Basic Skills Initiative 2009
Together, We Can


           Inaugural SCVN Regional Meeting
           Merced College Busin...
Welcome!


   Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central Valley
    Network Coordinator


   Dr. Ben Duran, President, Merced Colleg...
Meeting Outcomes

 Build community, connection, camaraderie, and collegiality with
  one another
 Become familiar with g...
History of the BSI

   BSI discussions born out of two things:
     Strategic planning process by Chancellor’s Office
  ...
BSI Grants

   $31.5 million per year, 110 community
    colleges
   $1.6 million per year for professional
    developm...
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




                                           8
Vision of Students Today

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46v
    yR9o




                                        ...
Need for Sharing Technology

   Sharp tech skills needed to compete in
    global society
   Digital natives vs. digital...
Popularity of Social
Networking Sites
 Facebook
 MySpace
 Twitter
 And others…




                       11
   Sacramento/Central Valley
   Bay Area
   LA
   San Diego
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Leadership Institute

   June 14-20, 2009 at San Francisco State

   Participants from inaugural networks

   Follow up...
Making Connections

 Regional Workshops
 Learning Network
 Summer Leadership Institute




                            ...
 Student Learning
 Faculty Learning
 Institutional Learning
 Systemic Learning
CA Success Network (SN) Logic Model

                                                                  Activities         ...
Information Technology Solutions

                                                                                 Why Pil...
California Community College
Basic Skills Initiative + edu + lounge




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Activity

 Go to http://cccbsi.edulounge.net
 From drop-down menu, click on
  Sacramento/Central Valley Regional
  Netwo...
Network Activities and
Benefits to Colleges Activity
   In groups of two or three, read and discuss
    the activities of...
SCVN Blog Exploration

   http://cccbsi.edulounge.net
   Email me web sites for your basic skills
    committees
 Need ...
Choose 1 or More SCVN Blog Activities
   Read something from “Recommended
    Reading” & comment on it
   Use VoiceThrea...
What Do We Want in the
Network?
   Look at list of compiled desires from first
    site visits (hard copy handout)
   Br...
Lunch Activity

 Please sit with someone from college other
  than your own
 Discuss successes and challenges each has
 ...
Afternoon Activity

 You’ll discuss two topics this afternoon
 Select topic (1-6 on Agenda) that you’d like
  to discuss...
Future Meetings

   How often?
   When in fall?
   Where?
   Suggestions for content
     Would you like presentation...
Please Fill out Evaluations
    Before you Leave
Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central Valley
     Regional Network Coordinator

