Professional Development Activities
NVC Workshops and Trainings
An essential component of any Safe Space Program is training. The Napa Valley College LGBT Education Program offers Safe Space training for high school, college and university faculty and staff. Our online training course is available to anyone with Internet access and offered in the fall, spring and summer semester.
We also offer an 8-hour train the trainer course that prepares participants to provide basic Safe Space training. The couse is presented only in a face-to-face format and typically offered once a year on the Napa Valley College campus.
Online Safe Space Basic Training
This self-paced individual course will prepare you with the basic information required to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students and staff.
The course is presented on the Canvas platform and includes four modules designed to address the following four learning outcomes.
- Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Define terminology used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom and campus space for LGBTQ students.
- Identify key moments in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.
Most people can complete this training in three to four hours, but you can spend as much time exploring the optional resources provides as you wish. At the end of the course, you will take a quiz that will make you eligible for a Safe Space Training Certificate.
Participants who pass the final course quiz will receive a certificate via email that can be printed in hard copy. This course will start at three different times each year and must be completed by the end of the same term.
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 Andrea Bewick, Chairs for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops and Trainings Offered by Other Agencies
Online Teaching Conference
2019 Conference Information
Cultivating Connections & Commu
Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Hilton Anaheim
Be a part of the learning experience by joining us at OTC'19!
Early Bird Registration: $325 (through April 14th, 2019)
General: $375 (April 15th - June 7th, 2019)
On Site: $425 (June 8th, 2019 to conference end)
Full conference registration includes breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch and evening receptions. Half and full day pre-conference workshops available for purchase at an additional fee.
Conference Registration is Open!
Need to request funding approval from your college or institution? Download, customize and submit the OTC'19 Attendance Justification Letter.
Call for Proposals is OPEN!
Do you have a proposal you'd like to submit for an opportunity to address the online teaching community?
The Conference is a unique peer-to-peer premier gathering of California Community College (and other institutions), faculty, staff, and administrators leading the way in developing innovative and effective online education. We are particularly looking for engaging and creative proposals that address or enhance the value of Cultivating Connections & Community in the online environment within the following tracks: Effective Online Teaching Practices, Equity in Online Teaching and Learning, Support and Resources for your Online Students, Support and resources for Online Faculty and Staff, Technology Innovation, and Leadership & Administration.
Speakers are a large part of what makes a conference successful. Help us make this our best OTC yet!
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(Deadline to submit is January 31, 2019)
OTC'19 Pre-Conference Workshops are now available and listed on our website. Full and half-day options are available - choose one of the two listed here or visit our Pre-Conference Workshops page for a complete listing.
Accessibility for Canvas and the Online Environment
Liezl Madrona & Sean Keegan
(9:00am – 4:00pm)
The accessibility of instructional materials is a core principle to supporting diverse learning styles and engaging all students, including students with disabilities. Join us as we discuss best practices and strategies for building accessibility into the online classroom. This workshop will offer participants hands-on activities and address a variety of accessibility topics related to your Canvas course, including the accessibility of.... more
$285 (includes breakfast and lunch)
LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com Content: Enhancing Your Teaching and Learning Strategies
Laurie Burruss and Ryan Zervakos
(9:00am – 12:00pm)
In this half-day workshop, explore how faculty are using Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning to:
1) Build their professional development and teaching skills
2) Complement their teaching and learning with the Lynda.com Online Video Library
3) Gain insights into how we learn and how to teach our students to learn as they prepare for 21st century career.... more
$185 (includes breakfast)
We've secured a block of rooms at the conference hotel, Hilton Anaheim, for a special rate, (while availability lasts, please book early).
Featured OTC'19 Diamond Sponsor
Canvas is the educational revolution by Instructure, the technology company that makes smart software that makes people smarter. In addition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS), Instructure offers Canvas Commons, the learning object repository (LOR) that actually gets used; Canvas Catalog, the customizable, all-in-one course catalog, registration system, and payment gateway; and Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses taught by educators everywhere. Learn more about the expanding Canvas edu-ecosystem at www.CanvasLMS.com.
OTC'19 Sponsorship Opportunities
Enjoy the opportunity to meet with a variety of attendees: faculty, deans, program/department chairs, and administrators, including CCC presidents from the 115 California Community Colleges, the UCs, CSUs, and other institutions.
Please email us so we can customize an OTC'19 package for you!
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.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals, which is located on the Professional Learning Network website. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. To access Lynda. com library, click on Learn Academy or you can use the Lynda.com cheat sheet.