The Center for Learning and Teaching
(formally the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development)
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Week 4! Black History Month
Professional development March 10-16 offers the following along with virtual workshops through the Vision Resource Center as well as current trends and issues across education in the form of podcasts and research articles:
- Black Wall Street, Thursday
- Professional Development Online, California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
- Main Events
Quote of the week
Assessing our programs
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
See also the calendar of events below. Have a terrific fourth week!
Spring PD Week and Convocation, please share your feedback on professional development.
The SCC 4 City Ways
The week of February 10, 2020
The week of February 17, 2020
The week of February 24, 2020
The week of March 02, 2020
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Off campus meetings with other community colleges; go see what’s different!
Be intentional, Be learners, Be inspired — Be in community with 3CSN at our upcoming regional and statewide events!
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Thursday, March 5 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (EST or 11:00-12:30pm, PST)
Video of the Week with a focus on Climate Change
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of … eating, walking or generally “living while black.” In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing — while challenging us all to level up.
Podcast of the Week
Frisbee coach Martin Levy is a big fan of the clicker. He uses it to train his border collies to perform complex jumps and twirls on the Frisbee field. In 2012, after successfully using a clicker to teach his other Frisbee students — the human ones — he decided to up the stakes, and test it out at his day job: as an orthopedic surgeon.
Inside Higher Education
In Effective Teaching Strategies
One of the reasons I love teaching is that each semester provides a fresh start: empty grade books, eager students. I also cherished this time when I was a student myself: poring over course syllabi, purchasing new textbooks, meeting my professors. Although I reside on eastern South Dakota’s frigid plains, the first day of class consistently brings me a warm feeling.
All faculty want to treat students fairly, but more and more faculty are being asked to teach equitably. Is that any different? What does equity look like in the online classroom? This session will explore what it means to teach equitably and identifies five equitable practices that you can incorporate into your online courses.
Center for Urban Education
April 2-3, 2020
Our most requested institute, CUE’s Equity-Minded Teaching Institute is a two-day event focused on embedding equity in teaching practices and creating inclusive classroom cultures for racially minoritized student groups.
We’re ready to help instructors who desire to make a difference in the educational experiences of students for whom higher education has been the least successful in serving. This means designing and adopting pedagogy, curriculum, language, roles, routines, and symbols that foster racial equity as the norm.
Institute participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions on how to perceive the classroom as a racialized space, how to use disaggregated course outcome data to understand the state of racial inequity in their classroom, how to employ the syllabus as a tool for racial equity, and more.
Resources for the classroom:
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!