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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 10/15/19

15 October 2019

Hello Peralta, 

In addition to being Undocumented Student Action Week, Peralta is busy with professional learning opportunities across the district. BCC’s Wellness Center is putting on the second annual, Solidarity Mental Health Summit that will focus on incarceration and community; COA will host a Reading Apprenticeship Workshop (sponsored with 3CSN) on being transparent in our teaching; and Road Trip Nation  will visit Merritt on Thursday!!! 


AND, next Tuesday, October 22nd, colleges have organized great flex days, and at the District Offices, we’ll have the first ever morning of professional development by and for classified professionals!


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REMINDER: College Flex DaysPlease remember that Tuesday, October 22nd each college and the district center will have professional development activities! Please ask your local Professional Development Committee (PDC) for the schedule! Each of committee has been working hard to navigate the numerous initiatives, ideas, and innovations happening at each of the colleges.Please be patient! 
Updated links to agendas will be posted HERE: SDO Newsletter, 10/15/19.

Berkeley City College
College of Alameda
Laney College
Merritt College
District Flex Day

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Teaching Tip: “Add a Streak of Lavender”The Laney Lavender Project created this excellent page, Resources for your Classroom that includes sections on Health Care ResourcesLatinx MonthAfrican American History Month, the Use of Language in Biology (Sex and Gender), and a lot more. Of course, you don’t need a special month to include a diverse range of imagery, examples, and people to help all of our students feel welcome. Thanks to the Lavender Project and our tour guide, Amy Bohorquez!

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Thursday, October 17th, 12:15 – 1:15 pm Office Hour EQUITY: What exactly does it look like? College equity administrators and others will join to have an informal discussion on defining equity work, understanding our current efforts, and ways to keep moving forward.https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida
Phone +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
Last Week:You can find the video from last week on the treasure trove of resources on Laney’s Lavender Project website (video link).

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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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PERALTA EVENTS
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Save the Date:Solidarity in Mental Health 
(last year’s video and notice)
10/16, Berkeley City College
Contact: BCC’s Wellness Center, Janine Greer
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Undocumented Community Resource Center
Week of 10/14 Activities (Flyer), including:
“Undocumented Tales” with Armando Ibanez
Th, 10/17, 12:15 pm, BCC Atrium
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Transforming Learning Modules you Like into Modules You Love  
A Reading Apprenticeship Workshop
F, Oct. 18, 2019, 11:00-1:30 (lunch included)
College of Alameda, Room L234
RSVP for Workshop HERE
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Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie
Sa., 10/19/19, 2:30 pm, Laney
Information Flyer
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College and District Office Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
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Online Teaching Workshops

Presenter: Chelsea Cohen
Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
Have Fun with Video, 10/31, 12 – 1
Workshop Descriptions
Online: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/ccohen
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Basic Needs Summit Laney College

presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
 F, 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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Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops
Race, Inequality, and Language Education Conference
Stanford University
F, 10/19/19 – Sa, 10/20/10
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Be Transparent
Reading Apprenticeship 2019-2020 Workshops
Online workshops by 3CSN: 
Registration & Workshop Descriptions
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NCORE Webinar Series
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Topics Include: Keeping the Dream Alive: A College-Wide Approach to Embracing DREAMers Race, Immigration, and Fake News and more!
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Reclaiming Our Narrative: 
Conscious Collaboration and Innovation through Leadership
by Western Region Council on Black American Affairs
Registration
(Note: Peralta students and employees are free)
Th, 10/17/19 – F, 10/18/19
Chabot College
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CanInnovate 2019
F, 10/25/19
A free, online conference designed to improve online teaching and learning in Canvas!
Topics include: Peralta’s Equity Rubric,  Integrating Compassion into Teaching, Increasing Interaction in Discussions!
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Equity in STEM Conference
UC Berkeley For people from CCC, CSU, and UC systems
F, 10/25 (evening) – Sa, 10/26
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“Finding Our Way to Equity: Facilitating Embodied Action for Social Justice”NorCal Equity Institute 2.0
F, 11/1 – Sa, 11/2
Registration
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[http://Managing Stress Workshop Flyer.pdf]
Managing Stress Workshop
Tu, 11/5, 10 am – 12 noon
District Boardroom, Office of Human Resources
[http://Managing Stress Workshop Flyer.pdf]
flyer
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Staff Development Office Hours Thursdays, 12:15 pm

