2019-2020 Events

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming district-wide PD event for staff, administration and faculty:

MS Teams: The “App of Apps” for Managing Your Courses

Tuesday June 2, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm


Facilitated by Robert Natoli

Click to join  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Click Recording Link Here https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/88e482fe-51e9-4de2-90ce-cb8aa561bc30

 Come and learn how your colleague has been using MS-Teams in his courses and how it can be incorporated in your online courses to help your students learn better especially during this challenging time

MS Teams is a secure, enterprise-grade, collaborative chat-based application that combines the best features of Zoom, Slack, and other stand alone software in ONE app. It is already integrated into your Office 365 accounts. Instructors can easily create virtual classrooms, hold live & recorded lectures, and share/edit course files in a real-time learning environment. Teams sessions can be created via Canvas and these meetings are automatically forwarded to your Outlook calendars. Most classes can ensure successful course outcomes by using only Teams, O365, and Canvas.

Please mark your calendar and be there!

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu, or Robert Natoli at robert.natoli@seattlecolleges.edu

Working with Generation Z/Running Start Students

William Jackson, Assistant Principal at Nathan Hale High School
Thursday, May 14, 2:00- 3:30pm


Recorded Session | PowerPoint Slide

In this workshop, the facilitator will address what he has learned based on his extensive experience working alongside generation Z, examine the concerns this generation has regarding their education, experience, and future, explore stereotypes associated with generation Z/Running Start students, and help deepen the knowledge of this group as they navigate college and their future.

William Jackson grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he learned from his family and community the values of education, social justice, and service. William began his career in education teaching humanities, economics, and leadership, focused on social justice, racial equity, and economic equality. William is currently earning his doctorate in education at the University of Washington, while he serves as Assistant Principal at Nathan Hale High School. Here at Nathan Hale, William engages student leadership, building leadership, and family engagement to advance racial equity and social justice in Seattle Public Schools, and the Nathan Hale school community. Understanding the values of education, leadership, empowerment, and growth, primarily as it relates to the needs of our next generation, William consistently spends time with students that make up generation Z/Running Start students.

Check resources for the workshop here.

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu x 4103

Building A Transparent Institution: Using TILT Tools In Instruction and Student Services

Monday, February 24th, 2:30 – 4:30pm, North Campus SLC Seminar Room (HS 1637A)

In this workshop, faculty and staff from across the district will work together to use the TILT framework to design and revise student-facing documents.  Faculty members can earn a $140 stipend for attending the workshop and using what they learn to complete a TILTed assignment.  Staff receive a Certificate of Recognition upon completing the workshop, and should coordinate with their unit administrators to participate.

To prepare for this workshop, please do the following:
  • Bring two copies of a student-facing document with you to the workshop.
  • For faculty, this means bringing two copies of a major assignment that you teach in one of your classes.
  • For staff, a range of student-facing documents qualify, including application forms, emails, announcements, policy documents, and more!  Whichever document you select, please bring two copies of it to the workshop.
  • Before the training begins, Click here to briefly familiarize yourself with the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework.
  • For more information on how to prepare for the workshop, and all that is involved in completing it, please click here to visit our Seattle Colleges TILT Canvas Page.
To Complete this Workshop and earn your stipend or Certificate of Recognition:
  • Attend the workshop
  • Bring two copies of a student-facing document with you to the workshop
  • Use the TILT framework to revise this document
  • You will begin this process during the workshop itself, and finish it independently after the workshop has concluded
  • Upload to canvas, as a single file, a “before and after” version of the student-facing document that you have TILTed.
  • The “before” version will consist of the original document that you brought to the training. The “after” version will consist of the updated document that you have revised to incorporate the TILT framework.
  • The due date for submitting your “before and after” artifact to Canvas is Monday, March 30th, 2020.
Workshop Purpose:
  • Use the TILT method to make our assignments and student-facing documents more transparent and equitable
  • Help all students better understand and complete tasks critical to their success in college–especially our first-generation students and students from systemically non-dominant groups
  • Advance equity and help to close opportunity gaps across the Seattle Colleges
  • Build sustainable community among faculty and staff that fuels our professional growth and development.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Familiarity with the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework and its track record of increasing student retention
  • Practice Strategies for applying the TILT framework to the peer review and revision of existing student facing documents
  • Practice viewing our documents from the student perspective

For more information on how to prepare for the workshop, and all that is involved in completing it, please click here to visit our Seattle Colleges TILT Canvas Page.

