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Posted on December 18, 2014

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TASS Conference Highlights

The Teaching Academic Survival and Success Skills (TASS) Conference is a great opportunity for community college faculty and others working with under-prepared students to help them succeed in college and beyond. The 2015 TASS Conference will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 15-18, and will explore various techniques and teaching philosophies used by educational specialists throughout the country.

SLI will be presenting the pre-conference institute, “Engaging Students in Critical Literacy Using Reading Apprenticeship” on Sunday, March 15, 2015, from 2-5 PM. The workshop will be facilitated by Trish Schade of Northern Essex Community College, and will introduce participants to the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework, which helps faculty build on students’ underestimated strengths as readers and problem solvers in discipline-specific academic literacies.

Other highlights of the conference include keynotes by Dr. Paul N. Markham, Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working in the U.S. Programs, Postsecondary Success group, and Dr. Matthew Reed, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Holyoke Community College and author of the InsideHigherEd blog “Confessions of a Community College Dean.”

Early bird registration is open until January 15, 2015. Link to conference information here.

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