Connecting with Success
Professional, Staff Development, and Flex
Dear Sacramento City College community:
The first week is accomplished! Normalization of the schedule begins to become routine. Students are beginning to pattern their learning and find support to persevere through the semester. A few new items this week, see the headings! We look forward to your participation!
Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Offices
Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!
If you haven’t taken the chance to participate in the survey, we would appreciate your feedback!
Student Equity & Success
Building the Success Network One Link at a Time, This includes curriculum ideas across disciplines, professional development, and student support
Heutagogy, Learning something new!
The week of August 31
The week of September 7
The week of September 14
The week of September 21
The week of September 28
District Professional Development
Fall 2015- Chancellor King- Convocation Highlights
Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.
Professional Development Data Base Direct Links
Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College
Links to Accreditation
IN THE NEWS:
Assessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students improve, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say.
Just as a “tsunami” of retirements approaches, the president’s job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will…
In the 1970s, my mother, a fifth-grade teacher, would lament, “The TV remote has ruined my classroom! I can almost feel the kids trying to point a clicker at me to change the channel!” Little did she know that college students today don’t need to wish for a remote control to switch from their professor to entertainment—an endless assortment of distractions are all on their smart phones.
I just finished putting together some materials on grading policies for a series of Magna 20-Minute Mentor programs, and I am left with several important take-aways on the powerful role of grading policies. I’m not talking here about the grades themselves, but instead the policies we choose as teachers.
By Mary Bart
Perhaps no other word has been as popular in higher education during the past few years as the term “flipped.” As a result, there is no shortage of ideas and opinions about flipped learning environments. Some faculty consider it another way to talk about student-centered learning. Others view flipped classrooms as an entirely new approach to teaching and learning. Still others see flipping as just another instructional fad that will eventually run its course.
Faculty Focus recently surveyed its readers to gain a better understanding of their views on flipped learning. The survey sought to find out who’s flipping, who’s not, and the barriers and benefits to those who flip. The findings are available in today’s report, Flipped Classroom Trends: A Survey of College Faculty.
By James Jacobs
While the book is solid academic research, it builds on that research to create a practical agenda for large-scale institutional change.
Community colleges across Tennessee are starting their academic year with many students who may have never thought they would attend an institution of higher learning, but who are taking advantage of the Tennessee Promise program, which offers them a free two-year college education.
Modern work — from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products — is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together. Meet the new frontier of productivity: cooperation.
With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world, both developed and developing. The final reason he gives? “In general, men don’t give a damn.”
Quote of the Week: The 4 Disciplines of Execution
“THE WHIRLWIND The real enemy of execution is your day job! We call it the whirlwind. It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis; and, ironically, it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new. The whirlwind robs from you the focus required to move your team forward.”
McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (p. 6). Free Press. Kindle Edition.
Have a terrific week!
Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development Offices