Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and staying safe.
We are so grateful for the community we have built together over the past six weeks. We have learned and strengthened skills together across roles, eagerly and authentically shared our challenges and successes together, problem-solving and sparking ideas that have made a difference on our campuses as well as to our identities. As some participants have noted, this experience is stretching us in ways we didn’t know were possible.
That said, we are eager to dive into more learning and growth with you this week. We hope you will join us for some of the following free one-hour fortifying and brain-stretching sessions offered by practitioners for practitioners (no password or registration required):
- Canvas 101
- Canvas 102: Online Discussions that Work
- Canvas 102: Integrating Open Educational Resources
- Metacognition and the Think Aloud Routine for Learning Assistance Professionals
- Online Counseling
- Zoom 101
- Zoom 102: Using Breakout Rooms Intentionally
- Virtual Community “Brown Bag” sessions:
- Feedback 2.0: Enhancing Feedback Using Canvas & Zoom
- Tools for Inclusive Discussions Online (Canvas Collaborations, Discussion Boards)
- Metacognitive Approaches to Teaching Online
- Zoom for Student Services
- “Thought partner” virtual community coaching sessions:
- Noncredit & adult education
- Online Counseling: Cranium Cafe
This week we are excited to introduce spotlight sessions showcasing the work of colleges across the state as they work to bring their departments, students, and colleges online. Our first spotlight will be “How Did We Get Online So Fast?: Rio Hondo College Training.“
In addition, we are providing opportunities for you to learn and expand your network at the following ongoing sessions:
Classified Professionals Hour, a virtual space where classified professionals can share, learn, and be supported in community with other classified professionals and 3CSN classified professionals and coordinators (Wednesdays at 3 PM)
“Text Talk,” a chance to engage in shared reading and discussion of articles relevant to our work and experience (Mondays and Wednesdays at 3PM)
Virtual Community for Students where students can share, learn, and be supported in community with other students and 3CSN coordinators from across the state (Monday through Friday at 4 PM). Please share this link to invite students: https://conta.cc/2KysMW3
Mindfulness for Educators, an intentional space to practice mindfulness, inner reflection and heart sharing (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 PM)
You may access the schedule and click on the Zoom links here (all are free and no registration is required):
Read session descriptions here: http://3csn.org/wayfinding-online-zoom-series-session-descriptions/
We compiled your questions over the past weeks and produced this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource. We hope you find it useful!
Missed a session, want to share, or simply wish to rewatch? See our video archive here: http://3csn.org/3csn-wayfinding-series-video-archive/
Have an idea or area of expertise to share with the field? Did you do something great based on something you saw in the Series? Please tell us about it!
Having trouble going through the mountains of resources coming your way? Check out our community padlets featuring resources we’ve gathered for faculty, staff, and students:
3CSN Student Resources for Online Engagement and Support: https://padlet.com/events16/1p89eny6x70h
3CSN Community Resources for Online Learning Assistance: https://padlet.com/events16/vkqq6z7w2kb
Please feel free to share with colleagues, add any resources you feel would be useful, and/or recommend new categories.
Take good care of yourselves and others. We look forward to seeing you in our Zoom sessions this week.
Deborah Harrington, Ed.D.
California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)