Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
As we develop and deepen relationships with our students and certainly with our colleagues through the City Ways listed below, we also ask you to spend a few minutes offering us relationship based feedback on the following:
If you would please submit it within the week, this helps our office in planning across the spring semester while remaining attentive to a continuous improvement process.
The 4 City Ways integration into your routine, program, syllabus, or into your life skills!
Meanwhile, if you have not seen this article, it is worth a read!
The remaining focus on professional development January 27-March 02 will offer virtual workshops through the Vision Resource Center as well as 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.
- Main Events
See also the calendar of events below. Have a terrific first week!
Quote of the week
Hearing Everyone’s Voice
“What You Need to Be Warm”
a poem by Neil Gaiman
A baked potato of a winter’s night to wrap your hands around or burn your mouth.
A blanket knitted by your mother’s cunning fingers. Or your grandmother’s.
A smile, a touch, trust, as you walk in from the snow
or return to it, the tips of your ears pricked pink and frozen.
The tink tink tink of iron radiators waking in an old house.
To surface from dreams in a bed, burrowed beneath blankets and comforters,
the change of state from cold to warm is all that matters, and you think
just one more minute snuggled here before you face the chill. Just one.
Places we slept as children: they warm us in the memory.
We travel to an inside from the outside. To the orange flames of the fireplace
or the wood burning in the stove. Breath-ice on the inside of windows,
to be scratched off with a fingernail, melted with a whole hand.
Frost on the ground that stays in the shadows, waiting for us.
Wear a scarf. Wear a coat. Wear a sweater. Wear socks. Wear thick gloves.
An infant as she sleeps between us. A tumble of dogs,
a kindle of cats and kittens. Come inside. You’re safe now.
A kettle boiling at the stove. Your family or friends are there. They smile.
Cocoa or chocolate, tea or coffee, soup or toddy, what you know you need.
A heat exchange, they give it to you, you take the mug
and start to thaw. While outside, for some of us, the journey began
as we walked away from our grandparents’ houses
away from the places we knew as children: changes of state and state and state,
to stumble across a stony desert, or to brave the deep waters,
while food and friends, home, a bed, even a blanket become just memories.
Sometimes it only takes a stranger, in a dark place,
to hold out a badly-knitted scarf, to offer a kind word, to say
we have the right to be here, to make us warm in the coldest season.
You have the right to be here.
Thanks to the Exchange Everyday
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of January 27- February 02, 2020
The week of February 03, 2020
The week of February 10, 2020
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Video of the Week with a focus on Climate Change
“I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me,” says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate “Fridays For Future,” the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climate crisis. She shares four first steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist. “This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity,” she says.
Podcast of the Week
Local health workers across the U.S. have been reaching out to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance on how to screen, manage and treat potential cases of coronavirus. Currently, testing for the virus must take place at the CDC.
Inside Higher Education
In Effective Teaching Strategies
Years ago, as a high school graduate applying for a college scholarship, I tried an innovative research strategy. I was investigating the case of a Canadian man who was…
The Essential Read When Teaching Is Your Passion
For more than 30 years, The Teaching Professor has been a trusted guide for tens of thousands of educators who are committed to creating a better learning environment.
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
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!