[Numeracy 96] Re: hello

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Linda Shilling-Burhans lshilling at cvabe.org
Wed Feb 3 10:07:06 EST 2010

Hi Jennifer, although yours is geared towards a degree, (and congratulations
on that) I think we are all trying to find those tactics and strategies for
our work. I really like the 'quickly remediated' part. If you do find that
I do hope you'll share. Right now I'm focusing on right brain math and what
s interesting is that left brained teachers (in my experience) can't stand
it. Seeing numbers in patterns or pictures is messing them up. And those who
have already gone the route of drill memorizing are also missing the point.
So, I'm starting with the one whom multiplication has eluded. First,
determining whether they are right or left brain learners. Not so easy to
find a definitive test on that. I took some and got different results every
Does anyone out there know of a reliable test for right/left brained
learners that can be printed out and evaluated on paper?

Linda Shilling-Burhans
Community Coordinator
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education
Bradford Learning Center

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From: Dudley, Jennifer
Date: 2/2/2010 6:19:38 PM
To: 'The Math and Numeracy Discussion List'
Subject: [Numeracy 94] hello

My name is Jennifer Dudley. I am currently the Director of Continuing
Education and Workforce Development at Passaic County Community College.
Over the past twenty-five years, I have worked at three universities and one
other community college. My educational background includes a Master of Arts
in Media from the New School for Social Research and an MBA in Finance from
Rutgers University. I am currently in the process of finishing my
dissertation with the first doctoral cohort for Community College Leadership
at Rowan University. My topic is the Community College Student: Preparation
for the Math Placement Test. The purpose of my qualitative research study
was to discover attitudes and beliefs regarding the value of short-term
interventions that could influence and improve math placement scores for
community college students at an urban campus. It was my goal to explore
possible test preparation tactics and strategies to refresh math skills
and/or address minor deficiencies that could be quickly remediated. I looked
for pretest and testing strategies that would improve outcomes for math
placement that would result in more accurate student placements. I am
scheduled to defend on March 31. Any and all assistance is appreciated.

Jennifer Dudley, MBA, SPHR
Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505
Telephone: 973 684 6153
Fax: 973 523 6085

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