2023 Southeast Regional Workshop

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Academic Building 9
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
When: February 25-26, 2023
Who: Faculty and Program Coordinators who are interested in working with LAs in their classrooms or developing their LA program
Registration Cost (Full registration): $250 (Includes lunch Saturday/Sunday and light breakfast refreshments)
Registration Cost (FGCU Faculty/Staff rate): $60 (Includes lunch Saturday/Sunday and light breakfast refreshments)
Draft Schedule: Agenda and more information can be found here


Learn more about the LA Program at Florida Gulf Coast University here. Thank you to our FGCU hosts and conference organizers (Katie Johnson, Rachel Tait, Lindsay Singh, Scott Vanselow, Jiehong Liao).

Join us as we explore the unique benefits and characteristics of Learning Assistant (LA) Programs as well as the positive impact LA programs have on students’ transition to college. Participants will learn about best practices for incorporating LAs into a variety of classroom environments and explore strategies for effective faculty mentorship of LAs.  There will be opportunity to explore the pedagogy requirements of the LA model as well as time to meet and talk with experienced LA program leaders, faculty mentors, and student LAs. 

This workshop is for practitioners who either teach with Learning Assistants or want to teach with Learning Assistants in an inclusive classroom environment. Participants are encouraged to present a poster related to their experiences working with LAs. LA Program directors or support administrators are welcomed to participate to help inform their practice supporting LA Faculty, though the workshop focus is on LA-supported courses. 

Faculty sessions will focus on how to: 

  • build a safe environment for student interaction,
  • use materials that facilitate active engagement, 
  • run weekly prep meetings with their LAs, 
  • learn about using LAs effectively in their institutional context, 
  • assess the impact their LA has on their class.

Accommodations in Fort Myers, FL this time of year can be challenging. Conference organizers have set up room blocks and special pricing at the following locations from Febuary 24-26: 

  1. Holiday Inn
    1. Use the booking site and enter your dates to secure the conference rate.
    2. Price: $259
    3. Booking deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  2. Comfort Inn and Suites
    1. Call to make a reservation (and mention FGCU): (239) 939-5002
    2. Price: $239
    3. Booking Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Transfers and refunds will be allowed for no extra charge by February 15 at midnight EST. February 15-22 there will be a $40 processing fee on all transfers and refunds. No refunds after February 22. The registration deadline has been extended to February 20th. Additional event policy health and safety guidelines and event policies found here.

Reach out to contact@learningassistantalliance.org. Thank you!