Professional Development

An ongoing series for faculty and staff with workshops and sessions on a variety of topics. 


Professional Development Week

January 19-21, 2021

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Jan 2021 Professional Development Week PDF Schedule

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021

eLumen Training: Curriculum Part 1: Courses - W2477 9:00 AM , 01/19/2021 room: https://zoom.us/j/96274717066 Flex Hours: 1
Faculty, learn how to access and navigate the new curriculum system (eLumen) to create, revise or inactivate courses. This session is highly recommended for all faculty, but especially if you plan to submit curriculum in spring. We also recommend att...   Details here
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Microsoft Teams - W2478 10:00 AM, 01/19/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95324092309 Flex Hours: 1
Microsoft Teams is the collaboration hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365. The Teams service enables instant messaging, audio and video calling, rich online meetings, mobile experiences, and extensive web conferencing capabilities. Learn how Teams ...   Details here
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eLumen Training: Curriculum Part 2 - Programs - W2480 11:00 AM, 01/19/2021 room: https://zoom.us/j/97629255144 Flex Hours: 1
Faculty, learn how to access and navigate the new curriculum system (eLumen) to create, revise or inactivate degrees and certificates. This session is highly recommended for all faculty, but especially if you plan to submit curriculum in spring. We a...   Details here
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Career Pathways & Explorations for Classified - W2497 11:00 AM, 01/19/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96928692390 Flex Hours: 0
In this workshop exclusively for Yuba & WCC/Colusa/Lake Classified Staff, exploring careers in Higher Education will be discussed. Moderated by WCC Counselor Jose Vallejo, participants can join their colleagues to engage in an...   Details here
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Teaching In-Person during a Pandemic: Lessons Learned - W2509 12:00 PM, 01/19/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09  Passcode: 0Sr7Sx  Flex Hours: 1
Fall semester, BIOL 6 held on-campus, in-person labs. This session will share what we learned about best practices for slowing the spread, engagement, stress of the “unknown,” testing, personal space—and more. We will end the sessio...   Details here
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Settling Into the Unknown: Stress & Stress Management During COVID - W2481 1:00 PM, 01/19/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 2
This presentation will provide an overview of our stress response, how COVID has created a unique collective experience of stress, change, and uncertainty, practical tips for managing online work, taking care of ourselves, and settling into an ever-c...   Details here
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OER, Library, Reading, or Makerspace Office Hour - W2470 3:00pm, 01/19/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95404005528 Flex Hours: 1
Do you have questions about OER, Library, Reading, or Makerspace? If so, this is the place to ask them. We can work together to help you get what you need and be ready for the semester....   Details here
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Introduction to Sharepoint - W2496 4:00 pm, 01/19/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93041761423 Flex Hours: 1
An introductory review of SharePoint, OneDrive and the security features of both. This training will demonstrate how to connect to and navigate SharePoint and OneDrive and how to share files securely with others.   ...   Details here
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Wed Jan 20, 2021

