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March


NACCE - The Impact of Entrepreneurship

NACCE's Entrepreneurship Specialist Certificate Online Training

February 18th through August 18th, 2019
Online

The purpose of this course is to provide community college administrators, faculty, and staff with information and ideas on how to apply the entrepreneurial method to the business of running a community college as well as in creating, refining and sustaining successful entrepreneurship education programs. In addition, this course will provide the tools for you to assist existing and future students and community members in applying the entrepreneurial method to achieve their goals.
NACCE has expanded the participation window on this training until August, so folks can still register for it and jump in at any time.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy - LisaK.Kennnedy@vvc.edu

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NACCE - The Impact of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Specialist 2.0 – Funding & Development

March 4th through September 4th, 2019
Online

Fundraising in the community college environment is different from university and non-profit development, and requires entrepreneurial thinking to produce innovative outcomes. By reframing your development strategy through the lens of effectual thinking participants will develop new skills and pathways to grow partners and produce financial results. Whether you are a college administrator, an enterprising faculty member or a stakeholder in a community college environment this course will shift your mindset in new directions.
Funding & Development opens 3/4th and folks can register now and the participation window runs till Sept.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy - LisaK.Kennnedy@vvc.edu

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ICT Educator Webinar Series

March 8th - March 29th, 2019
Online (CCCConfer - Zoom)

The ICT Educator Webinar Series will bring you the latest in technology, job skills evolution, and the educator tools that work in the CCC environment.

Please join us every Friday at 10:00 a.m. (except holidays) for a cost-free journey into excellence. Then follow up on our new website which will host the recorded webinar (edited for value), the presentation material, important links and in many cases the materials and resources you need to take the learning into the classroom or develop your own Strong Workforce project.

Our goal is to serve you. Please join us and share your comments and ideas for future episodes in the ICT Educator Webinar Series.

Upcoming Webinars:
March 8: Digital Badges in the CCCs
March 15: Business Information Worker Hybrid Programs
March 22: Cybersecurity Articulation
March 29: Virtual Labs: Practice Labs User Group

Join by phone
(669) 900-6833 or (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 995 270 007

Join by computer


Developing and Sustaining Enhanced Noncredit Programs

March 21 and 22, 2019
San Bernardino Community College District - PDC Room 101

This two-day workshop is sponsored through the Strong Workforce Program (SWP), Employability and Soft Skills Project. The workshop will focus on creating enhanced noncredit programs as compared to noncredit courses. Three seats have been set aside for each college. Please forward this email to your faculty members most likely to develop curriculum. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Participants will learn both the basics and challenges of implementing or expanding a colleges’ enhanced noncredit curriculum. There are ten noncredit categories. This workshop will focus on those noncredit courses offered in the four distinct categories that are eligible for "enhanced funding" when sequenced to lead to a Chancellor's Office approved certificate of completion or certificate of competency.

To register or if you have questions, please contact:
Vanessa Canova
vcanova@sbccd.org
Work - 909-382-4099
Cell – 909-544-3787
Please make sure to register by March 8, 2019 to ensure your seat and meals are secured.

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Equity Framework 2020-2021 - Creating Equity by Design

CA Perkins-JSPAC Equity Action (5) Webinar Series
i. Equity Framework 2020-2021 - Creating Equity by Design

March 27, 3:30 PM PST
Online Webinar

Presenter - Paul Gorski, Founder, EdChange, & Associate Professor, Integrative Studies, George Mason University, and Author

We know data exist that students are more likely to graduate on time if they identify a major early on and have a clear outline of the courses required for completion, coupled with ongoing guidance and support (PART 54.81. California Community College Guided Pathways Grant Program [88920 - 88922). California has made an investment to improve student outcomes by focusing on closing the achievement gap. Efforts to close the achievement gap include Guided Pathways, Vision for Success, K-14 -Pathways, SWP, and CTEIG, and more. However, the achievement gap has existed for years and is not relegated to one particular type of institution. It runs rampant throughout all grades, schools, institutions, colleges, and high need regions. The fact still remains that these achievement gaps remain and continue to be perpetuated by the more than 80 percent of educational practitioners who are predominantly white and monolingual, serving our students of color, underserved students, special populations, and non-traditional students (U.S. Department of Education, 2016).

This webinar will introduce the foundational elements for designing an Equity Framework at your institution or school for 2020-21. The educational practitioner will be able to use these elements to equitize their school and schools systems by addressing systemic limitations, racism and biases, and re-framing deficit thinking to asset thinking.

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April


San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Science & Engineering Fair - Competition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway of California

The SIM Science & Engineering Fair is an annual competition of exemplary science projects designed, developed and presented by elementary and secondary students
schools in San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties. Participants share their knowledge of science and engineering with experienced industry professionals. Projects are judged based on scientific method, content, clarity of presentation and originality. Who might participate? Engineering Pathways and Advanced Manufacturing Pathways.


