3CSN Events and Activities Fall 2012

LINKS VI – Powerful Classrooms: Generating Connectivity Across the Curriculum

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Region Date Location Time Register
NCLN Oct 26, 2012 College of San Mateo 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Eventbrite - LINKS VI – Powerful Classrooms: NCLN
LA/OC/FIER/San Diego Nov. 2, 2012 Irvine Valley College 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Eventbrite - LINKS VI – Powerful Classrooms: Southern Cal
CVRN Nov 30, 2012 Madera Center 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Eventbrite - LINKS VI – Powerful Classrooms: CVRN
So Cal Dec 7, 2012 College of the Canyons 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Eventbrite - LINKS VI - College of the Canyons

Reading Apprenticeship™ 1-day workshops

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Event Date Location Time Register
SDIVN Reading Apprenticeship™ 1-day  Sept. 14, 2012 MiraCosta College 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 LARN/FIER/OCLN Reading Apprenticeship™ 1-day  Sept 21, 2012 Chaffey College  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 CVRN Reading Apprenticeship™ 1-day  Sept 28, 2012 Clovis Center  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 NCLN Reading Apprenticeship™ 1-day  Oct 12, 2012  Diablo Valley College   9:00 am – 3:00 pm
FIER Reading Apprenticeship 1-day Jan 25, 2013 Citrus College  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Eventbrite - FIER Reading Apprenticeship 1-Day Workshop

Acceleration 1-Day Workshops




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Event Date Location Time Register
San Diego Acceleration 1-day Nov 30, 2012 Cuyamaca College 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Eventbrite - Southern California Acceleration 1-Day Workshop
NCLN Acceleration 1-day Feb 22, 2013 West Valley College  10:00 am – 3:00 pm Eventbrite - Northern California Acceleration 1-Day Workshop

FTLA Reunion and Planning for 2013 Academy

Sept, 28, 2012, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, LACCD Board Room
Contact Bradley Vaden for more information


Online Professional Development Courses

Habits of Mind

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Course Dates Enroll
 Habits of Mind Online Module 2A: Student Goal Setting  9/30/12 – 11/10/12 Eventbrite - Habits of Mind Online Module 2A: Student Goal Setting
 Habits of Mind Online Module 1B: Student Self-knowledge and Self-assessment  9/30/12 – 11/10/12 Eventbrite - Habits of Mind Online Module 1B: Student Self-knowledge and Self-assessment
 Habits of Mind Online Module 3A: Student Responsibility and Self-efficacy  2/3/13 -3/16/13 Eventbrite - Habits of Mind Online Module 3A: Student Responsibility and Self-efficacy
 Habits of Mind Online Module 2B: Student Goal Setting   2/3/13 -3/16/13 Eventbrite - Habits of Mind Online Module 2B: Student Goal Setting
 Habits of Mind Online Module 4: Student Time Management  3/10/13 – 4/20/13 Eventbrite - Habits of Mind Online Module 4: Student Time Management
 Habits of Mind Online Module 3B: Student Responsibility and Self-efficacy   3/10/13 – 4/20/13 Eventbrite - Habits of Mind Online Module 3B: Student Responsibility and Self-efficacy

Reading Apprenticeship™ Project Events and Activities

In Reading Apprenticeship professional development, faculty engage in collaborative inquiry about our reading processes, making the complex, invisible processes we use as readers — our “expert blind spot” — visible to ourselves. Once we slow down and uncover these automated processes, we can think through how to scaffold reading for students and teach them how to develop the kinds of comprehension strategies, schema, and reader identity that they need to succeed as college students.

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Course Dates Register
Reading Apprenticeship™ for Community College Instructors 9/24/12 – 11/02/12 Eventbrite - Reading Apprenticeship™ for Community College Instructors
Reading Apprenticeship™ for Community College Instructors 10/8/12 – 11/16/12 Eventbrite - Reading Apprenticeship™ for Community College Instructors  Fall 2

RA Winter Conference

2/7/13 – 2/8/13, More information forthcoming, contact Nika Hogan for more information

Strengthening Student Success Conference

Oct 3-5, 2012

Costa Mesa, CA

Look below at the Presentations given by BSILI, FTLA, and 3CSN alumni and coordinators.

