Friday, February 6, 2015

Content for a Professional Development Clearinghouse

As noted in my last post, we hosted six summits in six California regions (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Francisco, and Sacramento) to solicit ideas for a professional development clearinghouse to serve the California Community Colleges. Here I'll present the ideas for what kinds of content belongs in a PD Clearinghouse.

Accreditation: see Mandated Content/Training.
Adjunct Faculty Resources. Connections; Content.
Administrators PD
Adult HS Equivalency
Assessment Training Attendance Tracking; Badges; Costs / Benefits Analysis; How to Get Consistent Measures; Monitoring for Completion; Outcomes of PD; Use / Misuse of PD
Best Practices. Acceleration; Accreditation and Self Studies; Assessment; Basic Skills; Big Data; Distance Education; Effective Pedagogical Practices; Effective Practices; Faculty Evaluations; Face-to-Face, Financial Aid; Good Food for PD Events; Governance; Hybrid, and Online Best Practices; Orientation; Planning; Research; Program Review; Retention; Rubric/Template for Sharing Best Practices; Student Educational Plans; Student Engagement; Student Equity; Templates; Student Learning Outcomes; What Works on Other Campuses
Book Reviews. Online Book Clubs.
Budget. Budget Allocation Models; Fiscal Policies and Procedures; Funding for Resources; How to Use PD Funds
Calendar. There is a common, granular calendar, with events coded by type (e.g., Webinar, Conference, Workshop, Course, Summit, Retreat, Meeting).  The calendar includes personal, regional, district, college, state, and national events, with links to organizational calendars from the personal calendar. The calendar allows users to share events, send invitations to other users, and arrange for “meet-ups” by linking to collaborative features in the Clearinghouse. It also includes a “registration” option that allows users to register for events listed in the calendar.
The calendar can be searched by topic, region or location, fees required, date(s), speaker(s), time required, and similar information.  Calendar events can be shared, edited, copied, and sent to target groups. Past calendar events are updated with outcomes (e.g., handouts, materials, videos, PPTs).
California Community Colleges Information. CCCCO Resources; Classrooms; Compliance Training; Governance Structure; Orientation to CCC system; Policies; Populations in the CCCs.
CCC Confer.
Challenges, Obstacles. Questions; Scenarios.
Classified Staff PD (Section Devoted to this)
College-Specific Resources
Conference Materials and Information Archives, handouts, videos, presentations.
Contacts Database Association; Campus; Expertise; Industry-Related
Copyright and Fair Use.
Course Management Systems Training on multiple systems
CTE (Career and Technical Education) Topics and Information.
Cultural Transitions and Culturally Aware Instruction. Cultural Competence; Disabilities; First-Generation Students; Instructional Strategies; Poverty; Research; Services; Veterans.
Customer Service for Student Success
Data. Collecting data; Common Data Collection from each college for ease of usability; Finding data; Understanding data.
Emergency Preparedness Crisis Management
Equity. Plans; Topics.
ESL Instruction
Experts Database. Commencement Speakers; Connect Professionals Around Common Goals; Contact Information; Experts from Other States; Fees/Costs; Key Campus Contacts; Keynote Speaker Database (Angie’s List) ; PD Contacts; Presenters; Rated by Users; Mentors; Recordings of Presentations to View; Regional Experts; Speakers Bureau; Reviews; Specialties; State-Certified or Vetted (optional); Subject Search (area, discipline, job, program). Users can post their own areas of expertise.
Facilities Design
Funding for PD Fund Raising; Grant Writing; Partnership/Consortia Options
General Office Skills
Glossary of Terms. Acronyms, “Alphabet Soup,”  “CCpedia.”
Grants and Grant Writing. Applications; Awards; Searching for grants and funding sources; What’s Available.
Help Desk.
Hot Topics. Includes “Trend or Theme of the Year.”
How to Learn How to Request Training
HR Topics. How to Hire, Evaluate
Humor. “Fun” file.
Innovative Educators
IRB Training
Kognito Simulation Training
LBGQT Issues
Leadership Development. Admin 101; Career Development Planning; Career Ladder; Chair Training; Conflict Management; Dean Topics; Great Deans and Great Chairs Training; How to Build Leadership Capacity; Leadership Development Suite; Leadership Institute; New Supervisor Training; Professional Growth and Leadership for Non-Managers; Suite of Management Trai
Legislative Information. Classified; Links to CA legislative bodies; Updates.
Library of Learning Objects.
Links to Outside PD Resources. Conferences; Connections; Fees; Information; Mission;
Links to System-Wide Resources @ONE; 3C Media Solutions; CCC Apply; CCC Confer; DECT.
List of Degree Programs
Lynda: see Videos
Management Notifications of Employee Participation in Trainings; Performance Evaluations; Supervisory Training
Mandated Content/Training. AB 86; Accreditation reporting; ADA; Brown Act; Compliance Training; Diversity; Dual Enrollment; Early Alert; Ed. Code; EEO; Equity; Facilities and Maintenance; FERPA; “Go to” links for mandated training; Guidelines; Guidelines for PD Coordinators; Job Aides for Statewide Tech Initiatives; Legislation; Mandates; Program Review; Regulations; Reporting; SSSP; Standards; Title IX
Maps. Regional, with nearby colleges.
