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Professional Development College Credit


Earn graduate-level university credit

CADA State Convention - Options

CADA Convention attendees have three options to earn college credit at the State Convention.

Option 1: For members not enrolling in the MAA program, register for the Professional Development course, Tune in to Leadership (HBM 1646), from Fresno Pacific University units as part of your Convention attendance! You must be a registered attendee of the convention in order to register for units from FPU.

Option 2: Take courses in the Master Activity Advisor (MAA) Program and add the Fresno Pacific University optional units by registering to the corresponding FPU courses.

Option 3: Create a combination of units from the Professional Development course and Master Activity Advisor (MAA) Program courses. 


IMPORTANT LINKS:

Register and Pay for FPU Courses (Registration closes March 6)
Submit HBM 1646 Assignment(s) and Certify Hours
Session Log for HBM 1646
One-Sheet for HBM 1646
One-Sheet for MAA equivalent courses


Courses are graduate-level, professional development semester units of credit that are not part of a degree program, but are designed to meet specific staff development needs. Through our partnership with Fresno Pacific University, attendees of the 2022 CADA Convention have an opportunity to purchase up to three optional college credits. A grade of Credit/No Credit (CR or NC) will be issued for all coursework. Credit is equivalent to a B grade or better. Letter grades are not issued.

Courses are available for participants in the Master Activity Advisor (MAA) Program as well as attendees of the Convention not enrolled in the MAA Program. Members may register for no more than 3 units total. Registration information will be available in the Professional Development tab of the conference website during the Convention. Payments for college units are made directly to Fresno Pacific University using credit card.

Overview of Course Options/ Cost

Create an account with Fresno Pacific University and pay your course fees online. Click the link to Register and Pay for FPU Courses. There is a 3-unit limit at the CADA State Convention. If selecting MAA courses, be sure to only select the course(s) for which you are enrolled (confirmed via email before the Convention). Download one-sheet for HBM 1646. Download one-sheet for MAA equivalent courses

Option 1: Professional Development Courses through Fresno Pacific University

3-Unit Course 2-Unit Course 1-Unit Course

Register through Fresno Pacific University for
HBM 1646 - 3 Units
Tune in to Leadership 2021

3 units: $480

Register through Fresno Pacific University for
HBM 1646 - 2 Units
Tune in to Leadership 2021

2 units: $320
Register through Fresno Pacific University for
HBM 1646 - 1 Unit
Tune in to Leadership 2021

1 unit: $160

Convention

  • Document and verify 37.5 hours of Convention sessions/reflections.
  • For credit, sessions can be live or recorded
  • Access Convention Log

Convention

  • Document and verify 25 hours of Convention sessions/reflections.
  • For credit, sessions can be live or recorded
  • Access Convention Log

Convention

  • Document and verify 12.5 hours of Convention sessions/reflections
  • For credit, sessions can be live or recorded
  • Access Convention Log

Post Convention
Complete each of the numbered items:

1. Reflective Essay
Write a reflective essay regarding your Convention experience. Topics should include, but not limited to:

  • Personal goals for professional development prior to convention.
  • Evaluation of the content of sessions attended and description of ways you can use the new ideas learned back at your campus.
  • Plan for a specific change you intend to implement on campus in the upcoming year.

2. Lesson Plan
Develop a lesson plan to introduce students to a leadership-based concept learned a the convention. Lesson plans will be shared on a CADA public domain, such as the Resource Library or social media platform for other CADA members to utilize.

3. Project Choice (Choose one of the following):

  • Video or Podcast: Create a 5-minute video or podcast. Use the video to creatively communicate what you learned at the convention. The video or podcast may include interviews with fellow activities directors, presenters, and/or student leaders.
  • Presentation: Create a presentation introducing content learned from the convention. Must be at least 10 slides.
  • Interview: Design an interview and interview 3 people with questions related to student leadership and your school’s activities program and tied in to something you learned during the convention. After interviewing, write a 2-3 page summary of the interviews.