[accordion ][spoiler style=”2″ open=”1″ title=”Contextualized Academic English-Paired Courses and Reading Apprenticeship Models” ]

We will present our continuing work with paired courses of ESL and general ed./transfer content courses (ESL with Art History 102 and 101 (Humanities), ESL and Personal Development 40, and ESL and Anthropology 102). We will describe the formation of our new Faculty Inquiry Group for Reading Apprenticeship and how we are integrating RA into our ESL and content courses through the formal pairings of our courses. Preliminary findings will be presented. This is a panel of faculty from ESL and several disciplines at West Los Angeles College. ESL students receive college credits for both ESL, (elective units) and the content courses, GE units.

Alma Narez Acosta, Nancy Sander & Alice Taylor, West Los Angeles College [/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”Assessment into Action: Using Results to Drive Curricular and Pedagogical Change” ]

After investigating ways of improving the number of students who complete the developmental English/ESL sequence and reviewing the results of the SLO assessment for the transferable English course (English 1A), Berkeley City College (BCC) English and ESL faculty implemented a departmentalportfolio review process that drastically changed the developmental sequence the departments provide, the pedagogy and design of their courses and the mechanisms for professional development. In this presentation, a developmental English instructor, ESL instructor and campus SLO coordinator will share how weaving together SLO assessment, professional learning and course design have led to an accelerated, clear and cohesive English/ESL sequence while also invigorating the practice and identity of the faculty and department.

Jenny Lowood, Cleavon Smith & Gabe Winer, Berkeley City College[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”Lost in Transition: How Faculty across the Disciplines Can Learn to Own First Year Student Success”]

It is easy to agree that both students and faculty need access to robust, contextualized, inquiry-based and reiterative learning experiences in order to develop. One common concern is the lack of faculty drive to seek out professional learning experiences (often described as a lack of buy-in ). The design and implementation of a First Year Experience (FYE) seminar taught by faculty from across disciplines has trengthening Student Success Conference: Embracing & Leading Change | Oct 3-5, 2012 | 16 repeatedly shown to be effective in addressing student experience and faculty development goals
simultaneously, but only when such efforts are rooted in a broad base of support across campus. This workshop will demonstrate the approach used by an interdisciplinary faculty team to create ongoing, sustained, campus-wide learning experiences in order to inspire interest in both professional learning and first-year student success across disciplines.

Cecile Davis Anderson, Shelagh Rose & Carrie Starbird, Pasadena City College/3CSN; Nika Hogan,
Pasadena City College[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”The Network: A Three-Semester Learning Community for Basic Skills Students”]

Community colleges are looking for ways to improve student success. How does a college createsuccessful outcomes for students who start at the lowest levels of reading, writing, math and ESL? This workshop will provide a case study of Fresno City College’s process to address the needs of basic skills students. The Network’s Pilot First Year Experience program is designed with basic skills students in mind and spans nine departments and six divisions. The program provides students with the math, reading, writing and ESL courses they need beginning with their first semester of college. Come hear how they were able to launch such an ambitious endeavor and brainstorm with the facilitators and participants specific strategies to pilot or adapt existing first-year experience programs.
Donna Cooper, Fresno City College/3CSN; Janine Nkosi, Fresno City College[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”Fast Track to Success: Pathways to Completion at Chaffey College”]

Chaffey College designed a unique configuration of accelerated learning pathways for students in order to promote student completion and success on a large scale (100 + courses each semester). In order to provide multiple access points for students, faster and more successful completion of sequences and  increased motivation and engagement in learning, Chaffey created several types of fast track courses for students at all levels of instruction (basic skills, transfer level, etc.). The presenters will share the design, implementation, research and implications of Chaffey’s program. Participants will also have the
opportunity to explore strategies for building and using evidence to create, evaluate and scale up acceleration initiatives on their campuses during the interactive break-out session.
Jan Connal, Cerritos College/3CSN; Angela Leontas, Giovanni Sosa, Carli Straight & Cindy Walker,
Chaffey College

