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2018 SPRING | LRC-215


FLEX DEADLINE: 7 June 2018

 

Because our District follows a flexible calendar – meaning that instructors are paid for time spent “in lieu of classroom instruction” – full-time classroom faculty must spend at least 33.5 hours per academic year on activities that help improve teaching and help students be successful. Adjunct faculty and full-time faculty with extra assignments must fulfill half the total number of weekly classroom hours on these professional growth activities. Fulfillment of this obligation is one of the criteria used in your performance evaluation. Failure to document your hours will be reported to college administration for follow-up.

The purpose of Professional Development and the calendar listed below is to provide opportunities for teaching faculty to participate in the development of activities related to “staff, student and instructional improvement.” 
 

Canvas Basics

26 April 2018, 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., AMP Conference Room
Host: Tom Folland

Canvas Community Sessions are informal, drop-in workshops for current or prospective Canvas users of all experience levels teaching in any modality. Join us for training, coaching, or to collaborate and share best practices with your colleagues.

Registration is not required. 


 

How to Create a Ted-Ed Lesson

TBD; 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., LRC-234
Host: Bamdad Samii

Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch.

Registration is not required.

 

Sonia Nazario-Special Guest Speaker at Immigration Celebration & Resource Fair

27 April 2018; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pierce College
Host: 3CSN

3CSN and Pierce College is honored to host Pulitzer Prize journalist, Sonia Nazario, to speak about her work that focuses on immigration issues and how educators can be allies to our immigrant student population. A fluent Spanish speaker of Jewish ancestry whose personal history includes living in Argentina during the so-called dirty war, she is a passionate and dynamic speaker.

Register at: PULITZER


 

LINKS (Learning in Networks for Knowledge Sharing) -- 2018

20 April 2018, 1:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, 21 April 2018. 
Hosts: 3CSN

For the past several years, RP Group’s Leading from the Middle (LFM) and 3CSN’s Basic Skills Initiative Leadership Institute (BSILI) have supported colleges as they strengthen their capacity to create and sustain leadership focused on what students need to reach their goals. Expanding on this work, LFM and 3CSN are pleased to invite you to a two-day conference focused on transformational leadership and building coherence for student success. Please join us at the Crowne Plaza on the beautiful beach of Ventura, California. 

Register at: LINKS

 

[Webinar] Reading Apprenticeship in STEM for College Instructors
 

25 April 2018, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online
Hosts: WestED and Equal Measure

Equal Measure will host a webinar to highlight how several networks of academic institutions are reforming STEM teaching and learning practices in their classrooms. Join the webinar to learn how the Reading Apprenticeship STEM Network contributed to this national endeavor to broaden participation in STEM and promote equitable outcomes of men and women from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see the recent publication from Equal Measure’s STEM Active Learning Vignette series, spotlighting the WestEd Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network.

Register at: STEM

 

Student Engagement and Success Summitt: Democratizing Education Within and 

28 April 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Hosts: 3CSN
Cost: $15

Join Glendale Community College for a cross-disciplinary summit on teaching and learning, which emphasizes promoting student engagement and success via learner-centered and equitable teaching practices!

The SEAS Summit includes: 
  • Engaging keynote speaker on the interactive classroom 
  • Workshop options to customize your professional practice 
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration 
  • Low cost registration includes meals and happy hour!
 

Program

  • 8:30 a.m.Check In and Continental Breakfast Student Center

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker Student Center

  • 10:10-11:35 a.m.Workshop I (4 options, Sierra Vista 2nd Floor)

  • 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.Lunch (Student Center)

  • 12:45-2:10 p.m.Workshop II (4 options, Sierra Vista 2nd Floor)

  • 2:20-3:45 p.m.Workshop III (4 options, Sierra Vista 2nd Floor)

  • 3:50-5:00 p.m. Happy Hour: Unconference Session (Culinary Arts, Sierra Vista 2nd Floor)


Register at: ENGAGEMENT



[Webinar] Believe: Strategies to Promote Persistence, Self-Efficacy & Emotional Awareness 

2 May 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., ONLINE

The literature tells us why specific students or groups of students are vulnerable to failure and will probably not complete college once they enroll. The most commonly cited factors include poor academic preparation, lack of financial support, misconceptions about college, and inadequate support networks. These are well documented, and we design programs to address them. What we frequently don't take into consideration are those attributes that contribute to the success of students who experience significant challenges yet are able to overcome them. What makes these students distinctive? How can we build a model of student success that will lead us to implement strategies that are developed from students' strengths rather than weaknesses? These questions led us to seek out students who struggled and ask them directly what had the most impact on their success. We listened to their voices and analyzed the patterns that emerged. In this webinar, we will identify strategies that foster strong relationships between students and teachers with an emphasis on social and emotional components and integrating them into classroom practices in a functional way..

