On Course Workshop
Join Us for a One-Day Professional Development Event
Hosted by UNM-Los Alamos
Friday, March 28, 2014
White Rock Baptist Church
80 State Road 4
White Rock, NM 87544
Space Limited—Register Early!
Registration Deadline: March 7, 2014
Conference Check-in 8:30 a.m.
Conference 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration is FREE!
A Festival for Learner-Centered Educators
The On Course Workshop is a learner-centered professional development event designed to provide you with innovative strategies for empowering your students to become active, responsible and successful learners. This workshop is designed for faculty from any discipline, advisors, and staff members—anyone on campus who is part of student success!
SESSION 1—9:00-10:15: Characteristics Of Successful Students
Identifying the inner qualities that distinguish students who are successful in college (and beyond) from those who struggle.
SESSION 2—10:30-12:00: Characteristics Of Learner-Centered Education:
Identifying how learner-centered educators actively engage students, empowering them to become equal partners in the creation of their own education.
SESSION 3—1:00-2:30: Promoting Self-Responsibility And Self-Motivation:
Learner-centered strategies for empowering students to take greater responsibility for their outcomes and experiences in college...and beyond. Plus, strategies for empowering students to discover their own intrinsic motivation for academic achievement.
SESSION 4—2:45-4:00: Adding To Your Learner-Centered Toolbox:
Each participant develops a specific plan to implement one or more strategies learned in the workshop.
Strategies presented in this workshop improve both student academic success and retention. View data from a number of college and universities at www.OnCourseWorkshop.com (click on DATA).
Join us for this major professional development event, with On Course Facilitator, Teresa Ward, and learn proven methods for empowering your students to achieve their greatest potential in college…and beyond.
On Course Facilitator
Dr. Teresa Ward
Dr. Teresa Ward currently serves as a faculty member in the Language Education and Development department at Butte College in Oroville, California. She has worked at Butte College for 22 years, first as a part-time instructor and since 2000 as a full-time faculty member, college professional development coordinator, Language Education and Development department chair, and interim dean of Language Arts and Humanities. She has also taught part time at Yuba College, Lassen College, and the American Language and Culture Institute at CSU, Chico. For three years, she taught graduate courses in the Community College Faculty Preparation Certificate program at CSU, Chico.
For more than a decade, Dr. Ward has integrated On Course principles into all aspects of her work, from teaching to professional development to administration. She has taught On Course classes, partnered with other faculty in On Course learning communities, and presented On Course workshops for faculty and staff at the local, state, and national levels. She has participated in one-and two-day On Course workshops and has completed On Course I, On Course II and the Goucher College graduate courses, ED 582 and ED 588, with Dr. Skip Downing, founder of On Course. She has also presented with Dr. Downing at several On Course I Workshops on her way to completing her training as an On Course Facilitator.
Dr. Ward holds a BA in German, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and an Ed.D. in Developmental Education. Her academic background has prepared her for service on Butte College’s On Course Steering Committee, Student Success Committee, and Learning Communities Steering Committee, as well as Center for Academic Success Advisory Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of the Ipakanni Early College Charter School, which operates to educate and prepare children through an enriching and rigorous educational environment firmly based in Maidu culture.
At the statewide level, Dr. Ward has served on the California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development (4C/SD) board and participated in accreditation visiting teams for two California community colleges. She has served for several years as a mentor for the National Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) one-year professional development certificate program.
Dr. Ward enjoys community volunteer work and participates actively in historical preservation projects. Her publications include two recent articles in the On Course Newsletter, Promoting Student Professionalism and Six Ways to Use Quick Writes to Promote Learning. For six years, she facilitated the Richvale Writing Group, most of the members of which were second-generation citizens of their small rice-farming community. The group collaboratively wrote and published Richvale: A Legacy of Courage, Dedication, and Perseverance in 2006.