[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”Method-ists: Building a Data-Informed Culture”] In the Summer of 2011, LAHC joined a national initiative to increase student success: Achieving the Dream. Success has been defined to include degree and certificate completion, retention, completion of gate-keeper courses and transfer. Through participation in AtD, LAHC has committed to find out why there are gaps in student success as well as how to eliminate barriers so that students can achieve success. A cornerstone to this process has been an extensive examination and analysis of data by a broad representation of campus members, known as the Data Team. It is through teamwork, examination, communication and collaboration that we have been able to further evidence-based decision making in addressing student equity and success.
Kristi Vollmer Blackburn, Rhea Estoya & Elena Reigadas, Los Angeles Harbor College[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”Empowering Students to Succeed in College and Career”]

Join us to discuss innovative and integrative approaches focused on preparing students for both college and career. We will provide an overview and contacts for statewide initiatives which involve the California Community Colleges and local workforce boards including Community College Pathways for Former Foster Youth and California College Pathways. You will hear from specific colleges who have evidence-based approaches in providing their students with effective strategies and techniques which equip them for success in the classroom and on the job. Features will include video, strategies that empower students to achieve despite multiple barriers and innovative practices that enhance learning and contribute to vocational success.

Theresa Rowland & Devon Werble, Career Ladders Project; Jeremy Johnson, Moreno Valley College; Dameion Renault, Orange Coast College; Chris Dech, Riverside City College

[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”The California Acceleration Project: Where We Are Now”]

More than 90 of the state’s 112 community colleges have participated in workshops and presentations by the California Acceleration Project since Fall 2010, and 30 colleges are part of the project’s Community of Practice, an extended professional development program for faculty piloting accelerated English and pre-statistics courses. This interactive session will present the problems faculty are working to address, early results from colleges that piloted in 2011-12, and elements from the project’s lean and lively approach to faculty development.

Katie Hern & Myra Snell, California Acceleration Project[/spoiler]

[spoiler style=”2″ title=”Making the Case for Revising the Placement Process”] Placement is one of the first experiences students have at community college. The Task Force on Student Success identified several ways the placement process has been an obstacle rather than an entry way for students. Placement is caught in the misalignment between high school outcomes and college expectations. And, as the basic skills curriculum is redesigned, the placement process will also have to be redesigned. This session will look at the research literature on placement and will have faculty from colleges that have implemented alternative placement measures such as high school transcript analysis and self-placement discuss what they have learned.
Deborah Harrington, 3CSN; John Hetts, Long Beach City College; Patricia Ewins, Moorpark College[/spoiler] [spoiler style=”2″ title=”Bringing the Conference Home: a Professional Development Implementation Strategy Session with 3CSN”]

It is motivating and inspiring, throughout the conference, to learn how various colleges have implemented professional development programs and policies to strengthen student success but when you get back to your own campus on Monday, where do you begin? This action planning session will present 3CSN’s theory of change and provide tools and routines from our communities of practice and leadership institutes to help you design a professional development implementation plan. Participants will learn about the professional development resources available through 3CSN and will strategize about how to best leverage these to begin a change initiative on your own campus.

Jan Connal, Cerritos College/3CSN; Rebecca Rudd, Citrus College/3CSN; Bradley Vaden, Los Angeles Trade Technical College/3CSN; Crystal Kiekel, Pierce College/3CSN; Lisa Brewster, San Diego Miramar College/3CSN; Ann Foster, Santa Rosa Junior College/3CSN

[spoiler style=”2″ title=”What I Did on My Summer Vacation (and So Far This Fall): Refining and Deepening Our Narratives of Institutional Change”] Teams of faculty and administrators from across California participated in 3CSN’s Basic Skills Initiative Leadership Institute in the summer of 2012 and identified an institutional problem they wanted to change while supporting a campus initiative based on at least one of 3CSN’s communities of practice: Acceleration, Reading Apprenticeship or Habits of Mind. Join us as we reconvene these teams for an interactive progress report. You will learn about 3CSN’s theory of change as well as tools for systematic program planning and evaluation that the teams used to support their initiatives. You will also join us in reflecting on how we present and discuss our change initiatives for maximum impact. In other words, how does change beget change? How can a progress report be an important part of the change itself? Note: This workshop will be relevant and accessible to all, regardless of your prior experience with 3CSN.

