Placement as Conversation, Communication, and Education: Moving Towards Multiple Measures

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The 2014 Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference is fast approaching!

April 30th-May 2.

Register before April 15th to avoid paying higher conference fees!

Interested in Placement and Multiple Measures?  Consider Pre-Conference Workshop Number 2:

Placement as Conversation, Communication, and Education: Moving Towards Multiple Measures

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Risk and Renewal: Finding the Courage to Teach

Sally Heilstedt

If you have read Parker Palmer’s book The Courage to Teach (and even if you have not!), you might be interested in attending pre-conference workshop number 1 at the 2014 Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference.

Risk and Renewal: Finding the Courage to Teach

Facilitator: Sally Heildstedt, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Submit a Proposal for the Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference!

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning SBCTC LogoThis year’s Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference, hosted by SBCTC, will be held at the Vancouver Convention Center at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA.  Peter Elbow will deliver the keynote address on the faculty role in competency based approaches to education titled, “Trying to Teach While Thinking About the End.”

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Peter Elbow to Speak at Spring Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference

Peter ElbowHappy Holidays to all of you, and congratulations to all of you for completing a highly successful fall quarter 2013!  While April and May of 2014 might seem very far off, I urge you to reserve April 30th-May 2nd for the annual Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, Washington.

This year our keynote speaker will be Peter Elbow, Professor Emeritus in the department of English at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  In his keynote address, “Trying to Teach While Thinking About the End,” Dr. Elbow will revisit an essay (published in 1979 in the anthology On Competence).  In the original essay, Elbow explored some of what he called the “paradoxical effects” of a competence approach and raised questions about whether such an “rules out or inhibits certain styles or temperaments in teaching.”

35 years later, his inquiry still feel resonant and timely—perhaps even more so, as technology offers us previously un-imagined possibilities in regards to instructional design and competency based education (CBE).  I, for one, am most eager to hear the insights of this thoughtful scholar on this provocative topic.  As an added bonus, Dr. Elbow will be available for a follow-up discussion after the keynote with interested faculty.