|Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,|
Many of you have shared over the past few weeks that your anxiety is building as the day nears for our “return” to the classroom, virtually. Remember that in addition to looking to us to provide a sense of safety and hope, our students are overwhelmingly ready and willing to join us as partners as we all continue to learn what high expectation with high support looks like in a digital world.
To best support you as you put your plans into practice, we’ve added extra virtual Canvas and Zoom-focused “thought partner” hours— 3CSN’s approach to office hours that offer you an opportunity to drop in and think through ideas or issues in community with a 3CSN coordinator and other educators across the state.
We are also bringing back Zoom 102: Recording and Reports for those of you who may want to learn or brush up on ways to take attendance and analyze patterns for follow-up as well as make sure you’re up to speed on Zoom recording and Canvas 102: Rubrics to help as you put the finishing touches on your assessment tools. To support peer educators, we are offering Group Lesson Planning for Tutors.
Register for these sessions and see our other offerings below or on our website.
| Like office hours…but so much better!|
Virtual Community Thought Partner Hour: Canvas – Tuesday, 9/1 & Thursday, 9/3, 10 AM – 11 AM This hour is dedicated to all things Canvas! Have a quick question? Thinking through a problem and seeking others’ input? Want some help looking at something? This session is for you! Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, and colleagues from across the state in this virtual community office hour.
| Preparing for synchronous sessions?|
Zoom 102: Using Breakout Rooms & Polls Intentionally – Tuesday, 9/1, 1 PM – 2 PM Looking for tools to support engagement in class, office hours, and meetings? Looking for on-the-spot assessment tools? Join 3CSN Coordinator Joanna Zimring-Towne as she demonstrates how to use Zoom intentionally. Register
| Feeling overwhelmed? Find your center|
Mindfulness for Educators – Wednesday, 9/2, 10 AM – 11 AM 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.
| Ready to take your rubrics to the next level?|
Learn & Practice – Canvas 102: Rubrics – Wednesday, 9/2, 1 PM – 2:30 PM Hoping to move your rubrics online but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join 3CSN coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher for this essential learn and practice session on the ins and outs of creating rubrics on Canvas.
Miss your office community? Join us!
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 9/2, 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.
| Ready to realize the potential of Zoom reporting and recording?|
Zoom 102: Recordings & Reports – Thursday, 9/3, 12 PM – 1 PM Looking for ways to track synchronous attendance in support of student success? Interested in recording and sharing sessions but not sure where to start? Join 3CSN Communications Coordinator Kelan Koning for this session on the ins and outs of recording and generating reports of your Zoom sessions.
| Need help with Zoom?|
Virtual Community Thought Partner Hour: Zoom – Friday, 9/4, 10 AM – 11 AM This hour is dedicated to all things Zoom! Have a quick question? Thinking through a problem and seeking others’ input? Want some help looking at something? This session is for you! Join 3CSN coordinator Devon Werble and colleagues from across the state in this virtual community office hour.
| Peer educators, new to lesson planning or looking for an easier way?|
Learning Assistance Hour: Group Lesson Planning for Tutors and SI Leaders – Friday, 9/4, 3 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Crystal Kiekel and Pierce College tutors as they model an easy way to structure a lesson plan and provide tutors and SI Leaders an opportunity to create their own. An optional half-hour for questions and practice will follow.
|For our full Wayfinding Online schedule, please click on the button below to visit our website at https://3csn.org/|
|Looking for ways to make your rubrics more equitable? Check this out…|
Watch this video to see Equity 101 alum Scott Sandler (English faculty, Gavilan College) share his journey to co-creating rubrics with his students.
|Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have over 170 videos on the channel and more are being added weekly.|
For your convenience, we have created playlists to help you find what you’re looking for. Check out to a few of our popular lists:
Wayfinding Online Canvas Sessions PlaylistWayfinding Online Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions PlaylistWayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Playlist
|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:|
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Take good care of yourselves and others. We look forward to seeing you in our Wayfinding sessions this week.
Deborah Harrington, Ed.D. Executive Director California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)