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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LACCD 3CSN is a Finalist for National Bellwether Award

The Los Angeles Community College District  is one of the ten finalists in one of the three categories for the 2015 Bellwether Awards. In all, 1,000 colleges were nominated with 300 invited to apply for the finals. Entered as the lead district in the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN), LACCD reached the finals in […]

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LINKS 10 Helps Take The Lead!

LINKS 10, Taking the Lead: Building Sustainable Professional Learning at Citrus College on Friday, October 17th brought professional learning leaders together to consider the principles and practices that drive powerful professional learning initiatives. Prompted by a collection of interesting images, participants discussed elements of powerful learning and then discussed the principles suggested by their own […]

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BSI Reporting & Equity Planning for the LA Region

On September 12, 2014, LACCD teamed up with 3CSN to facilitate two successful and informative events at West Los Angeles College: The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Reporting Workshop for the Los Angeles Region and the Equity Planning Workshop for Foster Youth. At the BSI Reporting Workshop, BSI Coordinators from all across the district and from […]

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