Academic Professional Development Courses

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Belonging and The First Generation Student

To foster student success we have had to learn more about our first generation college students’ backgrounds and challenges that potentially interfere with academic success. This class discusses what we know about first gen students and what we’re doing on campus to support them through the Generation One Trailblazers (GOT) Network - a group of faculty, staff, and administrators joined in encouraging first generation students to connect with faculty and campus resources. Included in this workshop are practical strategies and activities that you can implement in your class to help first generation students.

Facilitated by Ron Elizaga, Assistant Professor, Psychology.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.




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  • 4/18/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 20 seats left - click to register

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College Student Mental Health

Course description TBD

Presented by:

Nicole Brandt, Ph.D., Instructor in Psychology
Ameena Kemavor, Ph.D., L.P.C.C., Director of Counseling Services

 

 

 

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  • 4/13/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 17 seats left - click to register

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Critical Thinking and Cooperative Learning

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals

We want our students to be critical thinkers. Collaborative learning activities can be excellent for fostering skills in reasoning, listening and discussing that we commonly recognize as essential components of critical thinking. In this workshop, you will learn about methods used in science and humanities courses. Then you will collaboratively design critical thinking activities for your class and receive feedback from your peers.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.



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  • 4/7/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 18 seats left - click to register

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Dealing with Difficult Students

This workshop will focus on both prevention and interventions for behavioral challenges within the classroom.  As the saying goes, prevention is the best medicine, and there are some tried and true methods for minimizing the likelihood that disruptions will happen in class.  But sometimes tough situations arise even with the best preventative measures in place, so it’s important to know what to do when those situations occur.  Join us for a discussion and then an interactive workshop on how to handle some of the most frequently encountered behavioral difficulties.

David Tom, Associate Professor of Psychology will share how to understand and respond to challenging students.

 

 

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  • 4/14/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 18 seats left - click to register

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Easy-to-implement cooperative learning

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals (Online Class)

Informal cooperative learning groups are small, temporary, ad-hoc groups of students that last from a few minutes to one class period. They can be powerfully effective at facilitating student learning and there are dozens of possibilities for structuring group interaction. Successful informal groups result from well-designed activities, roles and accountability among group members. In this workshop you will experience cooperative exercise, discuss strategies for implementation, and receive a set of group activities that you can modify to fit your needs.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.


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  • 4/28/2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 19 seats left - click to register

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Facilitating Classroom Cooperative Base Groups

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals (Online Class)

In this workshop you will learn what base groups are, how and when to create them, how to use them and what your responsibilities are to these groups.Do you want your students to monitor their own learning and study habits with the support of their classmates?  Would you like to create a stronger sense of community within your classroom? Then you might want to try creating base groups in your classes.

To prepare for this class, please review the content on this page before the meeting: http://www.cscc.edu/about/faculty/pd/acl/base.shtml


The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

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  • 3/24/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (WD 312) - 7 seats left - click to register

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Gender Inclusivity

Course description TBD

 

Presented by:

Amy Delorenzo, Assistant Professor, Human Services
Rizz Dickson, Service-Learning Coordinator, Community and Civic Engagement

 

 

 

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  • 4/21/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 19 seats left - click to register

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How to Reduce Stereotype Threat Effects in the Classroom

Stereotype threat is the concern that one’s performance might be evaluated based on a negative stereotype that belongs to their social group (e.g., Black vs. White, female vs. male, old vs. young, etc.).  Research has shown that stereotype threat effects can impair classroom performance and thwart achievement.  In this workshop we will outline the stereotype threat research and the mechanisms behind it, and will then discuss ways in which we can counter its effects in the classroom. 

Facilitated by Ron Elizaga, Assistant Professor, Psychology.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.




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  • 4/11/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 19 seats left - click to register

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Identifying and Understanding Mental Health Disorders

Course description TBD

Presented by:

Nicole Brandt, Ph.D., Instructor in Psychology
Ameena Kemavor, Ph.D., L.P.C.C., Director of Counseling Services

 

 

 

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  • 5/4/2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 18 seats left - click to register

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Motivation to Learn

Deep learning is associated with strong intrinsic motivation to learn. Students may not appear to be as intrinsically motivated as we think they need to be. What are the conditions that foster the drive to learn and how might extrinsic or strategic motivations be a bridge to deeper learning?  In this workshop we will discuss the different theories of motivation, and how we can apply those theories in the classroom to enhance learning. 

Facilitated by Ron Elizaga, Assistant Professor, Psychology.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.


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  • 4/4/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 16 seats left - click to register

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Spring 2017 Adjunct Training Conference

The general topics that will be covered during this conference include teaching strategies and techniques, student mental health, and as well as diversity and inclusion. Morning breakout presentations will be repeated in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be provided.

Morning Schedule:
General Welcome / Sign In: 9:00am-9:30am
Breakout #1: 9:30am-10:15am
Breakout #2: 10:30am-11:15am
Breakout #3: 11:30am-12:15pm
President's Remarks: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Afternoon Schedule:
General Welcome / Sign In: 12:15pm-12:30pm
President's Remarks: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Breakout #1: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Breakout #2: 3:00pm-3:45pm
Breakout #3: 4:00pm-4:45pm

 

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  • 4/29/2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 320 seats left - click to register
  • 4/29/2017 from 12:15 PM to 4:45 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 382 seats left - click to register

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Test Makeover Tips: Basic Designs for Beautiful Assessment

(Class formally called "Basic Test Design")

One method for assessing whether students meet the learning outcomes is to develop, administer, and analyze results of written tests. This presentation provides basic information on planning and constructing a test. How do we plan for assessment? Are our assessments valid and reliable? What types of questions (true/false, multiple choice, essay, etc.) should we use? Bring a quiz or set of exam questions to refine and for peer and instructor feedback.

Facilitated by April Magoteaux, Professor of Nursing and Faculty Fellow for Assessment.



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  • 4/14/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 14 seats left - click to register

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