Professional Development Activities SCC Fall 2019- Professional Development September 23-29

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings SCC colleagues!

This week of September 23-29, the focus of training are two LRCFT events, and making Pi from scratch. See the calendar of events below.

If you haven’t done so, please spare a few minutes of your time to participate in the survey, providing us with important information and feedback regarding the PD/Flex/Convocation week programming.

Fall 2019 Professional Development/Flex Survey

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about professional development as it relates to college wide efforts and/or flex, please reply directly to Tyler Wyckoff at and myself at 


Quote of the week

From a new book

Building Equity

School Equity

“Imagine a school in which the student body truly represents the diversity of human experience
and each member is being prepared to interact, survive, and thrive as 21st century learners and world citizens.”

“The Equity Taxonomy”

by Dominique Smith, Nancy E. Frey, Ian Pumpian and Douglas E. Fisher

See the SCC Equity Framework for more information

Main Events


Professional Development

The week of September 23-29, 2019

The week of September 30- October 06, 2019

The week of October 07-13, 2019

The week of October 14-20, 2019

Oct 18
Oct 18
Oct 18

When to Call a Union Rep (LRCFT Event)

Fri., Oct. 18 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Videos of the Week

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Greta Thunberg, The disarming case to act right now on Climate Change

In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg says. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.”


The United Nations General Session, in New York, September 24, 2019

Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop climate change. “You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty words,” Thunberg said at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. “You’re failing us, but young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you,” she added. Thunberg traveled to the U.S. by sailboat last month so she could appear at the summit. She and other youth activists led international climate strikes on Friday in an attempt to garner awareness ahead of the UN’s meeting of political and business leaders.

What can we as community college representatives do to reach resiliency?

Articles of the Week

Inside Higher Education

Star scholar of minority-serving institutions Marybeth Gasman was accused of fostering a hypersexualized and racially insensitive climate in her research center.


Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool


The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Trends in Mobile Technology

Mobile technology has changed the way college students — and most other adults — live their lives.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request. Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone.

*via Library access to the digital edition


The New York Times

Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike

Anxious about their future on a hotter planet and angry at world leaders for failing to arrest the crisis, masses of young people poured into the streets on every continent on Friday for a day of global climate protests. Organizers estimated the turnout to be around four million in thousands of cities and towns worldwide.


‘She seems very happy’: Trump appears to mock Greta Thunberg’s emotional speech

Teenage climate activists told world leaders ‘you are failing us’ and accused them of ‘betrayal’



Cornerstone Learning

Professional Development Online

Build a culture of learning and development with the best LMS for employee learning and development. For more information about professional development using Cornerstone, see the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.

Here’s a list of the recent information:

Learn about the core concepts that are driving our system
– *NEW* Corequisite Support in California’s Community Colleges
– Pursuing the Vision for Success
– Introduction to Guided Pathways

Collecting Student Voices for Guided Pathways
– Improving Equity in Campus Hiring
– Dual Enrollment

Connect in communities to access resources, ask questions, and share ideas
– Vision for Success & Local Goal Alignment
– Guided Pathways
– Student Centered Funding Formula

To read the full posts, log in using your Vision Resource Center username and password, and click onBrowse for Training.


Have a great week.


Debra Crumpton, Dawna DeMartini, Adam Freas, Jesus Limon Guzman, Norman Lorenz, Coordinators, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!