Meditation & Mindfulness - W2502 09:00 AM, 01/20/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97689727152 Flex Hours: 1
Join us for this workshop session open to all! Meditation provides a safe environment for learning and practicing ancient wellness tools for modern times. Anna Matthews from Davis Meditation returns in this guided wellne...   Details here
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eLumen Training: SLOs Part 1 - Assessing and Submitting SLOs - W2482 9:00 AM , 01/20/2021 room: https://zoom.us/j/98575331726 Flex Hours: 1
Faculty, did you know that by the end of spring semester, you'll be submitting SLO assessments to a new system (eLumen)?  Get a head start with this overview of the new system, and how it integrates with the program review and curriculum por...   Details here
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Power BI Dashboards - W2483 10:00 AM, 01/20/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97060771769 Flex Hours: 1
The Research Team is thrilled about the development of the PowerBI dashboards to make data more accessible to users. Join members of the Research Team at this interactive workshop to explore a few of the newly developed dashboards for Yuba ...   Details here
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eLumen Training: SLOs Part 2 - Using Canvas to Collect your Data - W2484 11:00 AM, 01/20/2021 room: https://zoom.us/j/96295231276 Flex Hours: 1
Once you've seen how eLumen will SLOs, come learn how to integrate assessment into your Canvas shells for easier reporting. For the best experience submitting SLOs at the end of the semester, you will want to plan ahead as you...   Details here
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Agreement for Services (AFS) Refresher Training - W2506 11:00 AM, 01/20/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/92765511015 Flex Hours: 1
Navigating an Agreement for Services (AFS )agreement is not an easy administrative task due to so many moving parts! Join with other administrative staff for this refresher training facilitated byAngelica Munoz from YCCD Administrative Serv...   Details here
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Recognizing Signs of Distress and Connecting Students to Support - W2485 1:00, 01/20/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 2
This presentation will assist you in identifying mental health risk factors and signs of distress in students.  It will also provide you with steps to link and connect students to services and support. Password for Zoom is 0Sr7Sx...   Details here
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CSEA Know Your Rights Training - W2512 03:00 PM, 01/20/2021 room: zoom.us/j/96534175946 Flex Hours: 0
Did you know that CSEA Union members have specific rights on the job? If you want to know more about all of the rights you have as an YCCD Classified employee, then this workshop is for you!  Rachel Kennedy, CSEA Labor Representative will d...   Details here
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Results of the College Employee Satisfaction Survey - W2486 3:00 PM, 01/20/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93678945664 Flex Hours: 1.5
The results from the College Employee Satisfaction Survey showed that staff ranked these goals as the highest and lowest priority items that we should be focusing on as a college. Please join us for this workshop to learn abo...   Details here
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Camtasia/Snagit - W2495 4:00 pm, 01/20/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96212984934 Flex Hours: 1
Snagit is an industry-leading screen-capture tool used to make visual how-to guides, capture and edit screenshots for documentation, and record quick videos for sharing. Camtasia is a screen recorder and video editor with strong capabi...   Details here
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Thursday Jan 21, 2021

Authentic Assessments in STEM and Beyond - W2487 9:00 AM , 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 1
How can we design assessments that most accurately measure student knowledge? Authentic assessments minimize confounding variables by allowing students to clearly demonstrate their learning. Students are encouraged to use their strengths and contextu...   Details here
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Presence in Online Courses - W2488 10:00 AM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 1
Are you feeling like the online environment has stripped an essential and wonderful part of you as an instructor from the teaching equation? In this session we’ll take a look at how a panel of seasoned online educators ensure their pr...   Details here
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Guided Pathways Panel: Best Practices - W2504 10:00 AM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94112886757  Flex Hours: 1
Come join us and meet the Guided Pathways experts from Sierra, Butte, and Bakersfield College along with our Guided Pathways Regional Coordinator during this zoom panel. WCC Guided Pathways Leads have prepared ...   Details here
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Guided Pathways: Review and Finalize Onboarding and Student Success Goals for Spring 2021  - W2505 11:00 AM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93678990811  Flex Hours: 1
Are you interested in finding out what Spring 2021 goals the Guided Pathways success teams will be working on? Come join us and find out the 90-Day Plan the Onboarding and Student Success teams will accomplish this semes...   Details here
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Effective Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution (for Classified) - W2498 11:00 AM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93800877990 Flex Hours: 0
A first in the Leadership Development series workshops exclusively for Classified staff at Yuba/WCC/Colusa/Lake campuses.  Conflict resolution is the process in which two or more parties work towards a solution to a problem or dis...   Details here
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Increasing Student Motivation: Lessons From the AACU Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education - W2433 12:00 PM, 01/21/2021 room: ZOOM: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97027743226?pwd=NFFrNkliOTV6ZmI5SGM3ZEtQL1lWQT09 Flex Hours: 1
A major obsticle to student success is maintaining the motivation to engage and persist in challenging subjects. Certainly this problem has been exasperated by the transition to remote instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading many st...   Details here
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Running a meeting does not need to feel like ‘herding cats’ - W2489 1:00 PM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 1
Want to know some of the biggest complaints about meetings and how to avoid them? In this session we will discuss various strategies and tips for running well organized meetings, goal setting, meeting styles, ensuring participation and accountability...   Details here
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Effective Group Work in Online Courses - W2490 2:00 PM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 1
Group activities that foster online collaboration skills create opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives through teamwork. So why, then, do we feel that they don’t always work well? The key lies in planning and design. Join us f...   Details here
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CalPERS Retirement Benefits Boot Camp and Q & A Session - W2501 02:00 PM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94030949361 Flex Hours: 2
What do you know about retirement readiness? Join us for an expanded 2-hour power-packed workshop, led by Shamona Nichols, CalPERS Senior Pension Specialist.  For the first part, is an informativ...   Details here
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HR 101 - W2503 3:00 pm, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94649054789 Flex Hours: 1
 An overview of HR including benefits, programs, how to read your paycheck, and much more....   Details here
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Creating a Training Video Using Camtasia - W2491 3:00 PM, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 1
Are you looking to create videos to help train staff on processes or procedure? Join us to learn how to storyboard your idea and use Camtasia software to create, edit and publish a video to share with colleagues. To make the most of this session, ple...   Details here
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Creating Captivating Canvas Pages - W2511 4:00 pm, 01/21/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09  Passcode: 0Sr7Sx  Flex Hours: 1
Do your Canvas pages need a makeover? Maybe you are looking for ways to better chunk your content through visual elements like lines or shadow boxes or need help with creating captivating banners in Canva. Expert Canvas page designer, Halsey Boyd, wi...   Details here
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Friday Jan 22, 2021

