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Meet our new Professional Development  (PD) Team: 

Jeanne Owens. PD Coordinator x2569 LARC 200E

Dr. Sally Raskoff, Faculty PD Coordinator x7256, LARC 200G

LOCATION

Professional Development Center (PDC)
Faculty/Staff Resource Center
LARC 200
(818) 947-2712 profdev@lavc.edu

HOURS 

Drop-in hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am to 10 pm
Fri. 7:30 am to 3 pm

Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

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Professional Development

Professional Development

Welcome to LAVC Professional Development

The office is currently physically closed until further notice, due to the COVID-19 situation. However, we are accessible online - email us and/or connect with us in the Vision Resource Center (VRC) Look for our trainings and playlists in the VRC! See below for more information.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEWS & UPDATES

  • The Teaching Innovations Academy (TIA) is recruiting for their Summer program. The due date for applications is extended to May 15th. The TIA Express is also open through the beginning of June. Check out these inspiring opportunities on the main Title V TIA page.

 

  • Faculty: Your Flex obligation due date is June 5, 2020!
    • There is no form to fill out - the information is needed in the Vision Resource Center (VRC) that is part of your single sign-on (SIS portal).  
    • In the VRC, refer to your Transcript of completed training to see if the activities in the VRC satisfy your flex obligation.
    • There is a Flex Help Topic in our VRC Community to demonstrate how to (a) generate a report of your completed trainings and (b) enter flex activities that are not in your transcript.

 

  • Faculty: Continue to get support as you teach classes online 
    • Check the Virtual Valley pages for more training opportunities.
    • Canvas Phone Help Hotline: (844) 303-5595
      Virtual Valley Help Desk: virtualvalleyhelp@lavc.edu
    • Do you want more information about how to move your classes online? Check out the district's updates and online trainings. Canvas trainings - on many topics - are online. Refer to this web page and/or emails for the latest information.

 

  • Visit our LAVC PD Campus Community in the Vision Resource Center (VRC). In the Topics area, there are  Current PD topics/Q&A, How to use the VRC, Flex info for faculty, and Training Playlists (including: Creating accessible materials, teaching remotely (has links to LACCD and other training), using Canvas, and other salient topics).
    • To use Zoom conferencing for meetings or your classes, here is a guide to get started. There are more online trainings to learn more (see resources above). 
    • The VRC is part of the single sign-on SIS portal, has online training and communities of interest. Staff and faculty use it to track their trainings, whether online, on campus or off campus.‚Äč

 

  • We offer the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) test and practice tests/training. We currently have licenses for the practice program, GMetrix, that can be used remotely. Please email Prof Dev for instructions and the license code. The MOS test can be schedule through the Prof Dev office once we return to campus.

 

  • The Prof Dev office is operating remotely. All of our on-campus events have been cancelled this semester. Online trainings continue as usual - Cutural Inclusiveness and the Teaching Innovations Express classes are open. Please email us if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

  • Looking for the Professional Development Advisory Committee webpage? This is a Senate committee about faculty professional development. 

 

  • The PDC has useful handouts to reproduce and use in your classes (study skills, avoiding plagiarism, reading strategies, and more) or download them from our "Syllabus and Teaching Tips" link and/or visit the Vision Resouce Center LAVC PD Campus Community.

 

  • OER, IEC, PEPC, EPC, TIA, 3CSN... Are all the acronyms getting confusing? Check out this handy guide from Professor Oliphant: Acronym Guide. Thanks, Professor Oliphant!

 

  • Microsoft 365 has the Office suite available online through the single sign-in SIS portal. Also available are Microsoft Office products - All LAVC faculty and staff are eligible to buy one of each for a personal computer and/or laptop. Order your copy now by visiting https://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx using Chrome or Firefox (not Internet Explorer). Enter your LAVC email address – an email will be sent to you. 
  • Discounts are also available on software for faculty, staff and students at CollegeBuys. Visit http://foundationccc.org/CollegeBuys.
  • Sidekick (Tools That Inspire) Resources from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (3C Media Solutions, @One, The Alternative Text Production Center, Distance Education Captioning and Transcription, CCC Confer, The High Tech Center Training Unit on the use of technology for students with disabilities).

The LAVC Professional Development Center

The mission of LAVC Professional Development is to promote effective teaching and enhance the professional skills of all employees by offering resources and opportunities for growth and learning.

Our Professional Development Center (PDC) is located in the Faculty/Staff Resource Center in the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 200. The PDC has computers, scanners, Scantron machine, and laminator for staff and faculty use. We also offer one-on-one tutorials for faculty and staff on computer use, Microsoft programs, or teaching strategies.

Check out our Twitter feed for updates and information on activities!

Check out the drop-down options to access resources and information from ongoing trainings.