Wednesday, April 18, 2012

HS/HE Conference

I need your help, dear readers. I am on a committee that has 4 school districts and 3 institutions of higher learning represented. Our task is to facilitate the closing of the gap between high school and higher education. In Ohio, 41% of students entering college need to take either remedial Mathematics or English courses. One of the things we are looking at is putting together a conference (probably on a Saturday) that would bring together high school teachers and higher education faculty. I'm not sure what it's like where you are, but there is very little contact between high school teachers and the content faculty in higher education.

So, this is where you come in... If you were attending a conference with higher education faculty and had the opportunity to be in sessions with them, led by them, led for them by high school teachers, what would you want to see in sessions? What types of sessions? What would be interesting to you? What would help promote conversations between high school and higher education faculty? By the same token, if you are a higher ed person reading this, what would appeal to you? Ideally this would lead to something with some sustainability. Please comment with any thoughts you have - I'm just looking for ideas right now. Thanks so much!

1 comment:

delta_dc said...

Not sure how much help this will be, but we did a somewhat "joint" k12/HE math conference last year. Here is a PDF of the program we developed: As you can see, it was really two separate conferences going on at the same time, but there was a lot of crossover by the participants. Let me know if I can help further.