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College Flex Day Agendas: Friday, 1/18/19

15 January 2019

Here are the agendas for each of our college flex days! Thanks to all of the chairs and committees for their hard work!

When:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Where:

Berkeley City College Flex Agenda

College of Alameda Flex Agenda

Laney College Flex Agenda

Merritt College Flex Agenda

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 12/11/18

11 December 2018

Dear Peralta, 

As we wind down the term, please be sure to put our upcoming flex day events in your calendars!

Please RSVP here

RSVP for PCCD’s District Flex (Th, 1/17/18)

Save the Dates:

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex
Friday, January 18th, — College Flex
District Flex Topics:
  • Equity in Our Classrooms — How can rubric help us define and assess what makes a class (online or in person) equitable?
  • Lowering the Costs of Education — How can Open Educational Resources support our students? (Video: Kingsborough CC students on OER)
  • Classified Leadership and Governance — What kinds of PD can classified professionals plan and lead?
  • Community Events: How can we leverage events to teach our students and connect with our communities? (#communityevents)
  • Reading Apprenticeship: What happens when students (don’t) read for class? (Video: RA in a First Year Seminar)
  • How do we assess equity? Creating an Equity Rubric for teaching and learning.
  • Dual Enrollment: What’s the latest news for dual enrollment in Peralta?
  • Starfish: A report from the first term of early alerts.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program and the Office of International Education — How Peralta connects with the world.
  • Facilitated discipline meetings
  • Draft of the Agenda will be available soon!
 
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Office Hours: Ideas for next term? Should we continue them? What topics should make a return? New issues to address? Please email staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu with suggestions!
 
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Reminders:
  • Faculty Column Advancement Requests for lower division classes must be submitted to the SDO. Column advancement transcripts must be submitted to HR by the 4th week of the term (if you want it to apply to that term).
  • Faculty Evaluations — please be sure to finish up your paperwork!
 
Articles, Events, and Links


Canvas Discussions
(Please make suggestions for how we might use Canvas for our own professional learning)
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:
A quick primer on Communities of Practice.

Things to look forward to from the Staff Development Office in Spring 2019:

  • Beta-testing a form where full-time/contract faculty will report how they meet their professional development obligations
  • Piloting Focused Inquiry Groups  (see the proposal for funding here: Piloting Inquiries and CoPs in Peralta)
  • Improvements to the SDO website and Canvas shell (make suggestions by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu)
  • More connection with the Benefits office
  • A professional development day for district classified professionals

Have a nice holiday break and congrats to the Laney football team!

Scott

Scott Hoshida

Staff Development Officer

(preferred pronouns: he/him)

staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu

Peralta Community College District

http://web.peralta.edu/staff-development/

510-466-7313

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 12/4/18

4 December 2018

Hello Peralta,

Welcome back from our short break as we slide into the final weeks of the term.

In the spirit of giving and service:
For those interested in helping fire victims, two campaigns are raising relief funds for the staff/faculty and students of Butte College. Among the many ways Peralta supports our communities, PFT is collecting warm winter clothes and is organizing people to serve meals at St. Vincent De Paul(Sign-Up HERE); the Office of International Education is collecting toys to distribute to foster agencies (due this Friday).

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In the Staff Development world, we’re gearing up for Flex Days to kick off the spring term. Please mark your calendars:

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex
Friday, January 18th, — College Flex
One of our feature presentations will be on OER, or Open Educational Resources. Here’s a video of students’ opinions from Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn. The tagline: THE MONEY MATTERS. 
 
Other District Flex Topics:
  • Classified Leadership and Governance: A facilitated discussion
  • Community Events: How can we leverage events to support students (i.e., Solidarity in Mental Health, Housing Insecurity and Voting, Mental Health in the Hood)?
  • Reading Apprenticeship: What happens when students (don’t) read for class?
  • A discussion of Reinventing Community Collegethe book that informs Guided Pathways policies.
  • How do we assess equity? Creating an Equity Rubric for teaching and learning.
  • Dual Enrollment:
  • Starfish: A report from the first term
  • Focused Inquiry Groups: How you can apply for funding for collaborative, inquiry-based professional development.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program and the Office of International Education.
  • Facilitated discipline meetings.
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Join the Staff Development Office Advisory Committee by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am (online).

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Office Hours: Thursday, November 30th, 12:15 pm — A discussion on how to improve flex days!
 
Articles, Events, and Links


Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

A quick primer on Communities of Practice

And, just in case you’ve been reading about censure, here’s the Wikipedia entry: Censure in the US.

Feedback on the Staff Development Office website or newsletters, please send them to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

Thanks!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter – Tu, 11/27/18

28 November 2018

Hello Peralta,

Welcome back from our short break as we slide into the final weeks of the term.

In the spirit of giving and service:
For those interested in helping fire victims, two campaigns are raising relief funds for the staff/faculty and students of Butte College. Among the many ways Peralta supports our communities, PFT is collecting warm winter clothes and is organizing people to serve meals at St. Vincent De Paul(Sign-Up HERE); the Office of International Education is collecting toys to distribute to foster agencies (due this Friday).

***

In the Staff Development world, we’re gearing up for Flex Days to kick off the spring term. Please mark your calendars:

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex
Friday, January 18th, — College Flex
One of our feature presentations will be on OER, or Open Educational Resources. Here’s a video of students’ opinions from Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn. The tagline: THE MONEY MATTERS. 
 
