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BSI Coor workshop spring 2014

BSI Coordinators In SoCal Escape to Rio Hondo for the Day

Despite the unusually, high temperatures that have been baking SoCal over the past week,   over 50 SoCal BSI Coordinators gathered at Rio Hondo College to workshop with Barbara Illowsky regarding the  new BSI Publication, BASIC SKILLS COMPLETION: The Key to Student Success in California Community Colleges – Effective Practices for Faculty, Staff and Administrators, […]

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LINKS 9 – Beyond the Classroom: Strengthening Ties between Classroom Teaching and Academic Support Services

The LINKS 9 kickoff was held on February 21, 2014, at Cerritos College.  Participants walked away with an understanding of how learning happens in academic support services: library, peer assisted learning programs (i.e. tutoring, writing center and learning centers) and noncredit programs that reinforce credit classroom learning.  The day was enriched by having attendees create effective […]

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Curricular Redesign and Gatekeeper Completion: A Multi-College Evaluation of the California Acceleration Project

Just Released: RP Group Evaluation of 16 CAP Colleges

April 28, 2014, Sacramento CA — The Research and Planning Group released its evaluation of accelerated English and math pathways of 16 colleges today, finding “large and robust” increases in student completion of college-level requirements in English and math, with gains across all student demographic and socioeconomic groups and placement levels. The 16 colleges included […]

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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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Contextualized ABEASE Application

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.  [su_box title=” Registration/application deadline ” box_color=”#ed1226″]Monday, March 10, 2014[/su_box] Participant Commitment and Online Activities – mid-March through the end of April 2014 Participants […]

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Strengthening Student Success Conference 2013 – 3CSN

Pictures from the Conference [su_slider source=”media: 15543,15542,15541,15540,15539,15538,15532,15533,15534,15535,15536″] Some of the presentations given by 3CSN [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Growth Mindset: A Growing Solution for Fixing Education?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow-circle-1″ open=”yes”]This session explores how incorporating growth mindset strategies directly into developmental skills courses improves learning strategies and helps students respond to educational challenges. With growth mindset, students believe that […]

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LINKS 8: What Do Students Need to Know? Creating Space for Courageous Conversations about Disciplinary Knowledge

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

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New 3CSN CTE Community of Practice unveiled at CCCAOE Presentation

[su_quote cite=”3CSN” url=”http://3csn.org/about/theory-of-change/”]If we provide training on networking and we use action research methodologies, community college professionals will transform their environments and identities to create communities of practice that will produce powerful learning and working across campuses. This will lead to greater student success.[/su_quote] The presentation, given by 3CSN Executive Director, Deborah Harrington and 3CSN […]

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Changing Equations

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

[su_quote cite=”Pamela Burdman” url=”http://www.learningworksca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/LWBrief_ChangingEquations_WEB.pdf”]Together, the high proportion of community college students requiring math remediation, and the relatively low proportion who succeed in required remedial sequences, make placement in developmental math one of the single greatest barriers to college completion.[/su_quote] A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights […]

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How to Flip without Flopping

[su_quote cite=”Rob Dameron” url=”http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/turning-education-upside-down/”]Flipped classrooms require more creativity and energy from the teacher.[/su_quote] The Beginnings  [su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H4RkudFzlc” width=”700″ height=”394″] [su_quote cite=”Karl Fisch” url=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/7996379/Daniel-Pinks-Think-Tank-Flip-thinking-the-new-buzz-word-sweeping-the-US.html”]When you do a standard lecture in class, and then the students go home to do the problems, some of them are lost. They spend a whole lot of time being frustrated and, […]

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