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LINKS 2.0: Community, Networks, and Innovation — College of the Canyons (4/29/16-4/30/16)

04/29/2016 @ 9:00 am - 04/30/2016 @ 4:00 pm

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As California provides resources to support transformational educational reform and equitable student success initiatives, colleges face the challenge of leveraging these resources in an integrated fashion to achieve powerful results that move the needle for all of our students.  3CSN’s Learning in Networks for Knowledge Sharing (LINKS) events are about sharing evidence-based high impact practices, and this year, we’re bringing you LINKS 2.0, a two-day conference to present you with a wider range of resources to support the work you are doing to achieve equity and student success on your campuses.  With a combination of featured speakers, hands-on trainings, college success initiative showcases and resource sessions, including encore presentations from the 2015 Strengthening Student Success (SSS) Conference, the event will help participants to:

  • learn how to better situate themselves and their student success initiatives within the college’s equity work.
  • learn strategies for engaging in critical conversations to further equity goals.
  • increase awareness of resources and networks available (locally and statewide) to support their initiatives.
  • learn about current initiatives already in place at two-year colleges in CA and how those colleges have maximized resources to move their initiatives forward.


Friday, April 29th, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Training in Culturally Responsive Teaching with certified trainers:

  • Paula Brown, Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Arnita Porter, West Los Angeles College

Featured Speakers

  • Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Associate Director for Research and Policy for USC’s Center

           for Urban Education (confirmed for Friday, 4/29)  


  • Veronica Neal, Director of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education at De  

           Anza College (confirmed for Saturday, 4/30)

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  • Gilberto Q. Conchas, Professor of Education, UC Irvine (confirmed for

           Saturday, 4/30) 


SSS Conference Encore Sessions

  • Engaging Resistance, Laura Hope and Rebecca Wong, Leading from the Middle
  • Enhanced Multiple Measures for Placement and Student Mentoring, Craig Hayward,  John Hetts and Terrence Willett, Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)


Additional Resource Sessions

  • Integrated Planning, Crystal Kiekel, Student Success Center Director at LA Pierce
  • AAC & U Faculty Collaboratives Project, Ann Foster, Paul Wickline, Miguel Powers, California Faculty Fellows
  • The Academic Senate’s Professional Learning College, Craig Rutan, Chair of ASCCC Professional Learning Committee (tentative)
  • Professional Learning Network, @ONE (tentative)

Showcase College Initiatives

  • Habits of Mind at West Hills Coalinga
  • Professional Learning Capstone Projects at Riverside Community College
  • Professional Learning at Santa Ana College
  • One Book at College of Marin



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04/29/2016 @ 9:00 am
04/30/2016 @ 4:00 pm
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College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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