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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terrel Strayhorne: The Educational Benefits of Diversity

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At 8:15am on 4/13/2017, I attended the Professional Development Keynote: The Educational Benefits of Diversity: How It Helps Everyone Excel, presented by Dr. Terrel Strayhorne at the 2017 Spring Faculty Professional Development conference in Raleigh, NC.

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Keynote: The Educational Benefits of Diversity: How It Helps Everyone Excel

The keynote speaker was 30 minutes late for the presentation. He had accidentally gone to the wrong campus. We took a moment to reflect on how difficult it can be for new students- multiple campuses, multiple buildings, parking areas and decks… it can be very confusing. Its been a while that many people in this room has been one. He was a very humorous and well-spoken.

higher education has a great portion of the populace which is working but close to recognition and close to being lured away by money, efforts, or quicker faster money and solutions. 15% minorities start their educational careers in community colleges, and especially those close to them. 21m college students in the US, 4300 colleges & Universities, 2000+ 2-year community colleges, 1000+ online degree schools. With all that, 1/3 of all students identify themselves as “First Generation” college students. $250B in federal financial aid each year.

Part of this presentation was geared around the paradigm shift. Someone will have to come out with the clearly noted words or information. Most colleges are “student centered”. How much would parking cost and what is the parking situation like in a “student centered” campus? How are computer labs, chemistry labs, building access setup for “student centered” access. Just saying it doesn’t set us on the path to completion.

1/3 of students claim they are “first generation students”. It is not a static term, it is not clearly defined. 400,000 foster youth in any given day. about 20,000 age-out of the system. 87% feel they need higher education, but less than 9% ever earn one. “I have foster family, adoptive family, and some biological parents I’ve never met. Am I a first generation student?”

Access Without Success is Useless

The national graduation rate is 57%. fifty years ago, it was illegal for african americans, latinos, asians, etc., to learn in college. Although we’ve opened up access, we haven’t opened up success. Many of the reasons that students go to community colleges are the same reasons that they use for going to 4-year schools. Jobs. Job skills. Better futures.

Employers want:

  • Work well on diverse teams
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Communicate well verbally with people in/out unit
  • Plan, organize, prioritize work
  • Proficiency with computers & technology
  • Sell and influence others
  • Imagine create and see connections
  • Storytelling & maximizing stories
  • Maintain integrity in work activities

They want us to train graduates. They want you to teach students to do things on their own. You have a job, a strategy, a goal. Do whatever you have to do to get the job done. Rather than coddling students with a detailed syllabus and plan, give the plan, and give the activities without setting demands on process. Frontload the material, and allow the students to use the processes in the order they choose and comment on the process. It is important here to not that employers are very interested in individuals who can work well on diverse teams.

Come to higher education to learn how to work with people from other colleges. College is your training ground. Don’t encourage segregation in the classroom. Students find a sense of belonging. The trouble with this is that often the group sense of belonging is about homogeneity. Seeing that most groups are made of individuals, but seeing many people seeing a group of people with only similarities opens the door for individuals to be taught that if someone is dissimilar, they should not belong to the group.

What does it take for students to belong at your college?

Take a minute about that. Our group noted that a willingness to participate is all that it takes to be part of the family at Wake Technical Community College. WE give the oppportunity to succeed, but also the ability to fail and set things right from that teachable moment.

A sense of belonging refers to a feeling that members matter to one another and the group, and a shared faith that members’ needs will be met through their commitment to be together

We may have to be uncomfortable so that we can assure some comfort to those we cared for. Education brings the light out from within, it released the knowledge from within. With education, we transport our students from knowledge to understanding.

Conclusion

This speaker was dynamic, funny, on point, and fantastic. Would definitely listed to this speaker again.

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Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Campus Leader Renewed!

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Tyler Dockery has completed Adobe Campus Leader for Wake Technical Community College recognition with adobeAdobe Education Exchange: Adobe Campus Leader Renewed!

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

After being asked to resubmit based on materials included in edex.adobe.com and material lectures given in video and online formats, I was renewed as an Adobe Campus Leader for Wake Technical Community College. I was given the following letter here, and I hope the transcription is working out for you all!


Hello, Adobe Campus Leaders, and greetings from San Francisco!

As the new Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Project Manager, I wanted to introduce myself and invite you all to help shape the future of the program.

One way to help is to take a survey about one of our new ACA exams—Premiere ProInDesign, and After Effects—by November 24. Certiport, the official provider of the ACA, is working on the next generation of exams, and we need input from visual design or digital video experts to define the most important skills that candidates should know. Instructions are below, and each survey should take 15-30 minutes to complete.

