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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  • Items starting with D

    • D2L - What's New - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. What’s new with D2L? Personalize the learning experience with student names and content that releases when objectives are completed.
    • D2L Drop-ins - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by David Martin and Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Stop by to review how to copy your course content or update your NavBar. We are available to answer individual questions. Please request your courses the day before attending this session. Go to http://losrios.edu/ess
    • D2L Grades (Online Classes)
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. October, 29 and November 19, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Learn how to set-up your gradebook in D2L and release mid-term grades securely. Please register. Space is limited to 10 participants. Online classroom: http://saccity.adobeconnect.com/id/
    • D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class)
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. October 22, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Use D2L to automate notifications to contact students who have not logged in or turned in assignments. Please register. Space is limited to 10 participants. Online classroom: http://saccity.adobeconnect.com/id/
    • D2L “New & Improved”
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. Come and learn about the new and improved features of D2L.
    • D2L: Using Rubrics for Grading and Assessing Student Learning (Tech Wednesday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Rubrics are way to increase objectivity, clarity of assignment and ease of grading/assessing the work and projects of the learner. Using D2L, I’ll share the value of connecting student learning outcomes from your syllabus to the content of assignments located in the discussion board, the drop box, and/or quizzes. The grading of these assignments allows for reports that can determine success of the SLO’s for effective teaching and learning while connecting to competency statistics. This workshop is for advanced D2L users. Come with your account ready to make a rubric.
    • D2L: What's New in Version 10.3?
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      What’s new with D2L? A FLEX workshop was held on August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.D2L was upgraded to version 10.3 over the summer. The attached slides and handout cover key changes and will be helpful for both students and faculty.Changes covered include: content, discussion board, classlist, dropbox, and minibar.
    • Daydreaming or Deep in Thought? Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Student Participation
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Many instructors will argue that student participation in class is important. But what’s the difference between participation and engagement? What does good participation or engagement look like? How can you recognize it? And how can you tell if a student is not engaged?
    • Dear Colleague Letter: Title IV
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Title IX protects students in connection with “all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the school, whether those programs take place in a school’s facilities, or elsewhere.” Please Join Us & Learn about Your Responsibility.
    • Departmental Training: Libguides and Chat Reference (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This is a departmental training session covering ongoing efforts in developing research guides and providing online reference services. Additional topics may be covered.
    • Developing a Framework for a Customized Faculty Development Evaluation Plan
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Colleges and universities that are spending time, money, or other resources on faculty development need to determine and show what is working—and improve or abandon what isn’t. Hence the need to evaluate faculty development efforts and to determine their impact
    • Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      I’ve been rereading some of the research on student self-assessment and thinking about how students develop these skills. They are important in college, all but essential in most professions, but they’re rarely taught explicitly. We assume (or hope) they’re the kind of skills student can pick up on their own, even though most of us see evidence to the contrary. Many students, especially beginning ones, routinely overestimate their ability and underestimate the difficulty of course content. How often did I hear this comment about my courses: “A communication course? Gotta be a piece of cake. I’ve been talking since I was 3.”
    • Dipping a Toe Into the Water: Learning to Use D2L One Toe at a Time (Tech Wednesday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Faculty attending this workshop will learn easy ways of easing into the use of D2L for one of their classes.
    • Discipline and Safety
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 29, 12-1pm. Cultural Awareness Center. This workshop offers an opportunity to discuss and learn SCC’s process for effective student behavior management strategies to improve student success.
    • Discover Free and Open Textbooks with the California Open Online Library for Education (Webinar)
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Participants in this webinar will get an overview of the statewide effort to curate and promote open educational resources (OER) for the highest enrolled college courses and learn how to get involved in this project. Discover peer-reviewed open textbooks that you can adopt to ensure that all of your students have access to instructional materials on the first day of class.
    • Discovering Institutional Strengths to Create a New Destiny (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. In this workshop participants will learn and apply the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) framework, an entirely different way of facilitation organizational change to meet strategic college goals. This innovative approach to organization development uses an positive approach that focuses on building on past successes rather than focusing on problems. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the foundations of AI and will apply it to practice through hands-on application activities.
    • Discussion Board Assignments: Alternatives to the Question-and-Answer Format
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      “Think of [a discussion forum] as a place to foster interaction between the students through a variety of means rather than just asking them questions, although that’s great too,” says Chris Laney, professor of history and geography at Berkshire Community College.
    • Discussion Board Audit—A Metacognitive, Wrap-up Assignment
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      When Hayley Lake, lecturer at Eastern Washington University, had taught the course in the face-to-face environment and saw a lot of room for improvement—despite the diversity of students and the inherent potential for lively discussions, the course lacked engagement and rigor.
    • Discussion Made a Difference in Student Learning
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The evidence that students benefit when they talk about course content keeps mounting. In the study highlighted below, students in two sections of an introductory zoology course were learning about the physiological mechanisms of RU-486 and about emergency contraception medication.
    • Distance Education - New Course Diagnostic Rubric - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Jory Hadsell. Learn how you can use the new Course Diagnostic Rubric to assess the design of your online and hybrid classes! The SCC Distance Education subcommittee of the Academic Senate has developed the rubric based on a review of best practices and accreditation guidelines.
    • Diversifying the Role Course Content Plays
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Peter Burkholder’s recently published piece in The History Teacher (highlighted in the October issue of The Teaching Professor) is another reminder of how much we need a different way of thinking about course content.
    • Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A new book about the Class of 2009 shows how economic measures that judge institutions can overshadow their missions.
    • Do Cumulative Exams Motivate Students?
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Students don’t like cumulative exams—that almost goes without saying. But students don’t always prefer what research shows promotes learning and long-term retention.
    • Does Discussion Make a Difference?
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Do you think that discussion would make a difference—particularly, would it make a difference in their understanding of the concept?
    • Does It Matter How Students Feel about a Course?
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      This new work involved a 388-student cohort enrolled in a first-year biology course and explored the relationship between the ways students emotionally experience a course and the approach that they take to learning in the course.
    • Don’t Email Me
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      This article is really for instructors who are teaching completely in-person.
    • Drexel University, Lunch & Learn about Post Graduate Programs
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Thursday, May 8, 2014. Noon-1pm. Presented by Olivia Nash. For faculty & staff to discuss our M.S. in Higher Ed and Ed.D. programs. We will specifically be promoting our Community College Scholarship (40% off Masters & 35% off EdD).