Updates From The CVC

For a complete listing of all of the CVC’s upcoming events and courses, visit events.cvc.edu.
Are you missing your students and concerned about how this lack of human connection might affect those who are the most vulnerable? Join us for this encore of the CVC-OEI/@ONE Humanizing Challenge, taking place January 20-22! You will discover helpful trauma-informed strategies that will help you cultivate a learning environment in which your students feel seen, valued and safe. The three-day Humanizing Challenge will engage you in inquiry about your unconscious biases and how they influence your online teaching. Using an asset-based mindset, you will see and improve barriers that prevent many of your students from achieving their full potential. By participating, you will gain knowledge of online teaching practices that support neuroscience and culturally responsive pedagogy and be more prepared to mitigate the effects of trauma on your students.

To participate in this three-day event, we invite you to register for free for the one-hour live sessions on days one, two, and three; plan to spend time each day completing the self-directed activities; and share your amazing work with your peers! To lean more, visit our Humanizing Challenge website. STAR-CA ONLINE TUTORING CONSORTIUM STRATEGIES
Tuesday, January 19 / 11 AM – 12 PM


STAR-CA is a consortium of California Community Colleges offering excellent peer tutoring utilizing the Pisces platform. Participate in a brief demonstration of the STAR-CA student experience and then join a tutor panel for a discussion of important online tutoring topics.
  Register here for Star-CA Online Tutoring Consortium Strategies PROMOTING ONLINE LEARNING SUCCESS THROUGH INCREASED ACCESS TO ONLINE STUDENT READINESS
Thursday, January 21 / 1 PM – 2 PM

Online Learner Readiness programs address preparedness and success in online learning by providing supplemental resources and information. Learn more about CVC’s free readiness modules and how to incorporate them at your college.
  Register here for Promoting Online Learning Success ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Providing health and mental health services and resources to the California community college student population is more important than ever. Learn how to adopt Wellness Central, a Canvas based program that offers a wide variety of health information in one place in a familiar venue for our students. 
  Register here for Online Mental Health and Wellness Strategies LEVERAGING CANVAS AND MULTIMEDIA TOOLS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN ONLINE FACILITATION
Friday, January 29 / 1 PM – 2 PM

Are you looking to further develop your online course? Join this “learn by doing” workshop to practice using Canvas tools and adding visual and audiovisual elements! Come ready with your development shell and finish the workshop with a framework in place, 
  Register here for Improving Efficiency in Online Education
CVC’s Online Network of Educators (@ONE) has several upcoming courses to benefit both beginning and advanced online faculty, including: Intro to Online Teaching & Learning, February 1 – February 27 Online Teaching & Design, February 22 – May 15 or March 3 – May 22 Introduction to Course Design, March 8 – April 3 Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning, March 29 – April 24 The full course schedule is available at catalog.onlinenetworkofeducators.org. Colleges can once again purchase bulk enrollments in the form of coupon codes. This special feature was brought back to support the growing need for professional development across the CCC system.

New NCOER Initiative & Learning w/o Boundaries Webinars

January Pronto Training Webinars

Come learn about Pronto and how it works within your Canvas courses. This tool not only helps you better communicate with your students, but also creates peer to peer mentoring and networking opportunities unlike any other tool currently available. Your Pronto Customer Success Managers will review the basics, provide a short demo, and discuss valuable use cases that have been shown to increase connection and student success!

Pronto Training Webinars – Canvas Training Dates:
1/5 @ 9am PT 
1/7 @ 2pm PT
1/12 @ 9am PT
1/14 @ 2pm PT
1/19 @ 9am PT
1/21 @ 2pm PT

*Trainings are scheduled for 1-hour

Zoom meeting info:
Join Zoom Meeting https://pronto.zoom.us/j/97275574782?pwd=WmZhRzlTclNjcHE5b3ZOakIwUVFMUT09

Meeting ID: 972 7557 4782
Passcode: 020604

3CSN: Equity 101 January 11 – March 7, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Now more than ever in light of COVID-19, educators across campus roles are evaluating their practices and wondering how to best support students, in person or remotely. As you plan your professional learning for the new year, please 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.

