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Spring 2020 Staff Development Office Survey

11 May 2020

Every spring, the Staff Development Office conducts a survey to better understand the professional development interests and needs of the Peralta community. Here’s the results from the Spring 2020 survey:

Spring 2020 Staff Development Office Survey Results

A few highlights:

(with 108 reports…)

  • Unsurprisingly, the highest area of interest is in online/hybrid teaching and learning.
  • With 108 people responding thus far, 73% wanted to learn via online modules (independent and self directed) and 68% at flex days.
  • In the area of workplace professional development, the highest interest was in office technology (Office365, Zoom, etc.) with 70% wanting this content delivered on flex day and 65% through independent modules.

 

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Spring 2020 Staff Development Office Newsletters

16 April 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Thursday, April 8, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Spring Break (COVID-19 Reschedule)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, January 20, 2020

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SDO Newsletter, March 11 Emergency Letter

11 March 2020

Hello Peralta!
In order to answer questions about Canvas, Zoom, or other questions , please join me today:

Wednesday, March 11, 2 – 4 pm via Zoom:

Phone: 1 646 876 9923 (Meeting ID: 210 466 2570)
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As we enter these challenging and uncertain times, I wanted to acknowledge that:
  • People across the district are working together to figure out solutions! Don’t be afraid to ask for help 🙂!
  • How we communicate with each other is super important, especially when we think about how and what we communicate with students! (W.A.I.T is a helpful mnemonic: Why Am I Talking? or emailing…)

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Here are Emergency Remote Teaching Resources from our amazing Distance Education Team:

AND
  • Here’s a webinar for getting online quick (Fri, March 13th, 9 am)
  • I found this article on “Flattening the Curve”  that helped me understand the need for reducing opportunities for the virus to spread rapidly.
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While it is NOT mandatory to move onto Canvas (there are other low-tech options), if you’d like support to move online, here are some resources:
  • I need help! I have questions! Please fill out this survey (Faculty Help Survey). We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • I want to help. Please fill out this survey (Faculty Volunteer Support Survey)
  • Each college is coordinating its own set of training and support systems. Please be on the look out for those locally.
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Take care and don’t forget to wash your hands!
Scott
 

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Spring 2020 Staff Development Office Newsletters

27 January 2020

Please see the latest Staff Development Office newsletters for the Spring 2020 year:

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Staff Development Office Newsletters: Announcements before Spring 2020

8 January 2020

In order to publicize the workshops, presenters, and meetings at Peralta Community College District’s flex day at Merritt College, these bulletins were sent out:

  1. Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  2. Thursday, January 9, 2020
  3. Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 12/3/19

3 December 2019

Hello Peralta, 

Welcome back from the holiday break! 
To kickoff the Spring 2020 term, the District Flex will be on Thursday, 1/16/2020, at Merritt College. Please mark your calendars and RSVP, an agenda will be out soon!

RSVP for S2020 District Flex 

Thursday, January 16, 2020, Merritt College


Maybe it’s just me, but the end of the fall term always feels like the push towards finals after Thanksgiving (or “Takesgiving”) can be especially difficult as students study, prepare for transfer, and register for classes. 
Students with a history of toxic stress can be affected more deeply. On page 17-19, of Trauma-Informed Practices in Post Secondary Education: A Guide a few recommendations in these final weeks seem useful:
  • Check-in with students: help them name the stress and develop healthy strategies for lowering their anxiety.
  • Help Identify Support Structures: encourage students to seek support from each other, tutors, and even yourself!
  • Maintain High Expectations: “Maintaining consistent expectations, limits, and routines sends the message that the student is worthy of continued unconditional positive regard and attention.”

Staff

Development 

Office Hours 

Noncredit Courses: Positive Daily Attendance and other issues.

Guest: Beth Maher, Laney, ESOL, and Noncredit Coordinator
Please come to learn how to develop noncredit courses and certificates, h examples, and how to take Positive Daily Attendance

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

 Join by video or phone: 

Peralta Events

Forklift Training

  • T, 12/17/19. District Office: General Services Conference Room #1.

Online Teaching Workshops

Presenter: Chelsea Cohen, Laney Distance Education Coordinator


  • F, 12/6/19. Presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College

Other Events

Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Interactive Webinars by CVC – Online Education Initiative.

