What Patrick Saxon is most looking forward to at #NADE2017: “Seeing all our friends and colleagues, engaging in conversation about our profession, and enjoying beautiful Brick Town, OKC.” Join us! nade2017okc.com http://ow.ly/i/qwwx0
Why is it important for #DevEd professionals to attend #NADE2017? Here’s why:
“Hang on to your hats! We are excited to present 3 keynote speakers this year: Jose Ferreira, Ed Pulido, and Mark Mitsui. We think you will appreciate added features this year like the Thunder game, the evening concurrent sessions, the poster expo, and the Saturday keynote brunch.”
— #NADE2017 conference co-chairs Cathy and Kayla
NADE has been working for the past year on building its social media presence. But why? It’s about more than social networking— being active with NADE on social media can help you build your Professional Learning Network (PLN). PLNs give you the ability to stay in touch with great people, including experts in the field, colleagues, staff, or other educational leaders. Through our social media, you have the opportunity to participate in global learning communities, exhibit leadership and technology skills to others, evaluate and reflect on current research, and contribute to the effectiveness and vitality of our profession. Here are some of the ways that you, as a Developmental Education professional, can benefit from NADE’s social media:
- Professional development: learn from content-area specialists
- Locate resources for your classroom, such as free websites and software
- Get lesson plan ideas from master teachers
- Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching
- Find collaborative solutions
- Find interesting links to education news
We’ll be posting throughout the NADE 2017 conference. You can follow along and join the online conversation with our conference hashtag: #NADE2017.
But we also have lots of ways to connect and share before and after the conference:
Be sure to book your room for NADE 2017 with one of the official conference hotels before rooms fill up!
Room blocks are now open! Visit conference website & click “Hotels and Lodging.”
A new study finds that approximately one-third of community college students experience the threat of homelessness and housing instability and twelve percent face the threat of hunger. More than 70% of these students are in #deved math courses. Read more: http://ow.ly/2IzC306PeiL
The NADE Executive Board has just recently released a position paper on the state of the organization entitled “The New (Old) NADE.”
In it, the Board encourages us to remember who we are and what we do as defined by the NADE goals: “Join us as we renew, revitalize, reinvent, and remember who we are as developmental educators” and “rededicate ourselves to our vision and goals.”
Read the full paper here.
After many years of tireless service as Conference Manager for NADE, our friend and colleague Karen Patty-Graham is stepping down from that position. Karen has been responsible for the success of our national conferences for the last several years, attending to all of the behind-the-scenes details and drama with dignity, efficiency, and finesse. We do not want her to go, but we support her decision.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is Karen has agreed to continue through the next year to mentor her successor. (It will actually be the next years, but I am hoping she will not notice.) We appreciate her willingness to continue to lend her expertise to the Association.
More good news
Annette Cook, our current Vice-President, has chosen to shadow Karen this year to learn as much as she possibly can about the Conference Manager position so she can transition into that role completely by this time next summer.
That means the Vice-President position on the Executive Board is open, and we are encouraging nominations for that position. Please nominate yourself or someone you think would be a great addition to the Board by September 15. There will be a vote to change the Bylaws to move the Vice-President position to even years which will also balance out our election cycle after the move to two-year terms for the President and President-Elect last year.
All Election information is posted on nade.net. Please consider this opportunity to lead and serve our students and profession.