Please note that this course will require one synchronous meeting (day and time TBD by you). All other course assignments are asynchronous.  

Additionally, we will offer Equity 102: Critical Reflection and Critical Action for Praxis: Finding our Way to System-wide Transformation and the Creation of Equitable College Ecosystems from March 8th through May 2nd.   Equity 102 is open to all who have completed Equity 101.  Registration information will be emailed to all Equity 101 participants in late January. 

Eager to know more? Watch this video overview…

Questions? Contact Lauren Servais at lauren@3csn.org 

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.
Register


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.
Register


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.
Register


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.
Register


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.
Register


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


Did someone share this email with you? Would you like to stay updated on our upcoming events? Join our mailing list

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)

District Wide Accessibility Workshops

These trainings will be led by DE Specialist Dr. Karen Crozer, and the Zoom Meeting ID for each training is 517-265-8614.

Tuesday, November 24, from 3-4:30pm 

Accessible Canvas Page Design |Register for FLEX!

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

·         use the Rich Content Editor to create a content page that is easy for all students to navigate; 

·         use headings to create a structured page that is easy for all students to navigate; 

·         use bulleted and numbered lists when appropriate; 

·         use color wisely; 

·         create meaningful links to web resources both within and outside our courses; 

·         provide alternative text for images; 

·         create tables that are navigable for all students. 

Tuesday, December 1, from 3-4:30pm 

Accessible Document Design |Register for FLEX!

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

·         determine when documents can and should be used in an online course; 

·         create accessible Word, Google, PowerPoint, and pdf documents; 

·         determine the accessibility of existing documents. 

Tuesday, December 8, from 3-4:30 

Accessible Video Design |Register for FLEX!

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

·         assess the production quality of a video; 

·         caption a video; 

·         curate video resources;  

·         embed video in a Canvas Page. 

Albert D. Ybarra

Director and Chair, Library & Learning Resource Center
Distance Learning / Education Coordinator
Chair, Distance Education Committee

Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342

M: (714) 907-1304
E: YbarraAD@laccd.edu | iLearn@lamission.edu  | Library@lamission.edu

LACCD Workshops this week!

Hello Everyone!

Please check out the information below about this week’s webinars!

Zoom 101

This webinar will cover the basics of using Zoom.

  • Led by Joanna Zimring-Towne
  • Wednesday, November 18th
    • 11 am – 12 pm
  • Register in Zoom(you will be emailed the Zoom link once you register in Zoom)

GoReact In-Depth

GoReact is an assessment tool for coaching and feedback on student video submissions. The core disciplines that benefit from GoReact include Communication/Public Speaking, World Languages, Nursing/Healthcare, Counseling/Psych, Teacher Education, and Performing Arts. This GoReact training will go more in-depth on different assignment types, live video observations, student web conferencing, and instructor-provided video assignments. 

  • Led by the GoReact team
  • Wednesday, November 18th
    • 12 – 1 pm
  • Join the Zoom session (no need to register in advance)

New Canvas Rich Content Editor

In this webinar, you will learn more about Canvas’s new Rich Content Editor, which will go live in winter 2020.

  • Led by Kirsten Denver
  • Friday, November 20th
    • 11 am – 12 pm
  • Join the Zoom session (no need to register in advance)

Intermediate/Advanced Use of PlayPosit

  • Led by the PlayPosit Team
  • Friday, November 20th
    • 1-2 pm
  • Join the Zoom session (no need to register in advance)

Thank you!

Jessica Drawbond, LACCD DE Coordinator

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.

Register


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.

Register


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. 

Register


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.

Register


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. 

Register


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.

Register


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.

Register


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


Did someone share this email with you? Would you like to stay updated on our upcoming events? Join our mailing list

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)