A Program with a Purpose

The Professional Development program at Foothill is a top college priority. We are facing so many new challenges with technology, accreditation, Generation Z students, returning veterans and more, that we believe it is important to provide new "tools" and resources to support faculty and staff to effectively support student learning.

The program includes funds for conference travel and participation, a robust calendar of workshops and events, and numerous online training opportunities - all designed to support the continuous development of knowledge and skills for the Foothill campus community. Our programs are open to all FHDA district employees.

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Upcoming Events

Canvas Workshops in November

Attend in-person workshops to learn how to get certified to use Canvas and how to migrate your courses from Etudes to Canvas.

Canvas Certification
Thursday, November 16
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 6402
Canvas Migration
Tuesday, November 14
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room 6402

Fall 2017 PD Day

Friday, November 17, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Workshop 1: Stereotype Threat in the Classroom

Participants will review and expand upon Opening Day discussions with facilitator Avi Ben-Zeev to explore issues around stereotype threat in the classroom and how it can negatively impact student success. All welcome! You don’t need to have attended the Opening Day session.

Workshop 2: Creative Tools to Walk Equity as Classified Professionals

Lead by facilitators Adriana Garcia and Tony Santa Ana, you’ll identify practical ways towalk equity and self-reflect to measure your own equity practices, and celebrate the way classified professionals are currently walking equity. We hope you will be motivated to getinvolved through creative opportunities to ascend and elevate our service and help closethe achievement gap.

Workshop 3: Leveraging VoiceThread to Increase Online Student Success

Join facilitators Carolyn Brown, Hilary Gomes and Patricia Crespo-Martin to learn howthey use VoiceThread as a powerful tool to humanize their online classes and increasestudent success. You’ll also hear from the student perspective and leave with concretenext steps to explore using VoiceThread in your own classes.

(Lunch provided for registrants!)

Peer-to-peer Faculty Exhange

What is the Exchange?
Faculty will participate in groups of three. Within each triad, each participant will:
  • Observe the other two members in the classroom
  • Meet to have a guided conversation about course design, equity efforts, learning goals, assessments and teaching strategies.
  • Write a 4-page reflection on what they gained from the experience

Upon completion of the program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion, and full time faculty will be eligible to earn one unit of PGA.

How do you sign up?
Send your NAME, E-MAIL, and DISCIPLINE via e-mail to Ben Stefonik (stefonikbenjamin@fhda.edu).

More Workshops

On Campus Workshops - Detailed information about upcoming on-campus workshops
Professional Development calendar - Browse and sign up for more events and workshops

Ongoing Events

Reflective Writing Challenge: 7 x 9 x 25

The Reflective Writing Challenge for 2017 is over. Make sure to read all of the great posts!

Read the blogs

CCC Confer

Interested in learning CCC Confer? It is offered online in both live and recorded formats. Choose what is convenient for you.

Schedule or Request a Professional Development Event

If you know about any professional development opportunities that you want us to schedule and promote please fill out the Proposal for PD Event Form.
Last Updated October 30, 2017
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