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Tue, April 23, 2019

Wed, April 24, 2019

Mon, May 20, 2019

Tue, May 21, 2019

 

Meet our new Professional Development  (PD) Team: 

Jeanne Owens. PD Coordinator x2569 LARC 200E

Dr. Sally Raskoff, Faculty PD Coordinator x7256, LARC 200G

LOCATION

Professional Development Center (PDC)
Faculty/Staff Resource Center
LARC 200
(818) 947-2712 profdev@lavc.edu

HOURS 

Drop-in hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am to 10 pm
Fri. 7:30 am to 3 pm

Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

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Professional Development

Professional Development

Welcome to LAVC Professional Development

The mission of LAVC Professional Development is to promote effective teaching and enhance the professional skills of all employees by offering resources and opportunities for growth and learning.

Our Professional Development Center (PDC) is located in the Faculty/Staff Resource Center in the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 200. 

The PDC has computers, scanners, Scantron machine, and laminator for faculty use.

We also offer one-on-one tutorials for faculty and staff on computer use, Microsoft programs, or teaching strategies.

Faculty can also pick up useful handouts on teaching strategies, check out training videos, laser pointers, flip cameras, books, and other materials; see our shelf of free books for faculty.

Check out our Twitter feed for updates and information on activities! 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEWS & UPDATES

  • The California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network is up and running - and it's now called the VISION RESOURCE CENTER! It’s a comprehensive Professional Development site to access effective teaching practices, video training sessions, and other resources. You can also search for events and conferences of interest to educators. All California Community College employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) are eligible to access its library of training videos from Grovo and Lynda.com. You can keep track of the ones you’ve taken on a personalized “MyPD Plan” page so you have a record you can use for flex credit. All you need to do is register: https://prolearningnetwork.cccco.edu/. (When Cornerstone goes live, everything we do in the VRC will roll over into Cornerstone.)
  • Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year! Get info on Faculty Opening Day 2018
     
  • Check out the LAVC Faculty Handbook Web page.
     
  • Microsoft 365 have the Office suite available online. Also available are Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 and/or Office Home and Business 2019 software for $14.95 each. All LAVC faculty and staff are eligible to buy one of each for a personal computer and/or laptop. Order your copy now by visiting https://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx using Chrome or Firefox (not Internet Explorer). Enter your LAVC email address – an email will be sent to you. 
     
  • Incredible discounts on software for faculty, staff and students are available at CollegeBuys. Visit http://foundationccc.org/CollegeBuys.
     
  • Sidekick (Tools That Inspire) Resources from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (3C Media Solutions, @One, The Alternative Text Production Center, Distance Education Captioning and Transcription, CCC Confer, The High Tech Center Training Unit on the use of technology for students with disabilities).
  • We offer the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) test and practice tests/training. Contact us at ext. 2569 or 2712 to reserve a time slot.
     
  • Come to the PDC to pick up useful handouts to reproduce and use in your classes (study skills, avoiding plagiarism, reading strategies, and more) or download them from our "Syllabus and Teaching Tips" link. 
  • OER, IEC, PEPC, EPC, TIA, 3CSN... Are all the acronyms getting confusing? Check out this handy guide from Professor Oliphant: Acronym Guide. Thanks, Professor Oliphant!