What's New(-ish)?

As of July 1, 2020, along with offering thousands of professional development training videos and connecting us with colleagues across the state, the Vision Resource Center (VRC) is now also CCSF’s hub for registering and documenting all things FLEX. See below for new processes that pertain to you:

All employees will register for Flex morning plenary & workshops they want to attend via the VRC.

By registering for the plenary and workshops you want to attend, you’ll secure a seat, have documentation that you have registered and attended (via your VRC transcript), and obtain FLEX CREDITS.

It’ll be simple- either click the "VRC Link" on the Flex Day schedule OR sign into the VRC, find the Events Calendar to review the available events, then select a Register button for workshops you want to attend!

Review the VRC Master Guide for all things VRC (ref: "Register for PD Events & Workshops").

Reminder: On the VRC, you can easily access online professional development (thousands of eLearning modules from LinkedIn Learning and Skillsoft), connect with other staff statewide through the Connect Communities forum, and view/register for available CCSF AND CCC events. Furthermore, your welcome page will have PD information most relevant to you, and you'll be able to customize your recommended learning by selecting topics that most interest you! See the VRC Master Guide for step-by-step instructions and more information.

Faculty, all Flex Credits will be tracked and reported in the VRC (CRNs and myCCSF portal will no longer be used for Flex credits).

All-College Flex Days- Since everyone will be registering to attend workshops and the morning address, you'll receive your Flex credits once the host/workshop instructor marks your attendance (may involve completing a short evaluation first).

Independent/Other Flex Credits- Simply complete the Flex credit form on the VRC. 

Please review and reference the CCSF VRC- Faculty Flex Credit FAQs for step-by-step instructions and more details.

Flex workshop presenters will track and submit their workshop's attendance, which will consequently credit attendees with Flex credits.

Presenters will also be able to print their sign-in sheet, mark the attendance in the VRC, and directly contact their registered attendees with any handouts or updates, including their workshop's status.

Please review the Workshop (ILT) Instructor's Guide for all of your capabilities and responsibilities as an ILT instructor!

All-College FLEX DAY- Friday, January 14

Location

To be announced

Theme & Strands

Reaching Out, Reaching In
In times of change and uncertainty, our unwavering commitment to the college will continue to unite our community. We strive to achieve a sustainable and accessible environment for our students, as well as ourselves. Through internal and external resources, CCSF will continue to improve and enhance the student experience, communication, equity, and operations at the college. Now, more than ever, let’s Reach Out & Reach In. 

Four Flex strands for 2021-2022 were identified to support these efforts. Improving the student experience, institutionalizing equity, improving communication, and improving the operation of the College are four goals of CCSF’s Education Master Plan (EMP), which serves as the College’s long-range strategic blueprint for all institutional planning and program development from 2018-2025. 

Its goals are equally important for the success of the College in meeting the needs of our students by assisting in further enhancing student achievement and providing additional innovation opportunities for all. 

  • IMPROVE THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE (ISE):  From technology to support with registering, counseling, wellness, and the classroom experience, improving the student experience is instrumental to student success.
  • INSTITUTIONALIZE EQUITY (IE):  Institutionalizing equity requires intentional incorporation of data-driven interventions intended to close opportunity gaps. Culturally responsive communication, ongoing equity-based professional development opportunities for faculty, classified staff, and administrators inviting constant critical self-reflection, and diversification of recruitment and hiring practices are vital to successfully support students in transfer, completion, and graduation.
  • IMPROVE COMMUNICATION (IC):  Foster informative, inclusive, constructive communication and dialog that results in improved shared understanding and equitable access to information and opportunities.
  • IMPROVE OPERATION OF THE COLLEGE (IOC): Share effective solutions and resources that promote environmental sustainability, provide clarity and standardization of updated policies and procedures, integrate and utilize technology to enhance productivity, and support employees with opportunities to directly impact the improvement of College operations.

Schedule

Check back as we approach January Flex Day.
Remember to register for the all-college plenary and workshops via the Vision Resource Center (VRC).

Workshop Recordings

Any available workshop recordings from previous Flex Days (beginning AY20-21) can be found on our CCSF Connect Community on the VRC!
Remember to "follow" our community, so you'll be emailed a weekly digest with new posts/updates. 

2021-22 Flex Dates:

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021- Fall Independent Flex Day
  • Friday, August 13, 2021- Fall All-College Flex Day
  • Monday, October 11, 2021-  Fall Mid-semester All-College Flex Day
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022- Spring Independent Flex Day
  • Friday, January 14, 2022- Spring All-College Flex Day
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022- Spring Mid-semester All-College Flex Day

Professional Development Opportunity: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 100 Workshop

Are you looking for an easy way to create a professional and engaging presentation?
Microsoft PowerPoint has the tools you need to easily collaborate, create visually appealing presentations, and improve your presentation skills.

In partnership with Microsoft, the Professional Development Team invites you to join us for a 60-minute Microsoft PowerPoint training. This workshop will review the basics while introducing helpful preparation tools, professional designs and collaboration tips to help your presentation come to life.

Training Objectives:

  • Navigate the PowerPoint interface and view available capabilities
  • Learn to design presentations using a variety of tools
  • Bring slides to life with transitions and animations
  • Learn to collaborate with others during the editing process
  • Utilize simple tools to help you prepare and strengthen your presentation

Both sessions will cover the SAME content.

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Session 2
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Register Here

*To access recordings of this workshop, and other available HRPD workshops, visit the CCSF Connect Community in the Vision Resource Center!

Important Note:

The facilitator will be using Microsoft PowerPoint 365. Updating to Microsoft 365 is highly encouraged to ensure that what you see during the training matches how PowerPoint appears/functions on your screen, but is not required to attend the workshop.
Not sure what version of PowerPoint you have? Follow the directions HERE to find out.
For assistance updating, please open a ticket with CCSF's ITS Helpdesk.