoutsessions--allfocusedonhottopicsinstudentlearningandsuccess!


About CRLAMid-Atlantic:
The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is an international group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, tutorial services, and developmental education at the college/adult level. Inherently diverse in membership, CRLA's most vital function and overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods, and information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth of its members. CRLA Mid-Atlantic serves faculty, learning assistance and tutoring personnel inDelaware,Maryland,WashingtonD.C.,Virginia,andWestVirginiabyprovidingaregionalforumfornetworking, professional development, and politicalactivism.

Jeanine L. Williams,RegionalDirector Pamela Runge, MembershipCoordinator
Website:https://crlamidatlanticregion.wikispaces.com






“Engagement, Empowerment, andAgency: Increasing Student Learning andSuccess”


CONFERENCESCHEDULE


7:30-8:30 RegistrationandBreakfast 8:30-9:00 OpeningRemarks
9:00-9:30 Talk 1: DevelopingStudentAgency in theReading/WritingClassroom9:30-10:00 Talk 2: Partnering to Create “A Place of Yes”—InnovativeLearningSpaces 10:00-10:30 Talk 3: Helping Students Succeed—FYE across the STEMCurriculum
10:30-11:00 Talk 4: Empowering Peer Mentors—CRLA’s TrainingProgramCertification 11:00-12:00 Lunch
12:10-1:40 ConcurrentWorkshops--Session1


  • Developing Student Agency in the Reading/WritingClassroom
  • Partnering to Create “A Place of Yes”—Innovative Learning Spaces 1:50-3:20 ConcurrentWorkshops--Session2
    • Helping Students Succeed—FYE across the STEMCurriculum
    • Empowering Peer Mentors—CRLA’s Training ProgramCertification 4:30-6:30 Post-conferenceDinneratLebaneseTaverna(additionalfee)




Developing Student Agency in the Integrated Reading/Writing Classroom “Individual agency is the result of interactive relations, the self in dialogue with others, the world, and its own past. Agency is an inevitable process because our life stories, and the utterances we use to express them, are unique and can’t be replicated, and because every individual action or sentence is meaningful, despite language’s unpredictability, only within a system of relations” (Jane Danielewicz in “Personal Genres, Public Voices”). This talk will focus on the importance of developing student agency in the integrated reading/writing classroom. As facilitators of reading and writing instruction, we must equip students with the necessary tools to become independent thinkers, readers, and writers. Taking ownership and agency are essential components of students’ development in these critical areas. When students take ownership and engage in agency, they acquire deeper understanding and skills, and most important, they become more competent learners in and out of school. They become better prepared to succeed in academics, but also in 21st century careers and in life. The afternoon workshop will explore faculty and student perspectives on agency, along with practical strategiesforencouragingstudentstoassumeownershipanddevelopasenseofagency.
Specifically, participants will analyze student case studies, and they will discover howstudents’ reading experiences and writing can be used to developagency.

Osen Bowser Jr. is Assistant Professor of English at The Community College of Baltimore County, where he teaches composition (both developmental and credit), African American Literature, and American Literature in both face-to-face and online formats. Currently in his 12th year of teaching, Osen has trained and mentored both adjunct and full-time faculty on integrated reading and writing accelerated models. He has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on integrated reading and writing, most recently the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention and the Conferenceon
Acceleration in Developmental Education, and he also represented North Carolina on the Educational Testing Service’s PRAXIS National Advisory Council for English, Language, Literature, and Composition. He earned a Master’s in English and African American Literature from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and will receive a Master’s in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County thisfall.




Partnering to Create “A Place of Yes”: How One Community College HasShaken Up Traditional Academic and Spatial Divisions to Better ServeStudents

Learning centers face tight budgets. Library resources have moved online, changing how and where students research, as well as changing the technology and tools needed to support learning. In response to these seemingly disparate challenges, FCC’s Writing Center, Tutorial Services, and Library joined forces. We spent two years researching, developing, and redesigning the existing 12,000 square foot Library into an innovative, flexible, student- centered learning space called the Learning Commons, which opened in January 2016.Students used to have to go to three different rooms in two different buildings in search of assistance; now, the services are conveniently integrated in one sleek, flexible, technology-richspace.
Behindthescenes,expertise,resources,personnel,andbudgetsaremergingandbeingshared in order to increase efficiency, build a strong team, and better serve students. We will tell the story of why we embarked on this transformation and show how the design of the space reflects a deep commitment to student achievement. The workshop portion will focus on visioning and planning similar cohesive learning spaces that promote collaboration, access, persistence, and academicsuccess.

