Cascade Campus In-service

"Large Enough to serve; small enough to care."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
8am to 11:30am
Cascade Campus MAHB
Time Event
8am to 11:30am Breakfast, MAHB 2nd floor atrium
  Welcome & Introductions of Student Leadership Team
  Dr. Algie Gatewood
  Presentation of Campus Staff picture
  Campus Safety Update
  Illumination Project Preview
  Welcome to New Faculty and Staff
  In-service video
  Break Out Sessions all in MAHB (See descriptions below.)
11:30 ASPCC Sponsored Lunch

Break Out Session Descriptions

Illumination Project - Practicing Pluralism
Jeannie LeFrance and Debbie Stone, MAHB 104
Have you ever been confronted by a difficult situation or conversation dealing with issues of diversity? Have you ever walked away from one of those situations thinking about the ten other things you could have said or done? This interactive theater session was developed by Cascade staff and faculty and is based on the work of PCC's Illumination Project. This workshop will provide the unique opportunity to practice (or watch others practice) various methods of addressing issues of diversity at Cascade. Come watch your fellow Cascadians perform and learn different ways of dealing with difficult situations in a fun, safe atmosphere!
Getting "It" to Stick: Using Brain Research to Improve Teaching
Monica Schneider, MAHB 214
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about using brain research to improve teaching. Concepts for brain research will be used to develop classroom strategies to better engage students, maximize learning, and energize the classroom!
Learning in the Community: Service Learning at Cascade
Jennifer Alkezweeny and Elena McGrath, MAHB 215
Service-Learning is a proven and effective teaching method that allows students to actively meet specific course objectives while engaging in service to the wider community, adding a strong experiential dimension to course work. Come learn basic Service-Learning concepts, about the on-going partnerships with Jefferson and Roosevelt High Schools, the resources available to you at PCC, and brainstorm on possibilities for including this method in your particular courses.
Your Syllabus / Your Self: An Exposé on the Syllabus as Exposé
Melody Wilson, MAHB 223
Are we writing our syllabi for the correct audience? What do our students see in our syllabi? Do we really mean to send the messages we are sending? Come take a fresh look at these important documents as we learn to read between the lines.

Special Thanks

  • Cascade Presidents Office
  • PCC Food Services
  • Cascade Facilities
  • Multimedia Department
  • Debbie Stone
  • Monica Schneider
  • Melody Wilson
  • ASPCC Students and Staff
  • PCC Audio/Visual Technicians
  • Campus In-service Committee
  • PCC Plant Services
  • Elena McGrath
  • Jennifer Alkezweeny
  • Jeannie LeFrance
Assistance and Special Accommodations:  If you need an interpreter or special accommodations, please call the Office for Students with Disabilities at 971-722-4341