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1ANDREANA M. GRIMALDO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS DEVELOPMENTAL MATH COACH QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORCESTER, MA
2Creating a Balanced Learning Environment for Today’s Student Challenge:First time in history that we have 4 generations working together and learning together.Unique situationTalk about 4 generationsDifferent dates to define each generationGeneral descriptions; not specific for individual peopleFormed by parents from previous generationFormed by noteworthy events
3Veteran Generation 1922 – 1945 Age: 67 – 90 Faculty, adjunct faculty, Not many students
4Veteran Generation Pictures of what defines the veteran generation Age:World War IIStock Market Crash, Black Tuesday, Oct 29, 1929Depression-era ParentsFarm to factories
5Veteran Generation Education Characteristics 0% QCC Students Traditional classroomFormalStraight forward informationTact and respectCharacteristicsRespect for authorityFormalDuty before pleasureRule followersLeft side characteristics; right side education needsAgeImportant happenings:World War IIStock Market Crash, Black Tuesday, Oct 29, 1929Depression-era ParentsFarm to factoriesCharacteristicsConsistentUniformConformRespect for authorityDuty before pleasureRule followersHonorHard workDedication/sacrificeEducationTraditional classroomFormalStraight forward informationBuild skills privatelyTact and respect5
7Baby Boomer Generation Pictures of what defines the baby boomer generationAge:Recipients of advances in science, raised in a world of optimism, science could conquer allWoodstockJFK AssassinationMLK AssassinationMan walking on moonModern medicine, vaccines, science solved allScienceMany current world leaders are from this generation
8Baby Boomer Generation Education3% QCC StudentsTraditional classroomIndependentLifelong learnersCharacteristicsOptimisticDemand fairnessDriven/workaholicsGood team playersAge:Life long learnersCharacteristicsOptimisticSensitive to feedbackDon’t like authorityWorkaholicsTry to be the bestDrivenOver-confidentDemandEducationFilled classrooms to overflowingTraditional classroomMotivated by winningLearn to learn (life long learners)8
10Generation X Pictures of what defines the Generation x 1965-1980 Age:Watergate scandal and distrust of politiciansSingle families/divorceEnergy crisisMassive layoffsBill ClintonStock market crashSoaring national debtBeginning of Technology. Would always grow up with it.
11Generation X Characteristics Education Value efficiency Tolerant of differencesWork for money, not for funFamily is importantEducation22% QCC StudentsDO!Clear goalsDon’t waste timeVisualUse technologyLeft side characteristics; right side education needsAge:CharacteristicsGroup orientedWork for money, not enjoymentDon’t expect to earn as much as parentsFamily is importantHard workers but not obsessiveBoomer parents say they are slackers, whiners, poor work ethic, lazy, negativeDrop in degrees for malesEducationClear goalsAllow choices and optionsTechnologyWill meet requirement but not obsess over it. Learn by sample and do; Gen x like to DO!Keep handouts clean to the point, white space, bulletsVisual learners: sesame street,11
12Generation Y Millennium Generation 1981 – 2000Age:
13Generation Y Millennium Generation Pictures of what defines the Gen YAge:Technology: smaller and fasterCommunicationFacebookGrew up in a different world due to Sept 11Very structured world: play groups, did not play outside, music class, lessons, individualized instruction,Most diverse group in historyMembers are born to the most diverse mix of parents from teenagers to middle-aged moms.1/3 of this generation was born to single, unwed mothers.
14Generation Y Millennium Generation Education75% QCC StudentsDO!Use technologyConstant feedbackClear/precise goalsCustomize learningCharacteristicsDiversePowerfulStructured childhoodImpatientOptimisticTechnologyLeft side characteristics; right side education needsAge:CharacteristicsBorn to the most diverse group of parentsGrown up in a highly structured, busy, over-planned environmentConfidentOptimisticFeel valuedWill comprise 1/3 of the countries populationWeak on interpersonal skillsEducationTechnology and teamworkExpect good gradesMulti-taskWeak on interpersonal skills, hands-on learnersNeed choices, customize, instant feedbackNeed interactionNeed clear expectations, all criteria“Will this be on the test”.Get bored quickly, need to be interactive.Constant feedback; need to know how they are doing14
15Generation Z 2001-present Age: 0-11 Pictures of what defines generation z
1621st Century Pedagogy Learner-centered curriculum Value of assignment Outcome focusedCustomizableVariety of evaluation methodsIncorporate technologyVisualClear, concise expectations/goalsLearner Centered curriculumValue of assignment-if either the value of the information or the number of points earned by spending the time to do an assignment is not clear, students will not devote their time to the work.Outcome focused: Outcomes are more important than process in terms of learning. Today’s students have had access to incredible amounts of information from birth – more by age five than their great grandparents experienced in a lifetime.Customizable: today’s youth have always been able to customize their world; phones, facebook, etc.Variety of evaluation methods:Incorporate technology….MUST!!!!Visual: Today’s youth are the most visual of all. They have grown up on visual media.Clear, concise expectations: Gen x and Y focus on the end result not the process for getting there.
17COURSE REDESIGN Everyone is being told to “fix” the problem. Redesigning remedial/developmental level and freshman level.Pressure from all around to “Redesign”Be mindful of your institution, your students, your institution mission, etc
18QCC Course Redesign Course Redesign About 10 years ago, QCC received a Title III grant to focus on developmental math and English, ORT, professional development. QCC redesign of all dev math courses:over 80% of students test into dev math;poor study skills; long history of failure.Had large number of dev math sec;large number dev math adjunct faculty;inconsistent grading and deliv of objs;increasing poor performance of studentsWhat did we do?standardized curriculum;mandatory dept final exam;employed coaching model;created MML master coursesoverall inc in success ratesColleague and I worked together on the team to implement changesPushed MyMathLab and found students love it, worked hard, etc.Training sessions for all faculty in MML……PROBLEM…….
19The Problem… The problem: Students were reading the book EVEN LESS than before, and (not READING)jumping right into Do HW in MML and write on scrap (if they write it at all!) (not DOing the math) (with tech they bypassed paper completely…)poor ORGANIZATION/study skillsSo we decided to create a workbook for our students, with streamlined presentation (so they’ll READ it) and lots of space for them to DO the math (in organized way)… paired with MML course…
20Bring Back Paper!D: Here’s a sample of what we created for our students back in 2006 … (version 1)- Main Idea/Notes – Bite sized info; students will actually READ it- Example- Your Turn with space and guidance – students will DO the math, and write it in an ORGANIZED way in a binder(brief success description… next slide)
21Face-to-face and online class With PaperFace-to-face and online classpass rates increased.A: For years now, D and I have brought back paper to ALL our classrooms – traditional, online, computer classroom, hybrid, with strong success……Very briefly describe use/success inA – Traditional and computer based – 10 percentage points inc over institutional redesign pass rates (get eT ready)D – Online – for first time ever, ave pass rate on par with institutional redesign pass ratesEven with better success rates, A and I wanted more for our students – we wanted paper and technology seamlessly merged together… built from the ground up…
22The Power Is in the Pairing We teamed with Pearson and created MML for INTRO Algebra that you see today … where the power is in the pairing . Heavy pairing of technology with the structure of paper.Worktext: Streamlined presentation of main concepts, key examples, rules, and procedures with plenty of space for students to practice solving problems.eText: Expands upon the streamlined worktext with videos for every example, more information, FAQ’s, animations, and lots and lots of problem-solving practice.22