Professional Development Activities & Resources Database

The Staff Resource Center offers professional development through a variety of resources.  This database provides a compilation of these resources in multiple types.

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    • Habits of Mind: Tools for Student Success

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. "How can we encourage our students to use the habits of mind [having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems that have no obvious solution]that lead to effective learning?" and "How can we tell if they are doing this?".
    • Habits of Mind: Tools for Student Success - Fall 2014 Flex

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Leila Stone. "How can we encourage our students to use the habits of mind [having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems that have no obvious solution]that lead to effective learning?" and "How can we tell if they are doing this?".
    • Hands-on Google Apps for Beginners (Tech Wednesday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. This is a small, hands-on workshop for the very beginning-est beginner. Come and join three (3) colleagues and learn how to increase student engagement and collaboration with Google apps. You will learn how to: Get students collaborating on one project from anywhere in the world, Securely get your files from any computer anywhere in the world, Never hear another student say they lost a file and could not turn in the assignment, Do online office hours with 2 clicks.
    • Hands-On Rice Dumpling Workshop & Dim Sum Presentation

      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 20, 2014. In this workshop series, you’ll hear some stories about dim sums, know its development, and see various kinds of dim sum presentation. A limited number of participants will have hands-on practice on making and cooking and tasting one dish. The first dim sum in this workshop series is steamed sticky rice ball with sweet filling coated with shredded coconut.
    • Help Your Students Get Ready for Online Learning - Fall 2015 Flex Wednesday

      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this session, learn how the California Community Colleges’ Online Education Initiative’s Student Readiness modules help students understand and prepare for the rigors of online and hybrid courses.
    • Helping Students Develop Critical Information Processing Skills

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      The wealth of digital information has shifted our focus in higher education from developing critical thinking skills to developing critical information processing skills. Today’s students are digital natives, and many assume these students possess basic research skills because of their natural ease with technology. However, many college students lack important information processing skills to understand electronic material. Grafstein (2002) noted that “Given the seductively easy accessibility of masses of unregulated information, it is imperative that students, from the very beginning of their academic careers, adopt a critical approach to information and develop the ability to evaluate the information they encounter for authenticity, accuracy, credibility, authority, relevance, concealed bias, logical inconsistency, and so on” (p. 199).
    • Helping Students Make the Right Call on Cell Phones

      09/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Much has been written, both in Faculty Focus and elsewhere, about cell phones in the classroom. Such pieces typically break into two categories: whether to ban or not to ban, and techniques for using devices productively for educational purposes.
    • Helping You Help Us: A Conversation with Current SCC Students About Foster Care and The Pursuit of Higher Education (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This workshop will focus on developing an effective process of communication between SCC faculty, staff, and administrators with SCC students who are current or former foster youth. We will explore ways to identify and understand triggers for youth who have grown up in the foster care system. Attendees will also learn about campus programming that supports current and former foster youth, like Fostering Futures within the EOPS program.
    • High School Articulation: Promoting Student Persistence and Pathways to Success - Spring 2016 Flex

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Miela Zitelli, CTE Transitions Coordinator, & Gabriel Meehan, Associate Vice President, Instruction. This workshop familiarizes SCC faculty and staff with the guidelines for developing High School Articulation Agreements that provide students the opportunity to earn tuition-free college credit for comparable courses completed in career pathways while still in high school.
    • Hiring and Equity workshop - Summer 2014

      07/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Thursday, July 10, 2014. Presented by Julia Jolly.
    • Hiring and Equity workshops - Spring 2016

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Hiring the Best for Diversity training, Equity Rep training, and combined training at SCC, ARC, CRC, and FLC throughout Spring 2016
    • Hiring the Best for a Diverse Workforce - Fall 2015

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Julia Jolly. California Education Code now requires that all community college employees on hiring committees be trained to serve. Los Rios Equity Officers have participated in a training by Liebert, Cassidy Whitmore to prepare for these training sessions. This interactive program is the "Hiring the Best" training session.
    • Hiring the Best for a Diverse Workforce - Fall 2016 Flex

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Julia Jolly. This two-hour facilitation session explores the hiring process through the Ed Code- mandated lens of diversifying our campus environment to more fully represent the students whom we all serve. The training session is highly interactive, encouraging multiple voices and perspectives. Required if serving on a hiring committee.
    • Hiring the Best for a Diverse Workforce - Summer 2015

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Complete this two hour training in order to serve on division hiring committees per Education Code requirements. Just come and attend. A sign-in sheet will be available at the training; no pre-registration required. Trainings will occur during the semester and throughout summer. You will want to get trained before August 2015.
    • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Forums

      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      SCC is preparing to submit a Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant. SCC has met the Department of Education (DOE) program specific eligibility requirements to apply for the Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant. The DOE defines an HSI as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. As of Fall 2014 SCC Hispanic student enrollment is 28 percent.
    • How 3 Professors Use Trigger Warnings in Their Classrooms

      09/2016
      Articles and Publications
      The words mean different things to different people, and often they're not even called "trigger warnings." Whatever their name, here's what they look like in practice.
    • How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

      03/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
    • How Data is helping us unravel the mysteries of the brain

      09/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Geneticist Steve McCarroll wants to make an atlas of all the cells in the human body so that we can understand in precise detail how specific genes work, especially in the brain. In this fascinating talk, he shares his team's progress -- including their invention of "Drop-seq," a technology that allows scientists to analyze individual cells at a scale that was never before possible -- and describes how this research could lead to new ways of treating mental illnesses like schizophrenia.
    • How Do Students Learn from Participation in Class Discussion?