...
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  1. 1. Basic Skills Initiative 2009 Together, We Can Inaugural SCVN Regional Meeting Merced College Business Resources Center May 18, 2009 1
  2. 2. Welcome!  Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central Valley Network Coordinator  Dr. Ben Duran, President, Merced College 2
  3. 3. Meeting Outcomes  Build community, connection, camaraderie, and collegiality with one another  Become familiar with goals and activities of the Network as well as benefits of being part of the Network  Discuss and strategize ideas for and ways of adding components to the Network  Become familiar with the SCVN Blog site and its potential for instant connection with one another  Share successes and challenges with one another and learn names to contact for more information  Discuss, share, strategize, and brainstorm ideas for creating or adding to important programs or projects on our campuses  Plan for future connections with one another 3
  4. 4. History of the BSI  BSI discussions born out of two things:  Strategic planning process by Chancellor’s Office  Academic Senate need to raise math and English requirements  Collaboration between  Academic Senate  Chief Instructional Officers  Chief Student Services Officers  Chancellor’s Office 4
  5. 5. BSI Grants  $31.5 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 5
  6. 6. 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 6
  7. 7. 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? 7
  8. 8. Why a Network?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnF wiqdx8 8
  9. 9. Vision of Students Today  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46v yR9o 9
  10. 10. 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? 10
  11. 11. Popularity of Social Networking Sites  Facebook  MySpace  Twitter  And others… 11
  12. 12.  Sacramento/Central Valley  Bay Area  LA  San Diego
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. 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 14
  15. 15. Making Connections  Regional Workshops  Learning Network  Summer Leadership Institute 15
  16. 16.  Student Learning  Faculty Learning  Institutional Learning  Systemic Learning
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Information Technology Solutions Why Pilot the Network? Benefits Colleges Receive Funds for professional learning through the Network, above and beyond BSI funds. Connection An opportunity to showcase successful programs/projects Pilot colleges build connections through a network on your campus as well as field trips to other community Sustained, ongoing support from a designated regional of professionals who can turn to one another for colleges with model programs and practices. network coordinator. support. Partnerships with state-wide initiatives, such as the Faculty Participation in a summer leadership institute designed to Inquiry Network, Center for Student Success, and Career Community support successful implementation of your BSI action Ladders. Pilot colleges build a community of learning where plans. successes are shared and answers to challenges Regional workshops put on by the ASCCC where faculty are brainstormed together. Participation in a post-leadership institute project geared and administrators can gain additional information and specifically toward the needs of your campus and basic insight. skills program. Success Faculty and administrators build a network for Data coaches to help with assessment and evaluation of Campus visits from the leadership institute mentors, who learning that spreads to programs/institutions, your projects and who will also help guide you in making will answer questions, provide support, and help with your ultimately increasing student learning and evidence-based decisions. post-institute project. success. A time to shine—an opportunity to showcase your college, Participation in regional workshops where you’ll get to including your post-leadership institute project, at the discuss ideas, problems, solutions, and where you’ll get to Strengthening Student Success Conference in October 2009 build camaraderie and community with colleagues from in San Francisco. regional colleges. Whatever you want the network to be! How the network is Participation in not only your own regional networks but built will depend upon you and upon what you want the in the larger network as well—where you can gain network to be. ideas, get insights, and work together to seek answers to thorny questions. A robust and interactive virtual network to enhance professional learning and collaboration. CCCBSI 2009 21
  19. 19. California Community College Basic Skills Initiative + edu + lounge 22
  20. 20. Activity  Go to http://cccbsi.edulounge.net  From drop-down menu, click on Sacramento/Central Valley Regional Network  Scroll down  Find “Larger Network Activities”  Find “Benefits to Colleges” 23
  21. 21. Network Activities and Benefits to Colleges Activity  In groups of two or three, read and discuss the activities of the larger Network  Identify one activity that you are most excited about and why  Read and discuss Benefits to Colleges  Identify one activity that you are most excited about and why  Click on “Comment Here” and follow directions on the page 24
  22. 22. SCVN Blog Exploration  http://cccbsi.edulounge.net  Email me web sites for your basic skills committees  Need student success stories! Please email some to me and please include photos of each student  Fill out survey (one per campus) ncook@sierracollege.edu 25
  23. 23. Choose 1 or More SCVN Blog Activities  Read something from “Recommended Reading” & comment on it  Use VoiceThread to tell how you meet effective practice(s) on your campus  Leave comment on Success Components  Leave comment on Networking Popularity  Leave comment on Challenges  Go to other regional network & leave comment  Watch video clip or PowerPoint & comment  Look at website of other pilot college & comment 26
  24. 24. What Do We Want in the Network?  Look at list of compiled desires from first site visits (hard copy handout)  Brainstorm ideas for more  Brainstorm ways to implement what is on the list  Will write your ideas on flip charts  Later I’ll type up and put on blog site 27
  25. 25. Lunch Activity  Please sit with someone from college other than your own  Discuss successes and challenges each has had with programs/projects on respective campuses  Write one or two successes and challenges that you learned from other person on sheets designated for such (on walls)  Include name of person you learned from 28
  26. 26. Afternoon Activity  You’ll discuss two topics this afternoon  Select topic (1-6 on Agenda) that you’d like to discuss in first afternoon session  Go to designated spot and form group  Write on flip chart paper the topic number, name of recorder, and ideas/strategies you generate in your group; hang paper on wall  Select topic you’d like to discuss in second afternoon session and repeat steps 29
  27. 27. Future Meetings  How often?  When in fall?  Where?  Suggestions for content  Would you like presentations from people in our regional network?  Would you like a “big name” speaker  Do you want to have site visits to other colleges in our regional network?  Other suggestions for fall 30
  28. 28. Please Fill out Evaluations Before you Leave Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central Valley Regional Network Coordinator ncook@sierracollege.edu http://cccbsi.edulounge.net 31

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