Other District Flex Topics:
  • Classified Leadership and Governance: A facilitated discussion
  • Community Events: How can we leverage events to support students (i.e., Solidarity in Mental Health, Housing Insecurity and Voting, Mental Health in the Hood)?
  • Reading Apprenticeship: What happens when students (don’t) read for class?
  • A discussion of Reinventing Community Collegethe book that informs Guided Pathways policies.
  • How do we assess equity? Creating an Equity Rubric for teaching and learning.
  • Dual Enrollment:
  • Starfish: A report from the first term
  • Focused Inquiry Groups: How you can apply for funding for collaborative, inquiry-based professional development.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program and the Office of International Education.
  • Facilitated discipline meetings.
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Join the Staff Development Office Advisory Committee by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am (online).

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Office Hours: Thursday, November 30th, 12:15 pm — A discussion on how to improve flex days!
 
Articles, Events, and Links


Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

A quick primer on Communities of Practice

And, just in case you’ve been reading about censure, here’s the Wikipedia entry:Censure in the US.

Feedback on the Staff Development Office website or newsletters, please send them to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

Thanks!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 11/13/18

13 November 2018

Hello Peralta,
 

As you prepare for the final push before the holiday season, please mark your calendars and consider proposing a workshop for our Spring 2019 flex days:

 

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex

Friday, January 18th, — College Flex

 

Propose a workshophttps://goo.gl/forms/MoZm526yf2xAPayv2

Possible topics:
  • Classified Professional Development and Leadership
  • Creating Communities of Practice and Inquiry Action Groups
  • Reading Apprenticeship
  • Community Events in Peralta
  • Dual Enrollment
  • ONEPeralta and Purchasing
  • Starfish and Early Alert
  • Equity in Open Educational Resources and Distance Education
  • A discussion on Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success
  • And more! 
Join the Staff Development Office Advisory Committee by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am (online).
 
Articles, Events, and Links

 

Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

A quick primer on Communities of Practice

Feedback on the Staff Development Office website or newsletters, please send them to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Thanks!

Filed under: PD Newsletter

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.
  

 

Want to learn how to Zoom? (Zoom Trainings)

Peralta Events
November
Other Staff Development Resources
Other Articles, Events, and Links
Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

 
A quick primer on Communities of Practice

 

 
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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SDO Office Hours: How to Improve Meetings (Th, 11/1/18)

1 November 2018

Presenter: Scott Hoshida

Interested in a workshop, please contact the presenter!

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Staff Development Online Office Hours: Fall 2018

30 October 2018

In Fall 2018, the Staff Development Office began piloting online office hours each Thursday from 12:15 – 1:15 pm.

Fall 2018 Office Hours (topics, agendas, and notes)

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Staff Development Office News: Tu, 10/30/18

30 October 2018

Hello Peralta,
 
How do we have difficult discussions about the news or our students’ struggles? This guide from Vanderbilt (Difficult Dialogues) might be a good place to start. Or, maybe our colleagues can inspire us as they organize a Teach-In on Housing (today!), create an on-going discussion on Mental Health in the Hood (W, 11/7), or initiate a conference onSolidarity and Mental Health (F, 11/9). 
 
Here’s the latest news from the Staff Development Office on Tuesday, 10/30/18.
 
College Flex Day Highlights (remember to fill out your evaluations!)

  • COA: Presentation on Guided Pathways by Mary Shaughnessy
  • Merritt: Screening on Resilience with a discussion led by Stefani de Vito and Hilary Altman
  • Laney: Screening and Discussion of Talking Black in America and a smorgasbord of after workshops, including Study Skills, Graphic Arts, Culturally Humble Teaching and Service
  • BCC: A continuation of the campus discussion, From Conflict to Collaboration, and a round-robin plenary with a focus on guided pathways.

 

Merritt College watching Resilience (left). Mary Shaughnessy and Sabeen Sandhu (PDC Chair) at COA’s flex day program (right).
 
Weekly Online Discussions
This Week’s Conversation: Thursday, 12:15 pm

How can we improve meetings? We spend a great deal of time in meetings discussing ideas, but often they feel pointless. How do we re-think how we spend our time together?

 

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

Peralta Events
November
Other Staff Development Resources
Other Articles, Events, and Links
Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

A quick primer on Communities of Practice


 
 

Filed under: Miscellaneous

Campus Event: Solidarity In Mental Health, F, 11/9/18, 8:30 – 5:30, BCC

23 October 2018

 

Note: Registration is closed but we still need volunteers! Please sign up to volunteer here: http://signup.com/go/TUdSvZq 

www.eventbrite.com
#PracticeSolidarity Join us for a daylong interactive community event committed to creating change. We are inviting all (educators, students, interns, policymakers, activists) who are interested in how mental health andsocial justice connect in different spaces. We will hear voices from QPOC – Queer People of Color, the UCRC – Undocumented Resource Center/DACA students, the Ryse Center, our Umoja Learning Community, and varioushealth and wellness providers.  We are calling our community to join us in Waking Up, Standing Up and Lifting Up the needs of our most marginalized. We need your voice!! Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. During lunch enjoy our self-care space, with massage, meditation and aromatherapy. The second half of the day will contain an interactive activity, debrief and actionable intentions.


 

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