3csn Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together

Learning Assistance Hour: “Peer Educator Power”

Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule

Registration link for all sessions

DateTitleDescriptionsPresenter(s)
2/26Lesson Planning for Tutors and SI LeadersSome of the best peer learning sessions follow a plan with a distinct beginning, middle, and end. Come learn about one way to structure your sessions to increase effectiveness! This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Timurhan Vengco, CSULB & ACTLA
3/5Kahoot and Quizlet for Peer EducatorsIn this one-hour session, tutors will discuss how they engage students in a tutoring session by using two of their favorite online tools: Kahoot and Quizlet. Participants will see these platforms in action and think about how they can incorporate them into their peer educator sessions. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Valeria Carrillo, Roni Haj Hussein, LAPC Tutors
3/12Building Collaboration between Peer Educators and FacultyPeer educators and faculty members will work together to explore strategies for building stronger connections so that peer educators can provide more specific, direct support to students. Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Eddie Tchertchian, Marra Kraemer, LAPC Faculty
3/19The Privilege of Being Understood: Disrupting Linguistic ProfilingThere is a need for the interrogation and unpacking of assumptions that might be widely held about the quality of a person whose question, request, comment, suggestion, or opinion may not constitute what we call “Standard English.”  Can our tutoring, teaching, and counseling goals be separated from the chauvinism of what constitutes “good English”?Jamie Ray, LAPC Faculty
3/26Peer Educator Power, Pt I: Openers and Ice Breakers for Peer EducatorsThe first five minutes of a peer educator’s session are the most important for setting tone and direction. Come learn about and share openers and icebreakers that establish a highly supportive and highly structured learning environment. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Fatima Mamdani, Crystal Kiekel, 3CSN
4/2Peer Educator Power, Pt II – Setting Norms, ExpectationsArticulating community agreements or “norms” is an important part of setting the tone, establishing expectations, and managing the session in peer led learning. Come learn about different ways to set community agreements between peer educators and students.  This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Fatima Mamdani, Grace Lewis, 3CSN; Cameron Brenner Canchian, LAPC Tutor
4/9Peer Educator Power, Pt III- Text Set Activity: Boundaries and NetiquetteLearn about and engage in a routine called a “text set,” and discuss strategies for setting boundaries and standards for good netiquette in peer led learning.  This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Fatima Mamdani, Grace Lewis, 3CSN; Cameron Brenner Canchian, LAPC Tutor
4/16Peer Educator Power, Pt IV- Text Set Activity: Collaborative EngagementLearn about and engage in a routine called a “text set,” and discuss strategies for encouraging collaborative learning in peer led learning.  This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Fatima Mamdani, Grace Lewis, 3CSN
4/23Peer Educator Power, Pt V – Embedding Metacognition into Your Session – the “KWL” Learn about and engage in a routine called a “KWL” chart, and discuss what “metacognition” means and looks like in peer led learning. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Fatima Mamdani, Grace Lewis, 3CSN; Valeria Carrillo, LAPC Tutor
4/30Peer Educator Power, Pt VI – Growth Mindset and Learning Strategies Explore how Carol Dweck’s “Growth Mindset” framework can be applied in peer led learning to shift the focus from “getting answers” to strengthening study skills and learning strategies. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Fatima Mamdani, Grace Lewis, 3CSN; Roni Haj Hussein, LAPC Tutor
5/7Successful Practices in Online Peer Learning: West Los Angeles College SpotlightThis workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Chase Selby, WLAC; Giselle Miralles, PCC
5/14The “Think aloud and Paired Problem Solving” technique (TAPPS) for Peer EducatorsCome learn and practice one technique for putting the students in charge of their own learning and problem solving. This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time. Crystal Kiekel, LAPC, 3CSN
5/21Stress Management and Self Care for Peer EducatorsFinals are coming! Peer educators and students are stressed out and stretched thin. Come explore self care strategies for ourselves and for students! This workshop is designed for peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders), but all are welcome! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Maria Barrientos, PCC
5/28Writing Center Roundtable: Reflecting on a Year of Online Writing SupportWriting support has been fully online for a whole year?! What have we learned? What dreams do we have for the future? This roundtable discussion is designed for all writing support professionals, including peer educators (tutors, mentors, coaches, and SI leaders)! Attend from 3-4pm, or stay from 4-4:30 for more practice and discussion time.Crystal Kiekel, Kelan Koning, Rebecca Moon-Stone, 3CSN

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