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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    • Understanding Muslim Students on the College Campus: Deconstructing Perceptions and Stereotypes to Preven Radicalism - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Rashad, Baadqir. This workshop will provide insight into defusing the myths and stereotypes being placed on Muslim students, while creating a vehicle that seeks to better engage in the power of dialogue and cross-cultural understanding.
    • Understanding Muslim Students on the College Campus: Deconstructing Perceptions and Stereotypes to Prevent Radicalism

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Rashad Baadqir, this workshop while focused on examining the myths and stereotypes being placed on Muslim students, will also address the climate of campus wide safety creating a vehicle that seeks to better engage in the power of dialogue and cross cultural understanding.
    • Untangling the Web of Student-Teacher Communication

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When I tell people that I study the role of communication in teaching and learning, the most common response is: “Isn’t communication just common sense? I’m an expert in what I teach; why do I need to worry about how I communicate?” In reality, communication is a learned verbal and nonverbal skill that all of us must continually refine. When we interact with our students purposefully, we maximize the chances that our content expertise will make a positive difference in terms of their learning.
    • Update on the Congo

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Feb. 25, 2014. The Friends of the Congo (FOTC) was established in 2004 to work in partnership with Congolese to bring about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire.
    • Using Assignment Choice to Promote Course Relevancy

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      As a teacher of a subject that I adore and cherish, I often find myself scrambling for enough time to cover everything that needs to be covered and still find a clever way to introduce yet another “cool story” that will further convince my students that my field (microbiology) is relevant to everyday life.No doubt I am not alone in this challenge of finding ways to demonstrate relevancy of what we teach, but not at the complete expense of the time and effort we desperately need to guide our students through challenging, key concepts and ideas.
    • Using CCCConfer for Online Office Hours and Training (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This workshop will be a hands-on workshop to introduce the use of CCCConfer for online office hours tutoring.
    • Using Critical Race Theory to Explore Race-Based Conversations Through a Critical Family Book Club

      08/2016
      Articles and Publications
      ...I provide a glimpse of my racial narrative as a young Black male to illustrate a reference point for thinking through how racism functions in homes and schools.
    • Using Google Analytics to Improve your SCC Website (Tech Wednesday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. SCC’s WordPress site makes it easy to get started using Google Analytics to track how many times your pages are viewed, how much use they’re getting on-campus vs. off-campus, where your traffic is coming from, and even what links users are clicking on your pages. This session will show examples of what the library has learned so far and scratch the surface of a complex and versatile tool that can help improve your web presence.
    • Using In-class Tutors in Basic Writing Courses - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Susan Griffin. This workshop is meant for faculty from the English Department who will be using tutors in their English Writing 51 classes or are considering using tutors in their courses.
    • Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap

      06/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Closing the so-called achievement gap between poor inner-city children and their more affluent suburban counterparts is among the biggest challenges for education reformers. The success of some schools’ efforts suggests that meditation might significantly improve children’s school performance – and help close that gap.
    • Using S.O.A.P. to Clean the Classroom: A Professor's Guide to Managing Marijuana Concerns in the Classroom

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Participants will:?Identify signs of behavior change, Use S.O.A.P. to document behavior changes, Verbalize SCC’s Student Code of Conduct and procedures for dealing with disruptive classroom behavior, Successfully complete a role play, Feel comfortable communicating with a student who might be displaying changes in behavior and understand the process for dealing with it.
    • Using Social Media to Engage Today’s Students - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Rick Brewer. This workshop will delve into organizational communications from a newly emerging perspective, that of the "constituency framework" and show how SCC can, as a college, become a more communicative organization - both internally and externally.
    • Using Tablets in the Classroom - Fall 2014 Flex

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Sandra Camarena. Prof. Camarena and other faculty members share information about the ways tablets have helped make for more effective teaching.
    • Using the Power of LinkedIn to Help Our Students

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Pamela Posz. LinkedIn is the largest professional online social network in the world. Learn how to use this powerful tool to strengthen your professional network and learn how to help our students develop their own professional networks using LinkedIn. This session will cover the basics of creating a profile and connecting to others on the website. Please bring an electronic version of a professional photo that you can upload to LinkedIn.
    • Using the Smartboards in the Davis Center - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Jacek Kozikowski. Several of the classrooms in the Davis Center feature interactive whiteboards ('smartboards'). This workshop will introduce the basics of smartboard use and allow participants a chance to use the features.
    • Using Your ‘Strong Yes’ to Guide Career Decisions

      12/2017
      Articles and Publications
      How can we better tap into our intuitive selves and factor our internal and intangible knowing into career decision making? Beth Godbee offers five strategies.