Betsey Zwing is the Tutoring and Writing Center Director at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. She sees her role primarily as a collaborator, building campus partnerships so students, faculty, and staff come to value the role a learning center plays in student achievement andsuccess.
Before moving into academic support administration eight years ago, Betsey taught composition and literature in community colleges for twelve years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State University and Master’s degree in English from ClemsonUniversity.
Colleen McKnight is the Digital Resources and Information Literacy Librarian at Frederick Community College. In this role, she works closely with faculty and learning assistants to facilitate and teach research skills to students across all disciplines. She has collaborated with Betsey Zwing on a number of initiatives including co-teaching a Freshman seminar course, creating online student guides, and designing the new Learning Commons. Colleen received her MLS from the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, and hasalso
held Librarian positions at Hood College and the Historical Society of Washington,DC.




Helping Students Succeed: FYE across the STEMCurriculum

First-Year Experience (FYE) programs focus on helping students make connections to faculty and other students, improving academic performance, and increasing persistence and graduation. These programs often require students to take additional courses, participate in seminars, or become members of learning communities. Credit limits and student work and life obligations can make these models difficult to implement. In addition, these FYE models may create a disconnect for students between the skills learned and the courses where these skills are applied. The embedded FYE model (FYE across the Curriculum) adopted by the STEM division at Harford Community College places the teaching of skills in the courses that use them, allowing students more flexibility in their schedules while developing the skills they need to succeed. Participants will learn more about how the model implements best practices in teaching that are in alignment with how students learn, addresses issues of student retention and completion in STEM courses, provides easy-to-access professional development to full time and adjunct faculty, and provides an opportunity to implement a successful FYE program without adding an additional courserequirement.


Deborah Wrobel is Dean of the STEM division at Harford Community College. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Merrimack College, and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to being Dean at Harford Community College, she served as the Senior Fellow for Environmental Science, Engineering and Sustainability, where she assisted with LEED building design, campus sustainability features, and the 'greening' of the college curriculum. With the STEM faculty, she has offered incoming students a highly successful STEM bridge program and the FirstYear
Experience Across theCurriculum.

Jaclyn Madden is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Harford Community College. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology at Saint Vincent College and a Master of Science in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University. She was a 2014/2015 American Society of Microbiology Biology Scholar, completing a residency in assessment methods which focused on best practices in science teaching in institutions of higher education. In addition to her work with the FYE Across the Curriculum program, she is interested in improving student success in her classes via theincorporation
of academic skills instruction, active learning strategies, and genuine researchexperiences.



Empowering Peer Mentors through CRLA’s International Mentor Training ProgramCertification

Peer education has become a best practice in colleges and universities through incorporating mentoring, leading, and coaching other students in diverse curricular and co-curricular support initiatives. Past research has highlighted the benefits of peer-peer programming for the individualsinvolvedinadditiontotheinstitutionsthatsponsorthem,withevidenceoffostering greater levels of student engagement and sense of belonging within the campus community, gains in academic achievement, and increasing retention. The International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC) supports postsecondary peer mentor programs by designing and sustaining programs that foster holistic development of mentors, preparing them for success in their role and empowering them to become effective community leaders. This talk and workshop will discuss the important role of peer mentors on college campuses and how IMTPC’s framework can guide administrators in developing and/or enhancing peer-peer initiatives, leading to program and mentor certification. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the IMTPC certification process and ideas for supporting mentors’ development.


Heather Porter is the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Achievement at Salisbury University, where she oversees the center’s flagship program, Supplemental Instruction (SI), serves as an academic advisor for still-deciding students, and provides leadership for the center’s assessment and strategic planning initiatives. In addition to her campus responsibilities, Heather is the Coordinator of the International Mentor Training Program Certification initiative through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). Heather is pursuing her doctorate degree in Contemporary Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy at Salisbury University. She also holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education & StudentAffairs
from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in French & Secondary Education from Randolph-Macon College. Heather has been an active contributor to the field of academic support with several national conference presentations about Supplemental Instruction, peer learning, and peer leader training and development. Her research interests include undergraduate literacy development, undergraduate peer learning, and evaluation of academic supportprograms.




“An Evening at the Harbor” (Post-conference SocialEvent)

4:30-6:30


Do you want to keep the fun going and avoid evening rush-hour traffic? Make plans to join other conference attendees for an evening at the BaltimoreHarbor.


This year will be dinning at Lebanese Taverna in HarborEast
719 S. President St Baltimore, MD21202
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We will enjoy a 3-course family-style dinner featuring some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine inBaltimore.

