Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 9.28.20 – 10.2.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones well.
As we transition to this new season, 3CSN is finding ways to be responsive to the evolving needs of community colleges across the state.

We are in the third week of our Civic Dialogues Series. Please join us for these timely presentations and discussions! Missed a session? Catch up with our YouTube playlist.

Our popular four-part design labs are returning in October. We hope you will join us for one or more of these “deeper dive” design lab series.

And we have some great one-hour and ninety-minute sessions this week to look forward to as well. Check them out below.

Our Civic Dialogues Series is going strong. Don’t miss it!

Civic Dialogues SeriesSession 3: Civic Prompts
Friday, 10/2, 11 AM – 1 PM

Guest speaker: Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Director, Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U (retired)

During the first hour our guest speaker will share their topic and address your questions. This will be followed by an hour of facilitated lunchtime discussion designed to help you consider how these ideas or models could be practiced on your campus or in your classrooms.
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Please join us (virtually) at the Strengthening Student Success Conference beginning this Friday, 10/2!
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Registration is open for 3CSN’s Fall Design Lab Series!
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Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
9.28.20 – 10.2.20

Zoom users, come chat about it…

Shop Talk: Zoom
Tuesday, 9/29, 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 (CSU Northridge).
Register

Ready to take your rubrics to the next level?

Virtual Community Peer Review: Rubrics
Wednesday, 9/30, 10AM- 11:30 AM

Join 3CSN coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) 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. Bonus– experience Nicole’s great peer review protocol.
Register

Find your center…and help your students find theirs, too…

Mindfulness for Educators
Wednesday, 9/30, 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.  
Register

Miss your office community? Join us…

Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 9/30, 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

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

Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design
Thursday, 10/1, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, as he shares his own Canvas site and provides tips for designing a student-centered course.
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Looking for new ways to engage students online?

Canvas 102: Tools for Asynchronous and Synchronous Discussion – Thursday, 10/1, 3 PM – 4 PM

Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning (CSU Northridge) for this interactive session exploring ways to use tools to enrich asynchronous as well as synchronous discussions. The session will cover Google Docs, Slides, Collaborations, Discussion Board, and Canvas Studio. An optional 30 minute
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Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have nearly 190 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:
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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)

District Canvas Trainings

September-October 2020

To Register, use the following links:
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Ally Accessibility Tool, Sept. 24, 10am – Register
Accessibility Basics, Oct. 23, 11am – Register
Humanizing Online Learning, Sept. 30, 3pm – Register
Effective Online Office Hours, Oct. 1, 1pm – Register
Equity in Online Learning, Oct. 8, 2pm – Register
3C Media/TechConnect, Oct. 16, 9am – Register
PlayPosit Basics, Oct. 16, 1pm – Register
Canvas Studio, Oct. 30, 2pm – Register
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Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together 9.22.20 – 9.25.20


Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope this email finds you well. To be transparent, it’s been a heavy week. As we process the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we may draw strength from her words:

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”“So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”

As we prepare for the week, let’s keep these words in mind. Our work is all the more urgent.

Our Civic Dialogues Series is going strong. Don’t miss it!
Civic Dialogues Series Session 2: Civic Pedagogy
Friday, 9/25, 11 AM – 1 PM

Dr. Shalom Staub, Director, Center for Community Learning, UCLA

During the first hour our guest speaker will share their topic and address your questions. This will be followed by an hour of facilitated lunchtime discussion designed to help you consider how these ideas or models could be practiced on your campus or in your classrooms.
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Please join us (virtually) at the Strengthening Student Success Conference next month!
Program at a Glance



Registration is open for 3CSN’s Fall Design Lab Series!
Learn More & Register Here
Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
9.22.20 – 9.25.20

Looking for ways to support student learning online?

Canvas 102: Modules
Tuesday, 9/22, 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Baffled by how to make your Canvas course easier to navigate? Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn & Practice session that will provide and generate ideas for intentionally designing modules that work. 
Register

Ready to take your text-based discussions to the next level?