Zoom: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/700995889 OR (646) 876 9923. Meeting ID: 700 995 889

  • 12/12, Instructional Design and Accessibility Support
  • 1/16/20, The Future of Quality: Managing POCR as a Strategic Change Initiative
  • 2/13/20, Many Tools, One Mission: How POCR Supports Guided Pathways, Vision for Success, & Equity

Interested in Accessibility Trainings?

The CCC Accessibility Center offers office hours, campus-based training, workshops, and self-paced courses.


  • F, 1/10/2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Merced College. Registration: $10 + service fee.

NCORE Webinar Series (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education) 
  • 1/29/20. When the ### Hits the Fan: Reactionary Programming Toolkit.

3CSN Equity 101 Online Training

  • M, 2/3/20 – Su, 3/22/20. Online. Registration Deadline: 1/29/20, $175.

Annual Adjunct Rhetoric Conference

  • Sa, 2/29/20. University of San Francisco.

On Course National Conference

  • 5/7/20 – 5/9/20. Palm Springs, CA.

Online Teaching Conference

  • 6/17/20- 6/19/20. Pasadena, CA.

Staff Development Resources

Past Staff Development Office Newsletters

Faculty Column Advancement: 

  • @ONE graduate-level continuing education courses APPROVED. Now, if faculty take @ONE courses, pay to receive official transcripts, they can turn in these completed courses transcripts to the appropriate HR staff member to have those credits apply to column advancement without prior approval.

Faculty Evaluations


Flex Day Schedule for Spring 2020:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex
  • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex

What I’ve been reading, seeing, and hearing …

  • In “Why Are Campuses So Tense?”, Claude Steel compares the current volatility on college campuses to his own experiences. 
  • MDRC has a number studies on math pathways, programs designed to “nudge,” and changing developmental education practices.
  • This article on nudging in higher-ed claims that its use hasn’t yielded the promised results, and an article on learning communities forwards the long-standing idea that these intensive experiences best serve “at-risk” students.
  • Others innovators, like Wayfinding, a tiny 2-year college of 15 students (in Portland, of course), is experimenting with a model that leverages students’ interests with some interesting design principles, and the author of Alternative Universities claims that the modern university suffers from a “poverty of imagination.”
  • I first heard the hook for Old Town Road from my 6 year old who heard it on the playground, but this podcast does a nice walk through the history of the song and the debates whether a hip-hop song can be country, too.

(Note: If you hit a firewall for any of these articles, ask your local library if they have a subscription. It’s worth it!).

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tuesday, 11/19/19

19 November 2019

Hello Peralta,

After the fall district flex was moved from Laney to COA this fall, it provided an opening to rotate the location. Not only does it bring people to the 4 campuses, but it makes it easier for staff and faculty from those campuses to attend. On Thursday, January 16th, 2020, Merritt has graciously offered to host the day! 
 
Workshops and meeting are still being developed, and if you would like to share research or practices that you think would benefit your colleagues, please propose a workshop by emailing staffdevelopementofficer@peralta.edu.
 
We’re still looking for people to present on the following topics: grant writing, reports back from equity trainings (Skyline and/or 3CSN), former sabbatical awardee reports, and anything else!

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Teaching Tips: Test Stress and Anxiety

We all probably know students who face test anxiety, especially as we head into finals. College often provides all kinds of stress. On the one hand there’s healthy stress that helps me meet deadlines, but in many cases (and what I’ve witnessed with many of my students), such anxiety can be debilitating.
In addition, there’s been research into stereotype threat that may exacerbate already stressful and anxiety provoking situations. Rather than leave it up to the students to grapple with these issues alone, instructors can provide tips for students, like arriving early for tests or other stress-reducing techniques. And instructors can address stereotype threat by promoting growth mindsets and reducing possible triggers in the classroom. Read below for more!
A few resources:

Let me know if you have more resources or will try some of these out!

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Staff Development Office Hours: Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Guest: Alejandro Wolbert Pérez, Faculty Diversity Internship Program, Coordinator, Ethnic Studies, BCC
Come learn about the program’s structure, participant activities, and ways to support the program!

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida

Phone +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 210 466 2570

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Peralta Events

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from the Office of Risk Management

Harassment Awareness and Diversity Training

W, 11/20/19

9 – 11 am OR 2:30 – 4:30 pm

District Office Boardroom

Forklift Training

T, 12/17

District Office

General Services Conference Room #1

(note: changed from 11/19)

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Online Teaching Workshops 

Have Fun with Video, F, 12/1, 12 – 1

Spice Up Your Online Discussions, Th, 12/5

Presenter: Chelsea Cohen

Laney Distance Education Coordinator

Online: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/ccohen

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F, 12/6/19
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College

“More than ever before, our colleges are seeking innovative solutions

and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among our students.”

