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Northern California Equity Summit

Nearly 100 community college educators joined Veronica Neal, Equity Director at De Anza College for an Equity Summit at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma Campus.  Like all California community colleges, these schools are taking action to eliminate disproportionate impact.  The keynote and follow up presentations were invigorating and offered opportunities to discuss the theories and beliefs […]

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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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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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Just Released: 2014-2015 Calendar of Events!

We have finalized our 2014-2015 Calendar of Events. As usual, there’s an event or two for all. The highlights in this year’s calendar are our LINKS 10 – Taking the Lead: Building Sustainable Professional Learning and LINKS 11 – Beyond Boutique: Scaling Successful Programs and Practices events. Other great events include a series of Reading […]

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Strengthening Student Success Conference 2013 – 3CSN

Pictures from the Conference Some of the presentations given by 3CSN  

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LINKS 8: What Do Students Need to Know? Creating Space for Courageous Conversations about Disciplinary Knowledge

3CSN’s major Communities of Practice (CoP)—the California Acceleration Project, Habits of Mind, and theReading Apprenticeship Project—were developed based on the needs and concerns of California community college practitioners working in regional and leadership networks.   Faculty, staff, and administrators from every California community college have engaged in our CoPs as they have worked to redesign developmental sequences […]

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How to Flip without Flopping

The Beginnings   Created by Knewton and Column Five Media Articles & Resources Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom Flipped Learning Network – Ning community of flippers Khan Academy Academic Earth TeacherTube YouTube Education 6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom Edcanvas Sophia’s Flipped Classroom Certification 8 Great Videos About the Flipped Classroom TedEd

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The Empathy Gap

Crystal Kiekel and Nika Hogan gave a thought provoking presentation at lunch on day one of the 2013 Strengthening Student Success Conference in San Francisco.  They got our minds off our lunch by presenting the  notion that our society is experiencing what Daniel Goleman describes in his recent New York Times post, Rich People Care […]

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