Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 10.27.20 – 10.30.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope this email finds you well. As we move deeper into the semester in virtual time (wasn’t it August just yesterday?), we are focused on providing opportunities for powerful professional learning and community while keeping an eye toward the Winter and Spring.

This week we are immersed in our Fall design labs (two are starting on the 30th and there’s still time to register!). We are also excited to share that we are introducing two Civic Dialogues “deeper dive” workshops. Learn more below.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you may wish to join us for the Mindfulness for Educators session on Wednesday at 1 pm or the Shop Talk: Canvas session on Thursday at noon to share and problem-solve. And don’t forget the Classified Professionals Hour is every Wednesday at 3pm for support and shared learning.

Learn more about this week’s offerings, as well as session highlights, and register below. We look forward to seeing you in the network (online for now)!

Civic Dialogues Series is wrapping up this week…but two
“deeper dive” workshops have just been added. Don’t miss out!
Civic Dialogues Series: Session 7
Creating Civic Pathways – Drs. Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact and Rowena Tomaneng, President, San Jose City College

Friday, 10/30, 11 AM – 1 PM

Mark your calendar and register now for our upcoming Civic Dialogues workshops…

Project-Based Learning:
Moving from Theory to Practice
Dr. Kristin Wobbe
Friday, 11/6, 10 AM to 12 PM

Like the idea of project-based learning, but wondering how to put it into practice? Join us for this powerful workshop to:

  • Gain an understanding of the motivational aspects of project-based learning and the key elements of high-quality projects
  • Examine project examples to identify ways that projects move students from an understanding of theory to application of that knowledge to better their communities
  • Analyze your courses to identify spaces where projects can serve as significant learning opportunities that not only develop important academic and professional skills but also build student confidence and benefit communities


Integrative Global Learning and Civic Engagement: Merging Powerful High-Impact Practices
Dr. Dawn Michele Whitehead
Friday, 11/13, 10 AM to 12 PM

Wishing to give your students a transformative global experience but not sure where to begin? Join us for this powerful workshop to:

Explore ways to integrate global perspectives into existing and new courses and programmatic offerings grounded in the AAC&U Global Learning VALUE Rubric
Draw on your own teaching experience to identify new ways to articulate global learning outcomes and integrate global learning into assignments and activities.

Missed last Friday’s Civic Dialogues session? View it here…

3CSN Presents Civic Dialogues: Creating Civic Pathways
Please join us (virtually) for the final day of the Strengthening Student Success Conference…
Learn More & Register

There’s still time to register for two of 3CSN’s Fall Design Labs beginning Friday, 10/30!

We Can Do This: Learning and teaching online, through crisis, and beyond

Four consecutive Fridays,
10 AM – 11:30 AM, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

Teaching online? We can do this! Let’s leverage this moment of change in course delivery to get to the core of effective teaching: designing for equity and student engagement.

Join 3CSN Coordinators Sarah Sullivan and Nicole Bryant Lescher as well as faculty colleagues from across the state in this four-part design lab.

We will build relationships and knowledge together, focusing on effective online pedagogy and student-centered active learning, and directly apply our learning and metacognitive reflections to design elements of our fall courses.

Home Alone: Building organizational capacity and coherence with colleagues in a remote environment

Four consecutive Fridays,
1 PM – 2:30 PM, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

Join 3CSN Network Director Jessica Cristo and Lead Coordinator Rebecca Moon-Stone for this four-part design lab that invites campus colleagues to participate in sustained work to increase leadership capacity and build coherence.

Participants will learn how to build relationships based on shared values so that they can continue their student success efforts in remote environments and produce intentional online professional learning for their colleagues.

Want to know more about our Design Labs? Check out our newsletter…

Have an idea for a session or series? Want to get involved?
Please reach out! ask@3csn.org

Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
10.27.20 – 10.30.20

Does your Canvas course need an accessibility check?
Canvas 102: Accessibility
Tuesday, 10/27, 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair as he shares his own Canvas course and provides tips to make your Canvas course accessible.

Find your center…and help your students find theirs, too…
Mindfulness for Educators
Wednesday, 10/28, 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.

Looking for new ways to engage students and/or colleagues online?
Tools for Asynchronous and Synchronous Discussions & Collaboration: Google Slides –
Wednesday, 10/28, 2 PM – 3 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning and students for this interactive session exploring ways to use tools to enrich asynchronous as well as synchronous educational spaces. This session will cover Google Slides.

Miss your office community? Join us…
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals
Wednesday, 10/28, 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, 10/29, 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 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: Resources

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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 Director
California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)


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