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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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Habits of Mind Convocation at Fullerton College

On Friday, August 22nd, the Habits of Mind work group of the Student Success Committee launched its campus-wide initiative with an exciting opening day event. A variety of campus constituents–managers, classified staff, faculty, and students– told stories about how they became engaged with Habits of Mind.  We provided some background, and gave everyone in the room […]

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BSI Coordinators In SoCal Escape to Rio Hondo for the Day

Despite the unusually, high temperatures that have been baking SoCal over the past week,   over 50 SoCal BSI Coordinators gathered at Rio Hondo College to workshop with Barbara Illowsky regarding the  new BSI Publication, BASIC SKILLS COMPLETION: The Key to Student Success in California Community Colleges – Effective Practices for Faculty, Staff and Administrators, […]

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LINKS 9 – Beyond the Classroom: Strengthening Ties between Classroom Teaching and Academic Support Services

The LINKS 9 kickoff was held on February 21, 2014, at Cerritos College.  Participants walked away with an understanding of how learning happens in academic support services: library, peer assisted learning programs (i.e. tutoring, writing center and learning centers) and noncredit programs that reinforce credit classroom learning.  The day was enriched by having attendees create effective […]

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Curricular Redesign and Gatekeeper Completion: A Multi-College Evaluation of the California Acceleration Project

Just Released: RP Group Evaluation of 16 CAP Colleges

April 28, 2014, Sacramento CA – The Research and Planning Group released its evaluation of accelerated English and math pathways of 16 colleges today, finding “large and robust” increases in student completion of college-level requirements in English and math, with gains across all student demographic and socioeconomic groups and placement levels. The 16 colleges included […]

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Applications for Cultivating a Growth Mindset are Available Now

We are excited to announce a new professional learning opportunity for community college faculty focused on Cultivating a Growth Mindset.  This initial professional learning series will take place during Fall 2014 and is open to Southern California Community Colleges only (Training in Fall 2015 will be held in Northern California and will be reserved for Northern […]

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New Pilot Community of Practice in CTE/ABE Open for Applications

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) have announced a new Community of Practice training on Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the ABE/ASE Classroom.  Participant Commitment and Online Activities – mid-March through the end of April 2014 Participants must access pre-session assignments online and engage in other […]

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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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