Fall 2019 Schedule and Past Sessions

This Week:

EQUITY: What exactly does it look like? College equity administrators and others will join to have an informal discussion on defining equity work, understanding our current efforts, and ways to keep moving forward.(Please feel free to submit a request or recommendation!)Zoom
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida

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Staff Development Resources:

  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF): 
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • 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 consuming …

Send more links, information, or tips for me to include in the next newsletter! You can always find old newsletters HERE.
Scott

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 10/8/19

8 October 2019

Hello Peralta,
This is National Coming Out Week! Laney’s Lavender Project is sponsoring a number of events, including an Staff Development Office Hour discussion on the project, website, and resources that can help create an inclusive community in Peralta! (Th., 10/10, 12 – 12:45 on Zoom: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/shoshida).
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REMINDER: College Flex Days
Please remember that Tuesday, October 22nd each college and the district center will have professional development activities! Please ask your local Professional Development Committee (PDC) for the schedule!
 
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Teaching Tip:

Pasadena City College is featured in this article, “How to Fix Education’s Racial Inequities, One Tweak at a Time,” which explains that on-going experimentation in the classroom can yield more equitable results for students. But this takes a lot more time than people realize. Even something as simple as shifting the language around late-papers, absences, and missed tests takes years (eight years in this case) of experimentation and strategies to gather broad-scale buy-in. Here’s how they approach classroom innovation:
“Their core philosophy is that unless professors change what they do in the classroom with a deliberate focus on racial equityeven the most well-meaning and dedicated among them will discourage students of color with subtle messages that they don’t belong, that they aren’t expected to succeed, or that they are on their own to sink or swim.”
(Note: Last week, I didn’t post the right link for “10 Tips for Online Teaching”)

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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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PERALTA EVENTS
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Online Teaching Workshops
Presenter: Chelsea Cohen
Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
What is Regular/Effective Contact?, 10/11, 12 – 1
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Save the Date:
Solidarity in Mental Health 
(last year’s video and notice)
10/16, Berkeley City College
Contact: BCC’s Wellness Center, Janine Greer
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Undocumented Community Resource Center
Week of 10/14 Activities (Flyer), including:
“Undocumented Tales” with Armando Ibanez
Th, 10/17, 12:15 pm, BCC Atrium
 
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Transforming Learning Modules you Like into Modules You Love 

A Reading Apprenticeship Workshop

F, Oct. 18, 2019, 11:00-1:30 (lunch included)
College of Alameda, Room L234
RSVP for Workshop HERE

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Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie
Sa., 10/19/19, 2:30 pm, Laney
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College and District Office Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
 
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presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
Currently Seeking Presentation Proposals 
F, 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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Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

​No endorsements of these
Online workshops by 3CSN: Registration & Workshop Descriptions
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National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Topics Include:
Keeping the Dream Alive: A College-Wide Approach to Embracing DREAMers
Race, Immigration, and Fake News
and more!
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Guided Pathways Bay Area Region Discussion
“Misconceptions of Guided Pathways”
W, 10/2, 4 – 5 pm
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Reclaiming Our Narrative:
 Conscious Collaboration and Innovation through Leadership
(Note: Peralta students and employees are free)
Th, 10/17/19 – F, 10/18/19
Chabot College
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A free, online conference designed to improve 
online teaching and learning in Canvas!
Topics include: Peralta’s Equity Rubric, 
 Integrating Compassion into Teaching,
Increasing Interaction in Discussions!
 
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UC Berkeley
For people from CCC, CSU, and UC systems
F, 10/25 (evening) – Sa, 10/26
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“Finding Our Way to Equity: Facilitating Embodied Action for Social Justice”
NorCal Equity Institute 2.0
F, 11/1 – Sa, 11/2
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Tu, 11/5, 10 am – 12 noon
District Boardroom, Office of Human Resources
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Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
 
This Week: Laney’s Lavender Project
(Please feel free to submit a request or recommendation!)

