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Apply to the Habits of Mind Leadership Community of Practice!

3CSN’s Habits of Mind (HoM) Project provides professional learning opportunities and resources for building students’ academic and career dispositions and attitudes. Momentum around the HoM Project has exploded since its inception spring 2012. Beginning with 60 educators showing interest in the Habits at LINKS V, there are now more than 600 educators, from at least 75 colleges, who have […]

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Threshold Project Convening #1

CCC, CSU and AAC&U Faculty Convene to Consider Threshold Concepts and Equity at Convening #1 Fullerton College, August 28, 2015                 The Threshold Project Convening #1 brought CCC and CSU faculty together along with national representatives from the Association of American Colleges & Universities Faculty Collaborative Project to […]

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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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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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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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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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