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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LAMP Orientation01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Duane Leonard. LAMP partners (mentors and instructors) are invited to an orientation meeting. We will evaluate last semester’s program and discuss strategies for making LAMP as successful as possible this semester.
Leadership for Tomorrow01/2016Flex/PD - SpringCheck calendar link for more information.
Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone03/2017Articles and PublicationsWhen we learn something outside the comfort zone, we attempt to acquire knowledge or skills in an area where we’re lacking. Part of the discomfort derives from learning something we anticipate will be difficult. We have no idea how to do it, or we think it requires abilities we don’t have or have in meager amounts. Moreover, poor performance or outright failure lurk as likely possibilities. In other words, it’s going to be hard and require concentration, and what we’re struggling to do, others can accomplish beautifully, seemingly without effort. Their skills, and our obvious lack of them, raise questions about our merits as a learner and maybe even our worth as a person.
Learning to Fail or Failing to Teach?07/2018Articles and PublicationsI recently took a position with a new institution and was asked to teach a senior seminar course. I determined that the best method for the students to show synthesis of knowledge was for them to develop a series of presentations investigating topics, problems, or issues in the field of kinesiology. The students were tasked with investigating and developing solutions from the current body of research. The first semester I taught the course, students were given a checklist of requirements and rubric for each presentation. I spent a short amount of time discussing the presentations during class and answering any questions students had. After each presentation they received their rubric and written feedback on their performance. As you can see in the table, the average grade actually went down with each presentation students gave during my first semester teaching the course.
Lessons for Leaders Who Are ‘Not One of Us’07/2018Articles and PublicationsMake Your Institution More Than a College, This President Says. Make It a Movement. By Goldie Blumenstyk MARCH 29, 2018 Colleges need to respond to the challenges around them, says Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, which has set its sights on ending poverty. “When you know where your students are coming from,” he says, “it affects you.”
Lessons from the longest study on human development10/2017Articles and PublicationsFor the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It's the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it's produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting.
Let's Focus More on the First Year03/2016Articles and PublicationsStudents enter college hoping it will be a major step up from what they were doing before, writes Roger Martin, but they are often disappointed.
Let's Get Accessible - spring 2016 Flex01/2016Flex/PD - SpringBring your course syllabus to this hands-on workshop. You will learn how to format it in a way that makes it fully accessible to screen readers. You will also learn about technologies, design standards, and accessibility issues associated with the use of D2L or any other LMS (cough…Canvas).
Let's Talk About Teaching01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Dianne Bennett, Don Button, Paul deGennaro, Norman Lorenz, Rick WoodmanseE, and Alex Adan. A *Band of Flippers invites you to a round table conversation about teaching, learning, and supporting student success. We will share some of our observations and experiences teaching with a flipped format to prompt the discussion.
Library Department Training01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Karen Tercho. This is a training session for all librarians that will focus on changes to the structure and content of our library workshops and course-integrated instruction sessions. The session will include teaching demonstrations and discussion of instructional strategies, learning activities, and student learning outcomes.
Library Dept. Training: OneSearch and Instruction - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Jeff Karlsen. This is a training session for all librarians. It will focus on 1) the changes in public access to our print and media collections resulting from the shift from WebPac Pro (LOIS) to EBSCO Discovery Service (OneSearch), and 2) changes to the structure and content of our library workshops.
Linguistic Expectations of College (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. ESL students do not stop taking classes once they have completed the ESL course series, and some may never take an ESL class; in fact, some ESL students are very likely in your courses right now. After grading the first set of papers, deciding how to respond to the language needs of ESL students in content courses may seem overwhelming or just impossible because of the primary needs and focus of the course. Never fear, this workshop is here. This workshop will review core tenets of language acquisition and how the different languages students speak will predictably create certain types of errors in student writing. Then, we will explore the different linguistic demands of college reading (across disciplines) and how to use the these readings as models for student writing.
LinkedIn- Features including Business Profiles, Networking, Jobs & Interests03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 28, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert- Valencia. Come and learn more about LinkedIn. Not only is it for previewing business and organizations profiles, you can network, learn about jobs nationwide, and interests that include now for education.
