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2013 Connections Conference


Tentative Schedule of Events

April 11-12, 2013
Santa Fe College


Thursday, April 11, 2013
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome & Logistics
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker - Commissioner Tony Bennett
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Florida College Month Celebration Social (light appetizers)

Friday, April 12, 2013
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. State Policy & Division Update
Speaker - Julie Alexander, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Why Are the Common Core State Standards Important to Higher Education?
Speaker - Cassandra Brown, Coordinator of Postsecondary Readiness, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session #1 - Breakout topics will include:
  • Common Core College & District Collaborations
  • Developmental Education
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Team Talk Lunch (lunch provided)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Breakout Session #2 - Breakout topics will include:
  • Common Core College & District Collaborations
  • Developmental Education
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions - Topics will include:
  • Common Core Postsecondary Course Alignment
  • PERT Repository
  • Common Core Literacy
  • Common Core Mathematics
  • Meta Majors
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wrap Up & Farewell