Register at: BELIEVE


 

Using Canvas to Enhance Your Traditional Course

10 May 2018; 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., CMS-122
Host: Debby Wong

This workshop aims to prepare instructors to be able to plan, choose, and produce online resources and technologies to supplement their traditional classroom instruction.

Registration is not required.




3rd Annual Reading Apprenticeship Conference

11-12 May 2018, 9:00 a.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel at Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
 

Join educators from across California to learn more about how they use the Reading Apprenticeship framework to create more equitable learning environments.

On Friday, May 11, choose a full day (10:00am-4:00pm) pre conference workshop.  

On Saturday, May 12, concurrent sessions will highlight practitioners' work with Reading Apprenticeship across levels and disciplines and in a variety of learning environments.

Register at: RA-CalPoly
 

PREVIOUS EVENTS: 

 

Coaching and Mentoring -- SSI Summit #2

Hosts: 3CSN
23 February 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
Pierce College

In this summit, participants will focus on the importance of coaching, mentoring ,and case management to improve student outcomes. Coaches from around the region will discuss powerful practices in their coaching experience with students. Student Success Coaching has proven to be, through various research studies, a high impact practice in helping close achievement gaps of our student populations. Come see how your campus can implement a successful model and explore how this may assist your campus with the implementation of Guided Pathways.

Join us for a catered lunch and further discussion followed by a Panel of Student Success Coaches. 

FREE // Register at
Coaching and Mentoring

 

Towards a More Inclusive Curriculum [Faculty Learning Community Series]
Part 1

27 February 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eagle's Nest (LRC-215)
Hosts: Santiago Andres Garcia

Join our interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to learn about successful implementation of pedagogical practices for effective teaching. 

On Tuesday (February 27th) and Thursday (March 1st) during the College Hour, Santiago Andres Garcia (Rio Hondo College) will present on Towards a More Inclusive Curriculum. Day 1 of the workshop series will focus on Intersectionality and Gender Binary. Day 2 will focus on classroom strategies.

*Light refreshments will be provided*


Register at: Inclusive Curriculum

 

Towards a More Inclusive Curriculum [Faculty Learning Community Series]
Part 2

1 March 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eagle's Nest (LRC-215)
Hosts: Santiago Andres Garcia

Join our interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to learn about successful implementation of pedagogical practices for effective teaching. 

On Tuesday (February 27th) and Thursday (March 1st) during the College Hour, Santiago Andres Garcia (Rio Hondo College) will present on Towards a More Inclusive Curriculum. Day 1 of the workshop series will focus on Intersectionality and Gender Binary. Day 2 will focus on classroom strategies.

*Light refreshments will be provided*


Register at: Inclusive Curriculum
 

 

Canvas Basics

6 March 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., HFAC (Room TBD)
Host: Tracy Harkins

Canvas Community Sessions are informal, drop-in workshops for current or prospective Canvas users of all experience levels teaching in any modality. Join us for training, coaching, or to collaborate and share best practices with your colleagues.

Registration is not required. 


 

MathSpace

6 March 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.., CMS-122

Join Dr. Al Solano as he demostrates MathSpace, an award-winning online math program. MathSpace is a curriculum-aligned digital math tutor with help on demand in the classroom or at home.


Registration is not required. 

 

Canvas Gradebook and Assignments*

8 March 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., LRC-234
Host: Jacob Skelton.

Registration is not required.  // *Prerequisite: Canvas Basics // Please bring your syllabus


 

Teaching with Technology **FREE Online Conference**

City University of Seattle -- an affiliate of National University -- is hosting an online conference that will focus on the different approaches and tools for both the online and face-to-face classroom environment, and allow opportunities for you to share your experience and strategies. 

The conference will be held over two days; both days will have similar schedules. The conference will include 25 minute concurrent presentations with a 5-minute break in between each session. All presentations will be hosted in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
21 March 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hosts: Various


SESSION 1: 12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. 

