CSM Hosts ‘Promoting Student Success: The First Year and Beyond’ Regional Conference

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Education is a key component in achieving life-long success. Providing students with the opportunities they need to engage in the learning process, discover new topics and develop their own methods of academic inquiry are the best means of encouraging a life-long love of learning that can help students reach their full academic and personal potential. The College of Southern Maryland invites all K-12 and college faculty and administrative staff to share their ideas and best teaching practices at its Mid-Atlantic regional conference focusing on student success.

During “Promoting Student Success: The First Year and Beyond,” Oct. 19, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the Center for Business and Industry, La Plata Campus, conference organizers will facilitate workshops, lectures and group activities that focus on how educators can increase student preparedness, incorporate and utilize technology in and out of the classroom, nurture life-long learning and much more.

“I am very pleased CSM will be hosting its first regional conference on promoting student success. Bringing educators together to present their ideas will help all of us refine our approaches and enhance student success. I am hopeful that this conference will become an anticipated yearly event for educators in the area,” said CSM President Bradley Gottfried.

Conference tracks include teaching approaches and strategies, technology, student preparedness and general interest. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Ph.D., an associate professor of International Relations in the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, D.C. and director of the university's General Education Program.

Jackson will speak on “Generational Images of Learning: Millennials, Media and the 21st-Century Classroom.” He is the author of “Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West” and is co-editor of “Civilization Identity: The Production and Reproduction of ‘Civilizations’ in International Relations.”

Other conference presentations include ”Building an Effective Bridge: Training Peer Mentors,” “Improving Student Readiness for College and the Workforce,” Mission Possible: The Administrator’s Role in Fostering a Motivating Environment,” “Common Reading Initiatives: Strategies that Work,” “Multicultural Education at the Crossroads of the 21st Century” and “Not Another Brick in the Wall, Taking the Pain Out of Business Math.”

Registration for the conference is $80 until Oct. 9, $90 thereafter, and includes breakfast, lunch, light refreshments and conference materials. For registration materials visit http://www.itc.csmd.edu/studentsuccess/registration.html

For additional information on CSM’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference call 301-934-7602 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7602 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7602 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7602 for Calvert County or visit www.itc.csmd.edu/studentsuccess.

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“Promoting Student Success: The First Year and Beyond.” Oct. 19, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Center for Business and Industry, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The College of Southern Maryland invites K-12 and college faculty and administrative staff to share ideas and best teaching practices that lead to educational achievement at its Mid-Atlantic Regional conference focusing on student success. Workshops, lectures and group activities will focus on how educators can increase student preparedness, incorporate and utilize technology in and out of the classroom, nurture life-long learning and so much more. Registration $80 until Oct. 9, $90 thereafter. To register visit https://forms.csmd.edu/cgi-bin/rws3.pl?FORM=Promoting_Student_Success_Registration. For additional information on CSM’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference call 301-934-7602 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7602 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7602 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7602 for Calvert County or visit www.itc.csmd.edu/studentsuccess.

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