Presentation Title

Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms: Including the Non-traditional Student

Location

BUL150

Start Date

8-17-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

8-17-2017 4:20 PM

Description

Adult enrollment in higher education increased by 50 percent between 1991 and 2011, and continues to increase while traditional enrollments decline across America. How to meet the diverse needs of adults continuing their education part-time while juggling work, family and community commitments is a challenge. Attend this workshop to increase your understanding of teaching strategies that make online and face-to-face learning activities more applicable for non-traditional learners.

Biography

Since 2011, Glynis Bradfield has led the creation and coordination of student services for the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships. Her responsibilities also include academic advising for all undergraduate distance degree students, coordinating credit for prior learning across all schools and levels, directing assessment of distance education, and building services to students taking Andrews University courses during high school years. Since 1998, Glynis has directed circle.adventist.org, as the curriculum and instruction resource center linking educators transnationally, funded by the North American Division and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. As adjunct faculty, she has taught for the Mathematics and Teaching, Learning & Curriculum departments. From 1985–1998, she served as a missionary educator in South Africa, Zambia and Zaire, teaching Kindergarten through college level, developed a literacy center and managed translation, fund-raising for and production of several books and Bible curricula. Her interests in meaningful assessment of Christian spiritual education in Adventist education prompted her doctoral studies, developing and validating the Growing Disciple Inventory, since refined and expanded to additional versions for children, youth and adults, available online through http://growingfruitfuldisciples.com. Her current research projects include dual enrollment and the impact of servant leadership and appreciative strategies on academic advising of post-traditional students.

Marcella Myers is an associate professor of political science at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. She earned her PhD in political science from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She joined the faculty in 2008.

Myers' primary interests are welfare states, public policy and political parties. Her current research focuses on the possible relationship between austerity measures and income inequality. She is a board member of the Michigan Political Science Association and a member of the Midwest Political Science Association.

In June 2012, Myers received the distinction of being a Fulbright Scholar through a study grant to participate in the Fulbright German Studies Seminar in Berlin, Germany.

In addition to her duties in this department, she teaches Public Policy and is a program site graduate advisor in Ghana, Africa for the International Development Program at Andrews University. She served as chair of the Andrews University Senate from 2012–2014. She is the Fulbright Program Advisor at Andrews University.

Ray McAllister earned his MDiv and PhD at the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and his BA in theology at Pacific Union College. He has been teaching for more than ten years. McAllister’s many interests include reading, writing poetry, origami, praying for people and listening to people. "I'm here not only as a teacher, but as one with the heart of a pastor."

Jochebed Ade-Oshifogun
Dr. Ade-Oshifogun obtained a PhD in Nursing from the University of Chicago, Illinois. She completed a Master’s degree in Nursing Education and Critical Care from Governors State University, Illinois, an MS in Nutrition from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a BSN from the University of Ife, Nigeria. She has 38 years of clinical experience in all aspects of bedside nursing working in Africa, Europe and United States. She is also a trained midwife.

Dr. Ade-Oshifogun has held management positions in home health, as well as acute and long-term healthcare organizations. Her teaching experience has spanned three continents; she taught nursing, nutrition, anatomy, physiology and health sciences at Babcock University, Ilishan, Nigeria; Newbold College, Binfield, England, and Purdue University, Indiana. She taught several courses at the graduate level including nursing informatics, advanced pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and evidence-based/capstone project (field work practicum) and thesis.

Dr. Ade-Oshifogun worked as a Joint Commission surveyor and presently conducts accreditation site visits for ACEN. She has authored four manuscripts and has presented her research findings including her doctoral dissertation titled ‘Functional performance in obese elderly people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease’ at several international scientific conferences.

Dr. Ade-Oshifogun presently holds certifications for critical care nursing (CCRN); nursing education (CNE) and nursing informatics (RN-BC).

Kimberly Pichot
An accomplished business professional and consultant, Kimberly Pichot brings over 20 years of strategic planning, visioning, coaching and organizational training experience. Her vast experience spans organizational development and change management of over 200 national and international organizations varying in size and need. Whether working with service professionals and manufacturing startups or initiating expansions and turnarounds, she brings a practical, results-oriented approach with a proven track record of success. She possesses extensive knowledge of multicultural environments, having lived, studied and worked in South America, Europe and Africa and brings fluency in English, Portuguese and French.

Kimberly is also a dedicated educator, who aims to provide academic excellence and practical business competencies to her students through a variety of engaged learning activities in both classroom and web-based learning. She has served as a faculty member and chair of the Department of Business at Washington Adventist University, and is excited about returning to Andrews University to serve as a marketing instructor. Her passion is to impart knowledge by facilitating learning and professional growth in the classroom and in the “real world” through community empowerment projects in collaboration with the Enactus organization, a global nonprofit that focuses on student development through entrepreneurial action.

Whether she is working with a business owner, executive or students in the classroom, Pichot focuses on facilitating personal growth and cultivating a desire for service, excellence, outcome measurement and moral leadership.

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Aug 17th, 2:00 PM Aug 17th, 4:20 PM

Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms: Including the Non-traditional Student

BUL150

Adult enrollment in higher education increased by 50 percent between 1991 and 2011, and continues to increase while traditional enrollments decline across America. How to meet the diverse needs of adults continuing their education part-time while juggling work, family and community commitments is a challenge. Attend this workshop to increase your understanding of teaching strategies that make online and face-to-face learning activities more applicable for non-traditional learners.