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Heather Halter
Click to view contentThe ACES that you know and love got some amazing updates last week to make it more user friendly and more useful for both your course and your institution. Now available in the LaunchPads for Connections, 1st and 2nd editions, Connections Essentials, Step by Step and LaunchPad Solo for ACES, we have new unit organization, a new instructor… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
During the First Year Experience conference this year, our author Wade Leuwerke (Connections) took time out of his busy conference schedule to discuss the writing process of creating his text with Bedford/St. Martin's. This is a great opportunity to get some insights into what our authors and editors are thinking about when creating your course…
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Melanie McFadyen
Watch this video to see Paul Gore, author of Connections, take a break during the First Year Experience 2019 conference to talk about his experiences in working with Bedford/St. Martin's. This is a great opportunity to hear more about the roles that the authors, editors, and publishers play in the process of creating your course materials!
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Melanie McFadyen
John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot are the author team behind Your College Experience, Understanding Your College Experience, and Step by Step to College and Career Success. Here, listen to them discuss their experiences working wiht Bedford/St. Martin's at our Student Success Summit in February 2019. This is a great opportunity to learn more about…
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Heather Halter
As a Learning Solutions Specialist at Macmillan, it’s my job to help instructors get their LaunchPad courses set up, offer advice on which activities to assign, and make sure they’re comfortable using the technology with their students.   I often begin or end my LaunchPad demo and training sessions with the idea that students WILL be using tech… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Familiarize your students with the concept of conducting informational interviews, and help them bolster their confidence and ability to conduct these interviews on their own.   Directions:  Ask students to think about a faculty member whom they find particularly interesting and would like to know more about. Students will conduct an…
Sabrina Mathues
I have fond, giggle-filled memories of sputtering out the last lines of cumulative children’s songs in a single breath. A familiar example of such a song is There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, but my absolute favorite culminated into this string of ever-higher-pitched, gasped lyrics: There’s an eye on the flea, there’s a flea on the wing,… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
Matthew L. Sanders is an Associate Professor of communication studies and an Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Science at Utah State University. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Matt conducts research in the areas of nonprofit organizations and student empowerment and his work has been published… (Show more)
Heather Halter
John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot were some of the early innovators of the college success course. In keeping with that theme, the LaunchPad which accompanies the 13th edition of their text, Your College Experience, we include innovative ways to engage your students with the course content. As your Learning Solutions Specialist, let me take you on a… (Show more)