Jan Connal, Cerritos College/3CSN; Rebecca Rudd, Citrus College/3CSN; Bradley Vaden, Los Angeles Trade Technical College/3CSN; Crystal Kiekel, Pierce College/3CSN; Lisa Brewster, San Diego Miramar College/3CSN; Ann Foster, Santa Rosa Junior College/3CSN; Roza Ekimyan, LACCD/3CSN


3CSN is a resource for this initiative and a representative of 3CSN will be at every gathering.

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Date / Time Region(s) Host / Contact / Comments Location
11:00am – 1:00pm
Los Angeles Los Angeles Community College District
Lucia RoblesAdditional Guests:
Carlos J. Valderrama,
Senior Vice President, Global Initiatives,
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Emmanuel Pleitez, Chief Strategy Officer, Spokeo, and Chairman, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Van de Kamp Innovation Campus
2930 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065
11:30am – 1:00pm
Santa Cruz & Monterey Hartnell College
Loyanne Flinn de GuarachaAdditional Guests:
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)
Virginia Hamilton, Regional Administrator, Employment and Training Administration, Region 6 US Department of Labor (USDOL)
Hartnell College
411 Central Ave.
CALL Building, Room 208
Salinas, CA 93901
10:00am – 2:30pm
Los Angeles Mt. San Antonio College
Bill ScrogginsAdditional Guests:
Manuel Baca, Vice Chair, California Community College Board of Governors
Bill Scroggins
CEO/President of Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Antonio CCD
Founders Hall
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA
8:00am – 10:00am
Inland Empire Inland Empire Consortium
Julie PehkonenAdditional Guest:
Barry Russell,
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, CCCCO
San Bernardino Hilton
285 E. Hospitality Lane
San Bernadino, CA
10:00am – 12:30pm
East Bay Contra Costa Community College District
Randy TilleryAdditional Guest:
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)
Contra Costa CCD
6th Floor Board Room
500 Court St.
Martinez, CA
10:00am – 1:00pm
Central Valley
Mother Lode
Central Valley Consortium
Sue ClarkAdditional Guests:
Dennis Gervin, President, Columbia College
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)
Ron Taylor, President, Merced College
Merced College Business Resource Center
630 W 19th Street
Merced, CA
includes lunch
Greater Sacramento North Far North Consortia
Richard Ida
Sacramento City College Student Center
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
10:00am – 12:00pm
Orange County Coast CCD
Andrea SerbanAdditional Guest:
Erik Skinner, Executive Vice Chancellor for Programs, CCCCO
Coast CCD, Board Room
1300 Adams Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA
NOTE: No parking pass is needed
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Orange County San Ana College
Erlinda MartinezAdditional Guest:
Barry Russell,
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, CCCCO
Rancho Santiago CCD
Trustees’ Board Room
First Floor, Room 107
2323 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
10:15am – 12:00pm
Greater Sacramento
Northern Inland
Greater Coastal
North Far North Consortia
Linda Zorn
CCCAOE Conference at
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
8:00am – 10:00am
San Diego/Imperial Southwestern Community College District
Melinda Nish
Southwestern College
Student Union East
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA
10:30am – 12:30pm
Silicon Valley
Foothill College and Canada College
John Mummert & Kay O’Neill
Foothill College
Toyon Room #2020 (Campus Center)
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA

 FTLA 2013: Flipping the Classroom

Before I flipped my classroom, all I could think about was my retirement. But now I’m completely re-energized and looking forward to flipping next year for all of my classes.

– Math Instructor who flipped her classroom

This year’s Faculty Teaching and Learning Academy will connect you with other faculty in the district and surrounding colleges who are ready to increase student participation, raise their excitement and engagement with colleagues and students and put into play proven practices that will transform your teaching and your campus.

Begins last two weeks of Winter 2013 Intersession and eight Fridays in the Spring 2013.
Contact Bradley Vaden for more information


BSILI 2013: Leadership for Curricular and Institutional Transformation

June 2 -7, 2013, Lake Arrowhead, CA
Contact Deborah Harrington for more information