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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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Nika and Crystal Presenting on Empathy

Strengthening Student Success Conference 2013 – 3CSN

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

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New 3CSN CTE Community of Practice unveiled at CCCAOE Presentation

The presentation, given by 3CSN Executive Director, Deborah Harrington and 3CSN Central Valley Regional Coordinator, Erik Armstrong,  began with an overview on 3CSN’s mission to provide professional learning and the use of learning networks to assist community college professionals in transforming their environments and identities to increase and enhance student success. This was followed with […]

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Changing Pathways: How Community Colleges are Rethinking College Readiness in Math

A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights the growing national movement to prioritize statistics and quantitative reasoning and rethink the traditional one-size-fits-all, algebra-based approach to math remediation. Burdman presents the rationale behind innovative new approaches, and she connects several efforts underway nationally, including 3CSN’s California Acceleration Project, […]

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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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Nika and Crystal Presenting on Empathy

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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Introducing The Threshold Project at LINKS 8

3CSN’s major Communities of Practice (CoP)—the California Acceleration Project, Habits of Mind, and the Reading 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 […]

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Student Success Lives Here Spotlight: Los Medanos College

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A linguist and a librarian go up the mountain and meet a bunch of honey badgers.  They come back down as new-age dragon slayers determined to change peoples’ lives through a non-movement movement. What do you mean, you don’t get it? We are talking about BSILI, of course.  […]

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College of the Canyons Hosts Last LINKS 6 Event

Due to the sellout LINKS event at Irvine Valley College, 3CSN decided to offer another LINKS event for the LA/OC colleges.  Despite it being the Friday before Final Exams, a very receptive and engaging group of faculty came together at College of the Canyons to explore more about how to create a Powerful Classroom. Speed […]

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