Changing Classroom Cultures 11th Annual Conference comes to BCTC Newtown March 24-25

Published on Mar 23, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY - Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Newtown Campus will host the 11th Annual Changing Classroom Cultures Conference, March 24-25, at 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington.

The Changing Classroom Cultures Conference is a free professional development event in support of the part-time and full-time faculty and staff within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The theme of the conference will be “Sharpening the Vision,” where participants explore learning sessions related to career pathways, global learners, enrollment pipeline, and completion/retention to support student success.

Two nationally known speakers, retired Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, and Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius, will be the featured keynotes.

Photo of KickbuschKickbusch will speak on Friday, March 24, under the theme of “Valuing Diversity.” She is renowned for her passionate mission to empower the next generation of leaders by relating her life experiences as a young, poor girl born and raised along the Mexican border in Laredo, Texas, to overcoming poverty, discrimination and illiteracy by eventually joining the Army and climbing the ranks. She also founded the human development company, Educational Achievement Services, Inc. (EAS, Inc.), to fulfill her mission of preparing tomorrow’s leaders.

Photo of IgnataviciusIgnatavicius, founder of Boot Camp for Nurse Educators, will be speaking Saturday, March 25. She is a nationally and internationally recognized content expert in nursing education, including expertise in NCLEX®-style test writing, analysis, and curricular mapping. Her presentation is titled “Using Engaging Teaching/Learning Activities for Conceptual Learning.” Her 8th edition of “Medical Surgical Nursing: Patient Centered Collaborative Care,” co-written with Linda Workman, was published in February 2015, and she is President of DI Associates, which provides curriculum and accreditation consultation and presentations.

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