Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence
Presents an Interactive Workshop:
“Slaying the Developmental Mathematics Dragon:
Research-based Strategies for Rescuing Underprepared Students”
June 12-13, 2003
Austin Community College-Highland Business Center
Collaborative for Teaching Excellence is offering a two-day professional
development event to explore instructional challenges and successful
teaching strategies in developmental mathematics education…
Developmental Mathematics Dilemma in Texas:
about one-third of new college students require developmental mathematics
courses; about 80% of those students can be found at two-year colleges.
43% of the 9,010 students in math developmental education passed
the math portion of the TASP on their second attempt. This passing
rate is lower than in reading (57%) and writing (70%).
average passing score on the second attempt was 247, 17 points above
the minimum passing score.
workshop begins Thursday evening with a kick-off dinner and examination
of “What Works: Research-Based Practices in Developmental
Education,” a 2002 report from the National Center for Developmental
workshop continues Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with:
Instructional approaches that work such as:
course lengths and delivery methods
activities for increasing student engagement
Departmental and inter-departmental collaboration techniques
o Strategies for changing the campus culture in
also take a look at:
New twists on staff development for developmental math faculty
o The Grants Game - How to fund your ideas
for program enhancements
workshop will culminate with a roundtable discussion of participants’
own experiences and best practices. Participants are encouraged
to bring an outline of a successful lesson to share.
Texas Collaborative Clearinghouse will initiate a Best Practices
Discussion Forum following the workshop.
Any full-time and part-time developmental math faculty members at Texas
community colleges are eligible to attend. Registration is free, but
workshop space is limited. Thursday evening dinner and Friday breakfast
and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Ann-Claire
Anderson at CORD, [email protected]
or 254-772-8756 x203.