"QR Codes: Exploiting Smartphones for Smarter Instructional Design and Delivery" 
In the age of Internet all-the-time and everywhere, the higher education anytime-and-anywhere model has spurred wide-spread shifts that are transforming instruction in higher education, for better or worse. Where once instructors and learners were confined to lecture halls, instruction and learning have been untethered. With learners becoming increasingly mobile, the desktop computer has been retired by many for laptops, tablets, and even smartphones. Exploiting the features of these technologies will benefit higher education. Quick response (QR) codes can yoke the ultra-mobile smartphone with any computer or sheet of paper for more accessible and mobile media-rich instruction. QR codes have long been used across many domains in order to deliver quick information with a simple mobile device scan. In this interactive workshop, participants will discover the features and utility of QR codes as a means by which to increase accessibility, mobility, and usability of instructional content. Participants will generate their own QR code, embed it, and test it. While questions are encouraged throughout the workshop, adequate time will be provided for Q&A at the close.


"Teaching Social Justice Through Technology"
 With the emergence of an information society increasingly being based on the production and exchange of information through technology, infusing teaching about social justice and its implications through technology, should be every educator’s goal. In this presentation, the use of teaching social justice through technology to support student learning will be explored. Participants will be introduced to different types of technology that introduce social justice in a learning environment. The presenters will facilitate discussion on the ways in which CityU faculty can incorporate social justice through technology to continue to promote our institutional values in their teaching practices.


"​Facilitating and Tracking Student Engagement in Performance-Based Courses"
In the past, the individualized, student-driven pace of our Performance-Based (PB) courses presented some unique challenges when it came to providing evidence of Regular and Substantive Interaction and facilitating student engagement in a completely asynchronous environment. In collaboration with the eLearning department, we’ve adapted and redesigned the traditional Blackboard shell to give students easier access to demonstrating mastery and give faculty easier access to evidence of Regular & Substantive Interaction.


SESSION 2: 12:45 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. 

“Free Tools to Promote Collaboration in an Online Environment”
If you are interested in increasing the variety of ways in which your students interact with your course content and with each other, this session will highlight a number of free, simple to use tools that encourage critical thinking, asynchronous and/or synchronous participation, visualization, and reflection. Participants will interact with the various resources and the instructor will share potential uses and challenges for each. This will be a fast-paced session with the goal being to increase your awareness of available resources. Examples will include, but are not limited to: Padlet, Quizlet, Google Docs, and Mindmup. Participants will leave with a list of resources and ideas for implementation into online and mixed mode courses.

“Developing Courses that Promote Deep Learning Through Technology” 
No description avaialble. 

“Facilitating an Exemplary Course” 
No description available. 


SESSION 3: 1:15 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. 

“Encouraging Student Connection & Confidence through Video Announcements!”
This session will provide you with tangible examples of engaging with your students with the use of short pre-made videos. By choosing a theme for the quarter, each weekly announcement can create an opportunity to connect with students while also encouraging them in a direct, personalised, and supportive way.

“Bridging the Gap between In-Person and Online Instruction”
This session exposes participants to examples of how to integrate online technologies with in-person instruction to facilitate student learning. Participants will explore elements of the learning cycle, such as: pre-class readings and preparation, lecture, guided practice and feedback, individual practice using online technology and feedback. The use of online feedback systems will also be discussed.

“Improving Student Learning with the Framework for Information Literacy”
How can faculty help increase students’ critical consumption of information in order to ground their learning in trusted and relevant resources for their discipline? In 2003, leveraging the ACRL Information Literacy Standards, CityU created the foundation for its integrated information literacy instruction program. In 2016 ACRL enhanced these standards through adoption of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. Defining “knowledge practices” and “dispositions”, the ACRL Framework presents a more complex set of core ideas students may adopt to enhance learning. In Fall 2018, the ACRL Framework was integrated into CityU’s online course EAD 505 Adult Learning Theories. Using examples from EAD 505, this session will share strategies you may adopt to integrated the framework in your course in order to improve students’ evaluation and use of information to support their learning.

“Making Online Instruction All About the Learner”
Participants will identify what they believe is “learner centered education” and then with the aid of the facilitator, identify strategies in online learning to accomplish that. They may need to start with comparable strategies in face to face delivery to spark their imagination.  


22 March 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hosts: Various 


SESSION 1: 6:15 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. 

