Basic Skills Initiative 2009
Together, We Can


           Central/Sacramento Regional Workshop
           April 30-May 1,...
History of the BSI

 BSI discussions born out of need to raise
  math and English requirements
 Collaboration between
  ...
BSI Grants

 $33 million per year, 110 community colleges
 $1.6 million per year for professional
  development
 Year 1...
Some Goals of CCC BSI 2009

 Create a Network that over five years will
  encompass all 110 community colleges
 Create a...
Why a Network?


   Fall 2008 Chancellor’s Office data
     93, 762 community college faculty, staff, and
      administ...
Why a Network?

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnF
    wiqdx8




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Popularity of Social
Networking Sites
 Facebook
 MySpace
 Twitter
 And others…




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Need for Sharing Technology

   Sharp tech skills needed to compete in
    global society
   Digital natives vs. digital...
   Sacramento/Central Valley
   Bay Area
   LA
   San Diego
Making Connections

 Regional Workshops
 Learning Network
 Summer Leadership Institute




                            ...
Sharing Technology




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Technology Activity

   Cha Cha—free research service available on
    cell phones
   (Be sure texting is free on your p...
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 Student Learning
 Faculty Learning
 Institutional Learning
 Systemic Learning
CA Success Network (SN) Logic Model

                                                                  Activities         ...
Leadership Institute

   June 14-20, 2009 at San Francisco State

   Participants from inaugural networks

   Follow up...
   How can I help my college establish, advance and
    sustain a network that supports the success of our
    students, ...
Leadership Institute Focus

   Institutional Transformation (Becoming a
    Prepared College)

   Program Design and Man...
Summer
    Leadership
     Training:
  Network building
capacity, sustainabi
 lity, and scalability
Summer
   Leadership
    Training:
Network building
     capacity,
sustainability, and
    scalability
Summer
   Leadership
    Training:
Network building
     capacity,
sustainability, and
    scalability
On an index card, write #1 on one side, and #2 on
the other

1. Identify an area where your college excels in
supporting s...
California Community College
Basic Skills Initiative + edu + lounge




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Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central
Valley Regional Network Coordinator