The cost of the dinner is $40 per person with a cashbar.
If you would like to join us for dinner, please register and pay by June1st.









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Conference Registration Fees (Includes CRLA Mid-Atlantic membershipfee)
GeneralRegistration
$65.00
Early BirdRegistration
(register and pay by 5/15/2016) Part-time Faculty and Staff StudentMentors/Tutors
$55.00


$45.00

$45.00
PostConferenceDinner $40.00
(please register and pay no later than6/1/16)
CRLA Mid-AtlanticMembershipONLY $10.00
(Membership Dates: June 1, 2016-May 31,2017)



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To register, please visit our conference siteat

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Registration and payment must be completed by June 1,2016 (Early Bird Registration deadline is May 15,2016)





Webinar Recording and Resources

On Friday, 3/19 we hosted a free webinar on "Strategies for Deeper Engagement and Critical Thinking in the Developmental Reading/Writing Classroom". Below is a link to the webinar recording, and a copy of the presenter's slides. Please feel free to share with any and all interested colleagues at your institutions.
Powerpoint:


Webinar Link:
https://ccbcmd.webex.com/ccbcmd/ldr.php?RCID=4c744c0d8b5f7be50aaa96f5d3ea7c8c


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CRLA Mid-Atlantic Region
invites you to participate in a FREE webinar


Date: Friday, March 18th
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm ET
Presenter: Professor Osen Bowser, Assistant Professor of English
The Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland


Strategies for Deeper Engagement and Critical Thinking
in the Developmental Reading/Writing Classroom

Getting students excited about reading and writing can often be a daunting task. Join us for a free webinar on implementing practical strategies for capturing and maintaining student interest in the reading/writing classroom, while also developing their ability to think critically.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 11th
REGISTER TODAY to reserve your space! Space is limited to 20 participants!
To register, click on the link below and complete the pre-webinar survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDKV8GQ





About the presenter:
Osen Bowser Jr., Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), teaches Literacy, Composition, American and African American Literature, and Technical Writing in a combination of face-to-face and online formats. Currently in his eleventh year of teaching, Osen has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on literacy, composition, student agency, and online learning.

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Please consider submitting a proposal for the Spring 2015 Maryland Learning Center Network Conference!
The conference will be on 3/15/15 and proposals are due on 11/30.






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2nd Annual Regional Summit


Moving Below the Surface:
Drilling Down on Student Learning and Success


Friday, June 5, 2015
8:30am-3:30pm


Early Registration Deadline: May 1st Regular Registration Deadline: May 22nd


Catonsville Campus 800 S. Rolling Road Catonsville, MD



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CONFERENCE THEME


“Moving Below the Surface:
Drilling Down on Student Learning and Success”


As higher education professionals, student learning and success remains our most urgent priority. Our mission to develop students intellectually and personally extends well beyond the classroom, and includes our interactions with students from the time they apply for admission and financial aid, take college placement tests, and seek out additional support through learning assistance centers and other student services. In short, student learning and success is a collaborative effort that involves faculty and staff in all areas of our institutions. If we are to be effective in our efforts to serve students, we must be mindful of the needs of our students, and the role that we all play in meeting their needs. During this year’s regional conference we will take a deeper look at the factors that contribute to student learning and success. Specifically, we will examine the role that motivation, linguistic diversity, consciousness and privilege, and other non-cognitive performance factors play in our work with students. We invite higher education professionals in the areas of developmental education, ESOL, learning assistance, tutoring, testing, and disability support services to join us for a day of discussions and workshops aimed at increasing student learning and success.

This year's conference will feature high-energy, TED Talk-style keynotes followed by interactive, workshop-style breakout sessions--all focused on hot topics in student learning and success!


About CRLA Mid-Atlantic:

The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is an international group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, tutorial services, and developmental education at the college/adult level. Inherently diverse in membership, CRLA's most vital function and overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods, and information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth of its members. CRLA Mid-Atlantic serves faculty, learning assistance and tutoring personnel in Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia by providing a regional forum for networking, professional development, and political activism.


