Event

GRIT Conference

Building Student Agency and Resilience

Sponsored by North Texas Community College Consortium

When and Where

November 4, 2016
10am-3pm

Eastfield College

About the Conference

What is GRIT?

  • Growth
  • Resilience
  • Instinct
  • Tenacity

View this video about Lone Star College-Tomball’s work to implement GRIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SomhhosDw8U

Who Should Attend:

All are welcome--we especially encourage you to bring a team from your institution to participate in this interactive workshop!

 

During her presentation, Dr. Nutt shared information about her teacher education program leader at Lone Star College - Tomball, Latoya Hardman Lewis, who has created a website with a number of GRIT resources.https://learnwithlatoya.wordpress.com/
We encourage you to explore her site, especially the GRIT in the Classroom tab, which includes resources for holding a campus GRIT summit as well as sample GRIT assignments and rubrics.

Keynote Addresses

Feature Presenters:

  • Paul G. Stoltz, Author, GRIT: The New Science of What It Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed
  • Lee Ann Nutt, President, Lone Star College-Tomball Campus
  • Paul Smith, Pearson

 

Agenda

9:30am—Registration Opens

10:00am—Welcome and Introductions

10:15 to 11:45am—GRIT Overview
Paul G. Stoltz, Author, GRIT: The New Science of What It Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed

11:45am—Break to Lunch Line

12:00 to 12:30pm—Pearson's Commitment to GRIT
Paul Smith, Pearson

12:30 to 2:00pm—LSC-Tomball's GRIT Journey and How-To Guide
Lee Ann Nutt, President, Lone Star College-Tomball

2:00 to 2:15pm—Break

2:15 to 3:00pm—Action Planning Workshop and Open Q&A

 

Keynote Videos

 

2016 GRIT Program

Breakout Sessions