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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:
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!
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”)

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!
Online Teaching Workshops
Presenter: Chelsea Cohen
Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
What is Regular/Effective Contact?, 10/11, 12 – 1
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
Undocumented Community Resource Center
Week of 10/14 Activities (Flyer), including:
“Undocumented Tales” with Armando Ibanez
Th, 10/17, 12:15 pm, BCC Atrium

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

Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie
Sa., 10/19/19, 2:30 pm, Laney
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.”

Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

​No endorsements of these
Online workshops by 3CSN: Registration & Workshop Descriptions
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!
Guided Pathways Bay Area Region Discussion
“Misconceptions of Guided Pathways”
W, 10/2, 4 – 5 pm
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
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!
UC Berkeley
For people from CCC, CSU, and UC systems
F, 10/25 (evening) – Sa, 10/26
“Finding Our Way to Equity: Facilitating Embodied Action for Social Justice”
NorCal Equity Institute 2.0
F, 11/1 – Sa, 11/2
Tu, 11/5, 10 am – 12 noon
District Boardroom, Office of Human Resources
Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
This Week: Laney’s Lavender Project
(Please feel free to submit a request or recommendation!)


Phone +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
Recording of Office Hour on Contract Grading (w/unedited audio transcript)
  • 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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