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Fall 2020 Faculty Professional Development from CBL: Professional Learning Community, Mentoring, and more!

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As educators teaching and learning during this social movement centered around Black Lives Matter, it is even more essential that we be reflective about their own positionality around the structures that create and perpetuate inequality in society, such as race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, and socioeconomic status.

As a program, we recognize the need to critically examine the origins and practice of curricular community engagement. This year, CBL will be focused on expanding our knowledge sources, unlearning colonial mindsets, and being in a community with one another remotely.

As we challenge ourselves to radically reimagine what community-based learning pedagogy looks like at PCC, we invite you to join us in this process!

CBL Professional Learning Community

Banner with theme of CBL PLC "Examining the elements of CBL"

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.

Our 2020-21 PLC focus: Examining the Elements of CBL
  • Air: Breathing life into our stories and counter-narratives.
  • Fire: Keeping the Fire Burning: Sustaining Our Practice/Passion for Social and Racial Justice
  • Water: Critically Reflective Practitioner: Our Individual Biographies and Social Change
  • Land: Decolonizing CBL: Understanding the foundations of our pedagogy and practice

Each element contains:

  • Knowledge sources in a variety of formats (readings, podcasts, webinars, etc…)
  • Resources for developing specific CBL components for your course
  • Resources for implementation around environmental and racial justice issue areas
    • Place-based community partners and/or projects
    • Course assignment examples and brainstorming
  • Virtual community gatherings that will provide space for reflection, discussion, and connection.

Join the CBL Professional Learning Community

Virtual Community Gathering

  • Thursday, October 29
  • 12-1:30pm
  • Opportunity to gather our learning community to discuss the Fall term central theme: Breathing life into our stories and counter-narratives.
  • Facilitated large and small group discussions around knowledge sources that resonated with faculty.
  • Visit the GivePulse event for the Zoom link.

Virtual office hours

  • Virtual office hours: 1-on-1 Mentoring for Curriculum Development 
  • 10 spaces are available for any PCC faculty (full-time and part-time) developing a new or revised CBL component for a credit-bearing course.
  • $250 stipend
  • Visit the GivePulse posting for more details and to apply.

CBL 101: Education and Community in Practice

Do you want to integrate community based learning into your courses?

  • Friday, November 20, 11am-12:30pm
  • Participants will also have 1 hour of individual consultation with a CBL Faculty Coordinator.
  • 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.

Register for CBL 101

CBL Professional Development Calendar

View our CBL Professional Development calendar for an up-to-date list of events, workshops, webinars, and conferences related to community-based learning and community engagement.