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Damon City Campus Hosts Western New York Region Smart Scholars Early College High School Summer Institute

Damon City Campus hosted New York’s Western Region Smart Scholars Early College High School Summer Institute on August 5 and 6, 2010. College faculty and high schools teachers from Buffalo and Rochester gathered at Damon for two days of intellectual sharing and professional development, including the newly hired staff of Rochester’s Early College International High School (RECIHS), MCC faculty and staff, and St. John Fisher College faculty.

Topics of discussion included; college ready versus college eligible, rigor and relevance, habits of the mind, climate and culture for Early College Programs, and brain-based learning strategies. Most importantly, high school teachers and college faculty established personal relationships and shared expectations to support the success of Rochester’s new initiative. Colleagues from Erie Community College and the Buffalo City School District shared their expertise after eight years of operating Buffalo’s Early College High School. 

Highly recommended reading and materials from this workshop include:
Conley, David T., 2005.  College Knowledge:  What it Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do To Get Them There.  Jossey-Bass  

21st Century Skills:   HYPERLINK ""

Costa, A.L. & Kallick, B.,  2000.  Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series

Rigor and Relevance Framework:

Kate Schiefen
Academic Services DCC