Another way to help is to simply keep in touch! If you have ideas, questions, or concerns related to certification, I would love to hear from you. Feedback from educators is essential for keeping our programs and resources relevant, so if you feel passionately about certification in the classroom, please reach out. There may also be opportunities in the future to help develop new exam content.

Thank you very much for your support, and for joining the ACL community! I look forward to working with and learning from you all.

Best,

Rosy Capron (capron@adobe.com)

Subject Matter Experts at Certiport have written testing objectives for the knowledge and skills considered critical for the target ACA candidate. Your role as an educator is to assess the relevance of each of these objectives, as well as the frequency of candidates’ use of each skill. The ACA candidate description is in the right-hand column, so please visualize this person as you complete the survey.

Adobe Premiere Pro: https://blueprint.itemexperts.com/survey?sid=81A981BF-21BD-4CC1-8E8C-4FBC8BD72475

Adobe InDesign: https://blueprint.itemexperts.com/survey?sid=A8817CC7-6DDF-4822-AC26-4C7462B86AAF

Adobe After Effects: https://blueprint.itemexperts.com/login?sid=3B9D4F06-E280-4B14-B1A2-C1CCBF2C3EAF

Surveys will close on November 24.

Part 1 – Background Questions: Your demographic and contact information will not be used for any purpose other than survey analysis.

Part 2 – Objectives Ratings: You will be asked to rate 20 Objectives that have been divided into 5 Domains. You will rate them on scales of Relevance and Frequency. You may also make comments on each objective, but it is not required.

Relevance: Rate how relevant you believe this objective is to determining whether or not an examinee should be certified. The lowest number represents little or no relevance, while the highest number represents the highest possible relevance.

Frequency: Rate how often this task or objective would need to be performed by an Adobe Certified Associate. The lowest number indicates the lowest frequency and the highest number represents the highest frequency.

Part 3 – Section Distribution: This part of the survey asks you to specify how much of the exam should be focused on each of the 5 domains. The 5 domains show up on the left, and you type the percent of the exam you feel should be devoted to that section in the box on the right. The percentages need to add up to 100 percent. The survey totals the percentages you have entered at the bottom of the screen next to Total Weight.

When you are finished, press the Complete Survey button. You may come back if you cannot complete the survey in one session; enter your email address and continue from where you ended the previous session.

Thank you!

Adobe Education Exchange: Trendsetter Badge

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Tyler Dockery; Adobe Education Exchange Trendsetter as recognized by AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Trendsetter Badge

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

I am an ongoing contributor to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for achieving a score of 4,501 points within Adobe EDEX.com for contributions to the online education community within the Adobe Social Community. It represents your willingness to contribute and collaborate as a member of the Adobe Education Exchange. I have no plan to stop anytime soon. 🙂

Adobe Education Exchange: Author Badge

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Tyler Dockery; Celebrated Author as recognized by AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Author Badge

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

I am an ongoing contributor to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for creating a minimum of 5 online teaching resources, and giving a firm ongoing commitment to take part in the education of others with Adobe Products and a commitment within the Adobe Social Community. It represents your willingness to contribute and collaborate as a member of the Adobe Education Exchange. I do not plan to stop anytime soon 🙂

Adobe Education Exchange: Highest Rating Badge

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Tyler Dockery; Highly Rated contributer as recognized by AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Highest Rating Badge

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

I am an ongoing contributor to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for creating 20+ items with a 4-star rating within the Adobe Social Community. It represents your willingness to contribute and collaborate as a member of the Adobe Education Exchange. I do not plan to stop anytime soon 🙂

Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Campus Leader Badge

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Tyler Dockery has completed Adobe Campus Leader for Wake Technical Community College recognition with adobeAdobe Education Exchange: Adobe Campus Leader Badge

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

I am an ongoing contributor to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for exemplifying the best of Adobe Product understanding, an ongoing commitment to take part in the education of others with Adobe Products, and a commitment within the Adobe Social Community. It represents your willingness to contribute and collaborate as a member of the Adobe Education Exchange. I do not plan to stop anytime soon 🙂

Adobe Education Exchange: Educational Influencer Badge

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Tyler Dockery; Education Influencer as recognized by AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Educational Influencer Badge

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

I am an ongoing contributor to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for achieving a score of 1500 points within Adobe EDEX.com for contributions to the online education community within the Adobe Social Community. It represents your willingness to contribute and collaborate as a member of the Adobe Education Exchange. I have no plan to stop anytime soon. 🙂