Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 12.8.20 – 12.11.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
As the end of this nearly indescribable semester approaches, we are right here with you in the productive struggle.
Our sessions this week will focus on providing space to think through final grading, presentations, and projects together. We will also offer much-needed space for mindfulness to support ourselves, each other, and our students. Our final Wayfinding session of the year will be an exciting spotlight on Grossmont College’s innovative Narrative Tutoring technique.
While this will be our last week of Wayfinding Online sessions for the semester, we will be busy working on some exciting professional learning for you in the New Year!
Join us in January for another amazing group of intensive Design Lab course prep sessions including:

  • Building a Student-Centered Canvas Course
  • Hello, Is it Me You’re Looking For?: Designing an ePortfolio-Centered Course
  • Ungrading in (and after) a Pandemic
  • We Can Do This: Learning and Teaching Online, through Crisis, and Beyond

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

Come learn about an innovative technique Grossmont College is using to support students…
Learning Assistance Spotlight
The “Narrative Tutoring” Technique
Niko Crumpton, Grossmont College
Supervisor of Learning Assistance
Friday, 12/11
3 PM to 4 PM

In this one-hour session, Grossmont College’s Supervisor of Learning Assistance, Niko Crumpton, will describe a strategy called, “Narrative Tutoring.” This is an educational technique adopted from medical doctors that use narratives to aid medical diagnosis. Peer educators will learn how to help the students tell their own story to learn where they’ve been and where they’re heading. You’ll build stronger connections and give more accurate advice when you know the student’s story. Participants are also invited to stay from 4:00pm – 4:30pm to further explore questions and applications.

Prepare for your spring courses with 3CSN and colleagues across the state…
3CSN Winter Design Labs

Ready for Spring 2021? Prepare for your classes with 3CSN.

This January, we will be providing intensive professional learning labs where you will intentionally design student-centered, equitable, and highly engaging courses.

Professional learning badges will be awarded for completion and may be used for flex credit (check with your campus for eligibility). Learn more and register below!

Each registration covers all parts of the design lab.
Learn More and Register

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

Equity 101
January 11 – March 7, 2021

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
12.8.20 – 12.11.20

Getting ready for final projects or presentations?

Shop Talk: Final Projects & Presentations Online
Tuesday, 12/8, 12 PM- 1 PM

Thinking through final projects? Have questions or ideas to share? Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning and students in this informal space to discuss ways to take final presentations online.

Prepping for final grading?

Shop Talk: Canvas Gradebook
Wednesday, 12/9, 10 AM – 11 AM

Prepping for final grading? Join 3CSN Coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) in this informal space to talk all things gradebook. Come with questions or ideas to share. Drop by or stay for the whole hour. All levels of experience are welcome.

Join your classified community for our last session of the semester!

Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals
Wednesday, 12/9, 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.

Have Canvas questions? Ideas to share?

Shop Talk: Canvas
Thursday, 12/10, 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. Great for all levels.

Have feedback to share from a recent session? 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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