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Learning Communities & Structured Learning
What is a WSCC Learning Community?
A WSCC Learning Community (LC) is a group of students (usually one 9:30 course) who participate in organized group-learning outside of the classroom.
What do students in Learning Communities do?
Students in a Learning Community, or LC, attend “community” events together. LC students share common experiences centered on their academics and community, achieve a deeper understanding of their course’s subject matter, build relationships with one another, and learn together.
In a Learning Community, students connect with their Wallace State community, faculty, and peers by attending or virtually-attending campus and community events together, and processing their experiences as part of their class.
Why take an LC?
• LC activities make learning personal. You’ll see how to use what you learn in the “real world”.
• You’ll use what you learn. See first bullet.
• You’ll explore course material in a more in-depth way.
• You’ll attend campus and off-campus events as part of your class.
• You’ll learn a lot about WSCC, your classmates, and yourself.
Fall 2013 9:30 LC Courses
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FALL 2014 SCHEDULED EVENTS
Kickoff Event - James C. Bailey Baseball Stadium
Tuesday, August 26 - 9:30 am
Sculpture Exhibition by well-known regional artists - The Evelyn Burrow Museum
Now - Saturday, August 30
Speaker Mary Hovater, NASA, WSCC Alumni - Burrow Center Recital Hall
Wednesday, September 17 - 9:30am
Speakers Wayne and Lori Earl (Parents of Esther Earl who inspired John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars") - Location TBA
Wednesday, September 24 - 9:30 am
Speaker Javier Morales, promoting Hispanic History - Location TBA
Thursday, October 2 - 9:30 am
Mona Lisa is Missing, Independent Film Screening with Q&A w/filmmakers Joe Medeiros and Justine Mestichelli Medeiros - Tentative
Thursday, October 9 - 9:30 am
"About India - Slum Dog Millionaire" with Dr. Suhana Chikatla - Burrow Center Recital Hall
Wednesday, November 5 - 9:30 am - 10:45 am
WSCC Theatre Dept. presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I" - Location TBA
Thursday, November 6 - 9:30 am
WSCC Music Dept. Christmas Concert - Location TBA
|Structured Learning Assistance Classes|
What are Structured Learning Assistance Classes?
Structured Learning Assistance classes or SLAs are classes that provide academic support to assist all WSCC students in difficult courses. The program features weekly required study and practice workshops where students receive free additional help in order to master course content and to develop learning strategies for the course. These are offered on a first-come basis, and study sessions are required in addition to regular class meetings.
For more information contact Dr. Beth Bownes-Johnson at 256-352-8190 or firstname.lastname@example.org