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2019-2020 Professional Development Continuum for PCC Faculty »

Introduction – CBL 101: Education and Community in Practice

This course assists instructors in understanding the core concepts of community-based learning as a pedagogical technique. It provides a sociological and philosophical context regarding cbl. It offers guidance and practice in developing assignments and assessments for cbl, framing the cbl experience for students, identifying community needs, and connecting with the community partner.

Course Dates
  • Fall Term at CA Nov 22 (F)
  • Winter Term at SY Feb 7 (F)
  • Spring Term at SE Mar 8 (F)

See website to Register
CEU for Completion of Course

Development – Community Engaged Faculty Institutes

A small interdisciplinary faculty cohort from across the district take a deep dive into cbl best practices and fully develop their individual course’s cbl project/assignment from top to bottom.

In Person Session Dates
  • Winter Institute: Feb 21 (F) and Apr 10 (F)
  • Summer Institute: July 20 (M) – July 23 (Th)
    Mentoring and Prep work over Spring Term

See website for Application Deadlines
$$ Stipend for Completion of Institute

Engagement – CBL Professional Learning Community

An opportunity for faculty seeking to stay engaged and current in cbl/the community engagement field. Join faculty from across the district in exploring current topics related to this high impact practice.

Monthly readings paired with facilitated online reflection/discussions around the following topics: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner, Critical Community-Based Learning, Racism inherent in CBL, Social Justice, and Community Partner Perspectives.

Online Learning Community starts Week 3 of Fall Term and runs through Week 4 of Winter Term

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Book giveaways for monthly participation