Jeanine L. Williams, Regional Director Pamela Runge, Membership Coordinator
Website:https://crlamidatlanticregion.wikispaces.com



Regional Summit


“Moving Below the Surface:
Drilling Down on Student Learning and Success”

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

7:30-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00-9:30 TED Talk 1: Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students
9:30-10:00 TED Talk 2: Engaging the Unengaged Student
10:00-10:30 TED Talk 3: Conscious Conversations in the Learning Environment
10:30-11:00 TED Talk 4: Addressing the Attainment Gap through Academic Coaching
11:00-12:00 Lunch
12:10-1:40 Concurrent Workshops--Session 1
  • Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Engaging the Unengaged Student
1:50-3:20 Concurrent Workshops--Session 2
  • Conscious Conversations in the Learning Environment
  • Addressing the Attainment Gap through Academic Coaching
4:30-6:30 Post-conference Dinner at Sabatino’s in Little Italy (additional fee)



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Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students
Linguistic Diversity is a reality for higher education in the 21st century. The number of linguistically diverse students at the college level is increasing throughout the United States, and may include second language learners, bilingual individuals, and speakers of different varieties of English. Therefore, it is essential that educators develop linguistic awareness as well as concrete strategies for supporting the needs of linguistically diverse students in the classroom and beyond. This talk and workshop introduces concepts essential to the development of linguistic awareness. Vignettes and case studies are used to illustrate the needs of linguistically diverse students, and strategies that faculty and staff can apply to effectively support this student population are identified.

Rachele Lawton is Professor of Academic English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Chair of the Reading and Language Department at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, MD, where she directs the Academic ESOL, Reading and World Language programs. Dr. Lawton has taught English as a Second Language and trained ESL teachers at community colleges, universities and private institutes, in the United States and abroad. She has also provided leadership for Acceleration in Developmental Education at CCBC. She has a PhD in Linguistics from Lancaster University in the UK, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from the University of Leicester in the UK, and a Master’s degree in English/Liberal Studies from Notre Dame of Maryland University.



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Engaging the Unengaged Student
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So does college and career success! We all have a Zone of comfort and possibilities in our life and this includes our students. Students who are successful and happy in all aspects of college and life, consistently ‘Live Life Outside the Zone.’ So how do we get our students out of The Zone and GET THEM ACTIVELY INVOLVED in their education? Bobby Audley believes our students have something very specific that stops them from being more engaged and involved in the college career, in and out of the classroom. For Bobby, it is and always has been getting nervous! Nervous of failure, nervous about success, nervous about the unknown. Bobby’s message is simple yet powerful, Don’t Be Nervous. Learn the powerful story behind the ‘Don’t Be’ philosophy and how you and your students can ‘Live Life Outside The Zone!’ In this talk and workshop, Bobby will identify the 3 key reasons most students do not ask for help or take risks, he will share how these once prevented him from fully engaging in his college career and how he got over them in a BIG way.



Bobby Audley is an author, speaker, and team development facilitator. His is a highly sought after keynote speaker at college campuses across the country who has been featured on the NCAA Speakers Registry and is well known for the energy he brings to his events! In college Bobby was a Vice President in his SGA, a lacrosse National Champion, and twice named the Student Leader of the Year. After college Bobby served as the Student Orientation and Leadership Specialist at Harford Community College before leaving to dedicate his full time and energy to his company Outside The Zone. Outside The Zone serves the higher education community with student engagement keynotes, staff professional development, and teambuilding trainings.


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Conscious Conversations in the Learning Environment

“Many…teachers assume that feeling guilty about racism is sufficient to make them worthy promoters of equality and social justice in their classroom” (Geneva Gay, Developing Cultural Critical Consciousness and Self-Reflection in Preservice Teacher Education). This talk and workshop explores the place that consciousness has in learning conversations. It is challenging to recognize, interrupt and work through the ways that privilege – racial, class, gender or other – shows up in learning environments. If we truly have the will to envision and actualize education for social justice, this should involve a consciousness-raising action plan. In this presentation, Consciousness will be explored in three main ways: as personal process, plan and product.



Gretchen Rudham currently teaches across two acceleration programs (Academic Literacy and the Accelerated Learning Program) at the Community College of Baltimore County. She completed her doctoral degree in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University where she concentrated in Social Policy. She most recently founded a Black Male Think Tank, co-creating contextualized classes for African American male students. Integrated reading and writing, inquiry-based design, critical thinking, and critical cultural consciousness form the foundation of her classrooms. Bringing acceleration to those labeled as developmental learners has been a constant in her teaching career. Gretchen has taught high school, adult education and community college students nationally, and has taught composition and film studies internationally at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where she earned her Master’s in English in American Studies.



