Impacting the future of Developmental Education in Michigan.The MDEC 2018 Conference will be held at Lansing Community College West Campus October 18-19, 2018!




The MDEC 2018 conference will be held at Lansing Community College West Campus October 18-19, 2018.
The National Associate for Developmental Education invites you to join them in National Harbor, Maryland, at the 2018 NADE National Conference!
The Kellogg Institute at the NCDE will be held July 14-27, 2018 at ASU in Boone, NC. Educators who wish to receive a grant can apply here!

The NADE Executive Board is excited to announce that professional development opportunities via webinars will be available beginning in May. There is limited space available per session, so register early!  The webinars may be viewed individually or as a group depending on the desires of the institution. NADE members will be allowed to register for two weeks before non-members at a cost of $50. Non-members of NADE will be charged $75 if space remains after the first two weeks of registration.

You must log into your NADE account to access registration as a current member.  To register, visit Events on the NADE Website, or copy and paste the link provided below each webinar description.  Email with additional questions.

Friday, May 18th, 11:00 a.m. EST (Registration open now!)

IRW Co-Requisite Course Design: Fostering a Strong Foundation for Success

In its seventh year of offering IRW co-requisite courses, Ivy Tech Community College has experienced increased success and retention. The model has energized our focus on composition course outcomes and on meeting the needs of students. We don’t want to just accelerate; we focus on providing a strong foundation of reading and writing skills that enable students to be successful. This session will include information on Ivy Tech’s creation and evolution of its IRW co-requisite course. Presenter: Gwenn Eldridge, Ivy Tech Community College, NADE Past-President

Registration link:   IRW registration

Wednesday, June 6th, 3:00 p.m. EST

Math Co-requisites: What Does That Mean for Colleges? 

Many states are advocating or mandating co-requisite education. This webinar will discuss some of the issues, solutions, and ideas around redesigning mathematics curriculum to effectively deliver co-requisites in mathematics. Learn how some colleges are meeting this mandate, how it will affect staff and students, and what this does to an institution’s costs and income.

Presenter:  Rebecca Goosen, San Jacinto College, NADE Past-President

Registration link:  Webinar: Math Co-requisites

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, July 20th

Topic:  Contextualized Learning

Presenter:  Mary Zimmerer, NADE VP


MDEC was excited for the Fall 2017 conference, Fostering Self-Regulated Learning with Research-Based Best Practices, held October 12-13, 2017, at the Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, Michigan. 


MDEC was pleased to announce that the past conference featured keynote speaker, Daniel T. Willingham, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Virginia, and best-selling author of Why Don’t Students Like School? If you have not yet had a chance to read Dr. Willingham’s research, please take a moment to peruse it here. You can also find Dr. Willingham on social media here, or you can view some of his YouTube videos such as Learning Styles Don’t Existhere. Dr. Willingham was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Member of the National Board for Education Sciences, and he is the author of several well-known books on education.