Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
It is hard to find the words to express our solidarity with you in this moment while much of our state is on fire in the midst of a pandemic.
In Madeline St. Amour’s article “Building Community,” she highlights community colleges’ unique ability to build community, featuring our own MiraCosta College. This line resonates:
“What it boils down to is that community colleges know that relationships matter, and they really focus on that.”
Indeed we do! We are beyond grateful for our amazing network of community college faculty, staff, students, and administrators across the state who truly understand the power of relationships as well as the urgency of supporting the most vulnerable among us. Collectively, we have the tools and heart to not only get through this moment, but to emerge as a stronger, more impactful system.
To help us navigate these waters, Civic Dialogues begins this week, and there’s still time to register! You can register below. Read more about this seven-part series here
Need a space to center yourself, reflect, and share from the heart? Join us for Mindfulness for Educators.
Register for these sessions and more below or on our website.
Civic Dialogues Series Session 1: Democracy and Higher Education Friday, 9/18, 11 AM – 1 PM
Dr. David Scobey, Director, Bringing Theory to Practice
During the first hour our guest speaker will share their topic and address your questions. This will be followed by an hour of facilitated lunchtime discussion designed to help you consider how these ideas or models could be practiced on your campus or in your classrooms.
|Looking for ways to support student learning online?|
Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design Tuesday, 9/15, 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Baffled by how to make your online Canvas courses learner-centered? Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn and Practice session in which he shares his own Canvas site and provides tips for designing a student-centered course. Register
|Looking for ways to engage and assess students more equitably?|
ePortfolios: Tools for Synchronous & Asynchronous Engagement Tuesday, 9/15, 3 PM – 4 PM
Looking for ways 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 and beyond.
|Feeling overwhelmed? Find your center|
Mindfulness for Educators Wednesday, 9/16, 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. Register
|Miss your office community? Join us…|
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 9/16,3 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.
|Searching for ways to make your classroom more equitable?|
Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions- Book Groups for Equity – Thursday, 9/17,10 AM – 11 AM
Join Erik Armstrong (College of the Sequoias) , Kyle Hull (Gavilan), and Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) as they share some of the work they have done as a book group reading Joe Feldman’s Grading for Equity, focusing on the inquiry questions, “how can a book group disrupt the transactional relationship with knowledge and tools for equity work, and how did this work for us?” A discussion facilitated by Lauren Servais and Nika Hogan will follow.
|Canvas users, come chat about it…|
Shop Talk: Canvas – Thursday, 9/17,11 AM – 12 PM
Join us in this informal space to “talk shop” about Canvas– what you’re experiencing so far, what you have to share, and what you need help thinking through– facilitated by Josh Miller, Communications Studies Chair, Los Angeles Valley College.
|Peer educators, prepare to problem-solve…|
Learning Assistance Hour: The “Think Aloud and Paired Problem Solving” (TAPPS) Strategy
Friday, 9/18, 3 PM – 4 PMIn this highly interactive session, participants will learn about and experience a strategy that encourages students to pair up, make their thinking visible, and think through sticky problems together. We will read, discuss, and pair up together, so come ready to get involved. An optional half-hour for further exploration will follow the session. Register
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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 DirectorCalifornia Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)|