Keeping New Students Enrolled and Engaged

Friday, May 5, 2023
1:00-4:00 PM (Hybrid: Attend in person or via Zoom)
at First Literacy

160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 (across from the Boston Common)


Workshop Description: 
This workshop will focus on best practices for welcoming new students into your program to encourage growth and limit early attrition. We will discuss practical ways to create a culture of belonging in students' first days, with attention to both the physical environment and communication strategies. We will also focus on how to share classroom expectations in a way that is motivating for students, by focusing on their personal development goals.

Workshop Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  • assess their enrollment process with a social-ecological approach to student success,
  • apply adult learning principles to their orientation design, and
  • reflect on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the context of student performance.

Presenter:
Alice Tilton is currently the Program Manager of Workforce Development at Pine Street Inn, where she manages enrollment, programming and job placement supports for over 100 trainees per year. Prior to working at Pine Street Inn, Alice was the Education and Career Development Coordinator at Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and was previously in the elder services sector and in elementary education. Alice is passionate about creating spaces for adult learners to flourish. 

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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