Post Convention
Complete each of the numbered items:

1. Reflective Essay
Write a reflective essay regarding your Convention experience. Topics should include, but not limited to:

  • Personal goals for professional development prior to convention.
  • Evaluation of the content of sessions attended and description of ways you can use the new ideas learned back at your campus.
  • Plan for a specific change you intend to implement on campus in the upcoming year.

2. Lesson Plan
Develop a lesson plan to introduce students to a leadership-based concept learned a the convention. Lesson plans will be shared on a CADA public domain, such as the Resource Library or social media platform for other CADA members to utilize.

Post Convention
Complete each of the numbered items:

1. Reflective Essay
Write a reflective essay regarding your Convention experience. Topics should include, but not limited to:

  • Personal goals for professional development prior to convention.
  • Evaluation of the content of sessions attended and description of ways you can use the new ideas learned back at your campus.
  • Plan for a specific change you intend to implement on campus in the upcoming year.

Post Convention assignment(s) due no later than April 2, 2021.

To assist with tracking your sessions and taking notes, here is a session log.

To submit your verification of Convention hours and Reflective Essay / Lesson Plan, click this link

Questions? Contact Jeff Culver: jculver@cadaboard.org

 

Option 2: MAA Program courses with Fresno Pacific University optional units added-on

2 Unit Course
(Must begin with this course to start MAA Program)

First, register through CADA Central for
MAA 101: Foundations for Student Activities
Course Fee: 
$100 (pre-registration)
$125 (on-site registration if space available) 

Next, register through Fresno Pacific University for
HBM 1554
Leadership Foundations 101

2 units: $220

Total Cost: $320 (pre-registration) or $345 (on-site)
(MAA course + 2 units FPU credit)

1 Unit Courses
(pre-requisite: Completion of MAA 101)

First, register through CADA Central for each course
Course Fees:
$50 each (pre-registration)
$65 each (on-site registration if space available)

Next, register through Fresno Pacific University to add-on college unit(s).

  • HBM 1565 (with MAA 202)
    Leadership Communications 202  
  • HBM 1555 (with MAA 203)
    Leadership Organization 203
  • HBM 1566 (with MAA 204)
    Leadership Curriculum Development 204
  • HBM 1557 (with MAA 205)
    Personal Leadership 205
  • HBM 1574 (with MAA 208)
    School Culture & Climate 208
  • Courses are 1 unit and $110 each.

Total cost:
$160 per course (pre-registration) or $175 (on site)
(MAA course + 1 unit FPU credit)

Convention
  • Using your non-education Google account, go to the Google Classroom app, and "Join Class." Enter the access code for the course(s) in which you are enrolled. Access codes will be included in your MAA information email. 
  • Document and verify 12.5 hours per unit (25 hours for 101-Foundations) of Convention sessions/reflections through completion of the Convention assignment in Google Classroom.

Post Convention

  • Complete course follow-up assignments as detailed in Google Classroom, under "Classwork" tab for each course. 
  • Include notes from Convention packet and copies of follow-up assignments in your MAA notebook received when you took the Foundations course. 

Post Convention assignment(s) due no later than April 2, 2021 (or earlier if assigned by course instructor.) 

To submit your assignments, 
upload or post directly into the assignment in Google Classroom.

Course questions? Contact your course instructor (email included in MAA email/Google Classroom).
FPU, Google Classroom, or MAA general questions, contact Jeff Culver: maa@cada1.org

 

Option 3: Combination of Professional Development Course(s) and MAA Course(s)

For members enrolled in the MAA program, a combination of MAA courses plus PD units is an option for those wishing to obtain a full 3 college units. 

Examples:
MAA 101 (2 units) + Tune in to Leadership 2021 (1 unit) = 3 units total

MAA 203 & MAA 204 (2 units) + Tune in to Leadership 2021 (1 unit) = 3 units total

MAA 202 (1 unit) + Tune in to Leadership 2021 (2 units) = 3 units total

All assignments due April 2, 2021 (as noted in above descriptions).

Questions? Contact Jeff Culver at jculver@cadaboard.org

 

Questions? Contact CADA Professional Development Coordinator, Jeff Culver at jculver@cadaboard.org.

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