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Metacognition & Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century: A Regional Reading Apprenticeship Conference March 11-12, 2016 Hosted by: Renton Technical College and the RTC Foundation My Reading Apprenticeship Community of Practice Networking List NAME PHONE O - Annex 3407 NE 2ND STREET Quick Glance at Our Conference Friday Afternoon Registration and Information Building I - Cafeteria Theory and Practice Session-Pre-registered Sessions Dinner, Raffles, and Entertainment 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Saturday - All Day Sessions Registration and Information Building I - Cafeteria Breakfast and Raffle Concurrent Session 1 Concurrent Session 2 Lunch, Networking, Raffles Concurrent Session 3 Closing Session 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Finale : Raffles, Gallery Walk Evaluations, Pick up Proof of Conference Participation Our Esteemed Presenters and a Few Tidbits about Their Work Susannah Barr Harnessing Reading Apprenticeship Susannah Barr is an ESOL instructor at Green River College. She is interested in transitioning higher level ESOL students into higher education and community involvement through project-based and student driven research learning. she holds an M.S.Ed in TESOL from Shenandoah University, VA. John Baumgartner Beyond the Evidence Log John Baumgartner is a passionate advocate for student-centered learning in high-support, high-rigor environments. He is currently affiliate faculty in English and Humanities at Edmonds Community College, where he has taught composition at all levels, from pre-college to Honors, for over nine years. He earned an M.A. in English literature in the Ph.D. program at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he specialized in interdisciplinary studies and researched the 19th-century British invention of ecology. He taught literature and composition for ten years at Indiana University before returning home to the Pacific Northwest. Besides teaching full-time at Edmonds, he is currently a representative on the Faculty Senate Council and is working to incorporate adjunct faculty into the college s emerging structures of participatory governance. Jennifer Boland You Are Here: Exploring Mindset and Autoethnography Through Reading Apprenticeship Jennifer Boland is an English instructor turned Adult Basic educator who has taught in higher education for ten years. Currently, she serves as the ABE faculty lead at Skagit Valley College. Jennifer holds a master s degree in English from the University of Northern Colorado. Ellen Bremen Implementation, Iterations, and Hesitations: The Journey to Add a Reading Apprenticeship Inspired Terminology Journal Ellen Bremen is a 15-year Communication Studies faculty, with 12 of those years at Highline College. Ellen has been using Reading Apprenticeship strategies since 2013 in all of her communication courses, and has championed its use within her entire department. Hybrid and online courses are Ellen s specialty, so she has enjoyed adapting RA for distance ed curriculum. In addition to earning three national teaching awards for online learning and innovation, Ellen is the author of Say This, NOT That to Your Professor: 36 Talking Tips for College Success (2012; Cognella). Ginger Burnett Reading Apprenticeship in Math-Focus on Algebra and Geometry I went to college a little later in life graduating with a BA in English and a minor in Math earning my secondary teaching certificate in my early 30 s. I substitute taught while my children were still young and then began teaching for Walla Walla Community College at Washington State Penitentiary in I ve been teaching the GED classes and Vocational Support classes ever since. I love the duel challenge of reaching the students academically as well as holistically as human beings. This is why I love Reading Apprenticeship because it includes all of what makes up our students. Jill Burns Mindfulness Meditation Practice in the Classroom: Start each class in the present Jill has been teaching General Education courses at Bellingham Technical College since Prior to serving as faculty, I was BTC s Outreach and Events Coordinator for two years, speaking with prospective students and advising the newly enrolled. Having experience in both Student Services and Instruction gives me a broad understanding of BTC s unique campus culture and I am dedicated to a whole student approach to learning and success. I teach Interpersonal Communications, Intro to Public Speaking, College Success Foundations, and Applied English courses. For my education and training, I have attended the Dhamma Kuñja Vipassana Meditation Course in Onalaska, Washington as well as other multi-day mindful meditation trainings. I earned a Master s degree in Teaching English and Language Arts from Western Washington University, with additional post-baccalaureate coursework in Journalism, Literature Studies, and Creative Writing. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, earning honors distinction for original research and thesis publication on gender differences in online dating communication. Prior to teaching, I held positions at Western Washington University s Centers for Service Learning and Educational Pluralism, as well as YMCA of Greater Seattle at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. Rhonda Daniels Using Online Metacognitive Reading Groups to Support Face-to-Face Classes Rhonda Daniels has been teaching English Composition and Literature at Whatcom Community College for 11 years. She discovered Reading Apprenticeship a little over a year ago and found herself inspired. She is currently taking the Reading Apprenticeship LCoP course, incorporating Reading Apprenticeship ideas into her class, and looking forward to sharing more with her peers as she studies and discovers more about Reading Apprenticeship. Elizabeth Demong Reading for Math Success: Metacognition in the Basic Skills Math Classroom After dropping out of high school when she was 15, Elizabeth Demong got her GED at 17, and began attending community college with dreams of an academic career. With math skills that extended little beyond whole number operations, Elizabeth COMPASS tested into developmental math classes where she struggled for almost three years with massive math anxiety until she was blessed with a math teacher who mentored her students toward metacognition with math processes. After graduating with a B.A. in history from the University of Washington, and an M.Ed. in TESOL from Seattle University, Elizabeth began teaching in a workforce development program, at South Seattle College, where one of her most beloved duties was teaching a basic math review course for students pursuing careers in office occupations. Since 2013, Elizabeth has taught ABE/GED math at Bellevue College. She will be joining her new colleagues at Renton Technical College in Spring Quarter of 2016 as a full time basic studies/abe faculty member. Without a way to read this text, I was just pretending that I understood. It used to be easy to hide behind my book. Now I am an active reader. - Li, Renton Technical College student Catherine Duva Harnessing Reading Apprenticeship Catherine Duva has been teaching at Green River College in Auburn, Washington for 20 years and is currently the program coordinator. She got started in this business as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa in She earned an MA in TESOL from Eastern Michigan University in Zoe Fisher Reading Apprenticeship and Librarians and Click, Click, Metacognition! How to Use RA in Online Courses Zoe Fisher is an Assistant Professor, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Pierce College in Puyallup, Washington. She enthusiastically embraces Reading Apprenticeship routines at the Reference Desk, in information literacy instruction, in online classes, and in her work as a College Success and Reading instructor. Ann Foster How to Use Schema and Scaffolding for Lesson Planning with Reading Apprenticeship Ann Foster is 3CSN s Northern California Learning Network Coordinator, and the statewide Reading Apprenticeship Community of Practice Co-facilitator. Ann teaches English at Santa Rosa Junior College, where she facilitates the New Faculty Professional Learning Program, SRJC Reads, and Ask Me. Lilit Haroyan STEM Coursework and Reading Apprenticeship and How to engage and empower your students in STEM by RA Framework Lilit Haroyan is a Physics and Astronomy instructor at East Los Angeles College. She is also a Consultant for the Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI) at WestED. In addition, she takes part in planning and facilitating the Faculty Teaching and learning Academy (FTLA) offered through Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). She earned her Master s degree in Physics at Yerevan State University, Armenia and further continued her research in Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Germany and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) Italy. Her postgraduate studies in Astroparticle Physics (with specific focus on nuclear interactions) have been published and presented internationally. Barbara Hedlund Using Reading Apprenticeship and Metacognition in Math Class Barbara Hedlund is an ESL instructor who has taught Levels 1, 2, and 3 ESL at Green River for nearly 20 years, including math in ESL classes. Nika Hogan Reading Apprenticeship Basics and This is what it looks like: Reading Apprenticeship in Physics Dr. Monika (Nika) Hogan is an associate professor of English at Pasadena City College who is currently on loan with the Strategic Literacy Initiative to coordinate their college level work on Reading Apprenticeship. SLI, which has been researching and developing Reading Apprenticeship since 1996, has long been managed by WestEd, a nonprofit research group based in San Francisco. In addition to her work with SLI, Nika coordinates a CA-statewide community of practice in Reading Apprenticeship for