Workshop: Developmental Education Course Redesign   

Course ID - CTD0426b 

Short Title: Developmental ED    

 Audience    Faculty 
Length of Workshop:       4 hours (2 F2F hours and 2 Post Workshop hours) 

 * Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

The College Prep discipline is evolving at a rapid pace, and the discipline members might appreciate professional development opportunities that support their roles in this changing discipline. In order to enhance student success, the discipline is moving from a three-level to a two-level program and researching alternative modes of instruction, the use of diagnostics, and potential roles of the lab in the College Prep curriculum. This workshop focuses on alternative modes of instruction, but also touches upon the other two critical areas being researched within the discipline. This effort is aligned with MDC Strategic Goal 1, review and transform curriculum and its delivery to optimize student access and success. It specifically supports the objective to redesign developmental education to increase student success and completion and to facilitate expedient and effective transition into college-level courses. Come join our workshop to hear best practices for redesigning your courses and redesigning your labs. Topics include modularizing your content, creating fast-paced courses for students who barely placed into College Prep, new ways to run the lab, assign homework, and deal with the skills side of the courses. Dr. Martha Campbell, Dean of Communication Arts at St Petersburg, and Mr. Marc Sonnenfeld, Senior Curriculum Specialist at Broward College North, will present their experiences with redesigning Developmental Education Reading and Writing courses.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Critically think about ways to deliver their courses in the wake of PERT and Exit exam changes 
  • Apply a modular approach to their courses
  • Determine how to use their labs more efficiently
  • Reconsider how to assign homework and integrate technology into the homework grade
  • Create a prototype of fast-paced courses for unique higher-achieving populations


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0426b
Course Title: Developmental ED 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.