Professional Learning Opportunities
These are reliably good providers of a variety of general Professional Learning experiences for faculty, and thus deserve a look every so often. Also check out your discipline-specific academic organizations, to numerous to mention here.
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• Our own Teaching and Learning Center offers many great opportunities to hone your teaching, think through your practices, and learn new skills. See http://www.gavilan.edu/staff/tlc/training.php
•We have recently added an online primer on creating a Great Syllabus that is equity-informed, inspiring to students, and a big help to your teaching. Please join this course by clicking here: https://ilearn.gavilan.edu/enroll/CTCG4Y
•The Academic Senate of California Community Colleges has an ongoing calendar of excellent events: https://asccc.org/calendar
•Our statewide faculty union, CCA-CTA, also has events most of the year, specifically for CC faculty: http://www.cca4me.org/#Conferences
•CCC Professional Learning Network. https://visionresourcecenter.cccco.edu This is the Vision for Success project supporting the Guided Pathways framework. Register to access resources.
•Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, FACCC, http://www.faccc.org advocates for all faculty and for students in Sacramento. It’s a membership organization that has conferences on many topical issues relating to CC work, and Gavilan’s own Dr. Debra Klein is its president-elect.
•@ONE, https://onlinenetworkofeducators.org, a great resource for all teaching and learning on-line. Especially check out their CAN-Innovate link with all sorts of great trainings for people who use Canvas, including an Oct. 26 training. See https://onlinenetworkofeducators.org/canvas-support-portal/
•3CSN, the visionary people who brought us wonderful innovations including Habits of Mind, Communities of Practice, and Reading Apprenticeship, hold conferences all over the state on better ways to plan and implement community college education. Kyle Hull of Gavilan’s English Department is a trainer; contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.3csn.org
•A Gavilan faculty member recommends the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators, https://www.otan.us, which has some great tools for online teaching and adult education resources.
A Vision for Success, the initiative for strengthening Community Colleges from our state chancellor's office, offers faculty a chance to register and participate.