Contacts

You might find your answers below in our list of FAQs. Or, for information about attending the 2019 ATD Teaching and Learning Summit, please contact:

Sherece Fullerton
Assistant Director, Meetings & Learning Events 
Achieving the Dream, Inc
8484 Georgia Ave, Suite 500
Silver spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-450-3823    
Email: events@achievingthedream.org

Question: What will my team do in the Open Educational Resources: Beyond Cost thread?
Answer: While OER implementation is a proven solution for dramatically reducing textbook costs for college students, institutional OER projects, when deployed strategically within a college's faculty development center, can also be used to help colleges achieve broader teaching and learning goals. This more integrated approach to OER implementation situates OER use squarely within the domain of Teaching & Learning, with an emphasis on creating OER projects that are connected to an institution's student success strategy and designed to be sustainable. During these sessions, college teams will use this approach to draft an institutional project plan that addresses the following broad topic areas:
 
  • Assessing Your College's OER Readiness
  • Using OER to Transform Teaching & Learning
  • Components of a Successful OER Project
  • Designing for Sustainability
  Teams registering for this thread should include an Academic Affairs leader (VP or Dean), 1-2 faculty members from different disciplines, a person who oversees faculty professional development (e.g., Center for Teaching & Learning), end a librarian. 
   
Question: What will my team do in the Guided Pathways: Ensuring Students are Learning thread?
Answer: The Guided Pathways: Planning, Implementation, Evaluation model indicates that colleges should use these practices to assess and enrich student learning:   
 
  • Program-specific learning outcomes
  • Project-based collaborative learning
  • Applied learning experiences
  • Inescapable student engagement
  • Faculty-led improvement of teaching practices
  • Systems/procedures for the college and students to track mastery of learning outcomes that lead to credentials,transfer,and/or employment. 
  During these sessions, college teams will  learn about best practices in several of the topics highlighted above. Working within the broader context of their institution's existing Guided Pathways efforts, teams will draft an institutional project plan that engages full-time and adjunct faculty in implementing these practices with an eye on scaling and sustainability.
   
  Teams registering for this thread should include an Academic Affairs leader (e.g., VP or Dean), 1-2 faculty members from different disciplines (ideally serving on their institution's Guided Pathways steering committee), a person who oversees faculty professional development (e.g., Center for Teaching & Learning), and an administrator or staff member who oversees/coordinates the college's Guided Pathways work. 
   
Question: What will my team do in the Culturally Responsive Practices: Leveraging Knowledge for Equity thread?
Answer: Participants in this thread will gain a deeper understanding of student success practices that place students' culture at the center of learning through culturally responsive, inclusive, and teaching for social justice methods. Institutional teams will assess the state of equity at their institutions and learn about inclusive evidence-based instructional strategies that address diversity and equity in the classroom. We will highlight professional development models that ensure that every student receives what they need to be successful. Throughout the Summit, institutional teams will gain resources and tolls that will support them in leading the design of safe, culturally responsive, and empowering classroom environments for their richly diverse student populations. 
   
  During these sessions college teams will use the above approach to draft an institutional project plan that addresses the following broad topic areas: 
 
  • Assessing Your College's State of Equity
  • Leveraging Culture as a Teaching and Learning Resource
  • Professional Development for Culturally Competent and Responsive Faculty
  • Inclusive College Classroom Strategies
  • Teaching for Social Justice
  • Preserving Culture through Pedagogy 
  Teams registering for this thread should include an Academic Affairs leader (e.g., VP or Dean), an administrator or staff member who oversees/coordinates diversity/equity/multicultural/intercultural initiatives and programming, 1-2 faculty members from different disciplines and a person who oversees faculty professional development (e.g., Center for Teaching & Learning). 
   
Question: What is the 2019 ATD Teaching and Learning Summit?
Answer: The 2019 ATD Teaching and Learning Summit, is a national Network learning event designed to support institutional teams of four or more in examining classroom-based practices and designing an action-based strategy for implementing instructional models that support students to succeed and achieve their academic goals. The theme for the event is: Building a Culture of Teaching & Learning Excellence for Student Success.
   
Question: Who should attend the 2019 ATD Teaching and Learning Summit?
Answer: Colleges are encouraged to send institutional teams of at least 4 people that include faculty, faculty developers, and academic affairs leaders. Please see the descriptions above for the specific team requirements associated with each topical thread. 
   
Question: Can I attend the Summit as an individual?
Answer: This event is designed to support institutional teams in peer learning and in preparing to implement significant teaching and learning initiatives. If you believe that you will not be able to form an institutional team, please contact Jon Iuzzini (jiuzzini@achievingthedream.org) to discuss further. 
   
Question: Can our team split up and attend sessions in different threads?
Answer: While colleges can send more than one full team to the Summit (with each team focused on a different thread), your team should plan to attend sessions together within your chosen thread. 
   
Question: Can we send more than one team to the Summit?
Answer: Absolutely, colleges can send more than one institutional team (at least 4 individuals on each team) to the Summit to focus on different threads. 
   
Question: What if we don't have a faculty professional development leader who can attend the pre-conference? 
Answer: Most of ATD colleges have a Center for Teaching & Learning (or other faculty professional development unit), or a faculty professional development committee, or a faculty or administrator who has responsibility for planning and leading faculty professional development activities. ATD's Teaching & Learning efforts are designed to bring these individuals and their organizational units to the heart of teaching and learning related reform. If you believe that your institution does not have a faculty member or administrator who has this role, please contact Jon Iuzzini (jiuzzini@achievingthedream.org ) to discuss further. We welcome your college's participation at the Summit but we would like to discuss the specifics with you in advance. 
Question:  How much is registration?
Answer: The fee per registrant is $695 for attendees from ATD Network Colleges and $850 for attendees from all other institutions. The registration fee  includes all plenary and concurrent sessions, coffee breaks, Thursday evening reception, Friday continental breakfast and lunch, and Saturday continental breakfast and lunch.
   
Question: What is NOT covered by the Teaching and Learning Summit, participation fee?
Answer: Travel, lodging, airport transfers and those meals not included in the registration fee.
Question: How do I register for the 2019 Teaching and Learning Summit?
Answer: Registration for the 2019 Teaching and Learning Summit is now open. The deadline to register is Friday, May 24, 2019. Register NOW! 
Question: What are the transportation options for travel to the 2019 Teaching and Learning Summit?
Answer: MSP airport is approximately 12 miles to the hotel. You may view maps and transportation options here.
Question: How can I access resources after the 2019 Teaching and Learning Summit?
Answer: For your convenience, all resources will be posted on the ATD website following the Teaching and Learning Summit.
Question: How do I reserve a hotel room for the 2019 Teaching and Learning Summit?

Answer:

A block of rooms has been reserved for the 2019 Teaching and Learning Summit participants at the The Marquette Hotel by Hilton located at 710 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402.The conference rate is $189 per night. College representatives are responsible for making their hotel reservations. 

Attendees may  utilize the Marquette Hotel by Hilton reservations office at 612-333-4545. Reference “Achieving the Dream” and/or “2019 Teaching and Learning Summit.”

Please note: Hotel reservations made by any method other than the one described above are not guaranteed the conference room rate. 

 

 

 

 

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