Dear Colleagues: 


I am passing along the following information about a great conference
opportunity to expand your teaching toolkit.  Having attended and
presented at the conference held last year, I can tell you from
experience that it is time well spent.  If you have any questions, feel
free to contact me at [log in to unmask]



Want to learn proven new strategies to increase student retention and
learning?  Go to the On Course National Conference ( this spring.  Designed
for college educators in all disciplines, the conference offers dozens
of sessions featuring innovative best practices in student
success...from immediately usable instructional and counseling
strategies to campus-wide programs that increase retention and student
academic success. Learn great new strategies from educators who are
changing the lives of their students and transforming their colleges
into learner-centered institutions. Do these approaches work?  Yes!  See
published data at the On Course website: 


Best of all, you won't just hear about how to empower your students to
become active, responsible learners.  You'll experience it! Sessions are
interactive, designed with active learning in mind: No snoozing through
this conference! 


Register before February 1st, 2007 to receive the registration Early
Bird Discount and a significantly reduced rate on the hotel room!  ( This conference is
offered on March 2-3, 2007, in Dallas, Texas.  Discount hotel rooms are
available now as well, but are limited. 


There is also a special pre-conference session (March 1st), a one-day
student success workshop that has limited spaces and is filling very
quickly.  This workshop will give you a foundation to help you get even
more from your conference experience and a whole new batch of empowering
learner-centered strategies to add to your tool box.  This full-day
professional development event, led by On Course Facilitators, will
introduce participants to the eight On Course principles and numerous
learner-centered strategies for empowering students to become active,
responsible learners. It's a bargain rate for a full-day workshop and
not to be missed. 


To see a listing of the presentations, go to the conference schedule:

Lisa Marks (formerly McRaven)

Instructor, English & Reading Specialist

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri

(417) 447-8167

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with
a mosquito." --Anita Koddick 


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