Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Greetings SCC colleagues!
This week of December 2-8, professional development focuses on virtual workshops and current trends and issues across education in the form of podcasts and research articles:
- Professional Development Online, California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
See the calendar of events below.
Quote of the week
Students as Teachers
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”-Theodore Roosevelt
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of December 2-8, 2019
The week of December 9-15, 2019
The week of December 16-20, 2019
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Videos of the Week
This talk is a breath of fresh air for someone who struggles with civic engagement. I was immediately brought in by the speaker’s terrific examples, and with hearing his breakdown of the issues, I felt empowered rather than guilty. Hadn’t noticed how the public sector dissuades people from engaging through convoluted messaging and not giving contact info for follow-up. Meslin’s talk is great for anyone who cares about their communities, but has felt invisible barriers from actually doing something for them.
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.
Podcast of the Week
For nearly a decade, Diana Ramirez hadn’t been able to take a book home from the San Diego Public Library. Her borrowing privileges were suspended, she was told, because of a mere $10 in late fees, an amount that had grown to $30 over the years.
Anyone looking for something to watch over the Thanksgiving Holidays would do well to check out the inspiring and fascinating “College Behind Bars,” airing on PBS stations on November 25. An extended trailer can be viewed here. The show focuses on one particular college-in-prison program, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI).
I found the article, “Testing and Assessment: Looking in the Wrong Places” by Dr. Caristi (Faculty Focus, 11 Sept. 2019) interesting. But, if I am interpreting his arguments correctly, I must kindly disagree with his conclusion that we must do…
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Information and inspiring leaders of social change
Four strategies for creating a positive school culture that focuses on the whole student and fosters long-term, holistic well-being.
Center for Urban Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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 Los Angeles Review of Books
IN HER CLASSIC WORK on pedagogy, Teaching to Transgress (1994), bell hooks theorizes learning as “the practice of freedom.”
Research recommends wider use of teacher assessment, saying it accurately reflects ability.
PBS Teachers Lounge
How many times has a teacher posed, “Are there any questions?” – only to be met with deafening silence from their learners. How often have students understood this question as rhetorical rather than a genuine invitation to articulate their curiosity and wonder in the form of a question? Better yet, how can we cultivate learning environments that authentically value and lead with students’ questions and curiosity rather than hastily elicit them as an afterthought?
You’ve made it through the first couple of months or so of teaching. Maybe by now, you are feeling overwhelmed, tired and for some, ready for another vacation week. No worries, maybe an attitude adjustment is in order, and as a veteran teacher with 39 years in public school pedagogy, I am here to recommend five easy lessons in mindfulness, to keep you inspired.
CSUDH Community College Teaching Certificate
This is a graduate-level program for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching.
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.
To read the full posts, log in using your Vision Resource Center username and password, and click on Browse for Training.
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!