CTE Newsletter January 2020 - Page 3

Intercultural Principles for Accelerating Student Success (I-PASS) By Ervin C. Jackson, Ph.D. Wouldn’t it be great if every student that matriculates at Eastern Florida State College could complete their degree with a 100% success rate? It would be awesome if every one of them could walk across the stage on graduation day and say “I-PASSed.” That would be remarkable, but unfortunately that is not the reality. Research shows that not every student has the same probability of completion. There are several factors that cause some students to be more “at risk” than others. However, there are recent findings that suggest that some colleges are trending toward retaining and graduating a greater proportion of the “at risk” population. The colleges that have been successful have taken the time to re-evaluate their entire systems and make the necessary adjustments to achieve better results. They are not only re-evaluating to identify the faults in their system, but they are also re-educating the faculty and staff to enhance the system. A dean at one such school said, “With students at risk, we know that we have to steer them to certain instructors, certain classes and schedules, or we won’t see them back in a year.” That is why we developed I-PASS workshops. I-PASS workshops are designed to strengthen faculty and staff in their ability to interact well, not only with the traditional students, but also to effectively engage the non-traditional student who may be considered part of the “at risk” population we want to retain. I-PASS workshops aim to empower our team to address the needs of our “at risk” students, which include first- time college attenders, the LGBTQ+ community, SAIL students and minority students, as well as other disadvantaged populations. We want every student to be able to say I-PASSed! I-PASS workshops count toward MCC credits for faculty advancement (Tenure, Maintenance of Continuing Contract and/or Rank Advancement). Register for your new Teacher Card at SeaWorld! This is one of the many discounts available to you through ID.me. The SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card is good for one year of unlimited admission. Create your ID.me account first, then activate the pass through the ID.me website. Looking for statewide teacher deals? Try the Florida DOE website for these and many more! Attractions Get Out! Escape Room Orlando Florida educators receive a 20% discount on regular admission when the code GOTEACH20 is used at checkout. SeaWorld Orlando SeaWorld Orlando offers a complimentary Florida Teacher Card, which gives all active and certified Florida teachers admission to SeaWorld through August 31, 2020. Tour St. Augustine Tour St. Augustine offers free and/or 50% discounts on a number of tours and attractions through EFSC’s “Educator Appreciation & Teacher VIP Program.” Retail/Shopping Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble offers educators a year-round 20% discount on qualifying purchases through the Barnes & Noble Educator program. Enrollment is available at all Barnes & Noble retail stores. Joann Fabrics and Crafts Sign up for a Teacher Rewards Discount Card to receive 15% off all purchases. John R. Green Classroom Supplies & Teaching Materials Florida teachers receive 25-70% off on their purchases by using the promo code teacher/fl at sign-in. Transportation & Travel Avis Florida teachers can save up to 25% on any rental with Avis by entering AWD# D134109 while making a reservation. Budget Florida teachers can use the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number Z408906 and save up to 25% off base rates. Hertz Florida teachers and school district employees can save up to 25% off a Hertz rental car reservation when booking reservations by using the above link and entering CDP# 2159167. Thrifty Enter the corporate promotional code #0010229681 to receive low preferred rates when booking a rental. Page 3