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Interested in Equity?

Here’s a Matrix of Equity Trainings from around the state.

 Please forward other opportunities AND ideas for what Peralta can create!

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Outside Events, Conferences, and Workshops

Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Interactive Webinars

by CVC – Online Education Initiative

    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 700 995 889

Th, 11/21, Incentives and Recognition for Local POCRs

12/12, Instructional Design and Accessibility Support

1/16/20, The Future of Quality: Managing POCR as a Strategic Change Initiative

2/13/20, Many Tools, One Mission: How POCR Supports Guided Pathways, Vision for Success, & Equity

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Interested in Accessibility Trainings?

The CCC Accessibility Center offers office hours, campus-based training, workshops, and self-paced courses.

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National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education

Topics Include:

(1/29/20) When the ### Hits the Fan: Reactionary Programming Toolkit

And more!

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Annual Adjunct Rhetoric Conference

Sa, 2/29/20

University of San Francisco

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On Course National Conference

5/7/20 – 5/9/20

Palm Springs, CA

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Online Teaching Conference

6/17/20- 6/19/20

Pasadena, CA

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Staff Development Resources

  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year

    • Spring 2020

      • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex

      • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex

      • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex

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What I’ve been reading, seeing, and hearing …

  • This webinar on classified professional develop helps clarify from where the funding came and how it’s to be implemented.
  • Sociologists warn not to over-rely on student evaluations, and this report looking at non-economic outcomes for college graduates names three key things they were exposed to: good teaching, academic challenges, and diversity interactions. The caveat for the third finding was that it was not uniform across aggregated groups.
  • This Harvard resource discusses Toxic Stress and what we can do about it.
  • This article from the LA Times documents stories of DACD immigrants.
 

Suggestions for topics, articles, and anything else are always welcome!

 

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Staff Development Office Newsletter, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

12 November 2019

Hello Peralta,

This week, as we celebrate our veterans’ service and anticipate the lull between midterms and finals, I’m hoping that you might consider proposing a workshop to share some insight you’ve come across or some collaboration of which you’re proud that you can share during the district professional development day on Thursday, January 16, 2020. These workshops can come from all sectors of the district, from managers, classified, or faculty (or a mix of any group). They can feature student voices, your latest research, or even activities that promote wellness or community building.

In addition, the Staff Development Office Advisory Group will be meeting Wednesday, 11/13/19, 2:15 – 3:30 via zoom. To propose a workshop or to receive an invite to the advisory group, please email staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Thanks!

Scott

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Teaching Tips: Report on Technology in the Classroom

The ubiquity of mobile technology has changed the classroom and created a number of experiments in policy and practice. This report by Educause surveyed 40,000 students across 118 US institutions, which suggests that students who use online student success platforms, like degree audits and enrollment navigation, find the tools valuable. Another finding shows that 70% of students prefer primarily face-to-face classes, but upon closer inspection the percentage is much lower for students who work for 40 hours or more with outside obligations. As we consider how to use technology, reports like these combined with our own inquiry can help us refine how to use technology in a way that best meets the needs of our students. 

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Staff Development Office Hours: Distance Education Online Student Services

How can we provide robust and high-quality student services through online modules?

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida

Phone +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 210 466 2570

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Peralta Events

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Indigenous Native American Women and Girls: Panel Discussion

Merritt

W, 11/13, 9:30 – 12 noon

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History of Dia de los Muertos

Laney, June Steingart Gallery

T, 11/19, 12 – 1 pm

Presenters: Arturo Dávila, Lourdes Parra, and Roxana Post

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Harassment Awareness and Diversity Training

W, 11/20/19

9 – 11 am OR 2:30 – 4:30 pm

District Office Boardroom

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Online Teaching Workshops 

Have Fun with Video, F, 12/1, 12 – 1

Spice Up Your Online Discussions, Th, 12/5

Presenter: Chelsea Cohen

Laney Distance Education Coordinator

Online: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/ccohen

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Basic Needs Summit Laney College, F, 12/6/19

presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College

“More than ever before, our colleges are seeking innovative solutions

and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among our students.”

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Interested in Equity?

Here’s a Matrix of Equity Trainings from around the state.

