NAASLN webinar: DESIGNING A STUDENT SUCCESS COURSE May 8 and 9
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The NAASLN Webinar Series
DESIGNING A STUDENT SUCCESS COURSE
May 8, 2013: 3:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (12 noon – 2:00 pm PT, 1:00 – 3:00 pm MT, 2:00-4:00 pm CT)
May 9, 2013: 3:00 – 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (4:00–6:00 pm MT, 5:00-7:00pm CT, 6:00-8:00pm ET)
Presenter: Dr. Laura Weisel
Fact: Many of the students, who fail to persist in adult education programs, entered these programs with little or no new academic skills or new insight about learning since they walked out of school.
Fact: Persistence research emphasizes the importance for engaging adult learners and building successful learning practices.
Fact: Across the country, adult education providers are redesigning their service delivery to include a new front-end:
A 12 – 20 hour, certificate Student Success Course, built upon research-based practices, focusing on engaging students and preparing them for a successful education experience to maximize goal attainment and transition into postsecondary and/or employment.
Join Dr. Laura Weisel’s special 2-hour conversational webinar and dialogue to understand the key components for a Student Success Course and how forty-five programs are prototyping ways that are increasing learner persistence and outcomes.
A Community of Practice will be offered to all participants as a follow-up to the webinar!
Register ONLINE – Go to www.naasln.org/webinars.htm
Session Description: First impressions are critical! Students have been entering into adult education programs with little or no new academic skills or new insight about learning since they walked out of school. Research on persistence, along with new research on the science of learning, tells us that WE MUST START our adult education services differently. As we look to redesign service delivery based on research-based practices, creating an up-front Student Success Course is essential to engaging students and preparing them for a successful education experience that can maximize goal attainment.
Join this conversational webinar to understand the key components for a Student Success Course and how forty-five programs are prototyping ways to ensure increases in learner persistence and outcomes.
Pre-readings will be required to maximize participation. Please register in time to receive and review these materials.
A community of practice will be created for individuals/programs that would like to begin developing and implementing this primary step in redesigning service delivery.
Presenter: Dr. Laura Weisel has 30+ years experience in community, workforce, and institutional-based adult basic, literacy, ESOL, special education, and mental health service delivery. She has held significant administrative positions at the local, state and national level, and created a model leadership academy for emerging leaders. In addition to conducting cutting-edge research, Dr. Weisel hosts a Transforming Learning Courses along with organizational consulting.
Dr. Weisel holds degrees in Early and Middle Childhood Education, Reading, Special Education, Adult Learning, Neuro and Cognitive Psychology, and Research. She currently is an Executive Partner and the Clinical Director of the TLP Group devoting her time to research, products to support system redesigning, courses, and advocacy.
As author of PowerPath to Education and Employment, a transformational learning system, Dr. Weisel works with national, state, and local initiatives moving programs to implement holistic services, achieve client-driven outcomes, meet state and federal laws, and empower persons with specific learning needs to maximize lifelong learning and employment potential.
National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs