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Fall 2013 Twitter Chats

November 14th: Designing Successful Writing Assignments
Guest Tweeter: Dr. Chris Smith, Annual Contract Faculty from Columbus State Community College
Transcript: www://

October 31st: Inquiry-based Learning in an Integrated Basic Skill
Reading/Writing Class

Guest Tweeter: Amy Lawlor, Professor of English at City College of San Francisco

October 24th: Making Hope Happen
Guest Tweeter:Dr. Shane Lopez, author of Making Hope Happen and Senior Scientist at Gallup
Transcript: www.//

October 2nd:Boredom: The Shriek of Unused Capacities
Guest Tweeter:Dr. Cari Kenner, St. Cloud State University and Jason Weinerman, Anoka Ramsey Community College
Transcript: www://

October 2nd:Handling Difficult Students
Guest Tweeter:Writing Tutors from Ohio Dominican University
Transcript: www://

September 26th: Tutoring Non-Native Speakers of English
Guest Tweeter: Emily Pucker, English Professor, Hondros College
Transcript: www://

September 19th: Reading Between the Lines: Metacognition and Teaching Literature
Guest Tweeter: Leonard Geddes, Associate Dean of Co-Curricular Programs and Coordinator of the Lohr Learning Commons
Transcript: www://


Fall/Spring 2012-2013
Past Twitter Chats:

September 18th: Assessing Learning Assistance
Center Services
Guest Tweeter: Dorothy Briggs, Director of the THINK TANK at the University of Arizona

September 25th: Tutor Training Certification
Guest Tweeter: Rick Sheets, CRLA ITTPC Coordinator

October 2nd: How Academics Can Utilize Twitter
Guest Tweeter: Kristy Black, Learning Commons Assistant
Carroll University

October 9th: What is Happening to the Reading Courses in
Developmental Education?

Guest Tweeter: Ann Wolf, Past President, CRLA;
TeamUP consultant for Cengage Learning

October 16th: Mentor Training Program Certification
Guest Tweeter: Page Vaughan Keller, CRLA IMTPC Coordinator
Director, Center for Excellence in Peer Education
College of Charleston

November 13th: Developing Study Skills Workshops:
Meeting Students in the Middle
Guest Tweeter: Kathleen Volk
Student Services Coordinator of the Learning Commons
Carroll University

November 20th: An Unexpected Journey: An Adjunct's Tale
Guest Tweeter: Mary R. Bogan
Adjunct Reading Instructor
Fullerton College

November 26th: Promoting Your Writing Center
Guest Tweeter: Allen Williams
Coordinator of the Write Place
Ohio Dominican University

January 22nd: Marketing Your Learning Center
Guest Tweeter: Mason Tudor
Coordinator for Academic Support
West Kentucky Community & Technical College

January 29th: Transforming Student-Athletes into Life-Long Readers and Thinkers
Guest Tweeter: Meredith Breitling
Reading Specialist
Texas A&M University Athletic Department

February 5th: Supplemental Who? A Q&A regarding SI at Texas State
Guest Tweeter: Lindley Workman Alyea
CRLA Public Relations Director
Assistant Director, Student Learning Assistance Center
Texas State University - San Marcos

February 19th: Learning Centers for the Next Decade.....
Building on the Legacy of Frank Christ
Guest Tweeters: Rick Sheets, CRLA ITTPC Coordinator, and Laura Everett, Tutoring Services Coordinator, the THINK TANK
The University of Arizona and CRLA Learning Assistance Center Management SIG Leader

February 26th: Measuring Curricular Efficacy through
Program Evaluation Studies
Guest Tweeter: Sonya Armstrong
CRLA Research & Evaluation SIG Leader 
Director, College Learning Enhancement Program
Northern Illinois University

March 5th: Integrating Learning Assistance into Campus Events
Guest Tweeter: Melissa Thomas
CRLA President and Director, Center for Student Learning,
College of Charleston

March 12th:Leveraging Student Differences
for Positive Outcomes
Guest Tweeters: Sheryl Bone and Kira Shank
Student Success Department, Kaplan University and
CRLA Learning Disabilities SIG Leaders

March 19th: Building the ARC: Reimagining and Designing
an Academic Resource Center
Guest Tweeter: Marissa Loon
Director of Academic Resource Center
Nichols College

March 26th:Getting Your CRLA Conference Proposal Accepted
Guest Tweeter: Diana Bell
CRLA President-Elect and 2013 Conference Chair
Associate Professor of English
University of Alabama in Huntsville

April 2nd: Online Tutoring in Your Learning Center
Guest Tweeter: Laura Everett
Tutoring Services Coordinator, the THINK TANK,
The University of Arizona and
CRLA Learning Assistance Center Management SIG Leader

April 9th: Promising Practices in Teaching an Integrated Reading/Writing Course
Guest Tweeter: Maggi Miller
Manager for Cengage Learning’s Peer to Peer
Faculty Development and Consulting group, TeamUP

April 16th: Marketing Yourself and Your Center with Social Media Savvy
Guest Tweeters: Colette Shaw
Student Support Specialist & Tutor Training Coordinator
and Laura Rolston
Tutor Training Assistant & Calculus Teaching Assistant
Rochester Institute of Technology

April 23rd: Can You REALLY Teach Reading Online?
Guest Tweeter: Lisa Roberto
TRIO Reading/Writing Specialist
Kent StateUniversity

April 30th: Political Activism: Your Voice Matters
Guest Tweeter: Jack Trammell
Director of Disability Support Services &
Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department
Randolph-Macon College
CRLA PAC representative to CLADEA


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The Professional Development webpage was created to help college reading and learning assistance professionals find links to resources, contacts, and professional development opportunities in one central location.

The College Reading and Learning Association wants to "share the best for student success," so please check out the links to the left for answers to your questions and for opportunities to enhance your professional development. All the resources are free.

Have a question or a special interest? Check out the links under "Conversations with Colleagues." No doubt you will find passionate CRLA members who are interested in sharing their expertise about tutor training, the effective use of technology in teaching, or in setting up a learning center. And they may be in your regional area!



Have a question? Contact:

Suzanne McCarthy, CRLA Professional Development Director
Senior Director
Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-1400 ext. 2376

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