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

Phone +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
Recording of Office Hour on Contract Grading (w/unedited audio transcript)
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  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • 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 and watching…
Send more links, information, or tips for me to include in the next newsletter! You can always find old newsletters HERE.
Scott

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu., 9/24/19

24 September 2019

Hello Peralta,
I was lucky to go to UC Santa Cruz when instead of letter grades, I opted to receive narrative evaluations. Over twenty years later, I can read a professor’s single-spaced comments on essays I wrote, discussions sections that were too much too early, and the results of tests that I’ve long forgotten. This week, we’ll explore Contract Grading with Kelly Pernell (BCC, math) who’s experimenting with a new approach to how we assign value to student work and effort.
 
Staff Development Office Hour: Contract Grading: What Is It? Why Try It?
Th, 9/26/19, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
 
 
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Teaching Tip: 
Here’s a diagram for developing civic inquiries that uses a “social justice approach to student learning.”

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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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PERALTA EVENTS
W, 9/25, 9-1, Laney College
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Online Teaching Workshops
Presenter: Chelsea Cohen
Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
What is Regular/Effective Contact?, 10/11, 12 – 1
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Save the Date:
Solidarity in Mental Health 
(last year’s video and notice)
10/16, Berkeley City College
Contact: BCC’s Wellness Center, Janine Greer
***
 
College and District Office Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
 
***
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
Currently Seeking Presentation Proposals 
F, 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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Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

Online workshops by 3CSN: Registration & Workshop Descriptions
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Multiple Measures Assessment Project
Statewide Report on Access, Enrollment, and Success: F, 9/27/19, 12 – 1 pm
And more!
***
Reclaiming Our Narrative:
 Conscious Collaboration and Innovation through Leadership
(Note: Peralta students and employees are free)
Th, 10/17/19 – F, 10/18/19
Chabot College
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11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
 
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Faculty Association of California Community College Events:
Topics include, the state budget, policy, academic freedom, etc.
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Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
 
This Week: Contract Grading: What Is It? How Might It Transform Student Learning?
Bring your questions and suggestions!

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

Phone +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
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  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • 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 and watching…

If you’re reading anything that you want to share, please send a link!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: T, 9/19/19

19 September 2019

Hello Peralta,
This Thursday (9/19/19)  from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, I’ll lead a workshop: Leading Effective Meetings. The workshop will loosely be based these slides from UCSF (“How to Run an Effective Meeting”) and a training from Community at Work. Please find the zoom link below!

Teaching Tip: Help Students Explore Their Future!
Road Trip Nation gives students a chance to explore life after college by meeting people in different careers. This link asks 3 questions and quickly gives links to real people whose careers match those descriptions (https://roadtripnation.com/roadmap). In addition to the videos, each page has summaries of the person’s life milestones, educational and career paths (including the day-to-day work), and the challenges they have overcome. Here’s the link to an Assistant District Attorney and advocate for criminal justice reform: https://roadtripnation.com/leader/adam-foss.

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PERALTA EVENTS
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Online Teaching Workshops
Presenter: Chelsea Cohen
Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
How to Teach Online, 9/19, 12 – 1
What is Regular/Effective Contact?, 10/11, 12 – 1
And more!
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Save the Date:
Solidarity in Mental Health 
(last year’s video and notice)
10/16, Berkeley City College
Contact: BCC’s Wellness Center, Janine Greer
***
 
College and District Office Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
 
***
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
Currently Seeking Presentation Proposals 
F, 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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Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

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Multiple Measures Assessment Project
Statewide Report on Access, Enrollment, and Success: F, 9/27/19, 12 – 1 pm
And more!
***
Reclaiming Our Narrative:
 Conscious Collaboration and Innovation through Leadership
(Note: Peralta students and employees are free)
Th, 10/17/19 – F, 10/18/19
Chabot College
***
11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
 
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Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
 
This Week: Leading Effective Meetings
Bring your questions and suggestions!