We look forward to working with you, and please email Jamie Wilson (jamie.wilson@seattlecolleges) or Yilin Sun (Yilin.sun@seattlecolleges.edu) if you have any questions!

Please RSVP.

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District-wide Book Read Event

 There, There 

Please join the district-wide book read joint  event with district FD, Social Justice Group Steering Committee of North Seattle and the campus library —There, There by local author Tommy Orange. Check announcements from your campus library on how to check out a book and join the book discussions.

ground breaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times); “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel”

Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American–grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable. (Goodreads.com)

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International PD Opportunities for You!

Dr. Andrea Insley and Dr. Yilin Sun

Link to the PPT

Please mark your calendar for this PD event co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the Global District Council!

At this workshop, we will explore a wide variety of opportunities overseas.  We will cover Fulbright options for faculty and administrators, how to lead study abroad trips, leading or participating in Global Impact trips as well as faculty and staff exchanges …  and more!  Many of the opportunities can be funded in full or partially through the International Professional Development Grant (deadline is March 1). 

Find the IPDG application on the District’s International Programs website or the Faculty Development website.

All staff, administrators and faculty are invited to attend.  See you there!

Central: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm, BE1139B

South: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm, CAH 107 zoom  https://zoom.us/j/619264632?pwd=MEJ1OU1LbUkrVEgrYnRSREk1VndWUT09; meeting ID: 619 264 632

North: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm, CC2161B

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development Coordinator @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu x4103, or Andrea Insley, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs at andrea.insley@seattlecoleges.edu

District Faculty Development

Unicorns & Sea Creatures: ctcLink and Starfish Project Updates

by Daniel Cordas  

Fall 2019 Professional Development Event

Click here for the workshop PPT.

You are cordially invited to attend this workshop 

Join the ctcLink and Starfish project teams for a 90-minute update on two technology projects that will provide new online tools for faculty and students. This workshop will mainly focus on ctcLink including the overall timeline, what to expect during the project ramp-up, and how faculty and students will use the new tools. We’ll also provide an update on Starfish activities since our May launch, and a look ahead at next steps.

Agenda

ctcLink

–          ctcLink Project Timeline

–          Implementation, Conversion, and Training

–          Faculty Self-Service (class rosters, gradebooks, etc)

–          Student Self-Service (planner, what-scenarios, etc)

Starfish

–          Starfish Timeline Update

–          Current Services for Students

–          Next Steps for Faculty

All staff and faculty are invited to attend.  Please mark your calendar and be there! 

South: Tuesday, November 19, 1:30-3:30pm, CAH 107

North: Wednesday, November 20, 1:30-3:30pm, CC 1161

Central: Wednesday, December 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm, BE1110/1111 

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development Coordinator @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu x4103, or

Daniel Cordas Daniel.cordas@seattlecolleges.edu

Towards A Transparent Institution: Using TILT Tools In Instruction and Student Services… One Document at a Time

 Facilitated by 

Jen Whetham, Denise Vaughn, and Yilin Sun

Thursday November 21st, 1:30-3:30pm

South Campus CAH 107

Are you a college staff or faculty member eager to

·       support student learning and

·       navigate college systems and processes to be more successful?

The tools created by the Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project (TILT) provide practitioners from both Instruction and Student Services with research-based strategies to achieve these two goals and improve the quality of student experiences in and outside of the classroom.

During this workshop, you will

1.    Hear colleagues from Instruction and Student Services share their lived experiences (challenges and successes) with “TILT-ing” assignments and other documents;

2.    Give and receive actionable feedback to “TILT” a document you use frequently with students with a “College Stranger”;

3.    Learn practical strategies you can employ to collect evidence on the impact of this intervention.

Not only will you enjoy rich conversation with colleagues from “Both Sides of the House”: the resulting shifts in practice and the evidence you collect will support our Guided Pathways redesign efforts!

Please mark your calendar and be there! 

Please RSVP to FD@Seattlecolleges.eduso we can have an estimate for refreshments. Thank you.

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development Coordinator @FD@seattlecolleges.edu x 4103, or Jennifer Whetham, Assessment, Teaching and Learning, SBCTC@ jwhetham@sbctc.edu

2018-2019 Events

Workshops, Training, Events in the District

To get your event listed, please contact Dr. Yilin Sun, District Faculty Development.

Towards A Transparent Institution: Using TILT Tools In Instruction and Student Services

Facilitated by

Jen Whetham, Edward Esparza from SBCTC, and Tsai-en Cheng and campus TILT members

1:00-3:00pm, May 21, CC2153, North Seattle College

1:30-3:30pm, May 7, CAH 107, South Seattle College

2:00-4:00pm. April 17, MIC 210, Seattle Central College

Are you a college staff or faculty member eager to

  • support student learning and
  • navigate college systems and processes to be more successful?

