ERIC Number: ED443460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-13
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Learning Community.
Crowl, Vaughn; Peisen, Judith; Graff, Sandra
This presentation chronicles the development of a professional conference of Maryland's Hagerstown Community College (HCC) faculty and secondary teachers from the Washington County Public School (WCPS) system. The conference began with a vision in the HCC Faculty Assembly, was planned and implemented by a steering committee of faculty and staff from HCC and the secondary discipline supervisors from WCPS, and involved over 1,100 educators in a collaborative program of over 25 discipline-based sessions on the HCC campus. The infrastructure and organization developed for this project will serve as a foundation for providing a connected and smooth continuum of educational resources from middle school through the baccalaureate degree. Representatives of the steering committee from both the college and the secondary school disciplines will present the theoretical, logistical, and practical aspects of this conference and its implications. The report defines the learning community envisioned by HCC: a community of scholars and their students learning from and with one another. It identifies the goals of establishing a collaborative professional development activity for all teachers from high school through HCC; teacher-teacher communication network; student-student (WCPS-HCC) communication network; faculty-faculty team to meet and work on placement testing, problems with the Student Outcomes Assessment Report, and developmental education at HCC; and curriculum-based projects. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.