IMPACT AAPI

IMPACT AAPI  2008-2011

Staff Development Sessions

As part of our grant project, we are partnering with APALI and ICCE to hold 10 staff development sessions (5 in the 2008-2009 school year, and 5 in the 2009-2010 school year) to help faculty and staff gain insight into how to support our AAPI students and help them flourish.

Below are summaries of past Staff Development Sessions.
 

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Staff Development Event: Decolonization & Filipino Indigenous Values

3pm - 7pm
Campus Center, Conference Room A

PGA hours available
RSVP: staffdevelopment@deanza.edu by Tues, May 10th

Workshop Description:

Through the process of learning about and experiencing decolonization through discussion and activities, participants will develop an understanding of the uniqueness of the Filipino experience in relationship to Western culture and history.

Participants will be able to locate their own Filipino students within a larger historical framework, and be able to utilize activities they learn in the workshop to teach their own students
about the decolonization process.


Workshop Leader: Elenita Strobel, Sonoma State University

Leny Mendoza Strobel is Associate Professor of American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. She is the author of Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization Among Post-1965 Filipino Americans (Giraffe Books, 2001) and A Book of Her Own: Words and Images to Honor the Babaylan (Tiboli Press, 2005). She is the editor of Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous, published by Ateneo de Davao University Research and Publications Office, 2010. This book is a collection of scholarly essays on primary/land-based
babaylans in the Philippines, Kapwa psychology and babaylan practice, babaylan-inspired practices by Filipinos in the diaspora, as well as personal narratives on decolonization as a spiritual path.

Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI, the Office of Staff and Organizational Development, Developmental and Readiness Education (DARE), IIS/ICS Division, and Title III BSI Grant. 


Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Staff Development Event:
Deconstructing Stereotypes About Asian Pacific Americans

3 - 7pm, Conference Room A
RSVP to staffdevelopment@deanza.edu by January 28th
4 hours PGA/PAA given (pending approval)

Staff Development Event: "Deconstructing Stereotypes About Asian Pacific Americans"

As the lead editor of 'Teaching About Asian Americans: Effective Activities, Strategies and Assignments for Classrooms and Workshops', the workshop presenter will provide instructors with the necessary cultural competency to better understand Asian Pacific Americans. Upon completion of the workshop staff will be able to:

  1. Deconstruct the model minority myth of Asian Pacific Americans through examinations of census data which will sensitize students to the economic and ethnic diversity of the APA population;

  2. Understand the key differences between refugees and immigrants through interactive activities that will help staff recognize the loss and separation associated with the refugee experience, in particular the experiences of Southeast Asian refugees and their families.


Workshop Leader: Dr. Edith Chen, CSU Northridge

Professor Chen has been a faculty member at Northridge in the Asian American Studies department since 2001. Her teaching and research interests include Chinese American experiences; Chinese in the Americas; Asian American issues; Asian American women; Food, Culture & Identity; and Applied Research. During her sabbatical leave in 2008-2009, she was editing (with Grace Yoo) 'The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today'.

Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI, Office of Staff and Organizational Development, IIS/ICS Division, and Title III BSI Grant.

 

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Staff Development Event: "Streaming Media Into Your Classroom"

3pm - 7pm, LCW-16 Staff Dev Lab
Presented by Marshall Hattori

RSVP to Jim Nguyen (nguyenjames@fhda.edu) by Nov. 1 (only 16 computer spaces available!) PGA/PAA Credits: 2-4 credits will be available

Streaming Media Into Your Classroom

This hands-on workshop will provide instructors with the necessary skills to begin incorporating multimedia into their classroom, curriculum, and pedagogy. Instructors leave with actual curriculum for immediate use. Upon completion of the workshop staff will be able to:

  1. Recognize the different “channels” of multimedia available to faculty and students,
  2. Construct multimedia resources for their students,
  3. Gain access to online resources that allow faculty and staff to share multimedia and resources and projects,
  4. Acquire multimedia curriculum for immediate use in classes and pedagogy.

Workshop Leader: Marshall Hattori

Marshall Hattori is an English Instructor at De Anza College who loves YouTube and spoken word. Before coming to De Anza, Marshall was an independent film maker for six years. For the last eight years he has been the chairperson for the De Anza Asian Pacific American Film Festival. He serves on the English Department Distance Learning Committee and the Catalyst Advisory Committee. In the last two years, Marshall has taught in the IMPACT AAPI program. As a co-chair of the Asian Pacific American eXpressions Committee, Marshall designed and constructed a webpage of creative projects by AAPI students at De Anza College which can be found at www.apaxdeanza.com

Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI, Office of Staff and Organizational Development and IIS/ICS Division


Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

LGBTIQQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersexual Queer and Questioning) Training

Campus Center Conference Room A, 11:30 am - 2 pm

API Equality (http://www.apiequality.org/) and Outlet (http://www.projectoutlet.org/)
Refreshments provided. Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI and APALI.

Come learn more about what your LGBTIQQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersexual Queer and Questioning) students face on a daily basis, and leave with strategies you can use as a staff member and/or instructor to better support these students. We will address issues facing the queer community, and more specifically, the experience of queer youth, queer people of color, and educators working on these issues. We will provide a LGBTIQQ 101, which encompasses a breakdown of terminology and current policy. We will discuss various methods for how you can be a better ally as a productive member of the De Anza community. Lastly, there will of course be time for questions. Please join us!

Wednesday, May 26, 2009

Pacific Islanders in the Media

Kirsch Center Room 115, 3-5 pm

In this workshop faculty will develop their media literacy and ability to make connections between Pacific Islander history, social issues (stereotypes) and cultural context and awareness through film. For staff and faculty who utilize multimedia projects as classroom assignments, this will foster students' ability create more thoughtful and conscientious images of Pacific Islanders in classroom projects. 2 hours of PGA/PAA credits available.

About the workshop leaders:

David "Vika" Palaita, Ph.D teaches in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies & Pacific Islander Studies at the City College of San Francisco.

Kapi’olani Lee is a MFA candidate in the Cinema department at San Francisco State University, as well as teaching artist and media literacy instructor for both the Ninth Street Film Center and Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center. Her work in live action and animation explores themes of spirituality, decolonization, and poetry.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Understanding Pacific Islanders in Higher Education:
Increasing Cultural Competence for Pacific Islander Success in College & Examples of Best Practices

Campus Center, Conference Room B, 3-5pm
Refreshments provided. PGA/PAA credits available.

Workshop Description:

Using a highly interactive format, this introductory workshop aims to provide participants with an overview of the histories and cultures of Pacific Islanders followed by a dialogue on the struggles faced by Pacific Islanders in relationship to higher education.

Participants will develop a high level of understanding and cultural competence about Pacific Islanders and also techniques in working with Pacific Islander students. These best practices can be utilized by participants to better support and engage Pacific Islander students at De Anza in order to promote student success and retention.

Workshop Leaders:

David "Vika" Palaita, Ph.D teaches in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies & Pacific Islander Studies at the City College of San Francisco.

Rick Bonus, Ph.D teaches in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. His research and teaching interests focus on the conjunctions among ethnic studies, American studies, Pacific Islander Studies, and Southeast Asian studies.

Wednesday, April 15, 2010
Teaching & Learning Conference: Excitement and Engagements of SE Asian, Filipino, and Pacific Islander students

L72, 4:20-5:50pm

Jim Nguyen will be presenting the following question for the session: How can we promote engagement and excitement about education in our underserved student populations, particularly for Southeast Asian, Filipino, and Pacific Islander students?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"Veteranos"
A Panel, Film Screening, & Discussion on Filipino Veterans, Past & Present

Conference Room A, Hinson Campus Center, 1:30-3:30pm

Come learn about Filipino Americans' long tradition of service in the US Armed Forces and the challenges they continue to face. The panel will include World War II Filipino "Veteranos" who are still fighting for full recognition of their service from the US Government, as well as De Anza students and staff who are veterans or who currently serve in the military.


