Proposal Title

Building Learning Communities in the Two-Year College Classroom

Proposal Abstract

This poster presentation will focus on the challenges of creating a learning community in the two-year college classroom and the assessment of two initiatives I piloted this year. Building on the scholarship that correlates learning communities with increased engagement and positive learning outcomes, I have endeavored to develop learning communities in my first-year composition classes in order to combat the general lack of any feeling of community amongst my mostly non-traditional students. On my poster, I will present two assignments I developed to create a learning community – a class-wide book club and a hub-and-spoke blog network – along with an analysis of the results of my on-going assessment of both initiatives. Using a variety of examples from my class, I will present the audience with strategies for creating learning communities in the two-year college classroom along with effective assessment strategies.

Location

Rooms 113 & 115

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 25th, 5:00 PM Mar 25th, 6:00 PM

Building Learning Communities in the Two-Year College Classroom

Rooms 113 & 115

This poster presentation will focus on the challenges of creating a learning community in the two-year college classroom and the assessment of two initiatives I piloted this year. Building on the scholarship that correlates learning communities with increased engagement and positive learning outcomes, I have endeavored to develop learning communities in my first-year composition classes in order to combat the general lack of any feeling of community amongst my mostly non-traditional students. On my poster, I will present two assignments I developed to create a learning community – a class-wide book club and a hub-and-spoke blog network – along with an analysis of the results of my on-going assessment of both initiatives. Using a variety of examples from my class, I will present the audience with strategies for creating learning communities in the two-year college classroom along with effective assessment strategies.