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

Phone +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
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  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • 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 and watching…
  • In Yuba City, training for the Next Generation Science Standards are being led by teachers and not outside consultants. Here’s a video about how they’ve made it happen with support from Stanford’s Instructional Leadership Corps and even made it through a strike in 2016. https://youtu.be/HEgV4OvyCU8?t=164

  • In the article “Measuring Actual Learning…” article, the authors explain that college students feel like they learn more in classes using traditional lecture versus active learning. The data shows the opposite. One recommendation from the article is to explain early in a course why active engagement increases learning compared to listening to a brilliant lecture.
  • I’m attending trainings at the East Bay Meditation Center, and these “Agreements for Multicultural Interactions” seem like great ground rules for establishing trust and inclusivity.
  • “Was Email a Mistake?”  “There’s nothing intrinsically bad about e-mail as a tool. In situations where asynchronous communication is clearly preferable—broadcasting an announcement, say, or delivering a document—e-mails are superior to messengered printouts. The difficulties start when we try to undertake collaborative projects—planning events, developing strategies—asynchronously.”

If you’re reading anything that you want to share, please send a link!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tuesday, 9/10/19

10 September 2019

Hello Peralta,
This Thursday (9/12/19)  from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, I’ll be discussing two early-term issues that can be quite vexing: Faculty Evaluations and Column Advancement. Please check out the link below to sign-in via Zoom and see all the other professional learning events available!

Coutts argues that tending to language when discussing identity, initiative, mindfulness, praise & feedback, listening, thinking, and community can change class culture and improve student learning. Simple questions, like “What makes you think that?” or using “we” rather than “you” can make a difference!


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PERALTA EVENTS
Save the Date:
Solidarity in Mental Health 
(last year’s video and notice)
10/16, Berkeley City College
Contact: BCC’s Wellness Center, Janine Greer
***
 
College and District Offices Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
This year, in addition to flex days at each of the 4 colleges, 
the District Offices will be organizing professional development activities for district staff. 
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
 
***
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
Currently Seeking Presentation Proposals 
F, 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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Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

Guided Pathways Webinar
Speakers: Deans from Napa Valley and Evergreen Colleges

646 876 9923 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 418 023 535

W., 9/11/19, 4 – 5 p.m.

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Multiple Measures Assessment Project
Early Implementers Report, W, 9/11/19, 12 – 1 pm
Statewide Report on Access, Enrollment, and Success: F, 9/27/19, 12 – 1 pm
And more!
***
Reclaiming Our Narrative:
 Conscious Collaboration and Innovation through Leadership
(Note: Peralta students and employees are free)
Th, 10/17/19 – F, 10/18/19
Chabot College
***
10/9/19 – 10/11/19, Burlingame, $605–$755

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11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
 
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Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
This Week: Column Advancement and Faculty Evaluations

Zoomhttps://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/2104662570

Phone 646-876-9923 Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
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  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • Spring 2020
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex
    • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex
  • Column Advancement

    • If you’ve been approved to use a lower-division course for salary advancement (up to 20 units), please submit official transcripts with your Course Request to the Human Resources Generalist assigned to your college. Or, if you’re submitting graduate-level coursework, please submit official transcripts directly to HR.
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What I’ve been reading…
  • In this article, “Study Shows Students in ‘Active Learning’ Classrooms Learn More Than They Think”, the researcher explains,  “‘Deep learning is hard work. The effort involved in active learning can be misinterpreted as a sign of poor learning,” he said. “On the other hand, a superstar lecturer can explain things in such a way as to make students feel like they are learning more than they actually are.'”

  • This bit of research on the adolescent brain seems particularly important as we reach into our high schools through dual enrollment and as the definition of “adolescence” expands into the early twenties.
  • Another RSA video on the “The Tyranny of Merit” that might be useful when discussing our equity work. (3 min)

If you’re reading anything that you want to share, please send a link!

Scott

Scott Hoshida

Staff Development Officer

(preferred pronouns: he/him)

staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu

Peralta Community College District

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

510-466-7313

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Wednesday, 9/4/19

4 September 2019

Hello Peralta,

This Thursday (9/5/19)  from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, I’ll be discussing two early-term issues that can be quite vexing: Faculty Evaluations and Column Advancement. Please check out the link below to sign-in via Zoom and see all the other professional learning events available!

 

 

 

PERALTA EVENTS
Webinar: “Help Families Build Family Preparedness Plans”
Th, 9/5/19, 12 – 1 p.m.
Merritt, Newton/Seale Student Lounge (R10) Register HERE
“This workshop will train people working with immigrant parents in California 
to conduct family preparedness workshops.”
 
