2019-2020 Events

2018-2019 Events

Upcoming 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

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://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.

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