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Reading Aloud to Break the Ice
describes how a new twist on a common icebreaker can foster student interaction.

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Building Academic Tenacity


Community College Facilities Unleash the Power of Engaged Learning

We know that community college students learn through their engagement with student activities such as clubs, athletics, and travel. Some two-year institutions have been successful in creating informal learning opportunities through dedicated facilities such as art galleries, museums, and planetariums. Brenda Hanegan, Gallery Director and Fine Arts Instructor at Delgado Community College, describes how their gallery provides learning space that is used for standard classroom courses and for informal learning. A recent project involved students in the creation of a huge replica of George Washington’s nose.

Brenda Hanegan, Gallery Director and Fine Arts Instructor, Delgado Community College; Larry Miller, Senior Director, Community College Relations, The New Media Consortium


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