Text Talk
Wednesday, 9/23, 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Join 3CSN coordinators Sarah Sullivan and Nicole Bryant Lescher for this bi-weekly hour 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, 9/23,3 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

Searching for ways to make your classroom more equitable?
Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions- From Best Practices to Critical Practices: Rethinking Welcome Letters, Curricula, and Perspectives – Thursday, 9/24, 10 AM – 11 AM
Join us for this presentation by Equity 101 alum Chloe De Los Reyes (Crafton Hills College). The presentation will be followed by discussion facilitated by 3CSN coordinators Lauren Servais and Nika Hogan.
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Zoom Sessions
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Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have nearly 190 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
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 DirectorCalifornia Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)

Wayfinding OnlineNavigating the Virtual Landscape Together Fall Design Lab Series

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,

We hope that this email finds you well and safe.

Over the summer we offered a series of free four-part Design Labs to provide community college professionals and students the opportunity to come together with colleagues across the state to delve more deeply into course and program design. The response was overwhelming, and these sessions reached capacity quickly. Many of you asked for an opportunity to participate in the fall.

We are pleased to let you know that registration is now open for these fall Design Labs!
Professional learning badges will be awarded for completion and may be used for flex credit (check with your campus for eligibility). Read more about these sessions and register below! Each registration covers all four sessions.
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Peer Educator Power: Co-Creating Strategies for Peer-Led, Online Engagement and Learning

Four consecutive Fridays, 10:30 AM – 12 PM 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

In this design lab, 3CSN Coordinator Crystal Kiekel and Pierce College tutors will join tutors, SI leaders, mentors, and other learning assistance professionals from across the state to consider ways in which peers can co-create virtual learning environments for students that are highly structured, supportive, and focused on building the affective and cognitive skills necessary for success. This lab is designed for peer educators or for faculty and classified staff who train them, but everyone is welcome!

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It Takes Two: students and faculty co-creating connected learning experiences online

Four consecutive Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 4 PM 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11

Feeling disconnected in this abrupt pivot online? Join 3CSN coordinators Joanna Zimring Towne, Jan Connal, and Roy Ramon for this four-part interactive design lab.

Students and educators alike will reconnect with their “why” and consider how online learning works from an educator as well as a student perspective, ultimately creating partnerships that will provide a sense of belonging in online environments as well as greater success college-wide. Students are strongly encouraged to register.

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Hello, Is it me you’re looking for?: e-portfolios as tools for engagement, assessment, and completion

Four consecutive Fridays, 2:30 PM – 4 PM 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Looking for a way to engage students while assessing their learning? Would you like to help them learn to showcase personal and professional growth in the classroom, throughout college, and beyond? Want to practice making one yourself?

Join 3CSN coordinators Kelan Koning, Diana Bonilla Hein, and students for this four-part interactive design lab to learn about the various possibilities for, and value of, eportfolios and to design one yourself. Wix, Google Sites, Canvas ePortfolio and Portfolium will be explored as options.

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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 and 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.  

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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. 

Register
For our full Wayfinding Online schedule and resources, please click on the button below:
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Questions? Please email us at ask@3csn.org

WCET Webcast: OER Challenges and Opportunities

September 24 | 2:00 PM EDT
In a panel moderated by WCET’s director of Open Policy, Tanya Spilovoy, we will explore a variety of topics related to Open Educational Resources for the Fall term, including: OER and distance education; guidance on where to find quality OER materials; and inclusivity and diversity resources in OER. A photo of digitized paper.
Speakers: • William Cross, Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center; NC State University Libraries. • Elaine Thornton, Open Education and Distance Learning Librarian; University of Arkansas. • Jennryn Wetzler, Assistant Director of Open Education; Creative Commons. View Details & Register Do you have questions for the panelists? Send them to knawrocki@wiche.edu.
This webcast is free and open to all. The webcast will be recorded and available on the webpage shortly after the live session. Live captioning is provided by our sponsor, VITAC.
WCET is the leader in the practice, policy, & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. WCET is a member-driven non-profit which brings together colleges, universities, higher education organizations, and companies to collectively improve the quality and reach of technology-enhanced learning programs. Join us.

Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape TogetherZoom Session Schedule 9.15.20 – 9.18.20


Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
It is hard to find the words to express our solidarity with you in this moment while much of our state is on fire in the midst of a pandemic.
In Madeline St. Amour’s article “Building Community,” she highlights community colleges’ unique ability to build community, featuring our own MiraCosta College. This line resonates:
“What it boils down to is that community colleges know that relationships matter, and they really focus on that.”
Indeed we do! We are beyond grateful for our amazing network of community college faculty, staff, students, and administrators across the state who truly understand the power of relationships as well as the urgency of supporting the most vulnerable among us. Collectively, we have the tools and heart to not only get through this moment, but to emerge as a stronger, more impactful system.
To help us navigate these waters, Civic Dialogues begins this week, and there’s still time to register! You can register below. Read more about this seven-part series here
Need a space to center yourself, reflect, and share from the heart? Join us for Mindfulness for Educators.
Register for these sessions and more below or on our website.
Spotlight Series
Civic Dialogues Series Session 1: Democracy and Higher Education Friday, 9/18, 11 AM – 1 PM
Dr. David Scobey, Director, Bringing Theory to Practice
During the first hour our guest speaker will share their topic and address your questions. This will be followed by an hour of facilitated lunchtime discussion designed to help you consider how these ideas or models could be practiced on your campus or in your classrooms.
Register
Looking for ways to support student learning online?
Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design Tuesday, 9/15, 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Baffled by how to make your online Canvas courses learner-centered? Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn and Practice session in which he shares his own Canvas site and provides tips for designing a student-centered course.   Register
Looking for ways to engage and assess students more equitably?
ePortfolios: Tools for Synchronous & Asynchronous Engagement Tuesday, 9/15, 3 PM – 4 PM
Looking for ways to assess your student work in an equitable way? Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning and students as they provide “how tos” and models as well as discussing how eportfolios can enrich student engagement while offering a viable option for more holistically assessing student learning in times of crisis and beyond.
 Register
Feeling overwhelmed? Find your center
Mindfulness for Educators Wednesday, 9/16, 10 AM – 11 AM
Looking for ways to be more centered, resilient, peaceful, kind, and present for your students and yourself? Join 3CSN coordinator Sarah Sullivan and educators across the state in this intentional space to practice mindful breathing, reflective journaling, and heart sharing. Register
Miss your office community? Join us…
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 9/16,3 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
Searching for ways to make your classroom more equitable?
Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions- Book Groups for Equity – Thursday, 9/17,10 AM – 11 AM
Join Erik Armstrong (College of the Sequoias) , Kyle Hull (Gavilan), and Nicole Bryant Lescher (College of the Redwoods) as they share some of the work they have done as a book group reading Joe Feldman’s Grading for Equity, focusing on the inquiry questions, “how can a book group disrupt the transactional relationship with knowledge and tools for equity work, and how did this work for us?” A discussion facilitated by Lauren Servais and Nika Hogan will follow.
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Canvas users, come chat about it…
Shop Talk: Canvas – Thursday, 9/17,11 AM – 12 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 Josh Miller, Communications Studies Chair, Los Angeles Valley College.
Register
Peer educators, prepare to problem-solve…
Learning Assistance Hour: The “Think Aloud and Paired Problem Solving” (TAPPS) Strategy
Friday, 9/18, 3 PM – 4 PMIn this highly interactive session, participants will learn about and experience a strategy that encourages students to pair up, make their thinking visible, and think through sticky problems together. We will read, discuss, and pair up together, so come ready to get involved. An optional half-hour for further exploration will follow the session. Register
For our full Wayfinding Online schedule, please click on the button below to visit our website:
Zoom Sessions
Check out some of our Wayfinding Online YouTube playlists
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3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Canvas Sessions
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3CSN Wayfinding Online Series – Zoom Sessions
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Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have over 180 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
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 DirectorCalifornia Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN)