"QR Codes: Exploiting Smartphones for Smarter Instructional Design and Delivery"
In the age of Internet all-the-time and everywhere, the higher education anytime-and-anywhere model has spurred wide-spread shifts that are transforming instruction in higher education, for better or worse. Where once instructors and learners were confined to lecture halls, instruction and learning have been untethered. With learners becoming increasingly mobile, the desktop computer has been retired by many for laptops, tablets, and even smartphones. Exploiting the features of these technologies will benefit higher education. Quick response (QR) codes can yoke the ultra-mobile smartphone with any computer or sheet of paper for more accessible and mobile media-rich instruction. QR codes have long been used across many domains in order to deliver quick information with a simple mobile device scan. In this interactive workshop, participants will discover the features and utility of QR codes as a means by which to increase accessibility, mobility, and usability of instructional content. Participants will generate their own QR code, embed it, and test it. While questions are encouraged throughout the workshop, adequate time will be provided for Q&A at the close.

"Teaching Social Justice Through Technology"
 With the emergence of an information society increasingly being based on the production and exchange of information through technology, infusing teaching about social justice and its implications through technology, should be every educator’s goal. In this presentation, the use of teaching social justice through technology to support student learning will be explored. Participants will be introduced to different types of technology that introduce social justice in a learning environment. The presenters will facilitate discussion on the ways in which CityU faculty can incorporate social justice through technology to continue to promote our institutional values in their teaching practices.


​"​Facilitating and Tracking Student Engagement in Performance-Based Courses"
In the past, the individualized, student-driven pace of our Performance-Based (PB) courses presented some unique challenges when it came to providing evidence of Regular and Substantive Interaction and facilitating student engagement in a completely asynchronous environment. In collaboration with the eLearning department, we’ve adapted and redesigned the traditional Blackboard shell to give students easier access to demonstrating mastery and give faculty easier access to evidence of Regular & Substantive Interaction.



SESSION 2: 6:54 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. 

“Free Tools to Promote Collaboration in an Online Environment”
If you are interested in increasing the variety of ways in which your students interact with your course content and with each other, this session will highlight a number of free, simple to use tools that encourage critical thinking, asynchronous and/or synchronous participation, visualization, and reflection. Participants will interact with the various resources and the instructor will share potential uses and challenges for each. This will be a fast-paced session with the goal being to increase your awareness of available resources. Examples will include, but are not limited to: Padlet, Quizlet, Google Docs, and Mindmup. Participants will leave with a list of resources and ideas for implementation into online and mixed mode courses.

“A JING Screenshot is Worth a Thousand Words”
In our increasingly visual world, images proliferate in all forms of online communication. Do posts including images get more clicks? Do they have a better chance of being read? Understood? Screenshots rival words as powerful tools. Learn to use JING to create simple, immediate screenshots to grab the attention of your students, illustrate your instruction and provide contextual feedback. Overlay the JING screenshot with pointers and comments to enhance learning. Rather than writing directions to guide students to content or to share ideas – show them!


SESSION 3: 7:15 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. 

“Encouraging Student Connection & Confidence through Video Announcements!”
This session will provide you with tangible examples of engaging with your students with the use of short pre-made videos. By choosing a theme for the quarter, each weekly announcement can create an opportunity to connect with students while also encouraging them in a direct, personalised, and supportive way.

“Improving Student Learning with the Framework for Information Literacy”
How can faculty help increase students’ critical consumption of information in order to ground their learning in trusted and relevant resources for their discipline? In 2003, leveraging the ACRL Information Literacy Standards, CityU created the foundation for its integrated information literacy instruction program. In 2016 ACRL enhanced these standards through adoption of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. Defining “knowledge practices” and “dispositions”, the ACRL Framework presents a more complex set of core ideas students may adopt to enhance learning. In Fall 2018, the ACRL Framework was integrated into CityU’s online course EAD 505 Adult Learning Theories. Using examples from EAD 505, this session will share strategies you may adopt to integrated the framework in your course in order to improve students’ evaluation and use of information to support their learning.

“Making Online Instruction All About the Learner”
Participants will identify what they believe is “learner centered education” and then with the aid of the facilitator, identify strategies in online learning to accomplish that. They may need to start with comparable strategies in face to face delivery to spark their imagination.  

Contact Us

LRC215/216

(818) 364-7754 [Info Desk]

YbarraAD@lamission.edu

Hours

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm