Spring 2013 Flex
The Importance of Latino Heritage
Keynote Speaker: Juan Felipe Herra, named California's Poet Laureate in March 2012. Mr. Herra serves as theTomas Rivera Chair in Creative Writing at UC Riverside. College of the Desert was honored to have Mr. Herra presention given during Spring Flex. Mr. Herra earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA and holds master's degrees from Stanford and Iowa. He has published numerous volumes of poetry, prose, theater, children's books, and young adult novels which have earned national recognition including PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award. Mr. Herra's presentation focused on how students in the Coachella Valley can be engaged in learning by tapping into the Latino heritage of the region.
SPRING FLEX, JANUARY 23, 24, & 25, 2013
Celebrating Our Diversity
____________________________________________________________________________ Supplemental Instruction -
The following information regarding SI (Supplemental Instruction) was given during the
Title V Professional Development - Fall Flex 2012. An overview along with information regarding the
SI program is included.
Jim Gaston, Associate Director of Information Technology for South Orange County Community College District presented Lessons Learned from the iGeneration.
Mr. Gaston brought to College faculty and staff members an awareness of how technology has radically transformed the way students read, listen to music, purchase gifts, watch television, make 'friends', and socialize. The session explored the provocative idea that higher education might be next in line for change. Are we immune from the decentralizing power of technology that has transformed multi-billion dollar industries? Jim's presentation enlightened his audience with humor and inspiration with his informative look into the future of technology in education.
The presentation was sponsored by the Title V Cooperative Grant.
The Title V Cooperative Grant in partnership with the College Faculty Development Committee provide ongoing campus instructional workshops and guest speakers. Faculty members may also qualify to attend off-campus conferences and seminars with the support of both organizations.
The fall and spring flex programs provide additional technology, instructional, and informational presentations that are coordinted by the FDC and the Cooperative Grant.
For additional information regarding applications for conference and seminar attendance contact:
Ed Reed, Chairman, Faculty Development Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lynda Scott, Secretary, Title V, email@example.com.