Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 11.17.20 – 11.20.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope this email finds you well. 

We want to share that while our Fall design labs are ending this week, we will be offering more design labs in the Winter to support all of you in your preparation for Spring. Please be on the lookout for these! We will also be offering our popular Equity 101 course beginning January 11th to support you in your equity work.

We will not be offering sessions November 23rd through November 27th. We hope you all are able to have some down time that week. We will return to sessions the week of December 1st.
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)!

Be part of this important discussion about learning assistance…

Learning Assistance Hour: Writing Center Roundtable
Friday, 11/20, 3 PM – 4 PM
Thursday, 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

Join 3CSN’s Equity 101 online course beginning January 11th, 2020…

Equity 101
January 11 – March 7, 2020 

As you plan your professional learning for the new year, we invite you to consider Equity 101, an 8-week online course for educators from all areas of campus. Participants will build knowledge about some of the many teaching and learning perspectives for equity and reflect on how to advocate for social justice from where we are, as instructors, managers, or classified staff.

Three (3) post-baccalaureate units will be available for an additional cost ($300, or $100 per unit) from California State University-Dominguez Hills, College of Extended Education. Purchasing CEUs is completely optional, and not required for registration in the course. Course facilitators will provide more information about signing up for the units after the course has begun.

Learn more and register

Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
11.17.20 – 11.20.20

Looking for ways to make your Canvas course more student-centered?

Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design
Tuesday, 11/17, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, as he shares his Canvas course and provides tips for making your own Canvas course more student-centered.


Want to make your Canvas course more engaging and easier to navigate?

Tools for Engagement & Navigation: Adobe Spark
Tuesday, 11/17, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Interested in making your Canvas Course more vibrant and engaging for students as well as easy to navigate? Join 3CSN Communications Coordinator Kelan Koning and students for this session on the basics of Adobe Spark to design your own buttons and graphics. An optional 30 minutes will be provided for additional practice and discussion.


Zoom users, come talk about it…

Shop Talk: Zoom
Tuesday, 11/17, 2 PM – 3 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. Hands-on help us available! Great for all levels of experience. 


Looking to refresh your rubrics as you prepare for the grading marathon?

Peer Review: Rubrics
Wednesday, 11/18, 10 AM – 11 AM

Join 3CSN Coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher for this much-requested opportunity to peer review your rubrics! Bring a rubric or two and join your colleagues for a lively and meaningful session.


Join in interactive text-based discussion with protocols that can enrich your classroom…

Text Talk: Approaches to Text-Based Discussions
Wednesday, 11/18, 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Looking for ways to enrich text-based discussions online? Join 3CSN coordinators Sarah Sullivan and Nicole Bryant Lescher for ninety minutes of text-centered engagement with readings selected to support educators and students alike in navigating this challenging time together. 


Miss your office community? Join us…

Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals
Wednesday, 11/18, 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.


Want to use collaborative Google documents with your students but nervous about getting started?

Tools for Asynchronous & Synchronous Discussion: Google Docs
Thursday, 11/19, 3 PM – 4 PM

Collaborative documents such as Google Docs can be powerful tools for synchronous and asynchronous engagement. Join Communications Coordinator Kelan Koning and students for this interactive session on creating a collaborative Google doc and setting it up for sharing with your students. Ideas for using Google docs will also be discussed.


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

Looking for inspiration or guidance? 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 pageResources

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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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