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Apply for 3CSN’s 2015-2016 Threshold Project Community of Practice

What if the first two years of college were problem based, integrative introductions to disciplinary habits of mind?  What if they explicitly taught students how to problem solve from distinct disciplinary perspectives and made visible the need for multi-disciplinary approaches to complex “wicked problems”?   What if educators from across disciplines and institutions developed these programs […]

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SoCal BSI Coordinators Event at LA Harbor

Teams of educators working on Basic Skills, SSSP and Equity came together at the SoCal BSI Coordinator Event  on May 1st at LA Harbor to discuss integrated planning and exciting new developments in placement reform.  They learned not only about the new Basic Skills reporting requirements but also about the Common Assessment Initiative and emerging […]

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Habits of Mind in the Disciplines

The Habits of Mind in the Disciplines event April 17th at  Fullerton College brought faculty, student service professionals and students together from around the region to discuss how Habits of Mind might be approached from different disciplinary perspectives.  Breakout sessions included a focus on mindfulness practices, fostering growth mindset in STEM courses, growth mindset activities […]

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Course Planning with Reading Apprenticeship Workshop at Skyline College

3CSN and Skyline college co-hosted an afternoon workshop last Friday focused on integrating the Reading Apprenticeship (RA) framework into course and lesson planning.  The workshop included time to network with colleagues from six different colleges representing ESL, English, History, Math, Industrial Design, Paralegal Studies, Biology, Learning Assistance, and more.  Some of the participants had previously […]

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Reading Apprenticeship and Course Planning at American River College

As interest in Reading Apprenticeship grows among California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators, there has been an ongoing request for additional workshops that focus on integrating specific routines into lesson and course planning. Responding to this need, the Reading Apprenticeship Project team leaders created a 1/2 day workshop “Course Planning with Reading Apprenticeship” and […]

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Innovations Stalled by “Not-Invented-Here?”

A “not invented here” bias on the part of faculty is often cited as a factor in inhibiting the spread and adaptation of innovations in teaching and learning practice. The “bias” part alludes to a prejudgment that what we create locally will be better-suited to our teaching needs and learning contexts than an adaptation of […]

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3CSN Spring Events Calendar

We have finalized our Spring 2015 Calendar of Events. As usual, there’s an event or two for all with LINKS 11 – Beyond Boutique: Scaling Successful Programs and Practices highlighting a list of great events. We are also happy to offer Reading Apprenticeship workshops, deeper exploration of Threshold Concepts, and more Habits of Mind. You can […]

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Apply for 3CSN’s Cultivating a Growth Mindset Community of Practice!

Attention Northern California Community Colleges! We strongly encourage you to apply (in faculty teams) to 3CSN’s Cultivating a Growth Mindset Community of Practice!  This training series is provided in a sequence of three drive-in, all-day meetings, taking place May 1, September 11, and October 9 in northern California. The deadline to apply is March 27. More details […]

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