Student Success Conference
Teach your students how to learn-Strategies that work for todays students at any level.
Attend in person at Spoon River College Canton or Macomb Conference Centers or virtually from your home or office.
Presented "Virtually" by Dr. Saundra McGuire.
The conference is FREE thanks to funding rom ROE26 SEL Support Program.
For those attending virtually a link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to you on Monday, August 8th.
Schedule with Descriptions:
You can attend 1, 2, or all 3 sessions. Sessions will be selected during the registration process.
Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key!
8:30 a.m.—10 a.m.
21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective, learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that can significantly improve student success by transforming students’ attitudes about the meaning of learning.
Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies that Work
Motivating today’s students to actively engage in learning activities proves challenging for most faculty. Very often Gen Z students do not respond as did students in the past to extrinsic motivators such as bonus quizzes and extra credit assignments. However, as James Raffini presents in 150 Ways to Increase Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom, when the psychoacademic needs of students are met in creative ways, student motivation soars. This presentation will engage faculty in a discussion of addressing student needs for autonomy, competence, relatedness, self-esteem, and enjoyment in order to significantly increase student motivation.
On your own!
Using Appreciative Advising to Help Students Excel
1:30 p.m.—3 p.m.
Students often come to college with high aspirations, but with inadequate preparation to excel. This interactive session will present a discussion of appreciative advising, an advising technique developed by Jennifer Bloom. This approach has the potential to facilitate more effective academic advising of today’s students. Effectively integrating learning strategies into advising sessions will also be discussed.