The Center for Learning and Teaching
(formally the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development)
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Week 5! Black History Month and Presidents Weekend (School closed February 14 & 17)
We hope everyone had an enjoyable Presidents Day weekend. Professional development February 17-23 offers PD in the F/S calendar along with virtual workshops as well as the Vision Resource Center where the focus is on current trends and issues across education. Other resources include videos, podcasts, and research articles:
- SCC Campus Book Chat
- Adding Interactivity to 3C Media videos
- Professional Development Online, California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
- Main Events
Quote of the week
Moving from Fear to Love
“If you want to tap into what life has to offer, let love be your primary mode of being, not fear. Fear closes us down and makes us retreat. It locks doors and limits opportunities. Love is about opening to possibilities. Seeing the world with new eyes. It widens our heart and mind. Fear incarcerates, but love liberates.
-John Mark Green
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
Upcoming next week:
- The First follow up since convocation in the Series “City Ways”. See the calendar below for the week of February 24th!
The week of February 17, 2020
The week of February 24, 2020
The week of March 02, 2020
The week of March 09, 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
In this powerful, personal talk, author and academic Juan Enriquez shares stories from inside the immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border, bringing this often-abstract debate back down to earth — and showing what you can do every day to create a sense of belonging for immigrants. “This isn’t about kids and borders,” he says. “It’s about us. This is about who we are, who we the people are, as a nation and as individuals.”
Podcast of the Week
Inside Higher Education
In Effective Teaching Strategies
Annually, approximately one million international students study in the U.S. where they advance science and research in various fields. Many international students go great lengths to accomplish their goals and fill voids in the job market, and several Nobel laureates were once international students. In response, it is crucial to acknowledge mistakes professors make and how to best avoid these to both welcome and support international students.
Understanding Negative and Toxic Leadership and How to Overcome It
For leaders and aspiring leaders who want to grow in their position and help others do the same, this live online seminar examines the negative or toxic attributes of leadership and will help you avoid these traits through a lens of “what not to do.”
If anyone is interested in participating, please rsvp to Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be glad to set it up for next Tuesday.
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!