Professional Development Activities
NVC Workshops and Trainings
New Online Safe Space Training Course - Now Available
Napa Valley College employees will be able to take this training free of charge as part of our campus Safe Space Program. The course is presented on the Canvas platform and includes four modules designed to address the following four learning outcomes:
1. Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity.
2. Define terminology used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity.
3. Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom and campus space for LGBTQ students.
4. Identify key moments in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.
If you are an employee of Napa Valley College, you can enroll in the online course using the link below. Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the upper right section of the purchase ticket screen and enter "NVCEmployee" as the code. Once you complete the ticket purchase, you will receive a link to add the course in Canvas (note: this course is not in the NVC Canvas system, but operates in the same fashion). Once your complete the training, you will get a completion certificate emailed to you that you can print.
Professional Development Trainings on Canvas for FA18.pdf
Monday, September 17, 2018 from 3:00-4:00pm in Room 1770 (TLC) (Discussion Boards in CANVAS: Advanced)--PowerPoint Presentation: Canvas discussion board advanced
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 3:30-4:30pm in Room 1770 (TLC) (Accommodations in CANVAS): Assist learning disabled students
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 3:45-5:00pm in Room 1760 (LLRC) (The Gradebook *taught with Brandon Tofanelli)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Community Room in the LLRC--Retirement/STRS Workshop for part-time instructors with Jennifer Baker--please RSVP to Carlene Coury at email@example.com
Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:30-11:45am in Room 1770* (LLRC) (Rubrics and Outcomes in CANVAS) (please note room change from 1738 to 1770)
RSVP : firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-7417. Space may be limited.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 12:30pm-1:30pm--CalSTRS workshop for full-time faculty--RSVP to Vicki Tevlin at email@example.com
Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:30pm-3:30pm, Room TBA--CalSTRS: My Retirement Decisions presented by Vickie Holden
All NVC Staff and Faculty are welcomed!! Canvas trainings may be used for tenured and contract evaluation activities and are taught by Cathy Gillis and Brandon Tofanelli.
Faculty and Staff Professional Development Opportunity!
Please join us in Napa for the 5th Annual
October 26-27th @ Napa Valley College
This institute focuses on culturally relevant instruction.
A limited number of seats are being held for NVC folks (meaning, it's FREE for NVC).
For More Information and to Register:
This fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching a free "public course" titled BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.
Here is a short preview of the course:
This "public course" is presented in the form of a free ten-part webinar series that is open virtually (via livestream) to anyone who would like to participate. These sessions will occur Mondays between 4:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Time, unless otherwise specified, beginning October 8, 2018 through December 10, 2018.
We will broadcast these sessions live in the
NVC Cultural Center
Every Monday during the course from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
click on any date below to add to your calendar
Basic Skills Initiative (BSI)
Basic Skills Professional Development Money
The BSI Professional Development committee has a budget line item for faculty and staff who wish to participate in professional development activities relating to the Napa Valley College Basic Skills Plan. The California Community College Success Network puts on several workshops which faculty and staff can attend for free! BSI will cover travel to and from these fine workshops. Approval for other conferences and activities need to go through the BSI Committee. Contact either Rebecca Scott or Andrea Bewick, Co-Chairs for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Workshops and Trainings Offered by Other Agencies
AACC presents: Addressing unconscious bias to create an inclusive campus community webinar
AACC is pleased to host the following free webinar on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm EST. "Addressing Unconscious Bias to Create an Inclusive Campus Community". You can watch the webinar on your own desktop or meet in the Transfer Center for the group viewing.
This webinar is designed to provide an introduction to the topic of unconscious bias to community college administrators and educators. Unconscious bias is defined as the automatic, implicit and instantaneous association of stereotypes or attitudes towards a particular group of people. Dr. Luke Wood, Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) will discuss the influence of unconscious bias on student success while providing pathways to better understand unconscious bias in higher education.
Senior Program Associate for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Dr. J. Luke Wood
Co-Director Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL)
San Diego State University
2018 Equity Summit at Skyline College
Friday, November 2, 2018
Skyline College Theater, Building 1
This is a FREE event. To attend, REGISTER ONLINE.
Online Teaching Conference
Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19, 2018, Location: Hilton Anaheim
To find professional development workshops click on the 3CSN calendar
The California Community Colleges Success Network (3csn)
The mission of the California Community College Success Network is to "develop leaders in California community colleges who have the capacity to facilitate networks of faculty, staff, and students for curricular and institutional redesigns in support of increased student access, success, equity, and completion." See the 3CSN calendar for workshop opportunities. http://3csn.org/
The @ONE Project makes it easy for California Community College faculty and staff to learn about technology that will enhance student learning and success. @ONE’s programs provide training and online resources for free - or at a very low cost - thanks to funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP). http://www.onefortraining.org/
IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.
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