July 10, 2014
Palo Alto College News
Free STEM Summer Experience Program Begins at PAC
Palo Alto College launched its free, two-week Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Experience Program on Monday, June 9. The program exposes recent high school graduates to exciting, experiential learning techniques in STEM fields, focusing on improving and enriching math skills through hands on experience. Program highlights include: Building Circuits, Testing Circuits, Dissection of Varies Species, and Environmental Scripting.
Welcome Advising Center Recognizes High Schools
The Welcome Advising Center team recognized high school partners that showed extraordinary support during the May 2014 New Student Orientation Program. College Connection representatives traveled to each of the following high school to deliver their award:
Harlandale High School- First to Offer Math Refresher Course
Jourdanton High School- Newest College Connection Partner
Kennedy High School- Largest Increase of Students from Previous Year
Lytle High School- Most Organized
Poteet High School- First to Attend New Student Orientation
Southside High School- Most Students
Somerset High School- Best Use of Student Rosters
Tutoring Services Program Certified
On Tuesday, June 3rd, the Tutoring Services Department at PAC received notification that its application for three-year renewal of the International Tutor Training Program Certification had been approved by the College Reading & Learning Association. The certification is valid through July 31, 2017.
Faculty Begin Open Education Resources Workshop
Nineteen faculty members began PAC’s Open Educational Resources (OER) workshop on Wednesday, June 4. Four faculty are participating in the two-week OER exploration workshop to determine if sufficient OER materials are accessible, credible, and align to course outcomes. Fifteen faculty chose to participate in the eleven-week OER workshop in which participants will integrate OER materials into their existing online courses. Faculty participants will develop a full set of OER instructional materials for their courses, providing significant savings for students.
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