 Please forward other opportunities AND ideas for what Peralta can create!

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Outside Events, Conferences, and Workshops

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Guided Pathways Webinar Series

Guided Pathways and Strategic Enrollment Management Conference Follow Up

W, 11/13, 4 – 5:00 pm

(669)900-6833 Meeting ID: 596 974 139
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How Plagiarism Checkers Can Be Tricked
Part 1: W, 11/13/19, 12 noon
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National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education

Topics Include:

(1/29/20) When the ### Hits the Fan: Reactionary Programming Toolkit

And more!

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Online Teaching Conference

6/17/20- 6/19/20

Pasadena, CA

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Staff Development Resources

  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year

    • Spring 2020

      • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex

      • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex

      • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex

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What I’ve been reading, seeing, and hearing …

  • Have you been triggered by active shooter drills? This article discusses how those drills might negatively students.

  • According to this article in The Chronicle Review, “racial illiteracy” still haunts academia.
 

Suggestions for topics, articles, and anything else are always welcome!

 

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Staff Development Offices Newsletter, Tu, 11/5/19

5 November 2019

Hello Peralta,

This week, Merritt is kicking off Native American Heritage Month on Wed., 11/6, 9:30 am, and PD Committees are debriefing mid-term flex activities (so please fill out the surveys!). Alex Madonik shared photos from COA’s Flex Day, and the Staff Development Advisory Group will be meet on W, 11/13/19, 2:15 – 3:30 pm via Zoom (reply for an invite). I’m currently looking more closely at the Chancellor’s Vision Resource Center, a state-wide platform for online learning for CCC employees, including content from Lynda.com, discussion boards for state initiatives, and a framework for building additional content. Let me know what you think!

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Propose a Workshop for Flex (Professional Development) Days: Th, 1/16/20 & F, 1/17/20

Please consider proposing a workshop either for the district or college flex days to share what you’ve learned at a conference or training, insights from an inquiry or community of practice, or to facilitate a conversation around an important issue. Please email staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

Here’s an incomplete list of Communities of Practice in Peralta, an excellent Guide for Organizing CoPs, and a CoP Rubric that I’m drafting.

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Teaching Tip: Safe Spaces v. Brave Spaces

At a recent Equity Training by 3CSN, the facilitators started with a discussion that compared safe spaces v. brave spaces. They included a policy document from NASPA subtitled, “Historical Context and Recommendations…,” Aware-LA’s “Communication Guidelines for a Brave Space,” and a chapter “From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces” from Arao and Clemens’ book, The Art of Effective Facilitation. I’m sure there are differences in opinion about whether our discussion spaces, online or in person, in classrooms or via FAS emails, ought to be safe or brave, and these articles might provide a useful context for exploring how we communicate and interact.

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Staff Development Office Hours: Professional Development Planning for Spring 2020

In preparation for the discussion, check out any of the articles above as we discuss possible activities for Spring 2020.

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida

Phone +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 210 466 2570

Last Week: Open Educational Resources (video link with unedited transcript).

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Peralta Events

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Online Teaching Workshops 

What Is Peralta’s Equity Rubric?, F, 11/15, 12 – 1

Have Fun with Video, F, 12/1, 12 – 1

Spice Up Your Online Discussions, Th, 12/5

Presenter: Chelsea Cohen

Laney Distance Education Coordinator

Online: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/ccohen

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Basic Needs Summit Laney College, F, 12/6/19

presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College

“More than ever before, our colleges are seeking innovative solutions

and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among our students.”

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Interested in Equity?

Here’s a Matrix of Equity Trainings from around the state.

 Please forward other opportunities AND ideas for what Peralta can create!

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Outside Events, Conferences, and Workshops

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NCORE Webinar Series

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education

Topics Include:

(11/20/19) Race, Immigration, and Fake News

And more!

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CCCTechConnect: Free Online Services for Meeting, Teaching, and Learning

F, 11/15, 12 noon

Online Registration

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Online Teaching Conference

6/17/20- 6/19/20

Pasadena, CA

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Staff Development Resources

  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year

    • Spring 2020

      • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex

      • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex

      • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex

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What I’ve been reading, seeing, and hearing …

Suggestions for topics, articles, and anything else are always welcome!