Monday, June 8, 2009
Buffets, Football Players, Grass Skirts, and Leis:
Reconstructing Images of Our Pacific Islander Communities

De Anza College Conference Room A, Hinson Campus Center, 11:30am-1:30pm

Workshop, discussion, performances
Presenters: Erica Benton and Jean Melesaine

Friday, May 15, 2009

Engaging Students Where They Are:
Cultivating Learning Environments Conducive to Success for All Students

De Anza College Conference Rooms A + B, 8am-2pm

IMPACT AAPI will be holding two 75-minute sessions:

9:55am-11:10am, L48
'Pin@y Educational Project (PEP): Strategies to Engage Filipino American Students"

This interactive workshop is for faculty and staff who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding regarding contemporary issues facing Filipino Americas, especially high school and college students. The workshop will feature a discussion of pedagogical strategies, resources and practices that PEP uses/developed to engage students. Facilitated by Pin@y Educational Project's Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Rod Daus-Magbual. Coordinated by Mayra Cruz and Karen Chow.

11:20am-12:35pm, L48
"Improving Success for Southeast Asian Students"

This interactive workshop is for faculty and staff who want to deepen their understanding and share experiences in helping SE Asian students (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, etc.) success at De Anza College. The forum will feature an invited panel with student, staff, alum, and faculty representation. Facilitated by Michael Chang.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pacific Islanders: 'Voices Across the Ocean'

California History Center, 2-4pm

Documentary, Panel Discussion, Cultural Performances, Art Exhibit

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pacific Islander Focus Group

1:00-2:30pm

  • Review of Student Data 
  • Dialogue on Pacific Islander educational experiences at De Anza

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Success of Southeast Asian Students at De Anza College

1-3pm

  • Identifying Current Campus Resources
  • Dialogue on Southeast Asian Student educational experiences and opportunities
  • Potential Next Steps

Thursday, January 27, 2009

Bring in Pinoys! Bring in DA Funk! Filipino American Students at De Anza

11am-1pm

  • Dialogue/Q&A between Filipino American students and faculty & staff panel
  • Poetry performances by resident artist Reggie Cabico and students
  • Materials Disseminated

Date
Title of Staff Development Session
Time
January 27, 2009
filipino american students at de anza
11a-1p
March 3, 2009
Instructor support group meeting

March 12, 2009
Southeast Asian Student Success Focus Group
1-3pm
March 19, 2009
pacific Islander focus group
1-2:30pm
April 24, 2009
Pacific Islanders: voices across the Ocean
2-4pm

May 15, 2009

teaching and learning conference, Pin@y Educational Project (PEP): Strategies to Engage Filipino American Students

9:55 - 11:10am

May 15, 2009

Teaching and learning conference, Improving Success for Southeast Asian Students

11:20am-12:35pm

June 8, 2009


Buffets, Football Players, Grass Skirts, and Leis:

Reconstructing Images of Our Pacific Islander Communities

11:30am-1:30pm

October 27, 2009

"Veteranos": A Panel, Film Screening, & Discussion on Filipino Veterans, Past & Present

1:30-3:30pm

early December 2009
Instructor support group meeting

February 11, 2010
Instructor support group meeting
12:30pm
March 18, 2010
Instructor support group meeting
12:30-1:30pm
April 15, 2010
"Excitement and Engagements of SE Asian, Filipino, and Pacific islander students
4:20-5:50pm
April 21, 2010
Understanding pacific islanders in Higher education with Vika Palaita & Rick Bonus
3-5pm
May 6, 2010
Instructor Support group meeting
11-12pm
May 26 2010
Pacific Islanders in the Media
3-5pm
June 3 2010
Instructor Support group meeting
11:30-12:30pm
June 8, 2010
LGBTIQQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersexual Queer and
Questioning) Training
11:30am - 2pm






IMPACT AAPI
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Contact: Mae Lee
Phone: 408.864.8973
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Last Updated: 11/7/11