The NADE 2003 conference held in Austin Texas included many interesting
institutes, sessions, exhibits and other events. Dr. Earl Hawley
(who is reviewing Pre/Post Institutes for the NADE 2004 Conference)
presented an institute with Timothy Gordon on Developmental Education
and Learning Communities: Confronting Diversity, Creating Harmony
for developmental education students at two and four year colleges
and universities. The featured speakers included Jean Gatz, who
included strategies for achieving personal and professional harmony,
and John Storan, who spoke on Celebrating Diversity and Challenging
Exclusion. Both were very informative and well received.
There was a wide range of sessions offered at the conference. A
session on the success for students with disabilities was very helpful
and presented many interesting stories of actual students. Adapting
developmental course content to align with changing realities offered
some strategies for students to be able to do well in a struggling
environment. Sessions on creating dynamic developmental learning
communities and working with graphics in mathematics papers and
web pages proved useful to many instructors. Facilitating academic
success and retention was especially helpful and filled with fine
level of content. Other sessions included challenged students challenge
a university, self-management for college students: the ABC approach,
and the relationship between monitor group participation and final
course grade. Thank you to those who attended my session on applying
brain research theory to practice, and for all of your kind comments.
The Harmony in Diversity Celebration offered delicious food and
fascinating multi-cultural music for a fun evening of sharing and
relaxing in the midst of educational interchange.
The exhibit booths included Townsend Press, CRLA, Steck-Vaughn,
and the NADE 2004 booth manned by Dave DeFrain and Shirey Van Hook,
among others, who will welcome attendees next year.
See you in St. Louis!
Upcoming conference schedules:
Annual conference, Dallas, Texas, July 8-12, 2003.
Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California,
November 12-15, 2003.
New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York City, New York,
Mar 05, 2004 - Mar 06, 2004.
Gateway to Success, St. Louis, Missouri, March 10-14, 2004.