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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    • IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2015 - Application

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Using the interest-based communication and decision-making process to create an environment in which individuals participate fully, feel respected, and receive recognition for the contributions they make.
    • IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2015 - Newsletter

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Using the interest-based communication and decision-making process to create an environment in which individuals participate fully, feel respected, and receive recognition for the contributions they make.
    • Improving Your WordPress Site - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Jen Schwedler. Have a WordPress website and want to try something new? Need to troubleshoot layout issues? Interested in adding new functionality to your site? Bring your WordPress knowledge and your site and get customized support in taking your WordPress site to the next level.
    • In Case of Emergency

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us!
    • In the Post-Truth Era, Colleges Must Share Their Knowledge

      04/2017
      Articles and Publications
      This intellect-imperiled age demands that colleges offer open access.
    • Incorporating Principles in Cognitive Psychology to Improve Student Learning

      10/2017
      Articles and Publications
      At the 2017 STEM FIT Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis, Mark McDaniel, PhD, Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, co-director of CIRCLE, and co-author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014), presented a plenary address on how research in cognitive psychology can support effective teaching practices and improve learning. Supported by laboratory and field experiments, many of the techniques McDaniel presented from the book can be applied to most academic subjects in order to promote student learning.
    • Increasing Student Completion through Accelerated English and Math

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The workshop will include student outcomes data, classroom materials, video, and tools faculty can use to develop accelerated models for their own campus.
    • Institutional Effectiveness Reports - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. Come to this workshop to learn what information is available in the SCC Institutional Effectiveness Reports. These reports include the SLO Report, Student Achievement Report, College Goal Indicators Report, Basic Skills Report, etc.
    • Integrating Critical Thinking into Your Curriculum

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Michael Severson. This will be a hands on discussion of activities and strategies to promote more in depth analysis and engage students in more critical thinking processes. We will discuss concepts, methodologies, activities and assessment tools designed to enhance your instruction without taking away from content teaching time. Bring your challenges, ideas, activities and strategies to share with your colleagues.
    • Integrating Critical Thinking Into Your Curriculum (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This will be a hands on workshop designed to provide discussion and activities to broaden the integration of strategies and exercises to engage students in more critical thinking processes. We will discuss teaching methodologies, activities and assessment tools designed to enhance your instruction without taking away from content teaching time. Bring your challenges, ideas, activities and strategies to share with your colleagues.
    • Integrating Pearson's MyMathLab into D2L: An Easy Transition - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 205. Presented by Renee Medina and Daniel Gilbert Valencia. This workshop will walk math faculty through the steps necessary to integrate Pearson's MyMathLab into the D2L environment.
    • Integrative Health Care Without Borders

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Join us as naturopathic physician and medical futurist Dr. Annette D'Armata leads a discussion on naturopathic medicine, global health and the future of medicine.
    • Interactive Strategies for Engaging Large and Small Classes Alike

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      As the associate director at Tulane’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), I work with faculty to help them transform their classrooms into more engaged spaces. One way to do that is by creating opportunities for interaction between the professor and the students and between the students themselves. I always start the conversation on this topic with three questions:What is the purpose of making a class interactive? What does an interactive class look like? What gets in the way of you creating a more interactive space in your classroom?
    • Intro to D2L

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training.
    • Intro to D2l - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training.
    • Intro to D2L - Spring 2016 Flex

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Dyan Pease. An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training. Desire2Learn is the learning management system for Los Rios and Sacramento City College. This workshop presents an overview of the training opportunities and resources available to SCC faculty. Topics include opportunities for on-campus training workshops, facilitated online training, how to request D2L development and “official” course sites, and other important changes affecting faculty teaching online, hybrid, or web-enhanced (face-to-face) courses. If you’re planning on getting started with D2L, this is your starting point. Free to bring your own device or use a computer in the classroom.
    • Introduction to Canvas

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson.Canvas is the new learning management system for Los Rios and Sacramento City College. This introductory workshop presents a first look at Canvas and an overview of the training opportunities and resources available to SCC faculty.
    • Introduction to Prezi

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Cheryl Kaufman. Unsure how to replace or update your Powerpoints with Prezi? Think it will take too long to learn how to use Prezi and make a change to existing presentations? Come learn how easy it can be to add style to your presentations with movement, videos, and themes. “People remember experiences, not slides. Engage your audience with a dynamic, multi-dimensional story they won’t forget.” -PREZI.com
    • Introduction to WordPress CMS

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      New to WordPress or just interested in a review? This presentation will introduce you to the WordPress CMS using actual page templates for the new SCC website and explore the concept of multi-site management. You will learn how to create and edit pages, publish blog posts, and add graphics, links, and widgets.
    • Introduction to WordPress Content Management System - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Jen Schwedler. New to WordPress or just interested in a review? This presentation will introduce you to the WordPress CMS using actual page templates for the new SCC website and explore the concept of multi-site management. Preregistration is REQUIRED for this event. Please follow the link to the Calendar for preregistration.
    • Is it a Culture, Disability or Inappropriate Behavior? Establishing an Optimal Learning Environment

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Gwyneth Tracy. Students come to college with expectations and behaviors that may have been permitted in other settings, but are not appropriate in the college environment. The student may have an identified disability with approved accommodations, or may not have an identified disability. Accommodations and various types of support will be discussed, as well as the many reasons students behave as they do. Maintaining academic rigor while supporting student success is not an oxymoron. Sharing of personal experiences with students in the classroom will be encouraged. Active and creative problem solving will be a major part of the workshop.
    • Is the world getting better or worse? A Look at the numbers...

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Was 2017 really the "worst year ever," as some would have us believe? In his analysis of recent data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution and more, psychologist Steven Pinker finds that we're doing better now in every one of them when compared with 30 years ago. But progress isn't inevitable, and it doesn't mean everything gets better for everyone all the time, Pinker says. Instead, progress is problem-solving, and we should look at things like climate change and nuclear war as problems to be solved, not apocalypses in waiting. "We will never have a perfect world, and it would be dangerous to seek one," he says. "But there's no limit to the betterments we can attain if we continue to apply knowledge to enhance human flourishing."
    • Is Your Online or Hybrid Course Ready for Accreditation?

      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Is your Online or Hybrid course ready for accreditation? This one-hour workshop will help you with a self-assessment to determine if your online or hybrid course meets the ACCJC standards for distance education.
    • Issues in the Juvenile Justice System

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Dec. 4, 2013. Location: Learning Resource Center, LRC 105. The consequences of zero tolerance programs have pushed many young people from our education system and into the criminal justice system and have adversely impacted the educational achievement and participation of minority students.
    • It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here’s Why

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Introductory courses can open doors for students, helping them not only discover a love for a subject area that can blossom into their major but also feel more connected to their campus.