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Professional Development:


Upcoming Workshops
September, 2009

September 11, 2009
Critical Thinking Tools for the Classroom
9:00 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.
LIL (Upstairs in Library)

Presenter(s):   Barbara Pescar

To provide faculty with proven critical thinking strategies and tools that can be easily used in many areas of curriculum. More importantly these tools provide our students with the skills they need to be able to evaluate, predict, explain and summarize material they are learning in the classroom. Please RSVP to Barb Pescar,  . Pre-registration required.

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Industry 2 Classroom Teachers Preparation Classes

September 11 & 12, 2009
September 18 & 19, 2009
September 25 & 26, 2009

Informational Flyer

These classes are for people who want to teach career and technical education in community college and/or high school.  Whether you are a new teacher or experienced teacher, you will find these classes valuable for your professional growth. The first four (4) classes are the "core" program for new CTE Instructors. The last class is for anyone new to the Cuyamaca Campus.

For faculty, if you missed your opportunity for Professional Development credit you can get credit by taking these classes. To enroll in any of the classes please contact Vicki Hankins at An attachment has been provided for more information.

All teachers/instructors are welcome!  All Classes are being offered at Cuyamaca College.

Pre-registration is required with a limit of 24 per class. To Register, contact Janell Branson - 619-660-4788 or Victoria Hankins at 619-660-4789.

Classes Offering & Schedule (no fees):

  • CC-F-871  Learning Theories and Learning Styles:  Friday, 9/11 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Rm. F-613
  • CC-F-872  Teaching Methods and Strategies:  Saturday, 9/12 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Rm. F-613
  • CC-F-873  Course Structure:  Friday, 9/18 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Rm. F-613
  • CC-F-874  Classroom Management:  Saturday, 9/19 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Rm. F-613
  • CC-F-875  The First Week, Part I:  Friday, 9/25 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Rm. F-613
  • CC-F-876  The First Week, Part II:  Saturday, 9/26 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Rm. F-627

Course Descriptions: Downloadable/Printable PDF

For additional class offerings and more information go to: or contact Victoria Hankins at 619-660-4789 or email:

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Growing Green Careers Symposium
Friday, October 16, 2009 - 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cuyamaca College's Communication Arts Theater
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA.   92019

Presenter(s):  TBA

Summary: The FREE Growing Green Careers Symposium – learn effective models for “greening” existing curricula for: career technical educators, administrators, and counselors.

For more Information or to register for this FREE EVENT: visit

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Throughout the 2009-10 Academic Year

Learning Community Monthly Lunches for 2009-10
Wednesdays - 12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m. (see dates below)
Room: Student Center

Full-time faculty can full fill their Professional Development hours throughout the year by participating in the Learning Community Luncheons.

Presenter(s):  Kari Crawford
                          Cindy Morrin

The Learning Community is an informal mentorship program for PDC 101 Summer Bridge Success Program students - First Year students enrolled in a week long Introduction to College course.  The Learning Community is currently offered to the PDC 130 bridge (link) with Math and English students as well as previous First Year Success students.  Your participation shows your active involvement with students and serves as a greeting to new students on campus.  You will introduce yourself, subject, programs, and share lunch with the students. Faculty and Staff, please RSVP to: Kari Crawford at  or Cindy Morrin at

Fall 2009 Learning Community Dates:

  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 11

Spring 2010 Learning Community Dates:

  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 14
  • May 12 (at OH Gardens)

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