Professional Development Activities & Resources Database

The Staff Resource Center offers professional development through a variety of resources.  For your convenience, this database provides a compilation of these resources in multiple types.

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    • Back to School by Mike Rose (1/30/14)
      02/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Our round table discussion will focus on Rose’s interpretations and our role in community college in promoting student success
    • Back to School by Mike Rose (12/12/13)
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Our last discussion will focus on the recent publication by Mike Rose, “Back To School, Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education”, An Argument for Democratizing Knowledge in America.
    • Basic Skills Transformation Grant Summit
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Holly Piscopo. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office recently announced an exciting grant opportunity to transform how colleges address the basic skills. This summit will introduce the evidence-based high-impact practices in the basic skills and invite participants to provide feedback on interventions that SCC should propose in our grant application. Anyone interested in transforming the basic skills to provide better access, equity, and success opportunities for students is welcome.
    • Basic Skills Update - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Holly Piscopo and Tara Loschiavo.This flex activity will provide an update to the college campus on the Basic Skills Initiative and the new Basic Skills Transformation Grant.
    • Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life: Programming, Cultural Capital, and Student Engagement (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This workshop will highlight a Hip-Hop/Education event that has occurred annually @ SCC since Fall 2013, called Rock the School Bells, which used Hip-Hop as conduit to connect students to the ideas of being successful in a higher education setting. Also, as a result of attending a Hip-Hop Think Tank at Columbia University, the facilitators will explore Hip-Hop educational practices that educators/teaching artists around the globe have been implementing to engage students.
    • Becoming a Better Teacher: Articles for New and Not-So-New Faculty
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A couple of months ago a colleague asked me to recommend a book for his new faculty reading group. I rattled off the names of several, but then wondered if a packet of articles might not be a better option. When I started to identify articles, it came to me that the what-to-read dilemma for new and not-so-new faculty goes beyond the articles themselves. It is more about the categories of work on teaching and learning rather than individual pieces.
    • Best Practice in Assessing Student Behavior and How You Can Help - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Andre Coleman.Even more than previous generations, today’s college students enter our institutions with far greater pre-existing conditions and needs which require greater interventions and support services on the part of the of institution. As a result of campus shootings, other emerging campus violence and the increasing frequency and intensity of mental illness-related issues on campus, colleges and universities have responded by implementing a variety of campus safety initiatives, including the creation of internal behavioral intervention teams.
    • Between the Lines of Our Pedagogy
      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Our teaching persona is expressed in how we go about shaping the learning environment. A purposeful integration of our teaching persona helps link students with content in subtle ways. This matters because we’re after an expression of teaching persona that plays a constructive role in creating a learning environment where learners thrive and teachers flourish.
    • Beyond the Content: Creating Communities of Practice to Foster Adult Learning (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. As faculty we design courses for content learning, by building communities of practice we enhance the learning environment and foster critical thinking. This 2-hour workshop will offer an overview of two theoretical models that support content learning through personal and community development.
    • Blogging Basics
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Blogs are a great way to get timely information to your audience. This workshop will share great advice for organizing your content, writing headlines, formatting your posts, working in WordPress, and much more. The second half of this workshop will be a lab with one-on-one help.
    • Board Tussle Over Race
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      At Milwaukee Area Technical College, some students, faculty and community members feel the new, pro-business appointment process to the institution's board disenfranchises minorities.
    • Book Fair - Spring 2016
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      On Friday, March 18 8:30-12:30 we will open the room to vendors and text book representatives to offer demonstrations, support, and influence regarding the curriculum offerings as well as how to demonstrate further enhancements of student success based on the use of technology including Open Education Resources.
    • Book Share Round Table - "Back To School"
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 3, 2014: 12-1pm. LRC 308 “Back To School, Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education”, An Argument for Democratizing Knowledge in America, By Mike Rose
    • Breast Cancer Awareness Walk - Spring 2015
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Come walk with us! The SCC Cultural Awareness Center invites everyone to join President Kathryn Jeffery and LRCCD Trustee Pamela Haynes for a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, a Woman's History Month event.
    • Bridging the Digital Divide: FACCC's Inaugural Technology Conference
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      oin FACCC and your faculty colleagues for a variety of engaging discussions and presentations on the latest technology for the classroom.
    • Broadening Pedagogical Knowledge by Learning from Other Disciplines
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      The bulk of scholarship on teaching and learning continues to be embedded in our disciplines. It ends up there because that’s where it counts (if it does) and because there’s a long-standing and still fairly widely held belief that the teaching needed for a particular kind of content is unique. Unless you know the content, you can’t know how to teach it.
    • Brown Bag with Brian
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Nov. 3, 2014. 12:00pm-1:00pm. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join Chancellor Brian King for an informal conversation. Please don’t miss this opportunity to engage with our chancellor. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. Lemonade, iced tea and cookies will be provided. If you would like to email any questions or comments prior to the event, please send them to: chancellor@losrios.edu.
    • BSI Update
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 6, 2014. Attending this workshop will update you on the progress of the Basic Skills Initiative here at Sacramento City College, as well as what's happening in our state.
    • Building Collaborative Online Environments
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Student collaboration is an often-discussed but underutilized learning tool. The online learning environment poses unique challenges in this regard. This workshop will explore the principles of online collaborative and team-based learning, and provide strategies for implementing collaborative approaches to your online, hybrid, or flipped courses.
    • Building Community, Engendering Equity - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Sheryl Fairchild, Gayle Pitman, Rosamaria TanghettiThis flex activity is for faculty from across the disciplines who teach courses that delve into the study of women and gender. With a new course designator – WGS – approved by the curriculum committee and now in the course catalog, the Women and Gender Studies program has gained greater visibility. This flex workshop aims to identify faculty who teach and/or are interested in establishing working relationships with colleagues across multiple disciplines in order to build a community that supports women and gender studies. We will explore ways to establish and maintain cross-disciplinary connections to support Sacramento City College students who choose this area of study.
    • Building community: Teaching at the Davis Center
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Don Palm and Michael Severson. As faculty and staff at the Davis Center, how can we work together formally and informally to help build the Center as a learning community? We have new programs, funded through the basic skills, SSSP and equity programs, to support student success–how can we integrate those programs into our courses? This session will provide us with a setting to discuss shared challenges and possible answers.
    • Building Online Communities with Social Media
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      This class will provide you with a robust toolkit of tips, learning activities, and creative uses of emerging technologies to integrate into your courses.
    • Built-in Self-Assessment: A Case for Annotation
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      we want students to be critical thinkers, we must routinely and explicitly give them structured practice opportunities to critically examine their own thinking. Squeezing two or three metacognitive activities into a hectic semester teaches students that such reflection is only for special occasions. Rather, student self-evaluation should be a daily course routine.