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College and District Offices Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
This year, in addition to flex days at each of the 4 colleges, 
the District Offices will be organizing professional development activities. 
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
 
***
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
F, 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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Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

English/ESL, F, 9/6/19
Math, Sa, 9/7/19
***
Multiple Measures Assessment Project
Early Implementers Report, W, 9/11/19, 12 – 1 pm
Statewide Report on Access, Enrollment, and Success: F, 9/27/19, 12 – 1 pm
And more!
***
9/16/19-11/23/19, $175
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10/9/19 – 10/11/19, Burlingame, $605–$755

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11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
 
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Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm

This Week: Column Advancement and Faculty Evaluations

 

Zoomhttps://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/2104662570

Phone 646-876-9923 Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
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  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • Spring 2020
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex
    • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex
  • Column Advancement

    • If you’ve been approved to use a lower-division course for salary advancement (up to 20 units), please submit official transcripts with your Course Request to the Human Resources Generalist assigned to your college. Or, if you’re submitting graduate-level coursework, please submit official transcripts directly to HR.
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What I’ve been reading…
  • “We spend a tremendous amount of time with our co-workers.  They touch our lives every day.  We work together, laugh together, complain to one another, experience successes and failures together, have good days together, and bad days together.  Many times we consider our co-workers friends, sometimes we consider them family.  And yet when we experience the death of a co-worker we often don’t feel we have permission to grieve in the way we would grieve another friend or family member…” from https://whatsyourgrief.com/death-of-a-co-worker/
  • “We came to know the downtown Oakland skyline better than we did any sacred mountain range, the redwoods in the Oakland hills better than any other deep wild forest. We know the sound of the freeway better than we do rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls, we know the smell of gas and freshly wet concrete and burned rubber better than we do the smell of cedar or sage or even fry bread–which isn’t traditional, like reservations aren’t traditional, but nothing is original, everything comes from something that came before, which was once nothing. Everything is new and doomed. We ride buses, trains, and cars across, over, and under concrete plains. Being Indian has never been about returning to the land. The land is everywhere or nowhere.”
    — Tommy Orange, There, There. (NYT Review)

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tuesday, 8/29/2019

29 August 2019

Hello Peralta,
This Staff Development Office Newsletter is back this Fall! Please take a look at some of the offerings, including a brainstorming session on office hour topics this Thursday, column advancement requests, and suggestions for an improved evaluation experience for instructional faculty.
For those mourning the sudden loss of librarian and colleague ,Phillippa Caldeira, the Benefits Office is working to provide bereavement support with Laney College.
Events, Trainings, and Conferences:

a full calendar of FREE events at UC Berkeley, including:

9/12, Ibrahim X. Kendi
9/19, California’s First Surgeon General
who appeared in Resilience, the film.
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Webinar: “Help Families Build Family Preparedness Plans”
Th, 9/5/19, 12 – 1 p.m.
Merritt, Newton/Seale Student Lounge (R10)

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English/ESL, F, 9/6/19
Math, Sa, 9/7/19
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9/16/19-11/23/19, $175
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11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
 
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10/9/19 – 10/11/19, Burlingame, $605–$755
 
 

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Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
This Week: Brainstorming Office Hour Topics

Zoomhttps://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/2104662570

Phone 646-876-9923 Meeting ID: 210 466 2570

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  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • Spring 2020
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex
    • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex
  • Column Advancement

    • If you’ve been approved to use a lower-division course for salary advancement (up to 20 units), please submit official transcripts with your Course Request to the Human Resources Generalist assigned to your college. Or, if you’re submitting graduate-level coursework, please submit official transcripts directly to HR.
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What I’m Reading and Watching:
  • Kevin Birmingham, the first part-time faculty to win the Truman Capote Award, writes a scathing critique of the systemic exploitation of part-time faculty. “The Great Shame of Our Profession”
  • UC Berkeley and Upward Mobility “The culture of intellectual Darwinism undermines the goal of equity in an era when so many students arrive without the cultural or financial resources once taken for granted…. California needs a master plan for equity, a goal that would take a combination of vision, political will and acumen.
  • “… How Bridging Creates Conditions to Solve Problems” . “..a deeper move is to move from interests to values and values to being.”
  • “The Anti-College Is on the Rise” “Programs like Wayfinding Academy — although they do help students translate their vocation into a job — represent a revolt against treating the student as a future wage-earner. “

