Centering Student Learning: Connecting Completions, Equity, and Guided Pathways
The annual Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) Conference is a unique opportunity to bring together faculty who teach in our three core mission areas:
- Basic Education for Adults – Includes GED®, English as a Second Language, and basic reading, math, writing skills.
- Workforce Education – training students for direct entry into a career.
- Academic Transfer – preparing students to transfer to a university)
Date and location
May 2–4, 2018
301 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 USA
About the ATL conference
Each spring, educators from around Washington state gather at the ATL conference to learn from — and with — each other to broaden and deepen their assessment literacy, to discover and share effective teaching practices, and to exchange insights, methods, and strategies that promote and support student learning.
In Washington state, we have focused our collective attention on three key goals:
- Increase the completions of all students
- Close equity gaps
- Create transparent, flexible, and guided learning pathways
Attention to the quality of student learning is foundational to the success of these efforts. The 2018 ATL conference seeks to leverage this current moment by offering conference attendees opportunities to:
- Articulate a shared language and understanding of initiatives focused on completion,
equity, and guided pathways with an eye toward:
- Aspirations: What might be possible if we work together to put student learning at the center of large-scale change initiatives?
- Successes: Identify what is working.
- Challenges: Clarify what is not working.
- Cultivate leadership capacity as we implement the current “best thinking” of these initiatives that will inform our work in the future.
- Provide opportunities for cross-institutional collaboration.
Participants will enjoy high quality pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions and keynote addresses in five areas of focus:
- Equity and Inclusive Excellence
- Pathways: Design, Models, Approaches
- Faculty Leadership for Student Learning
- Frameworks for Improving Learning
- Assessment of Learning Outcomes
UPDATE: Proposal submissions are no longer being accepted.
We are currently accepting proposals for the 2018 conference. Proposals are due on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.
April 1 - Deadline for hotel lodging reservations
April 14 - Conference registration deadline (to avoid a late fee)
April 21 - Conference registration fees due to SBCTC
Check out the 2018 Schedule at a Glance. Session descriptions for the 2018 conference will be added in March.
Join us for four pre-conference workshops facilitated by our colleagues from Washington State's community colleges.
Each workshop is carefully sequenced for maximum activity.
ATL plenary sessions provide educators opportunity to strengthen our individual and collective relationships while exploring practices shown to deepen student learning and increase completions.
Titles, descriptions, and presenter biographies will be posted by March 1, 2018.
The Anna Sue McNeill Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award is designed to recognize an individual’s contributions to assessment, teaching and student learning.
Meet the 2018 recipients on May 3, 2018 during the lunchtime recognition ceremony.
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