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REACH Training
Fall 2022

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New & Returing Tutor/PAL Training

Day 1: Monday August 15, 2022

8:00am-8:30am - All Tutors & PAL

Check-in & Payroll

BAB Lobby

GSAs direct tutors to their primary center

    • Ekstrom Tutoring Center: Ekstrom Library (COB & Speed Tutors)
  • LRC: BAB 250 (LRC)
  • MRC: BAB 241 (MRC)
  • PAL: BAB 248
8:30am - 9:00am - All Tutors & PAL

Center Welcome

  • Ekstrom Tutoring Center: Ekstrom Library (COB & Speed Tutors)
  • LRC: BAB 250 (LRC)
  • MRC: BAB 241 (MRC)
  • PAL: BAB 248
9:00am - 12:00pm - All Tutors & PAL

Breakout session by Center

  • Ekstrom Tutoring Center: Ekstrom Library (COB & Speed Tutors)
  • LRC: BAB 250 (LRC)
  • MRC: BAB 241 (MRC)
  • PAL: BAB 248

Center-specific content

12:00pm - 1:15pm - All Tutors & PAL

Lunch and Welcome

BAB 129

Welcome from Dr. Bailey

1:30pm - 4:30pm CRLA Training- Tutors and PALs who have earned Level II certification and are not working on Level III are excused at this time.

Rising Level I

BAB 129

  • Tutoring Pedagogy (Keith McKnight)
  • Study Smarter (Jenna Price)
  • Critical Thinking (Leslie Exmeyer)
  • Policy Acknowledgement / Harassment Prevention and FERPA Training / Blackboard Overview (Greg Carmichael)

Rising Level II

BAB 248

  • Using Probing Questions (Kelly Coultas)
  • The Neurological Foundations of Learning (Roxanne Leiter)
  • Diversity Awareness (Joel Huether)

Rising Level III

BAB 206

  • How to Best Serve Target Populations (Tyler Price)
  • Self-Regulated Learning (Mark Woolwine)
  • The Role of Learning Centers (Geoff Bailey)
  • Training and Mentoring Other Tutors (Karen Carrow)

Day 2: Tuesday August 16, 2022

1:00pm - 1:30pm - All Tutors & PAL

Check-In

Proceed to your primary center of employment

  • CRC: Ekstrom Library
  • LRC: BAB 250 (LRC)
  • MRC: BAB 241 (MRC)
  • PAL: BAB 248
1:30pm - 5:30pm - All Tutors & PAL

Breakout session by Center

  • Ekstrom Tutoring Center: Ekstrom Library (COB & Speed Tutors)
  • LRC: BAB 250 (LRC)
  • MRC: BAB 241 (MRC)
  • PAL: BAB 248

Center-specific content

Structured Learning Assistance Training

Thursday August 18, 2022

8:15am - 8:45am

Check-in & Payroll

BAB 129

8:45am-9:00am

Welcome / Introductions

BAB 129

Dr. Geoff Bailey

Exec Director of REACH & Testing Services

9:00am - 10:00am

Guest Speaker: The Science of Learning!

BAB 129

Katie Golway & Derek McClellan

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

10:00am - 12:00pm

SLA Overview

  • Introduction of faculty partners
  • Discussion of roles
  • SLA model and purpose of JGBF grant
  • SLA course enrollments/ratios
  • GSA expectations and insights
  • Voices of experience (returners’ insights)

SLA Collaborations (Breakout by Subject)

  • Faculty introductions
  • Faculty expectations (e.g., course syllabi, sharing weekly activities/plans with SLAs, weekly preparations/structure of weekly meetings)
  • Decide day/time of weekly meetings with faculty
  • Classroom materials/resources
  • Set up GroupMe by course section (SLAs only)

SLA Review Sessions / Tutoring * Center procedures (Karen & Kade, Keith & Carrye)

BAB 129

Dr. Geoff Bailey
Karen Carrow
Carrye Wilkins

SLA Faculty

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

BAB 129

1:00pm - 1:30pm
  1. Group bonding activity by course (BIOL 240, CHEM 105, CHEM 201, MATH 111, MATH 180)

BAB 129

Karen Carrow
Carrye Wilkins
Dr. Geoff Bailey

1:30pm - 4:00pm

Classroom Engagements

  • Small-group class facilitation (helping introverts, redirecting “monopolizers,” engaging under-motivated students, working with diverse populations)
  • Active learning strategies
  • Brainstorming: use of open-ended Q’s and redirects
  • Appreciative Tutor

Content Work by Subject (e.g., preparing for 1st week, content reviews, commonly misunderstood concepts)

SLA Administration

  • TracCloud: student use and SLA roles (where applicable)
  • Time sheets, observations/evals, faculty feedback

BAB 129

Karen Carrow
Carrye Wilkins
Dr. Geoff Bailey

4:00pm - 4:10pm

FERPA, Ethics, sexual harassment prevention (Blackboard) SLA Resources (Blackboard) Wrap-up

BAB 129

Academic Coach Training

Wednesday August 17, 2022

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome to REACH and Academic Coaching

BAB 248

Dr. Geoff Bailey
Executive Director of REACH and Testing Services

8:45am-10:00am

REACH Overview

  1. Mission and staffing
  2. Physical locations and centers (tour)
  3. REACH Services: scheduled tutoring, PAL, drop-in tutoring, how online tutoring works, academic coaching, summer programs
  4. Self-help: SmartCards (financial success), Tips & Tools, Hackademic Series

BAB 248

10:00am - 12:00pm

Academic Coaching Overview

Academic Coaching Basics

  1. Our charge / focus
  2. Target populations
  3. Essential elements: https://youtu.be/rPdTfC5UEjo
  4. Coaching appointment structure and student experience
  5. iTheories (incl. attribution theory)
  6. iREACH framework for coaching sessions
  7. iiGoal setting
  8. iClarifying and probing questions
  9. Redirecting questions (e.g., “What would you do?” “What if you were in my shoes?”)
  10. Referral process and resources

BAB 248

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

BAB 129

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Safe Zone Training

BAB 248

Byron Terry
LGBT Center

2:45pm - 4:15pm

TracCloud & CardSmart

  1. Navigation
  2. Documentation of outreach/appointments
  3. Text messaging

BAB 248

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