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Student Success Seminar for Faculty - Culturally-Responsive Teaching & Equity

Date: 2/25/2019 2:00 PM

Location: Humanities (H) - Room 114


The LAVC English Department, in collaboration with LAVC Professional Development, is offering a series of Student Success Seminars for faculty. 

This special seminar series provides faculty with strategies related to student success according to AB 705. Professional development credit is available for faculty. Students are also welcomed to attend. 

The following Student Success Seminars are being offered during the 2018-2019 academic year: 

  • "An Introduction to Change: New Syllabi and New Approaches" with Verzhine Nikoghosyan and Bill Wallis on Monday, September 24 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, September 25 at 5 p.m. in Humanities 114. 

  • "Growth Mindset" with Patrick Hunter on Monday, October 22 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, October 23 at 5 p.m. Habits of Mind and Growth Mindset are essential concepts to contemporary education. This lecture discusses how Growth Mindset training accepts the attitudes and inclinations that students bring to college, and trains and inspires them to a commitment resulting in positive educational outcomes.

  • "Teaching Men of Color" with James Bland on Monday, October 29 at 2 p.m. in Humanities 114. This lecture introduces and cultivates the ideas of inclusiveness, cultural wealth and ethnic sensitivity. What is our institutional duty and responsibility toward minorities? This is about teaching all students.

  • "Reading Apprenticeship 1" with Devon Werble and Fatema Baldiwala on Monday, November 19 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, November 20 at 5 p.m. This is the first of a two-part lecture on using Reading Apprenticeship all disciplines. Reading Apprenticeship is a revolutionary approach that recognizes reading as the singular essential aspect of education from which all others grow, especially writing.

  • "Reading Apprenticeship 2 / Threshold" with Devon Werble and Fatema Baldiwala on Monday, December 3 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, December 4 at 5 p.m. This is the second of a two-part Reading Apprenticeship lecture. Reading Apprenticeship is a revolutionary approach that recognizes reading as the singular essential aspect of education from which all others grow, especially writing. This is very useful to all disciplines.

  • "Culturally-Responsive Teaching & Equity" with Alison Jeffries and Kimberly Robeson on Monday, February 25 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, February 26 at 5 p.m. Cultural sensitivity is important to the educational ideals of equality and equity. This lecture recognizes that cultural wealth and integrity can influence course materials choice and discussion.

  • "Student Support Services and How to Use Them" with Holly Batty on Monday, March 25 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m. This lecture explores a vital part of AB705’s Implementation, which includes the availability of Student Support in the form of tutorials, free lectures, orientation, etc. Professor Batty coordinates the STEP Tutorial Program at LAVC.

  • "Technology in the Classroom" with Kristina Yegoryan on Monday, April 22 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23 at 5 p.m. This lecture discusses how technology and its integration into the learning process in contemporary education is crucial. Distance Learning is a vital part of education’s future worldwide, but did you know that every classroom at LAVC is “smart” for a reason?

  • "Faculty Support and Other Informative Skills" with Scott Weigand and Kristina Yegoryan on Monday, May 20 at approximately 2 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21 at 5 p.m. Come together and celebrate the way we can all support each other as educators.

NOTE: If there are two workshop dates are offered, there is no need to attend both sessions; the same material will be covered at each session. 

For more information on the Student Success Seminar series, please contact LAVC English Department Chair William "Bill" Wallis at (818) 947-2343 or at walliswg@lavc.edu.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print. Braille materials or any other accommodations should contact William Wallis at (818) 947-2343 or at walliswg@lavc.edu at least 5 business days in advance.


Parking permits are required at all times. Daily Parking permits for student parking spots can be purchased at an LAVC parking pay station. View campus map

For more information please contact: LAVC English Department - William "Bill" Wallis

Phone: (818) 947-2343

Email: walliswg@lavc.edu