Title

Mentoring Through Rubrics: The Missed Opportunity for Student Engagement

Location

Harborside Center East and West

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

This proposal relates to both academic achievement and emotional and social skills by presenting a strategies to engage at-risk learners at the secondary and post secondary levels. This workshop highlights missed opportunities for mentoring disadvantaged within the organizational structure.

Brief Program Description

So often opportunities are missed to engage disadvantage or at risk students throughout their educational experience. This workshop presents multiple strategies to increase student retention and improve disadvantaged student engagement at the secondary and post secondary levels. This workshop provides innovative ideas for student engagement.

Summary

The take home learning opportunities for participants in this workshop are as follows: Objectives Discuss the learning process and at-risk, non-traditional & first-generation students. •Provide post-secondary instructors with working knowledge and effective working strategies to identify, engage, and retain at-risk, non-traditional & first-generation students. Create a working classroom policy that enhances the social equity in the classroom and inclusion in the classroom. • Provide examples of at-risk, non-traditional & first- generation student development theory and point of view when creating curriculum for students. • Include mentoring and personal development through academic feedback. Other Topics • Framework of education and challenges for instructors and at-risk, non-traditional & first-generation students • Misconception of at-risk, non-traditional & first-generation learners • Identifying academic currency •Trauma and the learning process • Approaches to challenges/instructor motivation orientation inventory • Engagement strategies for learning

Evidence

Mentoring effectiveness and curriculum and instruction research is the basis for this workshop.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Courtney Plotts grew up in an emotionally, physically, and cognitively challenging household. After being sexually assaulted at age 11 and being incarcerated by the age of 13, Plotts was ona path of life destruction. She had a learning disability, which further complicated her academicsuccess. Plotts graduated high school after two years of summer school. Following a failedattempt of college enrollment and traveling the country, Plotts tried college again. Thoughshe still faced educational and personal barriers, Plotts persevered and earned a bachelors degree in psychology and master’s degrees in education and psychology. She is currently ompleting a doctorate in psychology. Today, Plotts is chief executive of the Center for Academic Achievement for eCourseLogic, which partners with online college and universities to provide affordable college options for at-risk and non-traditional students. She also is Director of Academic Achievement & FacultyDevelopment of GSC Education Group, LLC. As a certified and highly qualified professional kindergarten through 12th grade teacher, and university-level instructor, Plotts uses a real-world approach to learning while meeting.

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

3-3-2015 5:30 PM

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Mentoring Through Rubrics: The Missed Opportunity for Student Engagement

Harborside Center East and West

So often opportunities are missed to engage disadvantage or at risk students throughout their educational experience. This workshop presents multiple strategies to increase student retention and improve disadvantaged student engagement at the secondary and post secondary levels. This workshop provides innovative ideas for student engagement.