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September 14 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
Accessibility for Remote and Hybrid Classes
Dawn Hunziker is the IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. for the University of Arizona’s Disability Resources. She co-coordinates the UArizona’s IT Accessibility Program to support the University’s commitment to full accessibility of all electronic and information technology employed on campus (itaccessibility.arizona.edu). Dawn has presented at local, state, and national conferences regarding the UArizona IT Accessibility Program, pdf/web accessibility, captioning processes, and inclusive and accessible curriculum design.
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Barbie Lopez is the Digital Accessibility Consultant for the Disability Resource Center (DRC), IT Accessibility Team at the University of Arizona (UArizona). She collaborates across campus to resolve technological access barriers in the curricular, information and employment environments. Barbie’s background includes extensive experience in accommodation services and ensuring access for class content through the promotion of universal design for learning techniques and practices.
Joel Snyder
September 14 3:30pm – 4:30 pm ET
Audio Description: If Your Eyes Could Speak
Joel Snyder, Phd, is the Director of the Audio Description Project at the American Council of the Blind. One of the first audio describers, Dr. Snyder is a true pioneer in the audio description field. In addition to work principally in media and audio description training, Dr. Snyder’s Audio Description Associates, LLC develops audio described tours for major museums and visitor centers throughout the United States. .
krissie
September 15 11:00am – 12:00 pm ET
What is Accessibility and Why Does it Matter to Netflix?
Krissie Barrick is the Head of Digital Influencing at Scope. She has a background in service design and is a strong advocate in the sector for collaboration and co-design. In her previous role at the charity Breast Cancer Care she led on the creation of the award-winning app “BECCA” which harnesses the power of AI to support women after breast cancer treatment.
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Thomas Tobin
September 15 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
No Budget, No Time, No People—No Problem: Meaningful UDL on a Shoestring
Thomas Tobin, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC, is the Program Area Director of Distance Teaching & Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally-renowned author and speaker on issues of quality in teaching with technology, including evaluating online teaching, academic integrity, copyright, and accessibility. 
Dax Castro
September 16 11:00am – 12:00 pm ET
Captioning Best Practices for Increased Engagement 
Dax Castro is an Adobe Certified PDF Accessibility Trainer and presenter with more than 25 years experience in digital design. Dax is an active member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and runs several online communities focused on accessibility and creative design.
christin
September 16 12:30pm – 1:00 pm ET
Creating a Culture of Inclusivity 
Christin Bradley, PhD, is a Disability Integration Advisor at FEMA an Inclusive Community Leader, an Inclusive Disaster Planner, a Doctor of Special Education and Disability Studies and an Entrepreneur. She is a technical, experienced professional who exhibits a vast understanding of equal access for individuals with disabilities. Excels in evaluating and improving processes, policies, and requirements while providing technical advice on action plans aimed at addressing individual needs.
carrie-fisher
September 16 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
What is Digital Accessibility in Multimedia?
 Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer who is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and promoting diversity in the tech world. Currently, employed as a Senior Accessibility Consultant and Trainer at Deque Systems.
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Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together Zoom Session Schedule 9.7.20 – 9.11.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
We hope you are doing well and finding some bright spots in our virtual academic spaces.
As a way of reconnecting with our purpose, this week we will feature spotlight sessions facilitated by two of our leadership teams focused on connection, purpose, and identity. Mission College (Santa Clara) will present “Let’s Link Up with Equity: How to reconnect with yourself and others,” and Moorpark College will present, “Moorparkin’ It: Revitalize your college community by connecting to your “why”. Join these sessions to hear how these two campuses have made connection, purpose, and educator identity a priority– and how this can lead to system-wide transformation.