the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN). Nika has led this amazing ongoing network of faculty, administrators, and staff since So far, more than 2,000 instructors in 91 community colleges in California have participated in the CoP, spawning a spinoff group, the Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network, supported by a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition, Nika coordinates another statewide community of practice, in collaboration with the California State University Chancellor s Office, focused on considering how to teach discipline specific threshold concepts in General Education programs. She has been involved in many learning communities through PCC s Teaching and Learning Center and helped to create a FYE program that has been awarded the California Community College s Chancellor s Office Award for a Student Success Initiative. Leo Hopcroft Using Online Metacognitive Reading Groups to Support Face-to-Face Classes and Do You Feel a Draft? An Interactive and Metacognitive Routine for Revising a Draft Leo Hopcroft is a late bloomer who went to college in his mid-thirties after working as a merchant seaman and a blackjack dealer. He found a passion for learning that helped him to realize a career as a reading and study skills instructor at Whatcom Community College. He has become involved in Reading Apprenticeship over the last few years, and has used Reading Apprenticeship as an excuse to do as much collaborative work with his brilliant colleagues and students as possible. Jean Jewell The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Reading Apprenticeship in ESOL Jean Jewell has taught ESL in China, Indonesia, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and most recently in Auburn, Washington. She currently teaches level 3 ESL and a writing support class for levels 2, 3 and 4 at Green River College. Andrea Johnson Are My Students REALLY Thinking About Their Thinking? Assessing Meta-Cognition in the Math Classroom My name is Andrea Johnson. She is a math instructor at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. She is a strong believer that student success is dictated by the beliefs they have about themselves as math learners. Therefore, Reading Apprenticeship strategies are a strong focus of hers in her math classrooms. Pam Kissinger Information Literacy Collaboration in a Reading Apprenticeship Informed Classroom Pam Kessinger currently serves as a Co-Department Chair, Librarian Faculty, at Portland Community College. She has been participating with Reading Apprenticeship instructors for the past two years. She attended in the Leadership Community of Practice for Community College Reading Apprenticeship training at WestEd in Christie Knighton Metacognition, Schema, and Vocabulary Development and Schema? Say what? Christie Knighton began her community college career in 1995 teaching developmental math and reading and moved into Adult Basic Education (ABE) and ESL in She is currently teaching in I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) cohorts and ABE/GED math. Before getting involved with Reading Apprenticeship, she co-developed and co-facilitated a reading standard training for an in-service for ABE/ESL instructors in Washington state. Ms. Knighton has been involved with Reading Apprenticeship since 2011 when she attended a three-day workshop and has since participated in the Reading Apprenticeship Leadership Community of practice. She has been leading her college in professional development opportunities with Reading Apprenticeship, and she continues to deepen her knowledge of the framework. Caren Kongshaug Reading Apprenticeship and Digital Media and Discovering Meaning though Literacy, Collaboration and Social Action Caren Kongshaug is an instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches English, Reading, Basic Skills and College Success. She is trained in Washington State s IBEST team teaching and as a facilitator for WestEd s Reading Apprenticeship Leadership Community Practice as well as a Washington state facilitator for Reading Apprenticeship Project Washington. Caren is the Lead Coordinator for Reading Apprenticeship faculty training at BTC. She is a member of BTC s Core team for Achieving the Dream. In 2013, she was honored as Bellingham Technical College s Outstanding Faculty member of the Year. She holds a B.A. In Literature and a B.A. in History of Ideas and she is currently working on her Masters in Adult and Higher Ed from Western Washington University. Michele Lesmeister Reading Apprenticeship Routines Showcase and Practice and Just Do it! Making the Shift to a Reading Apprenticeship Classroom Michele Lesmeister is a full time faculty member of Basic Education for Adults at Renton Technical College and the state lead for the Reading Apprenticeship Project-Washington effort. She is the conference lead for the Reading Apprenticeship Conference and has been instrumental in getting more than 200 faculty trained in Reading Apprenticeship this past fall