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Professional Development

An Introduction to the New CCC Professional Development Portal

The Professional Learning Network is a one-stop site for effective practices, trainings, and other resources for California Community Colleges faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. The purpose of the Professional Learning Network, which was launched in April 2016, is to provide information and resources to college personnel on improving operations and student success.

The Professional Learning Network is funded by the CCC Chancellor’s Office as part of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative. The idea for both the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative and the Professional Learning Network stems from the Student Success Task Force, which called for creating a system of support and sharing of effective practices across the California Community Colleges using technology.

This portal is designed to supplement and complement the in-person trainings and technical assistance provided to colleges. It provides one location to document all these practices and provide instructional and information videos to bring it together as one system. This introduction provides background on the development of the Professional Learning Network as well as a demonstration of its features and functionalities.

Introduction to the Professional Learning Network

TechEDge Article about PLN

Professional Development College (PDC)

The Academic Senate (ASCCC) initiated the Professional Development College in 2014 to serve as a comprehensive professional development resource for all faculty, staff, and administrators in the California community colleges. Faculty experts under the direction of the ASCCC design each PDC course to provide timely training that participants can complete at their own convenience. The courses all include expected outcomes and assessments to test the participants’ knowledge after completion of the course.

Last updated: 4/28/2017 4:04:22 PM