East High School (Youngstown, Ohio)

November 25, 2013 Published by

East High School (Youngstown, Ohio): Collaborated with Youngstown State University to implement the first high school learning community in the nation to focus on economic class issues and the impact of poverty on individuals. Investigations was embedded into a yearlong social studies course. Students earned dual college and high school…

Youngstown State University (Ohio)

November 25, 2013 Published by

Youngstown State University (Ohio): Has used Investigations since Spring 2009 as part of a one-semester, four-course learning community program (LCP) for incoming health occupations students who test into all three developmental courses (math, reading, and composition). The program is evaluated based on semester-to-semester and year-to-year retention of the LCP group compared…

Walla Walla Community College (Idaho)

November 25, 2013 Published by

Walla Walla Community College (Idaho): The Bridge the Gap Project provided best practice training, curriculum and community support to students from under-resourced backgrounds to help them successfully navigate systems of higher learning. Community college faculty and staff were also provided with opportunities to enhance understanding of low-income students and improve…

FW375 – Motivation: How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance

October 8, 2013 Published by

All people are born with intrinsic motivation and a natural tendency to seek challenges and opportunities to learn. This tendency operates robustly—under certain conditions. Explore the conditions that encourage intrinsic motivation to grow and thrive. Participants will gain a clear understanding of motivation theory and use it to develop strategies with…

CAA100 – Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students

September 18, 2013 Published by

More under-resourced students than ever before are going to college, but colleges and universities sometimes fail to recognize their unique strengths and challenges. College culture needs students to conform to standards of behavior and academic performance. A deeper understanding of students from poverty helps create conditions that make success achievable,…

CAA400 – Strategic Consulting

September 18, 2013 Published by

Strategic consulting for higher education is tailored to the needs of your institution. Help faculty and staff serve under-resourced college students more effectively. With the guidance of an aha! Process consultant, participants develop four streams of knowledge: economic class in higher education; institutional mission and culture; participants’ experience; and principles…

CAA102 – Ready for College, Ready for Careers

September 18, 2013 Published by

Students must prepare for college and careers long before setting foot on campus or interviewing for their first job. Advance preparation can make the difference between success and failure beyond high school—especially for students who are the first in the family to attend college. A better understanding of the environments from…

CAA210 – Principles of Effective Pedagogy in the Classroom and on Campus

September 18, 2013 Published by

Many who teach in higher education are experts in their fields, but teaching effectiveness requires subject knowledge and teaching skills. Expertise is just one critical component. What is the other critical component? Pedagogical ability. Many “informal teachers” on campus—administrators, staff, advisors—are experts in their areas and in the hidden rules…

CAA200 – Investigations into Economic Class in America

September 17, 2013 Published by

More students from poverty seek postsecondary education every year, but a mere 33% achieve a degree or certificate within six years of enrolling. This workshop prepares facilitators of Investigations into Economic Class in America, a curriculum for under-resourced college students. Participants explore the content, processes, and sequences in the Investigations…

CAA205 – How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance

September 17, 2013 Published by

Human beings are born with intrinsic motivation. But our natural tendency to seek out challenges and opportunities to learn operates robustly only under certain conditions. Participants will develop a clear understanding of motivation theory and strategies for fostering intrinsic motivation among students, especially under-resourced students. Benefits: Improve long-term student achievement…