2024 District Day of Learning Agenda


The following schedule is for both in-person (Bulpitt Auditorium, Phoenix College) and virtual (via Webex) participation.


Time Session
8:30 a.m.  Check-in / sign-in
9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Steven Gonzales, Chancellor
  • Dr. Kimberly Britt, Phoenix College President 
  • Dr. Lisa Marsio, Faculty Association President
  • Ms. Kim Boege, Adjunct Faculty Group President
9:20 a.m.

Student Alumni Panel

  • Brandon Cesar De Leon Alvarez
  • Elizabeth Villagomez Alvarez
  • Claudia Elizabeth Armistead
  • Manny Landis
  • Karin Soto
10:05 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

Honoring Students’ Journeys: Fostering Equitable Engaged Learning with Attention to Students’ Experiences and Goals

Dr. Jessie Moore

Understanding and building on students’ prior knowledge and experiences underpin teaching and learning, functioning as a cornerstone pedagogical practice for helping students integrate and transfer knowledge to new contexts. “The prior” includes students’ experiences in and beyond the classroom, their narratives of their individual journeys, and the challenges and opportunities they’ve encountered before reaching our classrooms. When pedagogical strategies attend to students’ “prior,” students can practice transforming their knowledge for their current learning situation and for future personal and professional goals. Drawing on student and instructor stories, this keynote explores pedagogical strategies for embracing students’ prior experiences, building on them within our courses, and preparing students to transfer their integrated knowledge forward as they continue their journeys.

11:15 a.m. Q & A with Dr. Jessie Moore
11:30 a.m. Closing and FPG signout