in Washington. Michele leads the work in Reading Apprenticeship on her campus and works to seek new funding for Reading Apprenticeship work across the state. In addition to her usual work at Renton, she is a hybrid/online instructor at Renton and facilitates the Reading Apprenticeship for Community Colleges online for the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd. She has two texts published for the community college health care audience: Math Basics for the Health Care Professional, 4th edition, and Writing Basics for the Health Care Professional. Theresa Love Information Literacy Collaboration in a Reading Apprenticeship Informed Classroom Theresa Love currently serves as Department Chair, Developmental English, at Portland Community College. She has been working with Reading Apprenticeship for nearly 10 years. She attended in the Leadership Community of Practice for Community College Reading Apprenticeship training at WestEd in David Ortiz Reading 2.0 David Ortiz is a founding faculty member at Cascadia College. He currently teaches classes in communications, media and cinema studies. His role at Cascadia includes; faculty and curriculum development, and imaging greater student achievement and success. Angel Richard The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Reading Apprenticeship in ESOL Angel has been a Level ESOL teacher at Green River College for 2 1/2 years. Along with being in the classroom, she is the ESOL Level 2 and Community Based ESOL classes lead faculty. This past year she has participated in the Innovations Grant writing contextualized curriculum and trying her hand at integrating Reading Apprenticeship into the lower levels. Gretchen Robertson Reading Apprenticeship Roundtable and You Are Here: Exploring Mindset and Autoethnography Through Reading Apprenticeship Gretchen Robertson is a Reading Apprenticeship Project Washington Leader who works at Skagit Valley College teaching Adult Basic Education and I-BEST. She holds a master s in teaching from Western Washington s Woodring College of Education Jennifer Rohan Harnessing Reading Apprenticeship Jennifer Rohan is a faculty librarian at Green River College in Auburn, Washington and have a certificate in TESOL and a Master s degree in Library and Information Science. I teach research and information literacy skills across the academic disciplines. I have a particular passion for working with English language learners and empowering them with the confidence and skills to successfully access and evaluate information in order to achieve academic, career and personal goals. Melody Schneider Beyond the Evidence Log Melody Schneider, faculty member at Edmonds Community College, has been teaching for 30 years. Her teaching roots lie in adult literacy instruction and Reading Apprenticeship brings that experience full circle. At EdCC, Melody cocoordinates Faculty Professional Development and has facilitated many Faculty Learning Communities focused on Reading Apprenticeship as well as using Reading Apprenticeship strategies in all of her classes, from math to history to human relations to current issues. Reading Apprenticeship has been one of the most impactful parts of my practice in recent years. Students read as they never have before. Heidi Sheneberger Using Reading Apprenticeship and Metacognition in Math Class Heidi Sheneberger is an ABE instructor who has taught multi-level Adult Basic Education classes, including Basic Math, at Green River for 10 years. They are both fans of the Reading Apprenticeship framework. They are currently involved in a research project which looks at methods for teaching math in ESL classes in a contextualized manner, using Reading Apprenticeship techniques, and metacognitive inquires. Zefire Skoczen Creative Use of Reading Apprenticeship in Hybrid, Web-Enhanced and Online Classroom Communities Zefire Skoczen is creative teacher with a passion for curriculum development. Zefire has taught the Renton Technical College Massage Therapy Program for over a decade. She fosters a supportive learning environment utilizing Reading Apprenticeship and Universal Design in Learning principles. Zefire s classrooms are exciting communities where diverse students succeed. With a growth mindset perspective, students learning is scaffolded with friendly, bite-sized chunked information, supportive low stakes formative assessments and creative, multi-modal approaches to learning. Jessica Weimer Using Metacognitive Practices to Improve Efficacy of Peer-Review Jessica Weimer is a current associate faculty member in the English Language Program at Cascadia College. She completed a Master s in Adult & Higher Education, along with a TESOL certificate, at Western Washington University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in German. Her research interests include self-directed learning, metacognition, motivation, and identity. Anna Wolff Do You Feel a Draft? An interactive and metacognitive routine for
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