The tools created by the Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project (TILT) provide practitioners from both Instruction and Student Services with research-based strategies to achieve these two goals and improve the quality of student experiences in and outside of the classroom.

During this workshop, you will

  1. Hear colleagues from Instruction and Student Services share their lived experiences (challenges and successes) with “TILT-ing” assignments and other documents;
  2. Give and receive actionable feedback to “TILT” a document you use frequently with students with a “College Stranger”;
  3. Learn practical strategies you can employ to collect evidence on the impact of this intervention.

Not only will you enjoy rich conversation with colleagues from “Both Sides of the House”: the resulting shifts in practice and the evidence you collect will support our Guided Pathways redesign efforts! 

Please mark your calendar and be there! 

Please RSVP to FD@Seattlecolleges.edu, so we can have an estimate for refreshments. Thank you.

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development @FD@seattlecolleges.edu x 4103, or Jennifer Whetham, Assessment, Teaching and Learning, SBCTC@ jwhetham@sbctc.edu

Starfish Sneak Peak

facilitated by Daniel Cordas

Heard about Starfish? It’s a student success platform that provides online advising appointment scheduling, early alert, and other tools, and Seattle Colleges will begin using Starfish for students and advisors in Spring Quarter.  This session will briefly demonstrate how Advising Services use starfish for online appointment scheduling, how students will use the system, and we’ll also talk about plans for how faculty will use Starfish.  

All staff and faculty are invited to attend.  Please mark your calendar and be there!

Central: Monday, April 22 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm, BE1110

North:   Tuesday, April 23 – 2:00pm -3:00pm, CC1161

South:  Thursday, May 13 – 1:30-2:30pm CAH 107

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development Coordinator Dr. Yilin Sun @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu x4103

Spring Professional Development Day

May 8, 2019

What you need to know to write a successful curriculum grant proposal

facilitated by CGC Team: Daniel Tarker, Yilin Sun, Hana Gala, Katherine Kehrli, and Alecia Spooner

North: 12:00-12:50pm – check PD schedule for location
Central: 12:30-1:30pm – check PD schedule for location
South: 1:10-2:00pm – Lib 140 (TLC)

In this one-hour workshop, faculty will learn about the variety of district funding development opportunities with an emphasis on the Curriculum Development Grant (CDG) process. Participants in this workshop will learn about the new CDG application and scoring rubric, what steps go into applying for CDG grants, and tips for improving CDG proposals. Beneficial to full and part-time faculty planning on revising or creating curriculum next year.

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development Coordinator Dr. Yilin Sun @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu x4103

           Effective Use of Open Educational Resources

Facilitated by Ester Sunde

Thursday April 18th, 1:30-3:00pm

South Campus Lib 105

What are Open Educational Resources (ORE)? Where can you find OER materials for your classes? How can you share your own resources with Open Education community? This workshop provides an introduction to OER, where to find them and how to participate in the OE community. Come and interact with your colleagues on how to effectively use ORE. 

Please mark your calendar and be there!

For more information, please contact Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu x 4103

 

Past Workshops, Trainings, Events in the District ( 2018-2019 Academic Year)

Winter 2019

So you want to talk about race

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the district-wide book read event co-sponsored by district Faculty Development, AFT and Social Justice Group of North Seattle College  

“An actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide”

Please contact your campus librarian on how to check out the book while supplies last and participate in the book read discussion.

Please also save the date for Ijeoma Oluo’s Talk (author event)

Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo

Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 to 2:00 PM, NSC Concert Hall  (LB1142)

For more information, please contact Dr. Yilin Sun, district Faculty Development @ FD@seattlecolleges.edu or Jamie Wilson, North Campus PD Coordinator at  Jamie.wilson@seattlecolleges.edu

Fall 2018

International Professional Development Opportunities

A representative, Ms. Kate Bain, from Office of English language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State will give an information session about their Teach Abroad Fellow programs, Specialist programs and some grant opportunities which may interest you.

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 1:300pm-2:30pm
Location: BE 3202, Central Campus

Online Resources:

Not limited to English teaching faculty. Open to all teaching subjects and those teaching English learning students

https://americanenglish.state.gov/partnership-opportunities

https://exchanges.state.gov  for more International Opportunities in subjects other than English

Americanenglish.state.gov  – resources and FORUM publication

MOOCs – for English learners in courses in addition to English

     

To get your event listed, just email Faculty Development.