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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    • I Took a MOOC, and I Think I Liked It
      06/2015
      Surveys and Survey Results
      For the first time since leaving graduate school almost 15 years ago, I enrolled in a class, “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution,” and the first day wasn’t like that of any other class I’ve taken. In lieu of finding a seat, I placed a virtual pin (labeled “participant”) on a digital world map, along with 47,000 of my classmates scattered around the world. I was enrolled in a MOOC.
    • I'm Gonna Rise Above What I Was Doing
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Chicago taught Tavaris Sanders how to survive among gang members. Is there room for him to thrive at a liberal-arts college?
    • IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2015
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Using the interest-based communication and decision-making process to create an environment in which individuals participate fully, feel respected, and receive recognition for the contributions they make.
    • Improving Your WordPress Site - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Jen Schwedler. Have a WordPress website and want to try something new? Need to troubleshoot layout issues? Interested in adding new functionality to your site? Bring your WordPress knowledge and your site and get customized support in taking your WordPress site to the next level.
    • In Case of Emergency
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us!
    • In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      When students enroll in MOOCs, they almost always watch a series of video lectures. But without also engaging interactively, a report says, they won't know when they're...Click to see more!
    • Increasing Student Completion through Accelerated English and Math
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The workshop will include student outcomes data, classroom materials, video, and tools faculty can use to develop accelerated models for their own campus.
    • Influencing How Students Discuss Content
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When students are talking with each other about content, most of us worry, at least a little bit. We’ve all heard less-than-impressive exchanges. For example, four students are in a group discussing three open-ended questions about two challenging readings. It’s less than five minutes since they started, but they’re already on question three. Or, they’re working with clickers, supposedly exchanging ideas about a problem, but the group has already decided on one member’s solution. She just happens to be a student who regularly answers in class and is almost always right.
    • Information Security Training
      01/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Information Security training is mandatory for all classified and management employees. Temporary classified employees and student workers who access sensitive data should complete the Information Security Training as necessary. Training is also available for faculty coordinators handling sensitive data.
    • Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Workshop
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges. Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to effectively serve students. It is jointly administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and College of the Canyons. Major components of the initiative include development of the statewide indicators per SB 852 and SB 860, making Technical Assistance Teams (now called Partnership Resource Teams) and implementation grants available to colleges interested in receiving assistance, and providing professional development opportunities.
    • Institutional Effectiveness Reports - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. Come to this workshop to learn what information is available in the SCC Institutional Effectiveness Reports. These reports include the SLO Report, Student Achievement Report, College Goal Indicators Report, Basic Skills Report, etc.
    • Integrating Critical Thinking into Your Curriculum
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Michael Severson. This will be a hands on discussion of activities and strategies to promote more in depth analysis and engage students in more critical thinking processes. We will discuss concepts, methodologies, activities and assessment tools designed to enhance your instruction without taking away from content teaching time. Bring your challenges, ideas, activities and strategies to share with your colleagues.
    • Integrating Critical Thinking Into Your Curriculum (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This will be a hands on workshop designed to provide discussion and activities to broaden the integration of strategies and exercises to engage students in more critical thinking processes. We will discuss teaching methodologies, activities and assessment tools designed to enhance your instruction without taking away from content teaching time. Bring your challenges, ideas, activities and strategies to share with your colleagues.
    • Integrating Pearson's MyMathLab into D2L: An Easy Transition - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 205. Presented by Renee Medina and Daniel Gilbert Valencia. This workshop will walk math faculty through the steps necessary to integrate Pearson's MyMathLab into the D2L environment.
    • Integrative Health Care Without Borders
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Join us as naturopathic physician and medical futurist Dr. Annette D'Armata leads a discussion on naturopathic medicine, global health and the future of medicine.
    • Interview Success Through Better Listening
      02/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A job interview is a conversation, writes Jake Livengood, and to engage in it effectively, you must be a good listener.
    • Intro to D2L
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training.
    • Intro to D2l - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training.
    • Intro to D2L - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Dyan Pease. An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training. Desire2Learn is the learning management system for Los Rios and Sacramento City College. This workshop presents an overview of the training opportunities and resources available to SCC faculty. Topics include opportunities for on-campus training workshops, facilitated online training, how to request D2L development and “official” course sites, and other important changes affecting faculty teaching online, hybrid, or web-enhanced (face-to-face) courses. If you’re planning on getting started with D2L, this is your starting point. Free to bring your own device or use a computer in the classroom.
    • Introduction to Canvas
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson.Canvas is the new learning management system for Los Rios and Sacramento City College. This introductory workshop presents a first look at Canvas and an overview of the training opportunities and resources available to SCC faculty.
    • Introduction to Prezi
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Cheryl Kaufman. Unsure how to replace or update your Powerpoints with Prezi? Think it will take too long to learn how to use Prezi and make a change to existing presentations? Come learn how easy it can be to add style to your presentations with movement, videos, and themes. “People remember experiences, not slides. Engage your audience with a dynamic, multi-dimensional story they won’t forget.” -PREZI.com
    • Introduction to WordPress CMS
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      New to WordPress or just interested in a review? This presentation will introduce you to the WordPress CMS using actual page templates for the new SCC website and explore the concept of multi-site management. You will learn how to create and edit pages, publish blog posts, and add graphics, links, and widgets.
    • Introduction to WordPress Content Management System - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Jen Schwedler. New to WordPress or just interested in a review? This presentation will introduce you to the WordPress CMS using actual page templates for the new SCC website and explore the concept of multi-site management. Preregistration is REQUIRED for this event. Please follow the link to the Calendar for preregistration.
    • Is it a Culture, Disability or Inappropriate Behavior? Establishing an Optimal Learning Environment
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Gwyneth Tracy. Students come to college with expectations and behaviors that may have been permitted in other settings, but are not appropriate in the college environment. The student may have an identified disability with approved accommodations, or may not have an identified disability. Accommodations and various types of support will be discussed, as well as the many reasons students behave as they do. Maintaining academic rigor while supporting student success is not an oxymoron. Sharing of personal experiences with students in the classroom will be encouraged. Active and creative problem solving will be a major part of the workshop.
    • Is Your Online or Hybrid Course Ready for Accreditation?
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Is your Online or Hybrid course ready for accreditation? This one-hour workshop will help you with a self-assessment to determine if your online or hybrid course meets the ACCJC standards for distance education.
    • Issues in the Juvenile Justice System
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Dec. 4, 2013. Location: Learning Resource Center, LRC 105. The consequences of zero tolerance programs have pushed many young people from our education system and into the criminal justice system and have adversely impacted the educational achievement and participation of minority students.
    • It’s Not Me, It’s You: Coping with Student Resistance
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A little before the middle of each semester, I ask my students to fill out an anonymous one-minute paper to indicate what they would like to “stop, start, or continue” in my course. I like to think I am a good teacher, and good teaching, it is generally acknowledged these days, asks us to reflect on our teaching, scrutinize our teaching, and challenge our assumptions about teaching. We’re also encouraged to ask for and be responsive to student feedback.
    • IUDs to Complete
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      In New York City, the health department and colleges are partnering to promote a birth control device as a way of encouraging students to graduate.