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Viewing by month: March 2010

Do Teachers Expect Enough of Students?

The latest research from the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher study includes findings that point to two interesting conclusions: while educators express strong belief in the importance of high expectations and high standards for all students, those standards and expectations fall short in practice for many students. There are also significant gaps in teacher and student perceptions about academic success, particularly evident in schools serving high proportions of low-income students, secondary schools, and between girls and boys. The second of three reports, Part 2: Student Achievement, from the MetLife study includes the views of teachers, principals, and students on student goals and aspirations, the influence of teacher expectations, and factors educators believe would improve academic success.

 


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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 03/23/2010 at 11:43 AM | Categories: Partners & Friends -

Collaborating for Success: A Dislocated Worker Training Model

In response to the economic downturn and growing number of dislocated workers, Central Lakes College convened a planning group of workforce and economic development agencies. The group identified ways to help dislocated workers gain access to full-time academic and short-term training programs. Industry experts were involved in all aspects of the project, from designing and developing the curriculum to serving as adjunct faculty.


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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 03/03/2010 at 2:28 PM | Categories: Innovation Showcase -

League Connections - March 2010

Stay connected with ongoing League projects, activities, and events in March. Submit your proposals for the Learning College Summit, the new STEMtech Conference, and The Cross Papers Fellowship; register for Innovations; watch the video and download the report on the nature of innovation in the community college; and more.


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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 03/02/2010 at 9:31 AM | Categories: League Connections -