December 2014 D. Achterman & K. Warren
Like many other institutions, Gavilan College has struggled with the challenge of integrating instruction with the myriad services students need to complete certificate or transfer programs. Such integration happens both through shared institutional vision and the creation of physical and virtual spaces where collaboration can occur. The proposed Gavilan Learning Commons will be such a space, where students can access the facilities, technology, and support from tutors and faculty to increase success and persistence. Read more...
Spring 2015: Professional Development Day
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Resources from Diego Navarro - Transcending Poverty Though Education:
- A Day in the Life
- ACE Evidence of Success
- Role of CC in Alleviating Poverty
- Change Article
- Rethinking Entry to College
- ACE Case Study Summary
Reality Tours Are Here! More Info: Intro to Reality Tours.
Need info regarding student Academic Support info for your syllabus? Get it here: Academic Support
This document provides the "how-to" deliver online education at Gavilan College. It includes the College's policies and procedures as well as where to get help. This document is a must read for anyone delivering distance education, online or hybrid, instruction at Gavilan.
This document provides guidelines, suggestions and best practices for teaching in the online environment and serves as a guideline for the college in delivering distance education.
- Academic Student Support Resources for Fall 2014
- Classroom Assessment Technique: Clear/Foggy
- Group Discussion: Think/Pair/Share
3C Media (formerly Edustream): Streaming Database Repository
“3C Media” is a cost-effective, user friendly, centralized resource for providing participating institutions with the video-on-demand capabilities they might not otherwise be prepared to implement or manage. It provides captioned-ADA compliant access to educational video Playlists which can be seamlessly linked from within any learning management system. 3C Media also provides 24/7 live educational broadcast channels. Ask us how to air your content on one or more of our channels or lease one of your own.
Kognito: Online Training to Identify Student Distress & Suicide
Recognizing that suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. college-age young people, Gavilan College has launched an innovative program to train faculty and staff in suicide prevention. This is a one-hour, online simulation in which faculty and staff engage in virtual role-play with student avatars showing signs of depression, substance abuse, bullying and thoughts of suicide. At the end of the training, users will have acquired both the ability to act as soon as they have a concern about a student, and the comfort and skills to help the student seek help. Begin by going to: https://aruf.kognito.com.
California Acceleration Project
Gavilan is participating in the California Acceleration Project, sponsored by 3CSN (California Community Colleges’ Success Network), which aims to provide scaffolding and high-level challenge in English and math courses to help developmental students move more quickly and successfully into transfer-level courses. This initiative grew out of a desire to address the problem of “exponential attrition,” where high percentages of students who begin in the lowest levels fail to persist through the sequence of developmental courses. See webinars, research, and resources at the California Acceleration Project. Find out more at: http://3csn.org/developmental-sequences/
Publications and Websites:
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Quick Tips Page
- Windows 7 Online Workbook
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Quick Tips Page
- Learning: Styles, Strategies & Outcomes