LinkedIn- Features including Business Profiles, Networking, Jobs & Interests - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. What is LinkedIn? Colleges and universities are using LinkedIn to build robust alumni networks that help students secure jobs and internships. Come find out how you and your students can use the number one professional social network to explore career paths and build professional networks.
Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed01/2016Articles and PublicationsAssessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students improve, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say.
Los Rios Community College District Nutrition (NUTR) Workshop - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by John Polagruto, Jessica Coppola, Nadien Kirkpatrick, other Nutrition colleagues across the district. The workshop is intended to involve all full-time and part-time NUTR instructors across the Los Rios Community College Division to cover a myriad of topics related - ultimately - to student success.
Los Rios District-wide ESL Meeting - Spring 2016 Flex01/2016Flex/PD - SpringAt this district-wide ESL meeting, faculty from ARC, CRC, FLC, and SCC will discuss the new thematic blocks and ESL courses at CRC as well as other issues of interest to ESL departments.
Los Rios District-wide ESL Workshop - Fall 2015 Flex06/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 18, 2015. Presented by Gabriella Nuttall, Barbara Toupadakis, and Shantra Muther. ESL full time and adjunct faculty will meet to discuss current issues of common interest in the district, including CB 21 Coding, C-ID Coding, and Integrated-Skills Courses.
Los Rios Health, Benefits, and Retirement Conference (Registration Required)07/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 18, 2015. Los Rios College Federation of Teachers and Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Education Institute are proud to invite you to the seventh annual full-day Health, Benefits, and Retirement Conference on Tuesday, August 18 at Sacramento City College.
Lourdes Pérez Musical Performance09/2014Flex/PD - FallLourdes’ soulful music draws from her jíbara (Puerto Rican mountain) roots and a socially conscious genre of Spanish/pan-Latin American music called nueva trova or nueva canción. Independent, theatrical and somewhat nomadic, Lourdes has devoted her work to promoting human rights and dignity around the globe.
Love the One You’re With: Creating a Classroom Community09/2018Articles and PublicationsIt’s the first day of class. They shuffle in, spot similar life-forms, and slip in with that group. Hipsters sporting wild hair and tats, buttoned-up and serious young scholars, middle-aged moms and dads, maybe a couple of aging hippies. One or two sad souls choose spots isolated from the others; they don’t want to identify with them for reasons of insecurity, arrogance, or something else.
LRCA Meeting08/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2014. 1:00pm-4:00pm. LRCA meeting for counselors in the Student Center.
LRCFT / FACCC Benefits Conference08/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 19, 2014. Health, Benefits & Retirement Conference.
LRCFT / LRCCD 2014-2017 CONTRACT CHANGES - Fall 2014 Flex08/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Annette Barfield, SCC LRCFT Campus President and Robert Perrone, LRCFT Executive Director. Please join your LRCFT representatives as we discuss the changes to the 2014-2017 LRCFT contract. Substantive changes to Articles 2,3,4,5,8,9,11,14, 18,19 & 21 will be reviewed.
LRCFT Funding Formula Workshop 11-22-201811/2018Flex/PD - OnlineVideo of LRCFT workshop on California Community College - Sac City College Funding Formula - 10-22-2018
Lunch Workshop with McGraw Education: McGraw Hill’s “Connect”03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 28, 2014. An overview of the McGraw Hill’s “Connect”, a digital resource for student learning.
Lync - New Phone System Review - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Karen Chewning, John Parker (DO), and Andy Divanyan. This workshop is designed to review the installation of the new telephone system, to provide any updates that may have occurred, and to provide employees with a Q&A session on this system.
Lynda.com (Vision Resource Center)11/2019Flex/PD - OnlineThe California Community Colleges (CCC) offers online learning and video tutorials necessary to ensure that our faculty and staff achieve their full potential. The Vision Resource Center is the next evolution of the Professional Learning Network and provides continued access to Lynda.com and Skillsoft, as well as supporting more engaging resources and communities. Access the Vision Resource Center with an existing Professional Learning Network account (your old Lynda.com information) or create a new account. Please contact SCC Instructional Development office with any questions. 916-558-2635