6.16.20 – 6.19.20
Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
We hope you are continuing to take care of yourselves and are staying connected.
Many of you asked for a space to practice integrating the tools and techniques to support virtual learning. In response, this week we are introducing 90-minute “Learn and Practice” sessions that include opportunities for learning, practice, and reflection in community with colleagues across the state.
To further this work, we will be offering a new 4-part Design Lab Series in July. These free sessions will provide an opportunity to delve more deeply into course and program design work as we prepare for fall semester. Registration is coming soon!
We look forward to being back online with you all as we continue charting a course together.
Check out this week’s sessions and register by clicking on the links below or on our website at https://3csn.org
New day and time!
“Text Talk” – Tuesday, 6/16, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Join 3CSN coordinators Rachel Ketai and Sarah Sullivan for this interactive weekly session of text-centered engagement with readings selected to support educators and students alike in navigating this challenging time together. We will build knowledge and practice learner-centered approaches to engaging with texts in an online environment. Session now upsized to 90 minutes!
Virtual Community Library Hour: “Exploring Our Options: Library Online”
Tuesday, 6/16, 12 PM – 1 PM
Join Santa Monica College librarian Bren Antrim for a presentation and conversation about ways to support students in navigating the virtual library environment from Zoom orientations and workshops to embedding pre-recorded videos on Canvas. The presentation will be followed by a whole-group conversation.
Mindfulness for Educators – Tuesday, 6/16, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Looking for ways to be more centered, resilient, peaceful, kind, and present for your students and yourself? Join 3CSN coordinator Sarah Sullivan and educators across the state in this intentional space to practice mindful breathing, reflective journaling, and heart sharing.
Spotlight – “Mapping a New Path in the Far North”: Shasta College – Wednesday, 6/17, 12 PM – 1 PM
Join Jennifer McCandless, Shasta College’s Dean of Pathways and Learning Support, and colleagues for a spotlight session on how Shasta College is preparing for fall semester online.
Learn & Practice – Canvas 102: Rubrics – Wednesday, 6/17, 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher for this essential Learn & Practice session. Have an assignment ready so you can try your hand at one of your own!
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 6/17, 3 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN Classified Professionals Betina Vallin and Estela Miranda for this space specifically designed to support classified professionals as we navigate this virtual work environment together.
Equity in Action: Praxis Series – “‘Academic Language is No One’s Mother Tongue’: Teaching to the Audience Before Us” – Thursday, 6/18, 10 AM – 11 AM
Join Merced College English faculty Shirley Kahlert for this thought-provoking session followed by reflection and discussion facilitated by 3CSN Coordinators Lauren Servais and NIka Hogan.
eportfolios as Tools for Engagement and Assessment – Thursday, 6/18, 12 PM – 1 PM
Trying to decide how to assess your student work in an equitable way? Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning and students as they provide “how tos” and models as well as discussing how eportfolios can enrich student engagement while offering a viable option for more holistically assessing student learning in times of crisis.
Learn & Practice – Canvas 102: Syllabus – Thursday, 6/18, 1:30 PM – 3PM
Looking for ways to ensure you won’t have to put the phrase “It’s on the syllabus” on repeat? We’re here to help! Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn & Practice session that will provide and generate ideas for reshaping this essential document to support student engagement and learning.
Learn & Practice – Canvas 102: Modules – Friday, 6/19, 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Baffled by how to make your Canvas course easier to navigate? Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn & Practice session that will provide and generate ideas for intentionally designing modules that work.
Ungrading Classroom Assessments in a Pandemic – Friday, 6/19, 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Join Moreno Valley College English faculty Jennifer Escobar for a thought-provoking session focused on an equitable alternative to traditional assessments.
Virtual Community Hour for Learning Assistance: Building Meaningful Student Engagement Online – Friday, 6/19, 3 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Crystal Kiekel and Pierce College tutors for this read together and round table discussion for peer educators. An optional 30-minute “practice” session will follow.
For our full schedule, please visit our website at http://3csn.org/
Having trouble going through the mountains of resources coming your way? We’re here to help! We’ve consolidated our FAQs, Community Support Padlets, and video archives into one resource page (https://bit.ly/2WHKWdP)!
Do you have an idea or area of expertise to share with the field? Did you do something great based on ideas sparked by the Series? Is there a session you’d love to see that hasn’t been offered yet? Have other questions or thoughts? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Take good care of yourselves and others. We look forward to seeing you in our Wayfinding sessions this week.
Deborah Harrington, Ed.D.
California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)
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