San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Science & Engineering Fair - Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Awards: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Equity Literacy

CA Perkins-JSPAC Equity Action (5) Webinar Series
ii. Equity Literacy

April 18, 3:30 PM PST
Online Webinar

Presenter: Paul Gorski, Founder, EdChange, & Associate Professor, Integrative Studies, George Mason University, and Author

Crucial Conversations, not just in the classroom but outside, institutionally, community-wide, statewide, involve three elements: opposing opinions, strong emotions, and high stakes but the conversations must happen in order for educators and students to see the world through an equity lens. To discuss strategies on having crucial conversations about race and equity, we must be informed and become equity literate.

This webinar will equip practitioners from K-12, Adult Education, and Community Colleges with a means to recognize biases and inequities and know how to respond to and redress biases and inequities.

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The relationship between Self-Reflection and Diversity and Inclusion

CA Perkins-JSPAC Equity Action (5) Webinar Series
iii. The relationship between Self-Reflection and Diversity and Inclusion

April 25, 3:30 PM PST
Online Webinar

Presenter: Dr. Helen Griffith - CEO/Executive Director of e3 Civic High

Inclusion begins with understanding the self. Often many diversity and inclusion initiatives focus only on diversity from the level of demographics-the difference of languages, religions, values, and abilities. However, these initiatives often omit a focus on culture, inclusiveness, and authenticity. They fail to recognize each person is different even if they belong to the same ethnic group, community, or family. As practitioners, we perceive ourselves to be fair. Very few people intentionally exclude or discriminate against others. But our innate biases mean that we unconsciously and unintentionally exclude people who are dissimilar to us.

This webinar will provide practitioners with strategies to help increase their ability to form authentic and effective relationships across differences by understanding the relationship between self-reflection and diversity and inclusion.

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SkillsUSA California

JUDGES NEEDED: Skills USA California State Competition

April 26 & 27
Ontario Convention Center

Skills USA California will be hosting their statewide competition at the Ontario Convention Center in late April. They would LOVE to have more postsecondary and employer participation in their events, and are in need of judges for their competitions on Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27. This is a wonderful way to represent your organization and to see some amazing students in action. If you're interested in participating as a judge, please register online.

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May


Disrupting the patterns of inequity- What does it mean to disrupt inequity in education?

CA Perkins-JSPAC Equity Action (5) Webinar Series
iv. Disrupting the patterns of inequity- What does it mean to disrupt inequity in education?

May 9, 3:30 PM PST
Online Webinar

Presenter: William Blackford IV - William Blackford IV Consulting, & Senior Consultant for Franklin Covey International and Education Division & Keynote Speaker @ JSPAC Equity Conference 2018

Resources alone are not enough to truly create equitable education for our students in California. We must, as practitioners of K-12, Adult Education, and Community Colleges create opportunities to have a dialogue about recognizing the patterns of inequity in education for students of color. We must focus our conversations on moving toward an educational system that does not immortalize and discriminate, thus hindering opportunities for students of color to achieve their education and career life goals.

This webinar will provide practitioners with approaches that allow for facilitation of conversations on race and equity with colleagues, family, friends, employers, and community.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Friday, May 10th, 2019
8 am - 4:30 pm
College of the Desert

This 8 hour seminar covers up-to-date information on how to care effectively for those who have a dementia related illness. It is the required seminar for those pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®) certification.
Why take the class?

  • California State Assembly Bill 1570 which requires all direct care staff who work in any state wide Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) to be trained on dementia specific care needs
  • CDPH in-service requirements for LTC
  • CEs from the Board of Registered Nursing
  • To provide care for your residents in Memory Care Units
To RSVP, please contact wendyderas@envision-edu.com

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Deficit Thinking to Asset Thinking: Teacher Strength and Student Strength

CA Perkins-JSPAC Equity Action (5) Webinar Series
v. Deficit Thinking to Asset Thinking: Teacher Strength and Student Strength

May 23, 3:30 PM PST
Online Webinar

Presenter-William Blackford IV - William Blackford IV Consulting, & Senior Consultant for Franklin Covey International and Education Division & Keynote Speaker @ JSPAC Equity Conference 2018

Too often education solutions to close achievement gaps for students of color, underserved, special populations, non-traditional, are approached with a deficit model. “School practices and assumptions emerging from the deficit paradigm often hide student and teacher abilities. These assumptions are especially powerful because they are unspoken. We overlook our taken-for-granted ideas and practices to an extraordinary degree” (Weiner, L, 2006). Often the professional development training aimed at deficit thinking is about students based on the practitioner's deficit however both teacher and student deficit thinking overshadow their abilities.

This webinar will provide practitioners with an asset model approach from the lens of strength based thinking for both practitioners and student.

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June


Job Fair

2019 National Innovative Communities Conference

June 18th - June 19th, 2019
Ontario Convention Center

The 10th Annual National Innovative Communities Conference is the only conference in Southern California that promotes innovative, cutting-edge strategies, and ideas with the opportunity to make connections to create a vibrant, high quality of life for all communities and residents.

Our theme, "Leadership. Action. Legacy." will empower your business or organization and connect you with key stakeholders and influencers who are passionate about change in their communities.

Attendees will take an active role on topics important to community health and safety as well as personally network with leading experts. These are leaders who are dedicated to building the quality of life for the Inland Region - leaders who are on the front lines of creating peaceful, equitable environments in schools, businesses, and communities through cross-sectoral leadership, economic development, and policy work.

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