SBCTC Website Redesign: Give Input Online Before July 3rd!


Invites YOU to help us create a user-friendly website!

Take part in a Card Sort study and help us organize the site in an intuitive, user-friendly way.

Quick and Dirty
• Allow about 10 to 15 minutes.
• Sort website topics into groups that make sense to you.
• Add items by dragging and dropping them into groups
• Assign titles to your groups.

There are no right or wrong answers!

When you’re done sorting all of the topic cards, be sure to click “Finished” at the upper right to submit.

Get Started! Choose the Card Sort (below) which most closely resembles your relationship to the community and technical colleges:

Internal audiences: SBCTC and CTC Staff and Faculty, Committee Members (e.g. Trustees, Board, Advisory Committees)

External audiences: School or Social Service Counselor, Parent, Student, Government or Agency, Employer

Want More Information? Card Sort study detailed instructions

Please share this announcement widely! College lists, LISTSERVs, partner agencies, commissions, students, community partners, employers, friends, family, social media . . .

Questions? Contact Sherry Nelson or call her at 360-704-4308

Recommend Achievement Levels for SB Interim and Summative Assessments

Smarter Balanced LogoThe Smarter Balanced Assessment (SB) Consortium seeks Washington State

  • K–12 teachers and higher education faculty,
  • K-12 and higher education administrators,
  • parents,
  • business/community leaders

to participate in an online panel to establish consistent measures of progress for the SB interim and summative assessments.

Recommend a rigorous, fair, and accurate college readiness achievement level on the 11th grade assessment based on your professional judgment and your experience.

Click Here to Register for the Online Panel

On the registration site, you will

  1. choose the grade and content area (English language arts/literacy or mathematics) and grade in which you want to participate;
  2. provide an email address, role, and demographic information;
  3. verify your email;
  4. select a 2-day window (between October 6 and 17, 2014) for participation.

SB estimates that each session will take up to 3 hours.

Registrations must be submitted online by September 19, 2014!

Bill Moore SBCTCQuestions?  Please contact Bill Moore, Director of Core to College Alignment at the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC): 360.704.4346 or e-mail at

Please forward this e-mail to any colleagues who you think might be interested in this work; it is important to have as many participants as possible, from as many backgrounds as possible, provide these recommendations.

Resources on Flipping the Classroom

Ignis Flipping Poster Most Recent VersionBelow are six resources compiled by Alissa Sells, our SBCTC program administrator for eLearning faculty development.  These were part of a slide deck we put together for our first IGNIS webinar.

In addition, check out this slide deck from a presentation delivered at our recent Assessment, Teaching, and Learning conference.  Flipping 101: Engaging Students with Effective Integration of Technology with Ekaterina Stoops– formerly of SBCTC, and now employed at Bellevue College– offers a definition of flipped learning and much more!