CBL Professional Development Continuum
CBL provides opportunities for all faculty to discover, expand, and continuously improve their teaching practice. The Professional Development Continuum aims to be a supportive community of practice for faculty at all levels of experience.
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CBL 101: Education and Community in Practice
Do you want to integrate community-based learning (service learning) into your courses? Are you still a little unsure about how to do so? 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 community-based learning. It offers guidance and practice in developing assignments and assessments for community-based learning, framing the community-based learning experience for students, identifying community needs, and connecting with the community partner. After taking this course participants will be able to:
- Analyze the value of community-based learning as a pedagogical technique
- Identify the learning objectives in the course curriculum which can be met using community-based learning
- Brainstorm a discipline-specific assignment which addresses a community need while meeting course objectives with colleagues and mentors.
Please note: Our preferred method of offering this 4 hours course, face-to-face and on campus, will be suspended while PCC is in remote operations. In the meantime, CBL will be offering a 1.5 hour virtual version of the course paired with 1 hour of individual consultation with a CBL Faculty Coordinator. Registrants will receive materials in advance.
- Fall 2022: Not offered this term
- Winter 2023: SACs can contact the CBL Program to make arrangements
- Spring 2023: SACs can contact the CBL Program to make arrangements
Please note: The registration links will take you to GivePulse for PCC. If you don’t already have an existing GivePulse account, the platform will ask you to Login or create an account to register. Use the “Log in via PCC” which will link to your MyPCC account.
Community Engaged Institute for Social Change
The CEISC is a collaboration between the Community-Based Learning Program (CBL) and Office of Civic Leadership Development (CLD). The institute is an experiential learning program focused on civic engagement and social change. For the 2022-2023 academic year, a cohort of student leaders, faculty and community partners will be examining the past-present-future of issues impacting our communities. Participants will engage in learning and teaching together, in order to develop community-based learning curriculum tied to an all day immersive experience in/around the Metro area for the Spring Term.
The Community Engaged Institute for Social Change is an opportunity for instructors to convert a course of their own into a community-based learning (cbl) course. All full and part-time faculty (from any discipline) are eligible to apply. Each accepted faculty member receives a stipend for their time and work during the institute.
Participation in the Community Engaged Institute for Social Change is by application only. Course(s) of focus must be taught for credit. Prior to the start of the institutes, faculty must complete the following pre-requisites:
- Complete the CBL 101 course*
*Must be completed prior to the start of the institute. Other professional development related to community-based learning/service-learning may be substituted for completion of CBL 101 on a case by case basis. Contact the District CBL Coordinator for more information.
- Participate in the CBL Professional Learning Community
- Ari Petrides, Math
- Catherine Thomas, ESOL
- Taryn Oakley, ESR
- Adrianna Pineyro
- Daniel Dankanich
- Nattie Do
- Sady Morales
- Yuvraj Verma
Community Engaged Faculty Institute 2019-2022
As a cohort, each instructor prepares a course for a cbl assignment/project by attending two 4 hour class sessions on Best Practices for PCC cbl pedagogy and community partnerships, as well as feedback on their particular assignment/project. Additionally, participants meet with a CBL Faculty Coordinator for individual mentoring and support. The sessions are facilitated by CBL Faculty Coordinators and our District Program Coordinator. Participants learn about the payoffs and pitfalls of cbl, then develop an enriching, manageable, and sustainable learning project that deepens their students’ experience of their course.
Not offered during the 21-22 Academic Year
Not offered during the 20-21 Academic Year
- Miranda Yip, Economics
- Joyce Kaplan, Biology
- Wilson Nitunga, Business
- Postponed to 2020-2021
CBL Faculty Cohort 2009-2019
The CBL Faculty Cohort is an opportunity for instructors to convert a course of their own into a community-based learning (cbl) course.
As a cohort, each instructor prepares a course for a cbl assignment/project by attending two 4 hour class sessions on Best Practices for PCC cbl pedagogy and community partnerships, as well as feedback on their particular assignment/project. Additionally, cohort members meet with a CBL Faculty Coordinator for individual mentoring and support.
- Leni Tupper, Paralegal
- Mary Courtis, Anthropology
- Max Macias, Library
- Michelle Huss, Biology
- Naso Michaels, History
- Colin Gilmore, Humanities/Social Sciences
- Jessica Lee, Arts and English
- Melissa Tennyson, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Shannon Gaul, Exercise Science
- Ann Su, Women’s Studies
- Dani Dennenberg, College Guidance
- Cherise Frehner, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Megan Faust, Geology
- Susan Watson, Computer Applications
- Tuba Kayaarasi-Rodriguez, Geography
- Rachelle Katter, Health
- Andrea Lowgren, History
- Becca Parker, College Success & Career Guidance (LINKS, Future Connect)
- Taryn Oakley, Environmental Studies
- General Johnson, Education (CA Multicultural Center)
- Lutgarda Cowan, English
- Ken Kraska, Psychology
- Alissa Leavitt, Health
- Beth Manhat, Chemistry
- Heidi Sickert, Business
- Ben Clemenzi-Allen, English
- Joye Otto, Writing
- Maria Holmes, Business Administration
- Marianne Monson, Writing
- Virginia Schwartz, DE Reading and Writing
- Oksana Kuzminova, Business Administration
- Hsiao-Yun Shotwell, Chinese
- Charlie Presti, History
- Maria Alejandra Bonifaci, Spanish
- Carl Yao, Math
- Christine Weber, Art History
- Anne Sinke, Humanities
- Susan Federici, Chemistry
- Alison Butler, Developmental Education
- Alexa Maros, Business
- Nell Johnson, English Composition
- Amanda Gerke, Spanish
- Lara Messersmith-Glavin, Developmental Education & English
- Andrew Fague, Writing
- Jessica Lamb, Writing
- Linda Jones, Early Childhood Education
- Hadiyah Miller, Early Childhood Education
- Dana Gail, Physical Education
- John Drain, Business Administration
- Deborah Edwall, PCC Prep
- Susan Iversen, Developmental Education
- Katie Leonard Floyd, Aviation & Math
- Cat Zimmerman, Instructional Improvement
- Stephanie Zink, Spanish
- Ted Picciotto, Chemistry
- Alexie McNerthney, Biology
CBL provides active support, funding, and recognition to all PCC full time and part time faculty who are engaged practitioners. Various professional development opportunities are available throughout the year. See the CBL Professional Development Calendar for upcoming events and offerings.
CBL Professional Learning Community
An opportunity for practitioners seeking to stay engaged and current in CBL/the community engagement field. Join educators from across the district in exploring current topics related to this high impact practice.
2022-2023 CBL PLC Theme: Deepening Our Understanding of Community Engagement
Community-Based Learning (CBL) is one strategy educators can utilize to integrate social change into their teaching practice. In addition to practical application of course content/concepts, CBL engages students in and with community allowing for understanding of social problems and potential solutions. As PCC continues to shift away from the service-learning charity/white saviorism paradigm, the CBL Program invites instructors to join us in deepening and expanding our understanding of community engagement.
- Participation Stipends available for PT Faculty teaching credit bearing courses
- Curriculum Development Mini Grants available for PT and FT Faculty teaching credit bearing courses
Local, Regional, and National Professional Associations and Related Resources
Workshops, Conferences, and other professional development opportunities will be posted to the CBL Professional Development Calendar and shared with the CBL Community of Practice for Faculty.