CONTINUATION of 2-Day Special Event
This is a two-day workshop provided by On Course consultants and designed for college faculty in all disciplines, counselors, and administrators looking for a proven approach to dramatically improve student success and retention.
Included in this two-day, interdisciplinary workshop are activities and materials reflecting best practices that you can use in your classroom to help students learn more deeply. These learner-centered structures empower students to become active, responsible learners by:
• creating motivation
• promoting time-management
• setting goals
• developing relationships for academic success
• increasing self-awareness
• honing critical thinking
• developing emotional intelligence
This workshop provides class materials
to put these best practices into effect
in Cabrillo College classes and labs,
and guides participants to create a personal
plan for implementing new educational
strategies. Participants must
attend both days and lunch and a light breakfast will be
provided. This workshop can serve up to
fifty people; contact Diane Putnam by Wednesday, January 30, to
reserve your spot: diputnam [at] cabrillo. edu or x6184.
For more information
about On Course and its workshops, visit
Wednesday, Feb. 6 & Thursday, Feb 7
8:45am-4:15pm Sesnon 1804
Dr. Jonathan Brennan, Mission College
see description above
Wednesday, Feb. 6 & Thursday, Feb. 7
8:45am-4:15pm Sesnon 1804
Dr. Jonathan Brennan, Mission College
Strength and Conditioning for Performance and Injury Prevention
This workshop includes strength and conditioning topics directed at enhancement of athletic performance and
injury prevention. Included will be key elements of a dynamic warm up, appropriate progression of strength and
conditioning programs, shoulder stabilization and mobilization exercises, and upper and lower body core-based
exercises. There will also be a discussion on year-round strength and conditioning programs for your specific
Ken Dobberpuhl & Mark Ramsey
CurricUNET: Programs, the Next Step
Programs in CurricUNET are the next step in the curriculum database implementation. This is a “must” for anyone
working on development of new programs or revision of existing programs and those involved in instructional
planning. The session will be hands-on in the testing area of CurricUNET.
Jennifer Cass & Dale Attias
Regular curriculum discussion. Mandatory for all curriculum committee members. All others are more than welcome to
Jennifer Cass & Dale Attias
Increase Classroom Retention, Improve Your Connection with Students
—Digital Bridge Academy Faculty Training
Participate in a discussion about building student persistence through curriculum approaches and hear from 15
Cabrillo faculty who experienced the Digital Bridge Academy Faculty Training last summer. This workshop will
begin with an overview of the DBA Light the Fire curriculum, and curriculum and pedagogical approaches. A panel
of DBA instructors will seed a discussion by describing their experiences of the training and its effects on their
classroom teaching and retention. You will also receive an invitation to participate in the Digital Bridge Academy
Summer 2008 faculty training to be held near Cabrillo College. The 2007 DBA faculty training evaluation report
conducted by UCSC’s Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community will be available for review. Please contact
Beth Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an advance copy.
Digital Bridge Academy Faculty
Not Just Bathing Beauties, But Gutsy Gals as Well—Women in Santa Cruz History
Ever wonder who lived on this hillside, this county, this bay before we did? For centuries women have participated
in shaping local history: resisting colonization, owning huge amounts of land, agitating for suffrage, saving the
redwoods, creating art and music, and running businesses and schools. Come share your stories and find out curious
tidbits to impress people with at parties. There will be pictures, stories, film clips and suggestions for how to work
this material into your classes! 10am-12noon
Cheryl Barkey & Rosemary Brogan
Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome—What is it and how can we help students who have this?
This workshop will discuss what is now known as Irlen Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity. We will discuss the history,
current research and accommodations that can be used for students with this disability.
You are invited to join your faculty union for a delicious meal, a chance to mingle with colleagues, and an
opportunity to learn more about union history here at Cabrillo. We advise you show up a few minutes early to
maximize your experience.
CCFT General Council Meeting
The theme of our first council meeting will tie into “talking about teaching” as we step out of our standard “union”
role and into the perspective of teachers doing what we do best. All faculty are welcome.
Apples, Leopards, and Video...Oh My!
This popular Apple presentation will highlight Podcast Producer, a complete, end-to-end solution for encoding,
publishing, and distributing high-quality podcasts. Ideal for employee training, lectures, or whatever audio or video
podcasts a college requires. Also, come see the new features in iLife, including iMovie, and the new Leopard operating
Jane Pimentel, Apple Computer
The Cabrillo College Honors Program
Find out about the new Cabrillo College Honors Program targeted to begin in Fall, 2008. The workshop will include
information on developing honors courses and the timelines for the approval process as well as ideas for teaching
honors sections of courses. Eligibility requirements and the advantages for students will also be discussed.
Michael Mangin, Mary Ellen Sullivan, Bill Hill & Donna Mekis
Visual Impact —Teaching Astronomy in the Planetarium
It is vital to stimulate curiosity in a relaxed, fun atmosphere when teaching an abstract science like Astronomy. In
this workshop, I’ll demonstrate this strategy by giving a planetarium show designed for young and old which teaches
the movements of the sky, the constellations, and some of the incredible pictures from space of the denizens of our
Blending Concepts of Yoga and Strength Training
Come join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will explore the blending of yoga poses and core/strength
exercises. Learn how to enhance alignment through stabilization and strengthening, improve postural endurance for
optimal efficiency in yoga poses, and increase range of motion and flexibility by focusing on opening joints and
reducing resistance within your muscle tissue. This workshop is open and appropriate for anyone from couch potatoes
to athletic stars!
Paula Saraga & Ken Dobberpuhl
Strategic Master Planning Process
As Cabrillo College begins our next master planning cycle, it’s important for faculty and staff to learn about what the
College Planning Committee has already done to start the process. Here’s your opportunity to find out what the strategic
master plan is all about and how you can participate. Join faculty and the members of the CPC to discuss the future of the college
through the master plan.
Rory O’Brien, Dan Rothwell, Steve Hodges, & Paul Harvell
The Balancing Act: Teaching and Caregiving
This workshop is designed for instructors and staff who are parents/caregivers, although anyone is welcome to attend.
The purpose is to provide a supportive and relaxed family-oriented space where we can meet one another, talk, and
share collective experiences, survival strategies, and tips on how to successfully balance the difficult demands of
teaching/working and caregiving. We will meet at the “Big Blue Balls” Park in Soquel on Old San Jose Road. Children,
spouses/partners, other family members, or pets are most welcome! If there is rain (not drizzle) we will meet at the
Capitola Mall (Children’s Play Area/Food Court).
Victoria M. Banales & Geneffa Jonker
Book Discussion on The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
Bring an inquiring mind and open heart to this gathering on a book that “is for teachers who have good days and bad—and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life.” Participants may read the book beforehand or just bring your curiosity and readiness for heart/mind engagement! Several copies will be available on reserve in the library. We will hold this gathering at Vicki’s house, 1967 Newport Ave. Santa Cruz. Please email her at email@example.com for directions.
Vicki Fabbri & Teresa Macedo
New Adjunct Faculty Orientation
This workshop is designed for new adjunct faculty to introduce them to the college and familiarize them with college processes and procedures. How do you handle a waitlist? What about disruptive students? What accommodations might a student with a learning disability request of you? What are all those forms A&R (Admissions and Records) sends you? Get answers to these and other questions and handouts vital to a successful first semester at Cabrillo. Don’t miss it!