May 2020 Virtual Workshop Series, videos and materials

The Teach Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (Teach LARC) partners collaborated to organized a virtual conference in May 2020.  You can access the recorded sessions and materials from the Virtual Workshop Series on the statewide CCC-TPP website page: http://teacherprepprogram.org/events-and-calendar/virtual-workshop-series-may-2020-hosted-by-la-region/

$50,000 Leaders and Activists Grant (due 18 June 2020)

The Roddenberry Foundation is offering grants of $50,000 to individuals, community leaders and nonprofit leaders to drive social justice projects, organizations, and initiatives toward greater impact, or to create new initiatives related to civil rights & women’s rights. Round One Deadline: June 18, 2020 Complete registration and submit your application by 5:00p Pacific. Click Here toContinue reading “$50,000 Leaders and Activists Grant (due 18 June 2020)”

Opinion: “Let’s fix college first, before rushing to reopen campuses”, by Shaan Hathiramani via Fast Company

Link to full article here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90507449/opinion-lets-fix-college-first-before-rushing-to-reopen-campuses Nine ways we can start fixing America’s broken higher education system together: Reset curriculums to improve employment opportunities. In New America’s survey, 91% of students list improving employment opportunities as a top reason for attending college. It’s time we listen to them. This means tuition resets, job-ready curriculum, shorter degrees, and partnershipsContinue reading “Opinion: “Let’s fix college first, before rushing to reopen campuses”, by Shaan Hathiramani via Fast Company”

“Surviving the Pandemic: Seven Ways to Create a Culture of Belonging” -Michele Powers (via Law Practice Today)

Some things to think about, from my friend Michele. 💕 Link to article: https://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/surviving-pandemic-seven-ways-create-culture-belonging/?

“The Top 10 Worst Jobs For Mental Health Right Now”, by Travis Hornsby

Yikes. Let’s look out for each other people. Wear your face masks. Don’t touch your face!! https://www.studentloanplanner.com/worst-jobs-mental-health-student-loans/?fbclid=IwAR2V5lgbO8F-uj83SVQgddAThZJGO9EpAv2vRPjxBxGrWqG3-mB3dNH62ZU  

Free, Virtual Workshop Series (for Teachers, Faculty and Aspiring Educators) – May 2020

Organized by the TEACH Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (https://www.teachlarc.org/), this is a virtual workshop series offered over the month of May in alignment with National Teacher Appreciation Month. These series of workshops are presented independently by each college and/or university that hosts them. Registration is required for each LIVE workshop you want to attend.  (OnlyContinue reading “Free, Virtual Workshop Series (for Teachers, Faculty and Aspiring Educators) – May 2020”

Skillsoft’s Perspectives 2020 – free – 13 May

Perspectives 2020 is only a few days away. If you haven’t registered yet (it’s just one click of a button!), then take a look at some of the top reasons why you should: • You will absolutely learn a ton. • You might even win great prizes (Apple Watch, anyone?) • You don’t need toContinue reading “Skillsoft’s Perspectives 2020 – free – 13 May”

random thoughts on forced working-from-home…

On the outset, while many of my colleagues balked at the idea of not coming into an office every weekday, my staff and I were fine as 90% of our work involves a computer. 😀 That being said, the transition itself (to full-time at-home work) was the most difficult part of the process. As timeContinue reading “random thoughts on forced working-from-home…”

Articles on how and when to return students to college campuses (30 April 20)

Seems a bit of ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’. Difficult to know what the right answer is… “Anxiety builds as California colleges consider how and when to resume on-campus fall courses” by Ashley A. Smith and Michael Burke Colleges planning for a continuing pandemic; options include courses online, in-person, or a mix.Continue reading “Articles on how and when to return students to college campuses (30 April 20)”

Resources for Veterans vis the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (29 April 2020)

#VetResources – for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers and Survivors Latest VA updates on COVID-19: VA.gov/coronavirus Veterans Benefits Town Hall, April 30 The Veterans Benefits Administration invites you to join a stakeholder town hall on April 30th (tomorrow) on performance, Blue Water Navy, GI Bill, and the Veterans Benefits Banking Program. Sign up link. Accessing VA TelehealthContinue reading “Resources for Veterans vis the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (29 April 2020)”