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 G

    • Get Involved with your Union
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Bill Miller.
    • Getting Horses to Drink: Three Ways to Promote Student Ownership of Reading Assignments
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      There’s no arguing with Ryan’s (2009) observation that “coming to class prepared and with some background knowledge transforms students from passive to active learners” (para. 3). But how to get our students to this state of “transformation readiness” is an age-old issue challenging most instructors throughout their careers. I’m sure the struggle also extends to my own students, who are aspiring or practicing language-teaching professionals juggling multiple personal, academic, and professional demands. Research shows that reasons for not completing reading assignments also include factors such as reading comprehension, low student self-confidence, and lack of interest in the topic (e.g., Lei, Bartlett, Gorney, & Herschbach, 2010).
    • Getting Ready for Accreditation: What do I need to know about accessibility?
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      What do I need to know about accessibility?: An Intro to Section 508 with expert Gaeir (rhymes with “fire”) Dietrich from the High Tech Center Training Unit. This will be a fun overview of what you need to know to ensure your courses are accessible and accreditation ready. Everyone is welcome to attend either session.
    • Getting Ready for Curriculum Review - Fine-tuning ProLOs (for History Faculty) - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Rosamaria Tanghetti.During this flex activity history department faculty will meet to think about, discuss, and revise our program learning outcomes in anticipation of our upcoming curriculum review. The goal will be to settle on program learning outcomes that will guide us in developing student learning outcomes for our individual courses.
    • Getting the Most out of Guest Experts Who Speak to Your Class
      05/2015
      Articles and Publications
      nviting guest speakers into your classroom is a classic teaching strategy. Welcoming other voices into the classroom provides students with access to other perspectives, adds variety to the classroom routine, and demonstrates that learning is a collaborative enterprise. At the same time, however, presentations by guest experts are often plagued by a variety of design flaws that hinder their educational effectiveness.
    • Giving and Receiving Instructional Advice
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The problem is that really bad advice can be delivered articulately and with great conviction. So when a colleague offers advice or you read an article that tells you what you should do about some instructional issue, here are some criteria you can use to consider the merits of what’s being offered.
    • Going Through the Motions? The 2015 Survey of Faculty Workplace Engagement
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Employee engagement: it’s an important metric that can gauge how loyal and intrinsically interested people are in their work. So how engaged are faculty members, and how do they compare to other kinds of workers?
    • Goldilocks and the ‘Just Right’ Strategy for Helping Students Acquire New Content
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When Goldilocks visits the three bears’ house, she tastes the porridge they left out in the kitchen; papa’s porridge is too hot, mama’s is too cold, but baby bear’s porridge is “just right” for her. Believe or not, this notion of “just right” is meaningful to college professors as they prepare content for their classes.
    • Good Night, Sleep Tight (Flex Thursday)
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. According to a recent Gallup poll, 40% of Americans report getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night. No big deal, right? Wrong! Research reveals that the consequence of sleep loss can range from impairing our daily functioning to adversely affecting health (and even influencing our longevity). Join us to learn many facts related to the importance of sleep and why we should get more of it. Learn some simple tips that can help improve your sleep habits.
    • Google Apps - Fall 2014 Flex - CANCELED
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Discover a better way of learning. Free Web-based email, calendar & documents for collaborative study anytime, anywhere. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
    • Google Apps - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Brian Pogue. Don’t be the last person carrying a USB thumb drive! In this workshop you will see how Google Drive & Docs can be used to save you time, increase efficiency, and back up your data. You will also learn a few tricks for student engagement and collaboration. This means that you, along with all your colleagues and students, can create and share documents, websites, calendars and more, using your Los Rios user name and password. Google Apps is optimized for collaboration, easy publication to the web, and compatibility with mobile devices. Find out what you can and can’t do with Google Apps for education.Free to bring your own device or use a computer in the classroom.
    • Google Apps for Education
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. December 3, 2014. Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Don’t be the last person carrying a USB thumb drive! In this workshop you will see how Google Drive & Docs can be used to save you time, increase efficiency, and back up your data. You will also learn a few tricks for student engagement and collaboration. Please register. Space is limited to 10 participants.
    • Google Apps for Education - Spring 2015
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Find out what you can and can’t do with Google Apps for education. Free to bring your own device or use a computer in the classroom.
    • Google Apps for Education - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Norman Lorenz. Don’t be the last person carrying a USB thumb drive! In this workshop you will see how Google Drive & Docs can be used to save you time, increase efficiency, and back up your data. You will also learn a few tricks for student engagement and collaboration.
    • Google Apps: Learning about the use of SCC’s Drive, Calendar and Sites
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. Come and learning about SCC’s Google Apps. Orientation to accessing it for student use, while providing use of google’s version of a word suite, the use of docs, the value of building digital portfolios, and much more will be provided.
    • Grading with Grace
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      It was just a passing comment in a student’s email reply to me concerning some questions I had raised on her most recent paper. She answered my inquiries and then basically thanked me for “grading with such grace.” This is not a word that I have ever associated with my grading. Tough–yes; thorough–you bet, but grace? Doesn’t that imply my being too easy? Had I given more credit than the student deserved?
    • Grief in the Workplace *CANCELED* (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. January 15, 2015. We will crack open the seldom discussed but powerful emotion of grief. Loss is guaranteed to show up in our lives by virtue of being human. Let’s talk about it!
    • Grit and Gratitude Join Reading, Writing and Arithmetic on Report Cards; Students Scored on Attitudes Along with Academics
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A bit of a back story to this article's consideration and importance in higher education. Given the institution's attention to the Student Success Score card, the article could offer some insight and shed light to how our college classrooms could adapt, accommodate, and possibly assimilate to teaching and learning in a way that overall achievement in teaching and learning could be accomplished.
    • Grounded by FAA Rules
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?
    • Group Work Challenge: Assessing Team Members
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The problem with these systems is that the feedback they provide lacks specificity. Students don’t know what they are doing that accounts for the score they’ve received, and this makes improvement less likely.
    • Group Work: What Do Students Want from Their Teammates?
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Providing students with useful information about how to function effectively when they work in groups stands a good chance of improving what the group produces. It also helps students develop important skills they can use in group activities in college and beyond. Providing the information doesn’t guarantee that students will make use of it, but it’s a better option than not providing it.
    • Guest Lecture by Bestselling Author Dr. Michael Greger (How Not to Die)
      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The event is free and open to the public, and on a first come first serve basis. He will be selling and signing his book How Not to Die, which was published in December and soared onto the NYT bestseller list withina few weeks. He will be speaking to diet and chronic disease, and health in general for our younger population.
    • Guest Lecturer Dr. Lisa Shender - Bio 342 - Leishmaniasis and Chagas' Disease
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Dr. Lisa Shender is a post-doc veterinarian working at the UC Davis Veterinary School as part of the “One Health” program. On March 3, she will come to our Bio 342 New Plagues class (1:00pm-2:20pm at the West Sac Center room 214) to give a talk on 2 infectious diseases she has/is researching, Leishmaniasis and Chagas’ Disease.
    • Guiding Students to Think Critically Using Case Studies
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      One of the best practices in teaching and learning is the use of a three-part case study, or a scenario-based story, to help students deepen their understanding of a concept.