Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 10.13.20 – 10.16.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope this email finds you well. In these challenging times, we are glad to share some great things that are happening in the network.

Learn more about this week’s offerings, as well as session highlights, and register below.

Our Civic Dialogues Series is going strong. Don’t miss it!
Dr. Dawn Whitehead, Vice President, Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers, AAC&U 
Friday, 10/16, 11 AM – 1 PM

Registration is still open for 3CSN’s Fall Design Lab Series!
Learn More & Register

Missed last Friday’s Civic Dialogues session? View it here:
Mr. Verdis Robinson, Associate, Kettering Foundation speaks about Civic Engagement and Community Colleges

There’s just one more week to register for two of our design labs:
It Takes Two: Students and Faculty Co-Creating Connected Learning Experiences Online
Four consecutive Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
Feeling disconnected in this abrupt pivot online? Join 3CSN coordinators Joanna Zimring Towne, Jan Connal, and Roy Ramon for this four-part interactive design lab.
Students and educators alike will reconnect with their “why” and consider how online learning works from an educator as well as a student perspective, ultimately creating partnerships that will provide a sense of belonging in online environments as well as greater success college-wide. Faculty, please encourage your students to register. Students, please come and bring a friend!

DACA Session for Educators and Dreamers
Tuesday, 10/13, from 12 PM to 1:30 PM.
Sandra Hernandez, Staff Attorney with the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, will present on the history of the policy, who qualifies for DACA, and the best ways to support AB540 students. Come join us!

Mark your calendar and register now for our next Leadership Spotlight featuring Feather River College!
Leadership Spotlight: Engaging Your Campus to Improve Student Learning through Student Employment – Feather River College
Tuesday, 10/20, 11 AM – 12 PM
Learn how this BSILI and FLC leadership team has utilized the planning tools and theories acquired through their involvement with 3CSN to identify a need and develop a series of workshops for Supervisors of Student Employees in order to increase professionalism, connect learning in the classroom to career goals, and develop 21st century skills that transfer into the workforce.

Hello: Is it Me You’re Looking for? ePortfolios
Four consecutive Fridays, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Looking for a way to engage students while assessing their learning? Would you like to help them learn to showcase personal and professional growth in the classroom, throughout college, and beyond? Want to practice making one yourself?
Join 3CSN coordinators Kelan Koning (CSU Northridge), Diana Bonilla Hein (Los Angeles Mission College), and students for this four-part interactive design lab to learn about the various possibilities for, and value of, eportfolios and to design one yourself. Wix, Google Sites, Canvas ePortfolio and Portfolium will be explored as options.

Mark your calendar and register now for this special learning assistance hour roundtable discussion…
Learning Assistance Hour: Writing Center Roundtable
11/20 3 PM-4 PM & 12/3 5 PM – 6 PM
Join 3CSN for a 1-hour roundtable discussion among writing center professionals to explore the successes, hopes, and dreams with regard to providing online writing support to our students. After a brief introduction and an opportunity to share successful practices, participants will select an inquiry question to discuss more deeply with other writing center colleagues.
Register for 11/20 Session
Register for 12/3 Session

Please join us (virtually) at the Strengthening Student Success Conference every Friday this month…
Learn More & Register

Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
10.13.20 – 10.16.20

Is the shift from hard copy to Canvas giving you a headache?
Canvas 102: Tests and Quizzes
Tuesday, 10/13, 11 AM – 12 PM
Join Rogelio Garcia, Political Science Professor at East Los Angeles College, for this essential session on effectively creating tests and quizzes on Canvas.

Looking for new ways to engage students and/or colleagues online?
Tools for Asynchronous and Synchronous Discussions & Collaboration: Padlet –
Tuesday, 10/13, 3 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning for this interactive session exploring ways to use tools to enrich asynchronous as well as synchronous educational spaces. This session will cover Padlet.

Find your center…and help your students find theirs, too…
Mindfulness for Educators
Wednesday, 10/14, 1 PM – 2 PM
Looking for ways to be more centered, resilient, peaceful, kind, and present for your students and yourself? Join 3CSN coordinator Sarah Sullivan (Mission College) and educators across the state in this intentional space to practice mindful breathing, reflective journaling, and heart sharing.

Miss your office community? Join us…
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals –
Wednesday, 10/14, 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.

Canvas users, come chat about it…
Shop Talk: Canvas
Thursday, 10/15, 12 PM- 1 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 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning.

Looking for ways to make your Canvas course more student-centered?
Canvas 102: Modules 
Thursday, 10/15, 1 PM – 2:30 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.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our
Wayfinding Online YouTube playlists…

3CSN Presents Civic Dialogues

3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Spotlight Sessions

3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Library Sessions

3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Canvas Sessions

3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Equity in Action: Praxis …

3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Zoom Sessions

Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have nearly 200 videos on the channel and more are being added weekly.

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.
In community,
Deborah Harrington, Ed.D.Executive DirectorCalifornia Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)


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