Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Welcome to the spring semester, 2020!
Thank you to all the past “PDweek” speakers and participants for a job well done. We had workshops from Monday to Friday culminating with Convocation and division/department meetings! What a way to begin the spring semester! Please look out for the outcomes survey next week!
Meanwhile, here are the City Ways if you would like to integrate them into your routine, program, syllabus, or simply into your life skills!
The remaining focus on professional development January 20-26 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.
- Main Events
See also the calendar of events below. Have a terrific first week!
Quote of the week
Fix the Environment, Not the Student
“It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it’s pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.”
Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education, wrote that “our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.” Thus, with these early skills, we develop purposefully into adulthood and beyond into our career paths…
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of January 20-26, 2020
The week of January 27- February 02, 2020
The week of February 03, 2020
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Videos of the Week and Highlights from the SCC Climate Change PD
Colette Pichon Battle
Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 — a crisis of “climate migration” the world isn’t ready for, says disaster recovery lawyer and Louisiana native Colette Pichon Battle. In this passionate, lyrical talk, she urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration — and caused it in the first place — and shares how we can cultivate collective resilience, better prepare before disaster strikes and advance human rights for all.
Given the option, few would choose to buy products that harm the earth — yet it’s nearly impossible to know how most consumer goods are made or where they’re sourced from. That’s about to change, says supply chain innovator Markus Mutz. He shares how he used block chain technology to track Patagonian tooth fish on their journey from ocean to dinner plate — and proved it’s possible to offer consumers a product they can trust.
Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
There’s two times more carbon in the earth’s soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere — combined. Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe dives into the science of soil and shares how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. “[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help us combat climate change — if we can only stop treating it like dirt,” she says.
Podcast of the Week
Three researchers to talk about climate change.
Inside Higher Education
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Mindful Communication
- Teaching Techniques
- 21st Century Learning
- Make Office hours count
- The Focus is you
- Tips on Taking over a course
- A Powerful framework
- Mentoring students
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.
Satire, misinformation, and disinformation have circulated for centuries. But as rapidly advancing technology provides novice researchers with immediate access to overwhelming amounts of content, students tend to overlook steps of the research process—such as resource evaluation—in favor of instant gratification and confirmation bias.
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!