      03/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Despite numerous arguments favoring active learning, especially class discussion, instructors sometimes worry that discussion is an inefficient or ineffective way for students to learn. What happens when students make non-value added, irrelevant, or inaccurate contributions? What about comments from non-experts that may obfuscate rather than clarify understanding? What about students who speak only to earn participation credit rather than contribute substantively to the discussion?
    • How Do We Measure Student Success and Achievement at SCC?

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      September 8, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. “Success”, “Achievement”…there are many, many ways to define those words. We look at student success and achievement measures and so does the State Chancellor’s Office, the accrediting commission, and other external organizations. At this workshop, we’ll talk about the way we measure these at SCC when we are talking about out students: course success, completing a degree or certificate,
    • How I Use My Drum to tell my story

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      In this talk-performance hybrid, drummer, percussionist and TED Fellow Kasiva Mutua shares how she's breaking the taboo against female drummers in Kenya -- and her mission to teach the significance and importance of the drum to young boys, women and girls. "Women can be custodians of culture, too," Mutua says.
    • How language shapes the way we think

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian -- that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. "The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is," Boroditsky says. "Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000."
    • How Many Online Courses Should Athletes Be Allowed to Take?

      12/2017
      Articles and Publications
      The University of Iowa announced last week that starting this spring, athletes there will be allowed to take all but three credits (one course) per semester online. The decision, as reported in a local newspaper, The Gazette, reverses a previous policy that restricted athletes to one online course per semester, even as the institution’s other residential students had more flexibility.
    • How One Email From You Could Help Students Succeed

      09/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Hello and welcome to Teaching, a free weekly newsletter from The Chronicle of Higher Education. This week, Beckie describes how one professor’s light-touch way of supporting students fits into what we know about “nudges” in higher ed. Dan shares a reader’s perspective on the benefits of collaborating with an instructional designer. Keep reading for a call for proposals and some articles you may want to catch up on — including one we recommend from The Chronicle’s archives.
    • How Should I Study for the Exam?

      09/2017
      Articles and Publications
      An article to share with student learners... When an exam approaches, virtually all students agree they need to study and most will, albeit with varying intensity. Most will study the same way they always have—using the strategies they think work. The question students won’t ask is: How should I study for this exam? They don’t recognize that what they need to learn can and should be studied in different ways.
    • How to Build (and Rebuild) Trust

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Trust is the foundation for almost everything we humans can accomplish together. But what do we do when it's broken? In an eye-opening talk, Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust: how to build it, maintain it and rebuild it (something she worked on during a recent stint at Uber). Trust has three key elements, she reveals; learn what they are, and how to get better at each one.
    • How to Create and Publish a Screencast Using Camtasia

      05/2019
      Flex/PD - Online
      Camtasia tutorial video
    • How to Drop a Student Online Workshop

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This workshop is primarily for new faculty and staff, and anybody interested, needing to learn how to drop students online.
    • How to Evaluate Web Resources

      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The future of written communication is surely set not in stone, but in the glowing ether of cyberspace. Yet as long as humans continue to rely on the written word for the exchange of information, wisdom, and insight, effective and compelling writing will demand sources that are credible, authoritative, and accurate.
    • How to get better at the things you care about

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that's work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you're moving forward.
    • How to Make Videos and Caption Them - Handout (Tech Wednesday)

      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Do you need to make videos for your class? Come to this workshop and get all the info you need to make short, accessible videos and caption them with as little effort as possible.
    • How to Make Videos and Caption Them - Slideshow (Tech Wednesday)

      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Do you need to make videos for your class? Come to this workshop and get all the info you need to make short, accessible videos and caption them with as little effort as possible.
    • How to Plan and Manage a Bus Field Trip with Students - Fall 2016

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Lynne Giovannetti.You may be thinking of hosting a bus field trip with students? How to buy tickets, How to arrange for the bus, How to find places to go, How to count heads, Who pays what, games, security, ect.
    • How to Use SOCRATES (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Learn how to create courses and programs in SOCRATES. This will be a hands-on workshop suitable for both beginners and advanced users. You can work on actual curriculum proposals or just practice with TEMP proposals.
    • How we can teach computers to make sense of our emotions

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      How can we make AI that people actually want to interact with? Raphael Arar suggests we start by making art. He shares interactive projects that help AI explore complex ideas like nostalgia, intuition and conversation -- all working towards the goal of making our future technology just as much human as it is artificial.