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Staff Development Office News: Tu, 11/6/18

6 November 2018

Hi Peralta,
This week, we’re taking a closer look at mental health with two amazing events at Laney and BCC after both COA and Merritt viewed Resilience this term AND an office hour on lowering the costs of textbooks through Open Educational Resources.
This week’s highlights on mental health:
A few other tidbits:
  • Propose a workshop for the pre-term flex days? Make a proposal here: https://goo.gl/forms/MoZm526yf2xAPayv2
    • Theme: Working Together. Possible topics: equity, pedagogy and reading, initiatives, inquiries, social justice, resilience, classified professionals, etc.!
  • This week’s SDO Office Hour: Open Educational Resources (Th, 12:15 pm)
Weekly Online Discussions
This Week’s Conversation: Thursday, 12:15 pm

OER/Open Educational Resources: What is it and how can it lower the cost of college for students?
A team across the district has been developing OER resources and will discuss what OER looks like and how you might go about adopting low-cost or no-cost options for your textbooks.
Guest: Andrew Park (Physics, COA)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/787346295 (or phone: (646)876-9923. Meeting ID: 787 346 295.


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Some inspiration (and a call for mindfulness) in this short article on test scores and mindfulness: https://psmag.com/education/mindfulness-training-boosts-test-scores-54431 

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