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Exploring the Best of What Is and What Can Be at NorCal Fall Regional Summit

On September 13th, 2 students and 24 faculty, classified professionals, and administrators along with facilitators Crystal Kiekel and Nicole Bryant-Bryant-Lescher gathered at Mission College in Santa Clara for the “Weaving Community for Transformation” Fall Regional Summit. The event focused on the inquiry question as we transform, how do we design for inclusive collaboration? Throughout the […]

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Weaving Community at Feather River Fall Regional Summit

On September 13th, Los Angeles-area 3CSN coordinators Joanna Zimring-Towne and Kelan Koning had the great pleasure of experiencing the crispness of autumn as they journeyed far north to Feather River College for the first of six fall regional summits.  BSILI 2019 team Joan Jarrett, Carlie McCarthy, and Michelle Petroelie, an incredible group of 35 other educators from […]

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3CSN Kicks Off FLC 2019-2020 at Cal Poly Pomona

 On September 6th and 7th, we kicked off our 2019-2020 Facilitator Learning Community (FLC) at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg West Conference Center!  The FLC is a year-long professional learning experience for BSILI 2019 colleges as they design and facilitate the professional learning needed on their campuses in support of implementing their change initiatives.   34 participants, […]

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3CSN Brings UC Berkeley’s Faculty Learning Program to California Community Colleges

 This fall, 3CSN proudly offered our network the opportunity to participate in UC Berkeley’s two-semester Transforming STEM Teaching Faculty Learning Program (FLP).  The project began in Spring of 2019, when community college STEM leaders launched an intensive “train the trainer” course with FLP founders Catherine Halverson and Lynn Tran. FLP supports faculty in exploring active learning designs […]

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Literacy and Community at the Heart of 4th Annual Reading Apprenticeship Conference

On May 3rd and 4th, 160 faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered joyfully at the Fourth Annual Reading Apprenticeship Conference, “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.”   Day 1, Friday, began with a warm welcome from Nika Hogan, 3CSN Reading Apprenticeship and Threshold Projects Coordinator, Strategic Literacy Initiative/WestEd’s College National Coordinator, and Associate Professor of English at […]

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Co-Creating Community, Leadership, and Learning at LINKS 2019

After an amazing year of hard work on our BSILI campuses, we gathered for LINKS 2019: The Fierce Urgency of Now- From Inquiry to Action, a two-day leadership and learning convening held at Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach.  The feeling of community and excitement was palpable as our BSILI 2018 cohort as well as colleagues from across the state […]

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Building Bridges of Trust at Final 2019 Spring Regional Sharing Summit at Mission College

Our final stop for our Spring Regional Sharing Summits took place on April 12th at Mission College in Santa Clara.  Twenty-three students, staff, faculty and administrators gathered for the event which was facilitated by 3CSN Coordinators Joanna Zimring-Towne and Kelan Koning.   After a warm welcome from Ken Songco, Director of Student Equity and Success, participants were […]

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Tutor Expo 2019 Puts Students and Peer Learning at the Center

In March and April of 2019, over 450 learning assistance professionals from across California came together at Tutor Expo to showcase the work of postsecondary tutors and coordinators/directors toward the goal of student success and the professionalization of postsecondary learning assistance. This year, 3CSN expanded this Core Event, offering three locations and dates in order to […]

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