2022 Spring Conference
Welcome to our virtual conference: Engage, Enrich, and Empower! Please scroll down for session descriptions and links. A downloadable schedule is available directly below.
If you have not yet registered and paid (if applicable), please do so below. The conference is free for NCOSS members. If you are not currently an NCOSS member, the registration fee is $20 and includes a one year NCOSS membership. Registration fee may be paid through PayPal below.
Get Ready to Engage, Enrich, and Empower!
9:00–9:30 Opening Session
Students choose to rush their educational success by taking the placement test more than once to avoid courses that make them feel inferior. This decision cannot only hinder a student’s success but also make them unprepared for the courses ahead. The negative narrative that has been surrounding developmental courses must be changed for all students to see the importance of developmental courses.
Presenter: Chad Evans
9:40–10:20 Concurrent Session A
Building a vibrant team means making intentional choices. “Working Better Together” presents practical ways to encourage all team members to see the value of their knowledge and experience, as well as the need to share both. Objective — to show that building a developmental network (team) is an essential part of all team members continued growth as instructors, and that growth is seen most clearly in the classroom.
Presenters: Logan Dupree, Beth McCall, and Melanie Dekerlegand
This presentation will discuss Elevator Speeches and how to be ready to use this tool in the appropriate situations. What to include and how to conduct this will be included.
Presenter: Wes Anthony
Often in developmental reading/writing courses, students are ill-equipped to verbally express their own experiences, goals, and curiosity. By teaching students how to “map” their ideas using language, beginning with the notion of “I”, teachers can help open paths for students to circle outward toward creative, engaging communication on the page.
10:30–11:10 Concurrent Session B
When CFCC launched its Office of Student Success as a part of a Title III grant, it led to larger discussions of what retention and success look like at the college. The session covers the transition to a care team model (Sea Devil Success Team), academic coaching for students on probation, shifts in policy to support at-risk students (ACA-090), and use of Aviso Retention. Innovative strategies have sparked institutional culture change in a short period of time.
Presenters: Brittany Buffkin, Kendra Buck , Mary Elizabeth McIntosh, and Laura Montagano
At Wayne Community College we found that our students preferred a much more structured seated environment than the transition courses provided. Prior to the implementation of RISE Wayne began using the 8‑week DMA courses along with the 8‑week DRE courses. We were able to continue using these courses when the co-reqs were implemented because each of the 8‑week courses represented a Tier. This presentation will explain what we did and how DMA and DRE courses equated to the Tiers and the transition to co-req or core classes.
Presenter: Tammy Bishop
My objective is to show how the positive dialogue that an achievement coach uses can impact a student that deals with societal stressors. By using adaptable approaches with each individual student, it can shift a student’s ideology to mimic the way we see them succeeding.
Presenter: Chad Evans
11:20–12:00 Concurrent Session C
Supplementing, Supporting, & Strengthening NROC Developmental English through LMS Design: What We’re Doing at Coastal
This presentation will offer participants a tour of the Blackboard shell for ENG 002 as it is taught at Coastal Carolina Community College. Features include added pre-NROC activities such as an icebreaker discussion forum and diagnostic writing prompt, weekly reflective acvities, a mini-lesson sequence, tricky word sets, and an alternative assessment bank.
Presenter: Davonna Thomas
Discover how Learning Processes (NOT personality, “strength,” or interest) effectively impact your students and your program staff. Access a web-based tool that empowers students, support staff, and tutors through understanding their own Learning Processes. Connect to personalized strategies developed from research AND 25+ years of experience with Learning Processes.
Presenter: Joel T. Johnston
Hawkes Learning is excited to partner with faculty across the state that are searching for materials that fit within the new math framework. Learn how our titles align with NCCCS standards as comprehensive alternatives for MAT 003, 110/010, 143/043, 152/052, 171/172/071. Join and be entered to win a gift card.!
12:10–12:30 Closing Session
Presenters: Krysten Buchanan and Stephanie Hays