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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 Thanks!



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. 


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

Phone +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 210 466 2570

F2019 Staff Development Office Hours


Peralta Events


Indigenous Native American Women and Girls: Panel Discussion


W, 11/13, 9:30 – 12 noon


History of Dia de los Muertos

Laney, June Steingart Gallery

T, 11/19, 12 – 1 pm

Presenters: Arturo Dávila, Lourdes Parra, and Roxana Post


Harassment Awareness and Diversity Training

W, 11/20/19

9 – 11 am OR 2:30 – 4:30 pm

District Office Boardroom


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



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.”


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!


Outside Events, Conferences, and Workshops


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
How Plagiarism Checkers Can Be Tricked
Part 1: W, 11/13/19, 12 noon

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!


Online Teaching Conference

6/17/20- 6/19/20

Pasadena, CA


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


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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