Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Greetings SCC colleagues!
The focus on professional development December 16-January 17 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.
We are also pleased to share and welcome you to the spring 2020 semester with professional development & flex plans for January 13-16, including Convocation on Friday, January 17th.
See the calendar of events below.
Quote of the week
Facilitate Positive Observation Visits
“Achievement is made using the faith of optimism.”
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of December 16-20, 2019
The week of January 02-05, 2020
Happy New Year!
The week of January 06-12, 2020
The week of January 13-17, 2020
Welcome to the Spring 2020 Semester Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Videos of the Week
By his late 20s, Casey Gerald seemed to be on top of the world: he’d earned degrees from Yale and Harvard, worked on Wall Street and in Washington, started a nonprofit. But he’d also hidden important parts of his life to fit in. Watch this moving talk to explore the bargains we often make to succeed — and to see the amazing things that happen when we freely accept our full, whole lives.
The way we’re taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society — and shows why it’s time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.
Podcast of the Week
The stories we tell about ourselves — stories of success and stories of failure — often have their beginnings in the distant past. Sometimes, they start in our childhoods. Sometimes, before we were even born.
Inside Higher Education
Decades ago, a new employee was hired to paint stripes on the side and middle of a road. This was before automated machines, and thus the stripes were painted by hand. The supervisor took the new employee out to his assigned road and explained what he needed to accomplish. The supervisor also challenged the new employee to get five miles of the road striped each day. The new employee agreed and went to work while the supervisor went to check on other employees. At the end of the day the supervisor asked the new employee what he had accomplished and was very pleased to hear that seven miles of the road was complete, exceeding the goal he had set for the day. The supervisor complimented the new employee for a job well done.
This program is designed to teach learners what intercultural competence is, why it’s important, and how to build it in both faculty and students. Explore some of the cultural differences instructors are likely to face in the classroom along with myths surrounding intercultural competence.
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!