Bridge to College English (BCTE) Course Refinement & Development Meetings

Who Should Attend?bridge icon
Washington State higher education faculty and high school teachers who have been involved in some aspect of the Bridge to College English (BCTE) course design process or who have a keen interest in getting involved in college readiness and high school/college transition work.

What is a “B?”
October 8th, 2015, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA
Students who earn a B grade in Bridge to College English (BCTE) are awarded placement into English 101 at all 34 of Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges. As a result, many inquiey questions have been raised regarding the “B.” What does B in the course denote? What does a B reflect in terms of a student’s skills and abilities? In this meeting, K-16 faculty will explore these questions and develop instructional and assessment materials to help answer these questions. Participants will examine key BTCE assessments, develop draft rubrics, and begin to develop a student profile for the “B” student.

Bridge to College English (BCTE) Teacher “Composition Toolbox”
November 5th, 2015, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA
In an attempt to create a seamless K-16 experience for students, the Bridge to College English (BCTE) project has initiated powerful and groundbreaking partnerships that have connected the K-12 and higher education systems. To maintain and improve these connections, educators need to communicate their expectations for students and classroom practices. High school teachers have consistently asked a series of crucial questions of their higher education partners: What do student read in English 101? What types of assignments are they given? What types of writing assignments are they given? What does a successful English 101 essay look like? In this meeting, higher education faculty, with the crucial assistance of their high school colleagues, will gather sample readings, assessments, rubrics, classroom activities, and student essays to share with BTCE teachers statewide.

Register Now!
RSVP by email to Jackie Eppler-Clark.  In your e-mail, please indicate

  • which meeting/s you wish to attend
  • your institution
  • whether you will need lodging the night before the event/s (if you live more than 50 miles from the meeting site), and
  • any dietary restrictions: All lodging and travel costs associated with the events will be covered by SBCTC through the Core to College grant.

Note: All lodging and travel costs associated with the events will be covered by SBCTC through the Core to College grant.

Questions?
Logistics: Jackie Eppler-Clark
Program Content: Dutch Henry, Jennifer Whetham, or Bill Moore

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