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[3CSN] So Cal BSI Coordinators Event – Golden West College (May 13, 2016)

Huntington Beach, CA–Thirty-one educators from fifteen colleges gathered at beautiful Golden West College to hear Kirsten Corbin, Dean of Basic Skills and Special Programs at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, discuss the latest news regarding the Basic Skills Initiative. Some takeaways included learning that the format for the report due this October will return to […]

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10/23 Strengthening Professional Learning @Cerritos College

On Friday, October 23, 2015, 18 representatives of 14 different colleges convened in the Teleconference Center at Cerritos College for a day devoted to discussion around new faculty orientation programs and practices. Participants learned about the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTX) at Cerritos, and were given time to work in groups to brainstorm issues, ideas, […]

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May 7 – New! 3CSN Webinar Series on Reading Apprenticeship!

3CSN presents its first Reading Apprenticeship webinar series. The theme for this series is Reading Apprenticeship and Campus Change Narratives.  Representatives from each college in this series will share how their RA efforts started and the specific steps they took to grow their Reading Apprenticeship program.   This spring 3CSN has scheduled 4 webinars focused […]

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[OCLN 3CSN] 3/27 Event Reflection – Professional Learning @Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA–On Friday, March 27, thirty-three educators from 17 regional colleges gathered at Cerritos College to learn about efforts made to establish and sustain the Cerritos Center for Teaching Excellence (CTX). The well-attended event afforded participants an opportunity to take a tour of the CTX and to hear about lessons learned from lead presenter and host […]

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4/17 Los Angeles Mission College (Threshold Concepts and Student Success)

Dear faculty member,   You are invited to join and engage in intersegmental (CC and CSU) dialogue about discipline-specific Threshold Concepts on Friday, April 17th from 8:30-3pm at Los Angeles Mission College.   The CSU Office of Chancellor Institute for Teaching and Learning sees the use of threshold concepts and wicked problems as promising avenues to improve student engagement, retention, transfer and graduation […]

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Habits of Mind for Student Equity @ West Los Angeles College 3/6/15

Pierce College and West Los Angeles College are co-hosting a Habits of Mind for Student Equity event at West Los Angeles College on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 2:00.  Lunch (and parking) will be provided. Register at The day’s agenda is here: Hom for Equity WLAC_LAPC_Agenda

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The Four Dimensions

Friday, February 20, 2015: RA Fundamentals at Orange Coast College (12:30pm-3:30pm)

  Reading Apprenticeship Fundamentals: Multiple Disciplines, A Common Approach Register for this free event here: In this afternoon workshop, faculty presenters Mario Robertson, Dalva Dwyer, and Susan Gaer will present the fundamentals of the Reading Apprenticeship framework, including the social, the personal, the cognitive and the knowledge-building dimensions. Please bring a textbook or a sample […]

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Friday, March 27th, 2015, Cerritos College

  Join us on Friday, March 27th, 2015, for a morning event (refreshments provided) to showcase the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cerritos College. The event will be a great opportunity to learn how Cerritos built and sustain a culture of professional learning. Participants will take practical, actionable ideas back to their home campuses. […]

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An Open Forum…Effective Basic Skills Practices

Dear Orange County Learning Network, What are your thoughts about how to link or connect BSI (Basic Skills Initiative), SSSP (Student Success & Support Program), and Student Equity? Also, how could ongoing professional learning assist in these efforts to break down silos and create a greater sense of community?

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Participants at LINKS 10 Santa Ana discuss professional learning in an post-lunch activity.

LINKS 10 Successfully Held at Santa Ana College!

9/26/14 Santa Ana, CA — Today Santa Ana College hosted 3csn’s LINKS 10: Taking the Lead: Building Sustainable Professional Learning. Participants engaged in a day of reflection, dialog, and productive tasks to explore what good professional learning looks like and how to further professional development efforts on their home campus. Twenty-six educators representing 10 colleges throughout southern California […]

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