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Addressing the Attainment Gap through Academic Coaching

The attainment gap is a nationwide hot topic in higher education. This talk will address the exciting new program we have developed at Harford Community College to support and empower African American students who require developmental courses and are first generation and/or low income. Specifically, we will provide the audience with strategies for motivating and encouraging students of color who are enrolled in predominantly white institutions (PWIs) by addressing non-cognitive performance factors. The workshop portion will allow participants to engage in thoughtful discussion about inclusive programs to support student success. We will share data and outcomes being measured, along with specific strategies for student success that can be applied to a variety of programs. The workshop is beneficial for those who have extensive experience with these kinds of programs, as well as those who are new to this type of work.

Adaria Hathaway works as an Academic Success Coach within the My College Success Network at Harford Community College. In this position, she works with newly enrolled African American first generation and/or low income students to nurture motivation and persistence. Adaria is enrolled in an Ed.D. program in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University. She has a Bachelors of Science in Communications and a Masters of Science in Communications Management from Morgan State University. She has previously worked as a Language Arts teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools, Academic Coordinator at Morgan State University, Academic Advisor and adjunct faculty member at CCBC.

Jennifer Spencer is an Academic Success Coach within the My College Success Network at Harford Community College. She holds a M.Ed. in Student Affairs and a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. In her present role, Jennifer is responsible for supporting student success, retention, and degree completion by providing regularly scheduled individual coaching for students at Harford Community College. Jennifer primarily works with African-American students enrolled in developmental courses and other identified students who traditionally stop out or drop out of college.
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“An Evening at the Harbor” (Post-conference Social Event)
4:30-6:30
Do you want to keep the fun going and avoid evening rush-hour traffic? Make plans to join other conference attendees for an evening at the Baltimore Harbor.
This year will be dinning at Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant in Little Italy
901 Fawn Street • Baltimore, Maryland 21202
http://www.sabatinos.com


We will enjoy a family-style dinner which includes:

Fresh Italian Bread and Butter

Salad with Sabatino’s House Dressing
4 Signature Entrees

Dessert (Rum Cake and Spumoni Ice Cream)

Iced Tea, Coffee, Hot Tea and Soda
The cost of the dinner is $40 per person with a cash bar.
If you would like to join us for dinner, please make your check out to
CRLA Mid-Atlantic and mail no later than May 22nd. Checks should be mailed to:
Jeanine L. Williams
The Community College of Baltimore County, COMM 213
7200 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, MD 21222
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Save the Date!
Join Us for Our Regional Student Learning and Success Conference on
Friday, June 5th, 2015
The Community College of Baltimore CountyCatonsville, MD

This year's conference will feature high-energy, TED Talk-style keynotes followed by interactive, workshop-style breakout sessions--all focused on hot topics in student learning and success!
You do not want to miss this affordable, local opportunity for networking and professional development. So, mark your calendar and plan to attend.
The call to conference and registration information will be available in the next few weeks.


Please consider attending the Maryland Learning Center Conference! Please see this PDF for more information about this conference on April 7th in Towson. The first 100 people to register at the link below will have their conference fee waived!https://docs.google.com/…/1ebBPxr5cpLBGs0mj2teOff…/viewform…


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CRLA Mid-Atlantic

invites you to participate in a FREE webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Presenter: Dr. Rachele Lawton, Professor and Chair of Reading and Languages
The Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland


Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students

Linguistic diversity, which is a reality for higher education in the 21st century, can create challenges for professionals both within and outside of the classroom. The number of linguistically diverse students at the college level is increasing throughout the US, and may include second language learners, bilingual individuals, and speakers of different varieties of English. Join us for a free webinar on meeting the needs of linguistically diverse students, with an emphasis on strategies that both faculty and student services staff can apply to effectively support this student population.


Registration Deadline:

Friday, October 24th
REGISTER TODAY to reserve your space! Space is limited to 20 participants!
To register, click on the link below and complete the pre-webinar survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FGSNKFP




About the presenter:
Dr. Rachele Lawton is a Professor of Academic English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Chair of the Reading and Language Department at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Rachele has taught English as a Second Language and trained ESL teachers at community colleges, universities and private institutes, in the United States and abroad, and has taught Spanish at the community college level. She has a PhD in Linguistics and Master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics/TESOL and Liberal Studies.








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CRLA Mid-Atlantic RegionNews and Announcements
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SAVE THE DATE!
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference is scheduled for Friday, June 6th
at The Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville Campus)

Dr. Norman Stahl will be the keynote speaker.

Click the link below for the Call to Conference.




Please plan to attend!
Join Us for the Post-Conference Social at Lebanese Taverna!www.lebanesetaverna.comEnjoy a three-course dinner and wine for just $40!Be sure to include payment for this event with your conference registration form.



  • Maryland Learning Center Network--Spring Conference Thursday, April 10th, 2014


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