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Student Development Conference: Tools for the New Normal


2021 TLSD Conference

April 9, 2021

Tools for the New Normal: Innovations in Access, Equity, and Student Success

Conference Schedule

8:55 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Welcome & Keynote - Community Colleges: Thriving During Challenging Times 
Presenters: Dr. Danette Howard, Dr. Carlos E. Santiago, Dr. Luis Pedraja 
 Danette Howard
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. "Help - I Am Homeless and My Parents Have COVID": The Shift in Our Roles as We Try to Meet Basic Needs 
Presenters: Terry Vecchio, Jason Zelesky, Dr. Diana G. Abath, Jose Lopez-Figueroa, Jonathan Crockett 
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Affinity by Identity: Promoting Racial Equity Across Massachusetts 
Presenters: Dr. Rachel Daniel, Dr. Slandie Dieujuste, Carine Sauvignon, Yolanda Dennis, Dr. Harriette Scott 
 Harriette Scott
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Belongingness—A Wake Up Call to Action
Presenter: Asher Hamilton
 Asher Hamilton
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Follow the North Star: Essential Questions for Student Learning and Session Learning Outcomes 
Presenter: Nicole Lambert 
Nicole Lambert
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Heart of a Man: Creating a Virtual Space to Engage Men of Color
Presenters: Vonetta Lightfoot, Cynthia Breunig 
 zoom conference
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Teach Like a Dungeon Master: Integrating Concepts from Role Playing Games into Your Teaching 
Presenters: Dr. William Duffy, Amanda Beaulieu-Smith 
William Duffy
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Turning Lemons into Lemonade…Bringing Pediatric Clinical to Virtual Life 
Presenter: Dr. Meghan McCrillis 
 Meghan McCrillis
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Unleashing the Power of Massachusetts Students to Increase OER Awareness 
Presenters: Sue Tashjian, Jorgo Gushi, Niki Nguyen, Cody Nathanson, Robert Awkward, Andrew Raisbeck 
 Niki Nguyen
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Cut, Cry, Commiserate, and Then Collaborate: How One Disability Resource Center Went from Surviving to Thriving 
Presenter: Pamela Farron 
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Developing a Lens for Cultural Wealth 
Presenters: Lee Santos Silva, Dr. Naoko Akai-Dennis 
 Lee Silva
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Did That Email Hurt Your Brain? Cognitive Load Theory Can Help!
Presenters: Lauren Goodman, Celia Norcross 
Did that Email Hurt Your Brain PPTLauren Goodman
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Get Your Gauge Up: Improving Accessibility with Blackboard Ally and a Faculty Early- Adopter Program 
Presenters: Christopher La Barbera, Ellen DiMarzo, Chris Daniele 
Get Your Gauge Up PPTChristopher La Barbera
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Hair Discrimination: Yes, it’s a Thing
Presenter: Mia Hazlett 
 Mia Hazlett
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. HCC Champions Mentorship Network: An Alumni Mentor Program 
Presenters: Lauren LeClair, Myriam Quinones, Julie Philips 
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Remote Advising in the Zoom Environment
Presenter: Art Esposito 
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Unlocking the Door: Teaching Students to Enter Academic Discourse 
Presenter: Marie Levey-Pabst 
Marie Levey-Pabst
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Why Mindfulness? What is Mindfulness? Basic Mindfulness Exercise 
Presenters: Jean Kennedy, Russell Gwilliam 
 Jean Kennedy
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 11.5 Ways to Adapt Your Vet Services to Effective Remote Operation 
Presenter: Bob Mayer 
 Bob Mayer
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Addressing the Topic of Racial Inequity in STEM Classes with Analysis of Local COVID-19 Data 
Presenter: Dr. Scott Benjamin 
Demonstrating Inequality with COVID PPTScott Benjamin
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Building a Presence in the Online Learning Environment
Presenter: Stephanie Marchetti 
Building a Presence In your Web Class PPTStephanie Marchetti
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Creating Quality Presentations for Education
Presenter: Greg West 
 how to make a quality presentation
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Engineering Student Success: 3D Printing Engineered to Support Students in Science 
Presenters: Melissa Paciulli, Amy Toulson 
 engineering success
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Innovating Through a Culture of Student Success Management
Presenter: Audrey Ellis 
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Meeting the Black Mahler: Minority Representation in the Curriculum 
Presenter: Orlando Cela 
 Orlando Cela
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Racism: A Public Health Issue Impacting Success for BISOC
Presenters: Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Latasha Sarpy 
 Latasha Sarpy
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Animated Explainer Videos for Remote Learning and Beyond
Presenter: Amanda Potasznik 
Animated Videos How to PPTAmanda Potasznik
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Beyond Zoom Meetings: Student Engagement in a Remote Learning Environment 
Presenters: Kelly Bowes, Emily Norton, Maria McDuffie Clark, Steve Rossi 
 Steve Rossi
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coaching & Accountability: Why it Works for Students with Disabilities 
Presenters: Robbin Miller, Terri Rodriguez 
 Robbin Miller
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Equity from the Start: Putting Your Inclusive Syllabus to Work
Presenters: Nell McCabe, Tattiya Maruco 
Inclusive Syllabi & ActivitiesTattiya Maruco
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Improving Online Engagement Through Curated Core Groups
Presenters: Aimee Dalenta, Dr. Matthew Connell 
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Leveraging Relationships to Support Student Access and Outcomes 
Presenters: Allison Little, Connie West, Bridget Burger, Diedre Murphy 
 Allison Little
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Spinning Up Effective Online Classrooms
Presenter: Gary Ackerman 
 Gary Ackerman
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. What I Learned About My Teaching from Zoom
Presenter: Dr. Stacy Evans 
What I learned About TeachingStacy Evans
3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TLSD "To-Go" - Reflection & Sharing Closing Session  Conclusion