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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Wed., 2/6/19

6 February 2019

Hello Peralta and Happy Year of the Pig!

I recently took a deeper dive into the California Community Colleges Vision Resource Center website to find information on professional development, and I was impressed by the range of topics, trainings, and information. While it’s far from perfect, I like that it is curated by people in the California Community College system, so most of the information is relevant to our work. I could even see potential workshops that primarily are to help others wade through the different options.

If you do find something that might be useful to others, please send it to me!  I’ll be sure to add it to the list of resources I send out biweekly! For now, here are a few interesting things to check out:

  • Content from Lynda.com
  • Analysis of the Governor’s Budget
  • Online Trainings on various issues including anger, change, and program management
  • Community Discussion Boards on Professional Development, Equity, Distance Education, Career Education, and more!


Staff Development Officer


Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)
This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Staff Development Office Hours 
Thursday, February 14, 12:15 – 1:15
Zoom https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/960049670 or call (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 960 049 670
  • Topic: Why would students rather read from their phones rather than for my class? An Introduction to the Reading Apprenticeship Framework 
    • This interactive and reflective workshop will take a closer look at the social and personal dimensions of reading for all students (and even us!). Please come on time!
    • Future Topics: If you have great topics to share, please contact me to organize a time and date!
Events and Training Opportunities
  • Applying for a Full-Time Faculty Position (part 2): The Interview.  Fri., Feb 8, 1 – 4 pm, COA, D206. RSVP Link.
  • Online Equity Training. This 6-week Peralta-created training guides you through the process of building (or revising) an online or hybrid class to meet CVC-OEI standards and Peralta’s equity standards. Contact: Inger Stark. Kickoff: Mon., Feb 11.
  • The Schools Oakland Deserves, A Black History Month Forum, featuring Keith Brown, President of Oakland Education Association. Laney College Forum, Tue., Feb 12, 12 – 2 pm.
  • UndocuGrad Conference, Santa Rosa JC. Navigating the world of undergrad and graduate programs while undocumented. (Registration Link). Santa Rosa Junior College. Sat., Feb 16. Contact achristenson@peralta.edu for carpool information.
  • Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) by 3CSN: Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. Application Due Mar. 1: https://bit.ly/2Sqadcr.
  • 3CSN’s Regional Sharing Summit for cross-functional teams that will look into AB705, Guided Pathways, and College Promise implementation. Fri., Apr 12RSVP link.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link.
Articles and Resources
Column Advancement
  • Finished with Course?: If you have completed courses that you would like to apply toward column advancement, you MUST turn in those transcripts to HR by the end of the 4th week of instruction in order to have those changes included in this term’s pay checks. Please do it sooner if possible.
  • Undergraduate Courses: If you are taking undergraduate classes and you would like to apply those to column advancement (no more than 20 units), you must submit this form (download: Column Advancement Request) to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. It will take up to 1-month for a response.
Professional Development Funding
  • Faculty and staff can apply for professional development funding through your college PD committees! Contact them for more information on the application process

What I’m reading:

“To interrupt white fragility, we need to build our capacity to sustain the discomfort of not knowing, the discomfort of being racially unmoored, the discomfort of racial humility…” (14) from White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

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