 

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: T, 10/29/19

29 October 2019

10/29/19

Hello Peralta, 

Last Tuesday, college Professional Development Committees and the District Offices held activities for all employees, including a Puente workshop at BCC on students’ multiple identities, faculty-led presentations on guided pathways and study-abroad programs at COA, curriculum and travel-form workshops at Merritt, and movement-based activities at Laney, including a drone demonstration and Zumba! If you have photos, please send them along to share.

First ​BCC Flex Day in the Atrium.
2) Merritt Curriculum Workshop.

Want to Propose a Workshop?

Even though we’re still a few months away, please consider proposing workshops and topics for upcoming flex days at your college and the district. We’re always looking for presenters and ideas, continued work from communities of practice, and ways to improve our well-being and morale! Please email staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

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Teaching Tips: 

On Friday, October 18th, Trish Nelson (English, COA) led the workshop, “Transforming Learning Modules You Like into Models You Love” that included an excellent (and rapid) protocol to reflect on teaching with a partner teacher. This Reading Apprenticeship workshop used an easy template to design a course or unit that would meet learning goals in these areas: content, literacy, metacognition, social/personal, cognitive, knowledge-building, assessment. Here’s the framework, which can be applied to courses across the disciplines.

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Staff Development Office Hours

Thursday, October 31st, HALLOWEEN, 12:15 – 1:15 pm 
Open Educational Resources:  
How can I use OER materials to make learning more affordable (and equitable)?
Did you know that in Spring 2019, OER adoptions were projected to save our students over $500k? Learn more about how to research, review, and select OER materials.

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida
Phone +1 646 876 9923
 Meeting ID: 210 466 2570


Two Weeks Ago: Laney’s Lavender Project website and Webinar video link.

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Peralta Events

Online Teaching Workshops

Presenter: Chelsea Cohen, Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
Have Fun with Video, 12/6, 12 – 1. Workshop Descriptions. Online: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/ccohen

Basic Needs Summit Laney College

presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College. Friday, 12/6/19.
“More than ever before, our colleges are seeking innovative solutions and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among our students.”

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Outside Events, Conferences, and Workshops

NCORE Webinar Series

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. Topics Include: (10/30/19) Keeping the Dream Alive: A College-Wide Approach to Embracing DREAMers (11/20/19) Race, Immigration, and Fake News, and more.


“Finding Our Way to Equity: Facilitating Embodied Action for Social Justice”

F, 11/1 – Sa, 11/2. Registration. NorCal Equity Institute 2.0

Managing Stress Workshop

Tu, 11/5, 10 am – 12 noon. District Boardroom, Office of Human Resources

CCCTechConnect:Free Online Services for Meeting, Teaching, and Learning

F, 11/15, 12 noon. Online Registration.

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Staff Development Office Hours

Thursdays, 12:15 pm Fall 2019 Schedule and Past Sessions

This Week: Open Educational Resources

In a presentation last spring, Peralta’s OER Community of Practice shared the impact of OER adoption in Fall 2018: 84 sections, 2665 students, $358,676 saved. They projected that with increased adoptions, students would save over $500k. If you’re interested in learning how to research and adopt high-quality materials and resources for your classes, please join us! You’ll also learn how to apply for a stipend to research texts that you might adopt. Presenter: Andrew Park (Physics, COA).

Zoomhttps://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida

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Staff Development Resources:

  • Past Staff Development Office Newsletters
  • Faculty Column Advancement News: 
    • @ONE graduate-level continuing education courses APPROVED. Now, if faculty take @ONE courses, pay to receive official transcripts, they can turn in these completed courses transcripts to the appropriate HR staff member to have those credits apply to column advancement without prior approval. 
  • Faculty Evaluations
  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year 
    • Spring 2020
      • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex
      • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex
      • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex

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What I’ve been reading, seeing, and hearing …

  • AB705 Reports: For those following the state-wide implementation of AB705, which asks CCCs to remove remedial math and English sequences to address equity and improve students’ rate of transfer, this article summarizes findings from these reports, two by PPIC (Report 1 and Report 2) and one from the RP Group
  • While I’m wary of the use of the term “High-Impact”, a few workshops listed in the High-Impact Practices in the States conference guide piqued my interest, including “Improving Retention for First-Year Students,” “Cultivating Student Scholars Through Identity Development,” and “Cafeteria Style Grading.”
  • Here’s a photo from an interactive performance during the 2nd Annual Solidarity in Mental Health Summit, Incarceration and Community sponsored by BCC’s Wellness Center:

Suggestions for topics, articles, and anything else are always welcome!
Scott

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