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1 Capture Students’ Interest & Accelerate Success through Contextualized Learning  2011 ICCB FORUM for Excellence September 28, 2011

2 The Quest Instructors identified that student reading skills negatively affected course performance Business advisory councils identified that reading skills on the job are increasingly important Student engagement in core courses could be improved

3 Looking for an approach that... Captures students’ interest. Students verbalize how & where they will use the knowledge & skills. Students attendance is maximized. Creates a learning community & support system.

4 The Strategy Contextualized Reading

5 Class schedule TABE testing Course materials

6 Contextualized Reading Team

7 Dev Ed to CTE Success

8 CTE Reading and Study Skills RDG 051

9 Lake Land College Contextualized Reading Class Project

10 Learning communities formed

11 Fueling learning

12 93% course completion 100% attained a C or higher Results:

13 Traditional Class 76 % completion 76% attainment

14 Participant Reflections

15 ‘Using Technical Manuals made the course more interesting.’

16 ‘The course was … ‘

17 Allen Drake – John Deere Ag Tech Instructor

18 Kevin Miller, Automotive Instructor & Program Chair Our Automotive textbooks and repair manuals are very technical….

19 ‘Hard work pays off!’

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21 Russell Neu - John Deere Ag Program Instructor

22 ‘The class materials helped me in all my classes.’

23 Judy Bennett – Development Reading and Writing Instructor/Coordinator

24 Support TABE test results showed student gains in a short amount of time 10 minute interview provides invaluable information ICP helps keep a student focused Integrating in to the college as a whole can be a challenge

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26 Discussion Diana Glosser Director of Perkins Programs Lake Land College Judy Bennett, Developmental Reading and Writing Instructor/Coordinator Lake Land College


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