NROC Ambassadors share their implementation use cases, instructional best practices, efficacy stories, and technology wants to inform development priorities, fortify the NROC community, and grow student success. Become an Ambassador: showcase how you are effectively using NROC tools and courses via a case study, webinar, conference, workshop, social, special member events, and more. Tell us how you want to contribute.
Recently, we celebrated exemplary 2021 member contributions. We thank these members for centering learners and making NROC stronger. Check out the 2021 Everyday Hero Award winners who were nominated by their peers.
Susan Barbitta, North Carolina Community College System
Susan led a number of groundbreaking initiatives designed to improve student access and success. A statewide commitment to opening doors to college opportunity led the North Carolina Community College System to reconsider placement, focus on reducing the time and money spent on remediation, and offer just-in-time academic support. With an eye on improving college retention and completion, North Carolina's 58 community and technical colleges have implemented targeted math and English transitions courses, powerful co-requisite components to Gateway courses, and new high school bridge programs.
Susan’s leadership helped launch, scale, and sustain innovations that will continue to be refined in the years to come. She has generously shared lessons learned with the entire NROC community and beyond, and her commitment to students and supporting her colleagues will be an enduring legacy. In retirement, she'll dedicate her time to her nonprofit organization, Cake for Kids Cambodia.
Learn more about North Carolina's groundbreaking work.
The team at Texas College Bridge, sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and coordinated by The Commit Partnership (under the leadership of Dr. Kristyn Edney and Timi Creekmore)
Texas College Bridge partnered with NROC to develop a personalized, adaptive learning platform (powered by EdReady) that guides 11th and 12th grade students through individualized, self-paced college preparation courses in math and English. Upon successful completion of the curricula, learners can earn credit for the college preparatory course as well as a CCMR indicator for A-F accountability.
Kristyn and Timi of The Commit Partnership have shared their work in national and regional conferences and webinars, and early efficacy data suggest that students who enrolled in Dallas College after successfully completing Texas College Bridge had a higher overall passing percentage than college students who did not participate in Texas College Bridge. We're grateful for the exemplary role Texas College Bridge has played in managing stakeholders across the state: teachers, leaders and learners.
Learn more about Texas College Bridge.
Amanda Beyer, Iowa’s Northwest Area Education Agency
Even before the pandemic, Amanda had been a trusted advisor for perspectives on different ways EdReady and NROC math and English resources might best serve districts. As a technology consultant at an educational service agency, she coaches teachers and works with school leaders to implement technologies that help institutions meet defined district objectives. Amanda has long been an NROC Ambassador, sharing her work at regional and national events and within our member community, and we're honored to call her a colleague and a friend.
Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana
An extraordinary team worked tirelessly through an extraordinary time to scale Ivy Tech Community College's low-stakes, holistic placement pilot program to serve more than 45,000 students across 19 campuses in less than a year. Early results demonstrate their alternative to high-stakes placement is strengthening student achievement, and efficacy continues to be tracked across different demographic groups to better understand and refine the effort.
Team Ivy Tech, led by Gwenn Eldridge, has generously shared their work in papers, webinars, and conferences, and across the NROC community. We hope their success paves the way for other states interested in scaling student-centered approaches to placement.
Webinars highlight educational thought leadership, NROC case studies, and technical trends, tips, and tricks
Recently, we celebrated exemplary 2021 member contributions. We thank these members for centering learners and making NROC stronger.
Join us for a conversation about the power of multiple measures placement as a portal to student success. We examine how colleges are harnessing the adaptive capabilities of EdReady to create more equitable learning opportunities, often in lieu of high-stakes examinations.
Texas College Bridge is an initiative underwritten by the Texas Education Agency’s Home Learning Program, supported by The Commit Partnership, and powered by The NROC Project’s adaptive EdReady learning platform. The statewide initiative was launched as a response to a growing college readiness problem further aggravated by COVID-19. Partners discuss the evolution of this growing college-readiness effort and consider how secondary and postsecondary education leaders can use this work as a model for impactful programming, tailored to local populations and needs.
Get your creative juices flowing with a fast-paced tour of both emerging and established models for summer programming that will help students prepare for a successful start to the 2021-22 academic year. We explore community-based, STEM-focused programming, secondary and postsecondary partnerships, supporting Dakota Promise scholars, and an FYE (first-year experience) initiative.
With accountability measures now extending beyond high-stakes assessments, many schools are uncovering new ways of identifying gaps and accelerating gains, as they work to equitably level the playing field for all learners. Hear how leaders from resilient schools are addressing 'learning loss'.
In this webinar, we explore the power of compact summer FYE courses, bolstered by personalized review in math and English, to improve student retention and success.
Join us for a light-hearted look at the very real power of learning from our mistakes and an opportunity to support one another as we welcome a new year of possibilities—together.
Consider opportunities emerging from the disruption of the past year that impact both policy and practice across education sectors.
NROC Info Sessions are short, topical presentations followed by a facilitated question-and-answer period. These brief and regular online meetups are the perfect opportunity for you to learn how NROC membership can support your initiatives.
Check out this 30-minute Info Session about how to use EdReady and HippoCampus to deliver exceptional virtual learning experiences.
Now that you are settled into the current academic term, are you taking advantage of EdReady's robust reporting capabilities to support your students?
Education leaders weigh in on how to best use NROC courses and tools.
You may be using EdReady, but are you customizing data collection and the student experience?
Explore EdReady implementation best practices related to setup, organization, and student access.
Review the creation and maintenance of Goals, Scopes, and Users, as well as how to archive old data.
If you are looking for an effective way to personalize math and / or English, start here.
NROC’s Developmental English curriculum can be delivered as a complete course in a learning management system, as supplemental instruction via HippoCampus playlists, or through EdReady, a web-based personalized learning system. Explore the benefits of each delivery method, and consider which best complements the way you teach.
NROC’s Algebra 1 and Developmental Math curricula can be delivered as complete courses in a learning management system, as supplemental instruction via HippoCampus playlists, or through EdReady, a web-based personalized learning system. Explore the benefits of each delivery method, and consider which best complements the way you teach.