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Sabbatical Awardees: Spring 2019

30 April 2019

On April 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees approved the following sabbaticals that had been reviewed and selected by each college’s Professional Development committee:

Sabbatical Awarded to College Discipline Proposal Scope of Work
Alicia Caballero-Christenson Laney Mexican/Latin American Studies and Ethnic Studies Ancestral Sacred Traditions Create a course on curanderismo, a series of workshops on healing for Laney, and build a study abroad network to study these traditions.
Jackie Graves Laney English Why We Wake Up: A Memoir Complete revision and seek publication of her memoir that shares the near death of her sister, the untangling of family trauma, and their journey of healing.
Scott Hoshida BCC English Research to Propose Changes to PD in Peralta Interview PD practitioners and experts in the field, develop an annotated bibliography of research, and draft and present a proposal for changes to professional development in Peralta
Cora Leighton BCC Communication Harnessing the Power of Mediated Communication to Increase Success in Online Communication Courses Publish a Canvas Database of best practices for online communication courses; revise course outlines to reflect recent pedagogical practices in online communication courses; prepare and schedule a Flex Day Workshop on best practices in online courses that involve or could employ communication activities (in other words any course); outline the needed infrastructure, technology and staffing required to create a Communication Workshop for the future.
Mary Shaughnessy COA Counseling — EOPS Develop Proficiency in Spanish Achieve Spanish proficiency in order to serve COA’s Latinx students and families who are undocumented.
Stefanie Ulrey COA English Create Non-Credit Transition Classes for ESOL and Bilingual Students Research transition programs for ESOL and bilingual students, develop non-credit courses for COAs students, and launch three courses upon her return.

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tues., 4/30/19

30 April 2019

A few quick notes for this week:
  • Sabbatical Awardees: On Thursday, May 2nd, 12:15 – 1:15, a few sabbatical awardees will share the projects and activities selected by their colleges Professional Development Committees. (Zoom info: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/960049670. Phone:1 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 960 049 670)
  • Faculty Professional Development Survey: This survey will planning for next year’s professional development activities, so please be sure to fill out this form! (note: classified and administrative surveys coming soon!)
  • “Making Higher Education Just” The second lecture on this page (with transcripts) by Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon explains the role of “Equity-Minded Competencies” in achieving racial equity in higher education.
  • Planning for next year! If you’re at all interested in presenting during the opening flex days at the district or colleges, please contact either your college professional development committees or me directly. We’ve already begun mapping out the year!

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SDO Newsletter: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

25 April 2019

Hello Peralta,
As we wind down the term (with a flurry of meetings, finals, and more meetings), you might want to check out COA’s FabLab like I did during the SDO Office Hour on Maker Spaces with Maria Guzman, and this Thursday we’ll take a closer look at social justice centers, curriculum, and activities!
An Online Conversation on Social Justice in Peralta
with Alicia Caballero-Christenson from Laney College’s Social Justice Center
Thursday, April 25, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
 Ph: 1 646 876 9923; Meeting ID: 960 049 670
Faculty PD Survey To plan for the Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 term, faculty please take this Staff Development Survey: Staff Development Faculty Survey https://forms.gle/wAqs78Hyt9WVCJKQ8

Administrator and Classified Surveys will be sent out during the next month!

Events, Initiatives, and Everything Else

  • Student Funding Formula webinars can be found on the State Chancellor’s Office
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link
Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)
Status tracker: 17 full-time faculty reporting thus far on Fall 2018.
 
This beta reporting tool 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:
Podcasts I’ve been listening to:
Dope Labs: Two Ph.D.s in biology and engineering (TiTi and Zakiya) tackle pop culture topics, like “Cuffing Season” and “Wakanda Forever”, and always bring in an expert to help break down the issue. They’re looking for more experts to help the show, too: Experts Needed
Have a great warm week! Time to get those sandals out of the closet!
Scott

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