Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 11.3.20 – 11.6.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope this email finds you well. As we move forward to what may be the most significant election of our lifetime, we are more grateful than ever for our community.

We want to thank those of you who are actively participating in our design labs. We are humbled by your energy and enthusiasm for learning both for yourselves and your students.

Our Civic Dialogues Series has officially ended for the fall; however, the two “deeper dive” workshops on November 6th and November 13th will keep us centered around this important work as we move forward to the holidays.

Grossmont College will be joining us for the Learning Assistance Hour on Friday at 3 pm for a special session on “Power of Peer Connection and Engagement.”

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or would like to share more informally in community, you may wish to join us for the Mindfulness for Educators session on Wednesday at 1 pm or the Shop Talk: Zoom session on Tuesday at noon. And don’t forget the Classified Professionals Hour is every Wednesday at 3 pm 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)!

Join us for our Civic Dialogues Series Deeper Dives with Leaders in the Field!

Project-Based Learning:
Moving from Theory to Practice

Dr. Kristin Wobbe
Co-Director, Center for Project-based Learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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.


Missed Civic Dialogues Session 7? View it here:

Creating Civic Pathways
Drs. Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact and Rowena Tomaneng, President, San Jose City College


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

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.

Have a minute to share your thoughts? Please take our survey!

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

Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
11.3.20 – 11.6.20

Looking for ways to make your Canvas course more student-centered?
Canvas 102: Modules
Tuesday, 11/3, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn & Practice session that will provide and generate ideas for intentionally designing student-centered modules.

Zoom users, come talk about it…
Shop Talk: Zoom
Tuesday, 11/3, 12 PM – 1 PM
Join us in this informal space to “talk shop” about Zoom– what you’re experiencing so far, what you have to share, and what you need help thinking through– facilitated by 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning.

Find your center…and help your students find theirs, too…
Mindfulness for Educators
Wednesday, 11/4, 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, 11/4, 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.

Looking for new ways to engage students and/or colleagues online?
Tools for Asynchronous and Synchronous Discussions: Jamboard & Padlet
Thursday, 11/5, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning and students for this one-hour session exploring ways to use tools to enrich asynchronous as well as synchronous discussions and collaborations. The session will cover Google Jamboard and Padlet. Participants are invited to stay from 3:30 to 4 to practice and ask questions.

Learning Assistance Hour: 
Power of Peer Connection and Engagement
Friday, 11/6, 3 PM- 4 PM
In this one-hour session, Grossmont College’s Tutoring Center Specialist, Carolyn Fisher, will explore questions and strategies around how to connect and engage in ways that help students feel heard and understood. What questions and phrases engage students in a strength-based way? How can we help students with their academics while supporting their confidence and overall success? Participants are also invited to stay from 4:00pm – 4:30pm to further explore questions and applications.

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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