Saturday, October 18, 2008
in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.
The conference will provide many opportunities for interaction between Beginning Algebra administrators, coordinators, and faculty.
Keynote Speaker: Alan Bass
San Diego Mesa College
Math Study Skills: We've Tried EVERYTHING So You Don't Have To
Mesa College was the 'hub' for the Math Study Skills intervention portion of the NSF-funded Pathways through Algebra project. While serving as the project leader, Alan Bass mentored five schools into Study Skills programs of different types and tracked the results for the different formats. During this session, Alan will share the six different formats used and give a frank assessment of how they worked (or failed). The formats vary from creating a one-unit course to workshops to using material in-class and more.
Alan Bass received his Master's degree in Math from University of North
Carolina -Wilmington and started teaching college math in North Carolina.
Being immediately drawn to the plight of developmental education at the community
colleges, Alan took a position at San Diego Mesa College four years ago that
would allow him to focus on improving the developmental algebra courses while
helping to continue the development of a study skills program. Since then,
he has been trying different approaches to implementing study skills and
mentoring schools that want to get a similar program underway.
The conference is free and open to Educators interested
in all aspects of Developmental Education
visit the REGISTRATION page to register.
Sponsored by: Pearson Education
Organized by: Dr. Annette. M. Burden, YSU Department of Mathematics
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Annette M. Burden, Conference Coordinator