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Free Online Event: Global Skills for College Completion 4-Day "Jam"

Posted on 01/26/2011

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Adult educators around the nation are invited to participate in a free online event, Global Skills for College Completion 4-Day "Jam". This will be the first national "jam" on Teaching Developmental Education, and aims to engage hundreds of full and part-time faculty in learning about, experiencing, and contributing to Global Skills for College Completion (GSCC).

The online "jam" is scheduled to run from February 16-19, 2011, as participants join sessions, read, and respond to other participants over the course of the week. The goals of the "jam" include:

  • Providing participants with information about GSCC project's goals, philosophy, and design.
  • Allowing participants to experience the social media tools and routines used in the project.
  • Encouraging dialogue amongst developmental education faculty around the country regarding specific pedagogical issues.

Global Skills for College Completion (GSCC) is a national project devoted to harnessing the experience of community college faculty and the power of social media to dramatically boost the pass rates of students in classes variously termed remedial, developmental or basic skills. GSCC is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as part of its post-secondary education investment in doubling the number of young adults in the U.S. with a postsecondary credential by 2020.

Register now at Global Skills for College Completion 4-Day "Jam". The "jam" is free but space is limited.