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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 30-October 6, professional development ranges across Distance Education and Instructional Development related to the learning management system and accessibility. See the calendar of events below.

 


Quote of the week

From a new book

Building Equity

School Equity

Physical Integration. Equitable schools are diverse ones, and they value their students’ differences and unique experiences with the world. In Chapter 1, we focus on integration efforts and broaden the lens from a focus on race and ethnicity to include class, gender, language, ability, religion, and sexual orientation.”

“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 30- October 06, 2019

The week of October 07-13, 2019

The week of October 14-20, 2019

The week of October 21-27, 2019

 


Videos of the Week

 Muthoni Drummer Queen

Muthoni Drummer Queen’s thought-provoking music fuses traditional African drum patterns with modern styles like hip-hop, reggae and blues.

Why you should listen

Muthoni Drummer Queen is the founder of two festivals in East Africa: Blankets & Wine, a platform for emerging and established “alternative” Kenyan and African artists that has since expanded to franchises in Uganda and Rwanda; and Africa Nouveau, an annual music and arts festival gathering creators, curators and fans of “African cool.”

Creativity Builds Nations

In a hopeful talk followed by an empowering performance, musician and TED Fellow Muthoni Drummer Queen shares how industries like music, film and fashion provide a platform for Africans to broadcast their rich and diverse talents — and explains how the shared experience of creativity can replace attitudes of exclusionism and othering with acceptance and self-love.


Articles of the Week

Inside Higher Education

Technology and Learning

Arguing For and Against ‘The Meritocracy Trap’

A highly positive review of a book that made me think, and left me deeply unpersuaded.

 


Center for Urban Education

Campus Spaces Equity Observation

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool\

Classroom Engagement Observation

Syllabus Review Protocol

Web Scan Protocol

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Community-College Application: 7 Ways to Improve Your Odds

The faculty job market is just as brutal lately at community colleges as it is in any other sector of academe. As I often tell graduate students and new Ph.D.s interested in applying to a two-year campus: Getting hired here isn’t necessarily easier — it’s just different.

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

 


Resources

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.

Cordially,

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!

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 WyckofT@scc.losrios.edu and myself at Norman.lorenz@scc.losrios.edu. 

 


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

 


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’

 


Resources

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.

Cordially,

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!

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 16-22, the focus of training is on hiring/equity, social justice, and the “self-study. 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 WyckofT@scc.losrios.edu and myself at Norman.lorenz@scc.losrios.edu. 

Quote of the week

From a new book

Building Equity

“Equity in education is an important concern because schools are essential in the maintenance of democracy.”

“The Equity Taxonomy”

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

Main Events

 


Professional Development

The week of September 16-22, 2019

The week of September 23-29, 2019

The week of September 30- October 06, 2019

The week of October 07-13, 2019

 


Videos of the Week

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Akshita Agarwal · Educator

The Paradox of Value

Imagine you’re on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond … or a bottle of water. It’s an easy choice – the diamonds are more valuable. But if given the same choice when you were dehydrated in the desert, after wandering for days, would you choose differently? Why? Aren’t diamonds still more valuable? Akshita Agarwal explains the paradox of value. [Directed by Qa’ed Mai, narrated by Julianna Zarzycki].


Articles of the Week

Inside Higher Education

Association of college administrators that deal with campus sexual assaults prompts controversy with a new recommendation not to over-rely on the behavior of traumatized victims to determine the veracity of their claims.

 


Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Trends in Education: Lifelong Learning

Colleges are revamping their offerings and campuses to attract older students and others who require education throughout 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

 


Resources

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 on Browse for Training.

 


Have a great week.

Cordially,

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!

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings SCC colleagues!

This week we promote September 13th, further discussion on safety. 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 WyckofT@scc.losrios.edu and myself at Norman.lorenz@scc.losrios.edu. 

Quote of the week

Challenging Behavior Redefined

“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement, and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”
-Brian Adams

Main Events

 


Professional Development

The week of September 9-15, 2019

The week of September 16-22, 2019

The week of September 23-29, 2019

The week of September 30- October 06, 2019

 


Videos of the Week

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Phillip Atiba Goff

How we can turn racism into a solvable problem — and improve policing

Phillip works with police departments to help public safety become more equitable and less deadly.

When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it — and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Phillip Atiba Goff. In an actionable talk, he shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them. Learn more about their data-driven approach — and how you can get involved with the work that still needs to be done. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)


Articles of the Week

Faculty Focus

Bringing PEACE to the Classroom

One of the most intriguing, and perhaps intimidating, aspects of walking into a class for the first time and introducing yourself is deciding who you will be.  The teaching persona you present to your students on that first day of


Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching Online Will Make You a Better Teacher in Any Setting

When I first began teaching online courses, I did so with a fair amount of uncertainty and trepidation. Could I replicate in a digital environment what I believed was essential for an in-person course? What I learned, however, was that I didn’t need to replicate my face-to-face pedagogy exactly. I could find different, albeit related, techniques and practices to achieve a similar outcome online.

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

 


Inside Higher Education

The First Days Back

A study says smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they’ve learned more than they actually have — potentially at the expense of active learning.

 


Resources

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 on Browse for Training.

 


Have a great week.

Cordially,

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!