Partners in Learning

Partners in Learning

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10th Annual
Partners in Learning Conference

Hosted by the divisions of Business, Computer Science and Applied Technology
and Physical Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

Building Connections:
Big Ideas and Concrete Applications

Friday, March 13, 2015
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
De Anza College, Hinson Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B


Conference Agenda

8:00  – 8:45 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 AM Conference Welcome
9:00 – 10:00 AM Student Panel Opening Activity
10:15 – 11:45 AM Session 1 Workshops
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 PM Session 2 Workshops
3:30 – 4:00 PM Closing Social

Conference Workshops

1 'Concrete' Weighs Us Down: A Simplified Approach to Fostering Big Ideas Antonio Ramirez and Paul Klumpe
2 International Students at De Anza College: Debunking the Myths Joseph Ng and Cleve Freeman
3 Accent Myths - Open Up Your Mind to Linguistic Diversity and Understand Our Students Better! Kanako Valencia
4 The Affordable Textbook Challenge; Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders and Other Pitfalls in the Student Experience Virginia Marquez and David Byars
5 Where Patterns Collide: Kinesthetic Learning with Symmetry, Sequence, Mathematics, and Dance Karl Schaffer
6 Summing Up Success: Linking Counseling, Reading, English, and Math Sarah Lisha, Anu Khanna, Amy Leonard, Doli Bambhania, Tom Nguyen and Rebecca Fouquette
7 Community Building and Equity in the Classroom Rebecca Fouquette and Doli Bambhania
8 Emotional Intelligence and World Languages Teaching Marie Bertola
9 Meeting Students Where They Are: Strategies to Help Developmental Level Students in General Education Courses Diana Alves de Lima, Jennifer Myhre, Jeff Schinske and Lori Clinchard
10 "Yes... And": Using Elements of Improv-Comedy for Collaboration with Students to Create a Positive Environment Victoria Kahler
11 Can Changing My Syllabus Really Make a Difference? Veronica Neal
12 Back By Popular Demand: Relational Resilience: Honest, Caring and Effective Dialogue About Things that Really Matter, and, Reconnecting After a Rupture in Relationship Occurs Edmundo Norte
13 The Magic and Science of Teaching and Learning Jackie Reza


Conference Registration

Please check back with us for a link to the conference registration which will go live during the week of February 16th!

Individual Proposal for Faculty Flex Day

The FA Contract allows faculty to use flex days to do an activity other than our regular work. You can use a flex day for the Partners In Learning Conference. Click here to download the form The form must be turned in to your dean or supervisor 5 days prior to the conference (by March 9th).


Partners in Learning
Contact: Mary Kay Englen
Phone: 408.864.8322

Last Updated: 1/28/15