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ACC to Host Virtual Curriculum Conference

Alvin Community College will host a conference to provide local educators with an opportunity to share their methods in the classroom while also learning about how to make improvements.

The fifth annual Across the Curriculum Conference will be held virtually on Friday, February 12 on the ACC campus. The theme is Engagement in the Virtual World.

“The changes that have come to classroom environments over the past year have created a challenge for faculty and administrators, as well as students,” said English instructor and conference coordinator Keith Vyvial. “However, educators have truly risen to the challenge, coming up with innovative ideas to keep learning vital and effective. We hope that, as we ourselves adapt the Across the Curriculum Conference into our first virtual format, valuable ideas are shared with each other.”

Some of the presenters will come from ACC, San Jacinto College and the organization Let Me Learn. Presenters will discuss their best practices for research, student success and challenges.

Some of the topics that will be covered include: Innovative connection in a new digitally distant world through personalized learning; The Hispanic Community and COVID-19: Education, Jobs, Justice, and Politics; Design and Promotion of a Virtual Community College Safe Space; Remote Learning Demystified and Augmented/Virtual Reality for Education and Training.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Tamara Clunis, vice president of Academic Affairs at Amarillo College.

The conference will also feature a student/faculty discussion panel.

The conference is free and open to any higher education faculty as well as high school staff teaching dual credit.

Educators can also earn Continuing Professional Education credits for attendance. ACC is a provider of CPE to Texas educators for certificate renewal purposes.

For more information visit or call 281-756-3715.