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Intro to RA Workshop (9/8/17) – Saddleback College

 Do your students struggle to do the reading in your class?

Do you ever wonder how to help them engage with the course texts? 

Do you feel like giving up on assigning reading?

Don’t give up . . . Our Students Can Read!

Reading Apprenticeship helps teachers support students across the disciplines and levels to become motivated, strategic, and critical readers, thinkers, and writers, to develop positive literacy identities, and to engage with challenging academic texts.

What to bring: One copy of a short text (1-2 pages) from one of the classes that you teach

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Intro to Habits of Mind for NCLN (9/8/17) – College of Marin

This introductory workshop guides participants in exploring and cultivating the Habits of Mind – intelligent behaviors/thinking dispositions – research has shown have the powerful potential to promote college and career success.  Using the Appreciative Inquiry framework, we will delve into how Habits of Mind, when mindfully and intentionally used, can and do support our educational practice, our classroom and campus cultures, and our students’ academic abilities and inclinations.

Room location: AC 255 (Academic Center)

Parking Information: Closest lots are 3, 2, and 16.

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Leadership Initiatives Conversation at ASCCC Event

In August 2017, ASCCC and 3CSN teamed up to facilitate a conversation with part-time faculty members from across the state of California about how to get more involved in statewide leadership initiatives. The purpose of the event was to break down some of the major state wide student success initiatives and to explore how part-time […]

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Growing the Growth Mindset Team!

Mary-Jo Apigo, Kimberly Manner, and Vicky Nesia, all of West Los Angeles College, presented an interactive session on the 20-years of research by Dr. Carol Dweck and other scholars that have identified fixed and growth mindsets, two contrasting approaches on how individuals think about and behave in the world.  The West Community College team demonstrated to […]

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Appreciative Inquiry Discussion Spurs Interest at ASCCC PT Faculty Event!

About 30 participants learned about the Appreciative Inquiry framework by making a large list of all the strengths students bring to class – socially, academically, culturally, interpersonally, etc.  Students were recognized by the group as being curious, having grit, possessing a strong sense of social justice, and overcoming hardship, to name but a few.   Beginning with strengths […]

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3CSN Save the Date: 2017-2018 Events!

The 3CSN Team continues to work on putting together events for educators throughout the state. Feel free to check on the updated Current Events page, which reflects our upcoming events for the academic year. We will update the page as registration information for our events becomes available! Also, be sure to check the Save the […]

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ASCCC Part time Faculty Leadership Institute scaled

Building Equity-Minded Classrooms!

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and 3CSN hosted the Part-Time Faculty Leadership Institute on August 3-5, 2017 in Anaheim California.       The Equity Project presented “Building Equity Minded Classrooms” in an interactive 75 minute workshop on Saturday afternoon.   There were 46 participants who were introduced to equity, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL), […]

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BSILI 2017 Teams Focus

We are very proud of all the hard work done by our BSILI teams! Here’s everyone’s focus!  

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2nd Annual Reading Apprenticeship Conference — College of San Mateo (5/19/17-5/20/17)

2nd Annual California Statewide Reading Apprenticeship Conference

Conference Website

Join educators from across California to learn more about how they use the Reading Apprenticeship framework to support students to become motivated, strategic, and critical readers, thinkers, and writers, to develop positive literacy identities, and to engage with challenging academic texts. On Friday, May 19, choose a full day (10:00am-4:00pm) or half day (1:00-4:00pm) workshop.  On Saturday, May 20, concurrent sessions will highlight practitioners’ work with Reading Apprenticeship and: English as a Second Language, English, History, Math, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, General Education Courses, such as History and Psychology, Career Technical Education Courses, Acceleration, Online learning environments, Faculty Inquiry Groups, Assessment, Campus Transformation and more.

Conference Website:


 Conference Schedule At A Glance

College of San Mateo Campus Map 


Parking Information

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Hotel Information-

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport 

1770 South Amphlett Blvd.

San Mateo, CA 94402

Conference Registration Fee: $75.00

Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided each day.


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Habits of Mind for Service Learning — Cerritos College (4/28/17)

Habits of Mind for Service Learning

Cerritos College, Auto Partners Bldg – Room 12A*

10am – 2pm

April 28, 2017

This introductory workshop provides an orientation to a Habits of Mind framework for supporting students in Services Learning Projects and Programs.  Topics include Hope, Growth Mindset, Grit, and Mental Dispositions/Habits needed for success. The practical application of these concepts will be explored, exchanged and generated in this interactive professional learning session.  


10:00      Check-in

10:10      Introductions and Session Overview

10:20      Desired Outcomes of Service Learning

11:00      Dispositions of Success:

  • Hope
  • Growth Mindset
  • Grit
  • Habits of Mind

12:00     Lunch

12:30     Showcase of promising classroom strategies, activities, assignments

1:00       Where dispositions are developed in our current educational practice 

1:30       Idea Carousel: Create & Exchange     

Workshop activities and discussions are designed for both faculty and staff.

We will engage your professional experience and generate new ideas for supporting student success!

*Parking instructions will be emailed to registrants the week of the event. 

The 3CSN Team hopes to see you there. Contact Jan Connal at jan@3csn.org for more information.

 As good environmental stewards, 3CSN has decided to limit the distribution of printed materials at all 3CSN events.  Only the most essential handouts will be provided.  Please consider bringing your WiFi friendly devices to access our materials online at 3CSN.org.   

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