     ncook@sierracollege.edu

    http://cccbsi.edulou...
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  • Need for technology to connect us because not enough in-person time available. As we learn about ways we can connect virtually, can’t help but think about using that same technology in the classroom as well.
  • Acquaint ourselves with what is out there. Instead of working against the technological devices students bring with them, can we use those devices to create learning situations?
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    1. 1. Basic Skills Initiative 2009 Together, We Can Central/Sacramento Regional Workshop April 30-May 1, 2009 1
    2. 2. History of the BSI  BSI discussions born out of need to raise math and English requirements  Collaboration between  Academic Senate  Chief Instructional Officers  Chief Student Services Officers  Chancellor’s Office 2
    3. 3. BSI Grants  $33 million per year, 110 community colleges  $1.6 million per year for professional development  Year 1: Center for Student Success  Years 2 & 3: Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Barbara Illowsky  Year 4: Los Angeles Community College District, Deborah Harrington 3
    4. 4. Some Goals of CCC BSI 2009  Create a Network that over five years will encompass all 110 community colleges  Create a yearly Leadership Institute  Create a virtual network 4
    5. 5. Why a Network?  Fall 2008 Chancellor’s Office data  93, 762 community college faculty, staff, and administrators  63,313 faculty  How can we address the needs of this huge population of employees? 5
    6. 6. Why a Network?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnF wiqdx8 6
    7. 7. Popularity of Social Networking Sites  Facebook  MySpace  Twitter  And others… 7
    8. 8. Need for Sharing Technology  Sharp tech skills needed to compete in global society  Digital natives vs. digital immigrants  Those born into technology never far from it  Their source of connection, communication, and learning  Can we take advantage of this window for learning by integrating more technology into our classrooms and institutions? 8
    9. 9.  Sacramento/Central Valley  Bay Area  LA  San Diego
    10. 10. Making Connections  Regional Workshops  Learning Network  Summer Leadership Institute 10
    11. 11. Sharing Technology 11
    12. 12. Technology Activity  Cha Cha—free research service available on cell phones  (Be sure texting is free on your phone; otherwise watch a neighbor do this)  Type 242242 in your text message window  Ask any question—What were the primary causes of WWI  In minutes you get an answer! 12
    13. 13. 13
    14. 14.  Student Learning  Faculty Learning  Institutional Learning  Systemic Learning
    15. 15. CA Success Network (SN) Logic Model Activities Short Term Outcomes Long Term Outcomes Systemic Learning Target Population Coordination with core organizations Policies that Support (Alliance building among ASCCC, LACCD Project, Other Partners) Sustained, Innovative/ -State and Local- -Guide statewide infrastructure development Alternative & Engaging Level Decision- -Assist in securing funds for acquiring additional resources to support State & Regional infrastructure Methodologies/ Makers Local Policy Adoption Pedagogy at CCCs -Administrators Supporting SN & -Faculty Other BSI Initiatives -Support Staff -Students Create statewide infrastructure (Permanent learning network among 110 Colleges and a CCC Center) -Establish statewide coordinating center -Guide the development of and coordinate & support a system of regional networks Institutional Learning -Coordinate & support partnerships among professional development efforts Support for Sustained, -Provide vision & support for the development of innovative professional development activities Innovative/ Alternative & Collaborative -Introduce & engage in collaborative evaluation activities that generate knowledge about effective Engaging Learning learning to transform practice Methodologies/ Networks Pedagogy Create regional level infrastructure (networks) -Develop & support long-term on-going regional professional development training & supporting Skilled materials for the target population Implementation of -Develop infrastructure for colleges to learn about & share innovative instructional programs Faculty Learning Responsive, -On-going evaluation of professional & program activities, including benchmark assessment & Implementation of Innovative, capacity building Innovative/ Alternative & Integrated Essential Engaging Academic Skills Methodologies/ Develop a cadre of campus leaders Curriculum Pedagogy -Conduct Summer Leadership Institute, ASCCC Workshops, Other Leadership Institutes & on-going professional development activities -Develop strategies to retain effective leaders -Guide annual revision of Campus BSI Action Plans -On-going evaluation of the process and impact of professional development activities Student Learning Success of Students’ Increased Learning, Personal Goals, Success & Completing AA/AS & Promote models of effective practices Certificate Programs & Persistence of -Build capacity of all faculty to teach students who are underprepared for learning in college courses Students Transferring to 4 Yr -Develop Web-based, virtual teaching & learning communities, including a virtual resource library Colleges -Engage in collaborative evaluation activities
    16. 16. Leadership Institute  June 14-20, 2009 at San Francisco State  Participants from inaugural networks  Follow up and sharing  ASCCC Sponsored Basic Skills Regionals  Strengthening Student Success Conference  Tillery Institute  Network Website  … 16
    17. 17.  How can I help my college establish, advance and sustain a network that supports the success of our students, especially those who are underprepared for learning in college courses?  How can we work together to create such networks among community colleges in California to support student success throughout our state?
    18. 18. Leadership Institute Focus  Institutional Transformation (Becoming a Prepared College)  Program Design and Management  Program Evaluation  Networking and Professional Development 18
    19. 19. Summer Leadership Training: Network building capacity, sustainabi lity, and scalability
    20. 20. Summer Leadership Training: Network building capacity, sustainability, and scalability
    21. 21. Summer Leadership Training: Network building capacity, sustainability, and scalability
    22. 22. On an index card, write #1 on one side, and #2 on the other 1. Identify an area where your college excels in supporting students with basic skills needs. 2. Identify an area where your college is challenged regarding supporting students with basic skills needs. 22
    23. 23. California Community College Basic Skills Initiative + edu + lounge 23
    24. 24. Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central Valley Regional Network Coordinator ncook@sierracollege.edu http://cccbsi.edulounge.net 24

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