Thursday, 21. March 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center, Central Valley Corequisite English / Math Workshop Part II

This FREE one-day workshop is a follow-up to the successful Corequisite Workshop held in August 2018 which launched our year-long effort to support and assist our institutions in meeting the mandates of AB 705 and the CSU Executive Order 1110.
The agenda and sessions for this event are being designed specifically for our Central Valley colleges and universities with input from your colleagues in the field. Agenda will be available soon, please check the CVHEC Events Page for updates and look for email updates.
Who should attend?
All attendees from the August 2018 event will be invited, but please feel free to invite your colleagues. Each institution should consider bringing a team of 4-6 people for each subject and appropriate administrative team members to include:

Math Faculty

English Faculty

Academic & Student Services


Institutional Researchers


What to Expect

English: As AB 705 brings a more heterogeneous population of students into College English, it is more important than ever to help students feel that they belong in our classrooms and have the capacity to succeed. How can we do this? This workshop will explore ways to communicate a sense of belonging through class policies, activities, assignments, and feedback that helps students feel more connected and be more likely to persist and succeed. 
ESL: How do we ensure that English learners don’t get lost in the shuffle of AB705 implementation?  This workshop will review recent, state-wide research collected by the AB705 ESL Work Group and focus on specific placement and curriculum models that protect ESL students’ rights to English language instruction and support while also maximizing their probability of transfer-level English completion.  Participants will work in teams to develop plans suited to their own institutional contexts.
Math: Differentiating Instruction through Active Learning Strategies - Sessions will introduce several easy to implement, low-floor, high-ceiling active-learning techniques that can be used for differentiated instruction. The purpose, construction, and recommended facilitation strategies for each technique will be discussed, as well as how to best leverage the technique for differentiated instruction. Participants will actively engage in demonstrations of several of the strategies, and will be provided with examples of each technique.
Math: How Do We Ensure Rigor in First-Year Mathematics Courses? - The expansion of mathematics pathways and the addition of corequisite/stretch courses does not need to result in a decrease in rigor but can provide the opportunity to set new and different, equally rigorous, expectations. In this session,  participants will explore the meaning of rigor in mathematics and discuss strategies for deepening learning and perhaps even raising expectations in first-year mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses.
We are also trying to add an administrator/advisor/IR breakout. 

Please contact Ben Duran, CVHEC Executive Director, for more information at 559-292-0576 or by email at bduran@.

Central Valley Corequisite English / Math Workshop Part II

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