#DigitalPowerups: Higher-Order Hashtags for Humanized Online Discussions - W2492 9:00 AM , 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3386042675?pwd=UjczUkN3bGFTMW9EaXNoN3Z1OWdSZz09 Flex Hours: 1.5
Struggling to engage online students in relevant ways? In this session we will discuss student perceptions and student engagement in online discussions through an emerging online discussion strategy called digital powerups. Digital powerups are keywo...   Details here
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Career Pathway –Classified to Administration - W2508 09:00 AM, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95576287904 Flex Hours: 0
Ever thought about a Career in Higher Education as an Administrator? Led by WCC Vice President of Student Services, Adela Esquivel-Swinson will lead participants in a robust discussion of  career path...   Details here
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Navigating One Drive/Sharepoint & Internet Security (for Classified) - W2500 10:00 AM, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94296368839 Flex Hours: 0
For the first portion of this hands-on training workshop for Yuba & WCC/Colusa/Lake Classified Staff, participants will learn tricks, tips and tools of the trade for practical skills and real-world problem solving in SharePoint and One Drive as C...   Details here
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YCCD Strategic Planning Session: The Future of Higher Education - W2431 11:00 AM, 01/22/2021 room: Zoom: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/92538577145 Flex Hours: 1.5
As you know the future of higher education is at a crossroad and the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated emerging trends that were already beginning to impact higher education. These are disruptive and challenging times. However, we are also faced with...   Details here
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Monthly plant therapy (1/22) - W2400 12:00 PM, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97378421964 Flex Hours: 1
This is a monthly flex activity to give us a chance to relax, talk about plants, and engage in some hands on plant therapy on the third Friday of every month. There are kits available for pickup in the 100 building during the third week of the month ...   Details here
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Friday drop-in online - W2507 1:00 PM, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98957752999 Flex Hours: 0.5
For faculty who have already attended the curriculum and/or SLO trainings from eLumen, this is a chance to jump right in and start working in the new system. Our curriculum chairs and Dean Brazil-Cruz  will be online to help folks appl...   Details here
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OER, Library, Reading, & Makerspace Office Hour - W2471 1:00p, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98216693161 Flex Hours: 1
Do you have questions about OER, Library, Reading, or Makerspace? If so, this is the place to ask them. We can work together to help you get what you need and be ready for the semester....   Details here
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My Sabbatical: eLearning & Reading Adventures - W2472 2:00pm, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94325908805 Flex Hours: 1
Curious about sabbaticals or my own sabbatical? If so, I will share my sabbatical adventures earning certificates in eLearning instructional design and reading....   Details here
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Committee Opportunities for Classified Staff - W2499 2:00 PM, 01/22/2021 room: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97671154793 Flex Hours: 0
In this workshop just for Yuba/WCC/Lake/Colusa Classified Staff, participants will learn about the varied successes, challenges, & benefits of serving on committees from their Classified peers.&nb...   Details here
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