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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Abigail McMurry, Acting President of Associated Students of Laney College, spoke against last-minute class cancellations at the May 14 Board of Trustees meeting.
Class cancellations, basic needs, and 'flying pigs' at 5/14 meeting for PCCD Trustees
Ian Waters, News Editor • June 1, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024
Melanie Dixon appointed CoA President
Melanie Dixon appointed CoA President
After two years of acting appointments, the College of Alameda will finally fill the presidency with a permanent hire this summer
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
College of Alameda jazz professor Glen Pearson demonstrates his musical talent on his classroom piano. Hes one of the newest members of the Count Basie Orchestra, a historic 18-piece jazz ensemble that took home a Grammy this year.
The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

    Instructors go to educational development conference

    Students who are new to the U.S. have a lot to cover to catch up and find a secure life here. They have no time to waste. Laney faculty are mindful of this and have recently attended the 2015 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education (CADE). This is the conference website:

    Aimed at faculty and administrators from community colleges, the conference offers best practices and insights from those who teach English as a second language to this population. Five ESOL faculty from Laney College traveled to Costa Mesa, CA, to give presentations on their improved curriculum.

    Their presentation, titled “Teach with a Reach: Teaching to Accelerate Students Through the ESOL Course Sequence”, highlighted curriculum and a professional learning model that detailed how the teachers in the ESOL Department and its students are“”exceeding expectations”. The presentation was well received by those in attendance.

    (L-R) Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala, Anna Cortesio, Amy Loewen, Lisa Cook, Chelsea Cohen.

    The presenters in the group were:

    Lisa Cook, ESOL Instructor, Faculty Senate President

    Chelsea Cohen, ESOL Instructor

    Anna Cortesio, ESOL Instructor

    Amy Loewen, ESOL Instructor

    Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala, ESOL Instructor

    Here’s a link to the presentation:

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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