NROC Webinar Scaling Student Success Across North Carolina Community Colleges


North Carolina has undertaken a statewide initiative called RISE (Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence). Learn how the initiative was developed and implemented over three years, including changes in student placement practices that emphasize GPA and eliminate high-stakes placement tests for most students; the creation of one-semester transition courses; and the development of robust co-requisite courses[…]

Teal square with bold white font Lunch and Learn Meeting Learners Where They Are Filling Gaps to Support Transitions


The Spring of 2020 will be remembered for the speed at which teachers innovated to meet the needs of distance learners in the face of unprecedented disruptions. As parents, teachers, administrators—and learners themselves—contemplate the fall, many people wonder how they can best ensure students’ academic preparedness for a new year of learning. Join the Montana[…]

Multicolor cubes NROC Webinar Asking the Right Questions Now Preparing for the Next Chapter of Digital Learning


As educators nationwide are required to quickly implement distance and online learning, now is the time to reflect on our springtime experiences and develop frameworks to support instruction in the 2020-21 academic year. The changing educational landscape has fostered new theories and practices that are driving the evolution of our instructional practices. In this context,[…]

Web-based resources that support virtual learning


As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational access and equity, The NROC Project always makes free, web-based resources available to everyone. Whether you currently deliver virtual learning experiences or you are planning to deliver virtual learning experiences in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to take advantage of and[…]

NROC Webinar Kentucky Skills U Instructional Framework Series for Adult Educators


The Kentucky Skills U Instructional Framework Series was designed to provide a common instructional foundation for all of Kentucky’s adult education providers. Local adult educators (who intuitively aligned instruction with college and career readiness standards, student assessment criteria, and program performance metrics) provided the impetus for this project. Building upon the work done by local[…]