Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Greetings SCC colleagues!
This week of November 11-17, professional development focuses on virtual and on ground face to face workshops:
- Professional Development Online, California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
- Canvas for beginners
- Geography Awareness Week: Environmental Storytelling in Lake Tahoe
- Before they Shoot
- CCC Techconnect: Free Online Services for Meeting, Teaching, Learning, and Service
See the calendar of events below.
On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, we invite you to consider submitting and/or requesting Professional Development & Flex, the week of January 13-17, for Spring 2020 . The theme is “Student Success”. Once again, the SCC Equity Framework can assist in emphasizing capacity building. As the college continues to focus on training and development related to teaching, learning, and service, while strengthening and demonstrating student success and support, the SRC and its partner initiatives of Student Equity, Student Success and Support, Hispanic Serving Institute, SAGE & SESI/STEM, Guided Pathways, and Achieve The Dream, ATD (ATD Model- Building Core Capacities) request your proposals for professional development. We seek workshops and professional development events related to district initiatives, college/division/department, and unit/program/resource plans that address campus wide goals and objectives.
We look forward to your proposal submissions! Webinar options may also be submitted. After gathering the complete information on this Proposal/request form, you will be contacted to set up and schedule the event. Please complete a separate form for either the “Proposal for a workshop/event I would like to organize/facilitate” and/or “Request for a professional development workshop/event”.
Quote of the week
From a new book
“The Building Equity Audit’s greatest value is its ability to mine the perspectives and experiences that exist within your school right now in relation to each level of the Building Equity Taxonomy and identify which students are more prepared to benefit from current practice and which need additional support. To speak in metaphor, it can show you where a ramp should be provided alongside the stairs you’ve already put in place. The audit statements selected for inclusion in the Building Equity Review and discussed in this book are offered to provoke conversations, and the associated actions we propose focus on adding the right type of ramps so that more students can reach higher levels of attainment. A school’s commitment to building those ramps, in essence, becomes its equity plan.“
“The Equity Taxonomy”
by Dominique Smith, Nancy E. Frey, Ian Pumpian and Douglas E. Fisher
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of November 11-17, 2019
The week of November 18-23, 2019
The week of November 25- December 1, 2019
The week of December 2-8, 2019
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Videos of the Week
In a talk that’s by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let’s face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. “A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,” she says. “They’re going to move forward. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved on.”
Social media has become our new home. Can we build it better? Taking design cues from urban planners and social scientists, technologist Eli Pariser shows how the problems we’re encountering on digital platforms aren’t all that new — and shares how, by following the model of thriving towns and cities, we can create trustworthy online communities.
Podcast of the Week
When Rhonda Gonzales was in college in the early ’90s, the term “first-generation” wasn’t part of her vocabulary. Sure, she was the first in her family to go to college and she did have a sense of discomfort on campus — not quite fitting in. But it wasn’t something she advertised, or even identified with, and no one else on campus seemed to care much, either.
Organizations are always looking for the ingredients that make a good employee, with many turning to personality tests as a means to find out.
The Harvard Review
The experiment proves that when it comes to taking in new information, you could be benefitting from active learning more than you think.
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
This handbook presents a wide range of research on adults who have low literacy skills. It looks at the cognitive, affective, and motivational factors underlying adult literacy; adult literacy in different countries; and the educational approaches being taken to help improve adults’ literacy skills.
Recently, my friend Carl got a new job with the task of quickly building a 600-person pharmaceutical sales team, and leading that team as the company enters a new therapeutic market. He’s an industry veteran who excels at strategy, execution and motivating his team. But he gave me a call because there was one leadership area he wasn’t as comfortable with: diversity & inclusion.
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.
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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!