Marketing/Publicity. How to Market; Marketing Resources. Individuals and Local PD Programs are Celebrated and outstanding activities given publicity and tributes. Success stories are publicized. Mechanisms are developed for encouraging participation in PD activities. Promotional materials are developed, easily reproduced, and distributed. Incentive programs for participation and usage are developed.
Master Planning. Plans for Equity, SSP, Distance Education, Technology.
Meetings – Resources. Minutes of Meetings; Robert’s Rules
Mentors (see also Experts Database) Regional categories.
Mission Statement Connected to Students. State PD Group 6.1 and 6.2 recommendations; focus on student success.
Model Curriculum
Modules that lead to Certification on Subjects.
Needs Assessment. Discussions; Samples.
New Employee Orientation, Training. First Year Survival; Job-specific orientations (e.g., Banner, Datatel); Instruction Manual for Community Colleges; Orientations for New Faculty, New Faculty Resources; New Staff; “Tips for the new ___”.
New Student Orientation
News Updates. Announcement Board; By Subject, Job Title; Blog; Legislative Update; Newsletter; RSS Feed
Noel Levitz Content and Connections
Online Teaching
Organizational Development.
Outside Resources. National and statewide initiatives.
Pathways to Teaching.
Pedagogy. Assessment; Assignments; Classroom Techniques; Curricular Map (e.g., after Reading Apprenticeship, this comes next);  Delivery Methods; Discipline/Subject/Topic Search; Innovative Pedagogy; Lesson Planning; Model Curriculum; Pathways for PD (e.g., STEM track); Rubrics; SLO Assessment; Syllabus Building; Teaching Strategies; Writing Across the Curriculum
Peer-Assisted Learning
PowerPoints. A library of PowerPoint presentations is maintained.
Professional Development Activities. Activities and communications from organizations – 3CSN, 4C/SD, ASCCC, @ONE, CCC Confer, 3C Media Solutions, OEI, and others are included.  Links to other colleges’ PD sites.
Professional Development Program Development. Assessments; Benchmarks; Best Practices; Contact Lists; Developing a PD Team/Committee; Event Planning; Fact Sheets; Funding; Guidance for PD Coordinators; Guidelines for PD; How to Build Physical Space for PD; How to Start a PD Program; How Colleges Organize PD; How to Create a Robust PD Department/Program; How to Increase Participation; In-sourcing;  Job Descriptions; Library of White Papers; Literature; Mandates; “New to PD” Resources; Parameters; Policies and Procedures; Professional Growth Plans and Cohesive Professional Learning Plans; Reflections about PD Practice; Research (Distilled); Resources for Teaching and Learning Common PD Topics; Sample Models; Success Stories; Surveys; What Works.
Professional Development Research How to Collect Data for Further Usage; Statistics for PD Participation (campus, district, statewide); Student Success Data; Template of Staff Studies (and results of past studies); Training on Research (e.g., DataMart)
Professional Help. Crisis Response; Depression; Disabilities; Mental Health Awareness; PTSD; Special Student Populations; Suicide Prevention; Trauma; Veterans
Project Management
Research Articles; Documents; Summaries; Support References
Retention Strategies
Role of Counselor and Student Support.
Safety. Active Shooter; Emergency Preparedness; Natural Disasters; Safe Zone Training; Sexual Assault; Title IX; Violent Intruder; Workplace Safety
Samples/Models/Examples. Course Designs; Curriculum; Documents; Peer Observation; Professional Growth Plans; RFPs and RFQs; Surveys; Syllabi; Templates; Training; Workshops
Soft Skills.  Communication; Cultural Competence; Customer Service; Dealing with Difficult People; Dealing with Disruptive Students; Diversity; Interpersonal Skills; Personal Development;  Sensitivity Training; Stress Management; Team Building; Time Management; Wellness.
Speakers Bureau: see Experts Database.
Strategies for Supporting Student Success. Strategies for specific target groups.
Student Development
Student Engagement Survey.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Tutorials.
Succession Planning
System Goals. Content is linked to major campus/system goals, initiatives, and standards.
Team Building
Technology Training. ADA Training; Applications; Budgets; CCC Confer; Classroom Technology; Course Design; Creating Web Products; Distance Education Training; Effective Use of Technology; Flipped PD Classroom; Handbooks; How-to’s; How to Check Information; How to Find Stuff; How to Make Videos; Hybrid Technology Training; Information about Statewide Tech Resources; IT List of Software; Learning Management Systems; Modules on Specific Technology Tools; New Technology Showcase; Office; Online Teaching Technology; PowerPoint; Recommendations; Streaming Media; Technology for Support Services; Tools for Managing Workflow, Productivity, Idea Generation; Web 2.0; Who’s Using What and How do they Train for it?
Training Ideas.
Train the Trainer.
Transcripts TrainingTransfer Education
Transition (Credit to Non-Credit, e.g.)
Tutorials and Self-paced Online Courses: @ONE; Go 2 Knowledge; Lynda; Program Review, New Student Success, SLOs.
Undocumented Students
Venues for PD. Off-campus sites.
Videos. Digital Images; Downloadable Video Lectures; Orientations (macro to micro); Student Engagement Activities; Self-produced; TED Talks; Training Activities by Subject; Live streamed events, with outside links to materials; In-house presentations, Webinars.
Centrally purchased video collection, especially Also Magna Publications.  Khan Academy concept, TED Talks features.
Wellness Fitness; Health; Mental Health; Personal Enrichment; Safety; Stress Management
Workshop Topics by Category Completed Workshops; Handouts; Notes; Outlines

Dandy ideas, eh?  Please let me know if you have any more we can add.

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