We are also excited to share that this week we will begin our Fall Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions lineup with “Text Selection in English Literature Courses.” Join us to consider ways to make our text selection more equitable. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentation.
Register for these sessions and more below or on our website.
Looking for ways to support student learning online?
Canvas 102: Modules – Tuesday, 9/8, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Baffled by how to make your online Canvas courses learner-centered? Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn & Practice session that will provide and generate ideas for intentionally designing modules that work.
Register
Looking for ways to enhance your synchronous sessions?
Zoom 102: Using Collaborative Tools for Synchronous Engagement – Tuesday, 9/8, 12 PM – 1:30 PM Looking for ways to collaborate in synchronous Zoom sessions? We’re here to help! Join 3CSN coordinator Joanna Zimring Towne for this interactive session sharing how to use collaborative documents for synchronous engagement and learning.  Register
Ready to take your text-based discussions to the next level?
Text Talk – Wednesday, 9/9, 10 AM – 11:30 AM Join 3CSN coordinators Sarah Sullivan and Nicole Bryant Lescher for this bi-weekly hour of text-centered engagement with readings selected to support educators and students alike in navigating this challenging time together.
Register
Need help with your rubrics?
Virtual Community Peer Review – Rubrics – Wednesday, 9/9, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Join 3CSN coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher for this much-requested opportunity to peer review one of your rubrics! Bonus– you will experience Nicole’s excellent peer review protocol, too! Come prepared to join colleagues across the state for a lively and meaningful session.
Register
Miss your office community? Join us!
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 9/9, 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
Searching for ways to make your classroom more equitable?
Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions: Text Selection in English Literature Courses – Thursday, 9/10, 10 AM – 11 AM Join Equity 101 alum Gail Brady (Pasadena City College) for this presentation followed by discussion facilitated by 3CSN coordinators Nika Hogan and Lauren Servais.
Register
Need help with Canvas?
Canvas 101: The Basics – Thursday, 9/10, 11 AM – 12 PM Need help with Canvas but not sure where to begin? Have you completed your required training but still feeling lost? We’re here to help! Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this valuable sessions on the basics of Canvas. This is a “classic” 60-minute session.
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Leadership Spotlight
Let’s Link Up with Equity: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others – Friday, 9/11, 10 AM – 11:30 AM Join the Mission College FLC Team as we explore the value of reconnecting with ourselves so that we may better connect with others in our work as community college educators and administrators. Through mindfulness, reflective exercises, shared readings, discussion and take-away articles, you will leave feeling more connected with yourself and empowered to connect with students and fellow colleagues!
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Need help making your Canvas course accessible?
Canvas 102: Accessibility – Friday, 9/11, 1 PM – 2 PM Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair as he shares his own Canvas site and provides tips to make your Canvas course accessible.
Register
Leadership Spotlight
Moorparkin’ It: Revitalize Your College Community by Connecting to Your “Why”- Friday, 9/11, 2 PM – 3 PM How do we stay motivated and engaged as community college educators? By reconnecting with our “Why”! Join the Moorpark College FLC team for some re-discovery activities as we refresh our “why” for the work that we do. We will share how we used our core values to form partnerships and events that resulted in positive growth and change. Come to reflect on and build upon your why in order to transform your campuses.
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For our full Wayfinding Online schedule, please click on the button below to visit our website at https://3csn.org/
Zoom Sessions
Rethinking STEM Assessment Online 8.3.20STEM faculty, is assessment on your mind? Check this out…
Watch this video to see Pierce College Math Chair Eddie Tchertchian share tips to equitably assess students in STEM courses.
Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have over 170 videos on the channel and more are being added weekly.
For your convenience, we have created playlists to help you find what you’re looking for. Check out to a few of our popular lists:
Wayfinding Online Canvas Sessions PlaylistWayfinding Online Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions PlaylistWayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Playlist
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
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)

Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together Zoom Session Schedule 8.31.20 – 9.4.20

Dear 3CSN Wayfinding Community,
Many of you have shared over the past few weeks that your anxiety is building as the day nears for our “return” to the classroom, virtually. Remember that in addition to looking to us to provide a sense of safety and hope, our students are overwhelmingly ready and willing to join us as partners as we all continue to learn what high expectation with high support looks like in a digital world.
To best support you as you put your plans into practice, we’ve added extra virtual Canvas and Zoom-focused “thought partner” hours— 3CSN’s approach to office hours that offer you an opportunity to drop in and think through ideas or issues in community with a 3CSN coordinator and other educators across the state.
We are also bringing back Zoom 102: Recording and Reports for those of you who may want to learn or brush up on ways to take attendance and analyze patterns for follow-up as well as make sure you’re up to speed on Zoom recording and Canvas 102: Rubrics to help as you put the finishing touches on your assessment tools. To support peer educators, we are offering Group Lesson Planning for Tutors.
Register for these sessions and see our other offerings below or on our website.
Like office hours…but so much better!
Virtual Community Thought Partner Hour: Canvas – Tuesday, 9/1 & Thursday, 9/3, 10 AM – 11 AM This hour is dedicated to all things Canvas! Have a quick question? Thinking through a problem and seeking others’ input? Want some help looking at something? This session is for you! Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, and colleagues from across the state in this virtual community office hour.
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Preparing for synchronous sessions?
Zoom 102: Using Breakout Rooms & Polls Intentionally – Tuesday, 9/1, 1 PM – 2 PM Looking for tools to support engagement in class, office hours, and meetings? Looking for on-the-spot assessment tools? Join 3CSN Coordinator Joanna Zimring-Towne as she demonstrates how to use Zoom intentionally.  Register
Feeling overwhelmed? Find your center
Mindfulness for Educators – Wednesday, 9/2, 10 AM – 11 AM Looking for ways to be more centered, resilient, peaceful, kind, and present for your students and yourself? Join 3CSN coordinator Sarah Sullivan and educators across the state in this intentional space to practice mindful breathing, reflective journaling, and heart sharing.
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Ready to take your rubrics to the next level?
Learn & Practice – Canvas 102: Rubrics – Wednesday, 9/2, 1 PM – 2:30 PM Hoping to move your rubrics online but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join 3CSN coordinator Nicole Bryant Lescher for this essential learn and practice session on the ins and outs of creating rubrics on Canvas.
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Miss your office community? Join us!
Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals – Wednesday, 9/2, 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.
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Ready to realize the potential of Zoom reporting and recording?
Zoom 102: Recordings & Reports – Thursday, 9/3, 12 PM – 1 PM Looking for ways to track synchronous attendance in support of student success? Interested in recording and sharing sessions but not sure where to start? Join 3CSN Communications Coordinator Kelan Koning for this session on the ins and outs of recording and generating reports of your Zoom sessions.
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Need help with Zoom?
Virtual Community Thought Partner Hour: Zoom – Friday, 9/4, 10 AM – 11 AM This hour is dedicated to all things Zoom! Have a quick question? Thinking through a problem and seeking others’ input? Want some help looking at something? This session is for you! Join 3CSN coordinator Devon Werble and colleagues from across the state in this virtual community office hour.
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Peer educators, new to lesson planning or looking for an easier way?
Learning Assistance Hour: Group Lesson Planning for Tutors and SI Leaders – Friday, 9/4, 3 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Crystal Kiekel and Pierce College tutors as they model an easy way to structure a lesson plan and provide tutors and SI Leaders an opportunity to create their own. An optional half-hour for questions and practice will follow.
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For our full Wayfinding Online schedule, please click on the button below to visit our website at https://3csn.org/
Zoom Sessions
3CSN Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions - "Co-creating Rubrics"Looking for ways to make your rubrics more equitable? Check this out…
Watch this video to see Equity 101 alum Scott Sandler (English faculty, Gavilan College) share his journey to co-creating rubrics with his students.
Missed a session? Want to see something again? Subscribe to our Wayfinding Online YouTube Channel. We currently have over 170 videos on the channel and more are being added weekly.
For your convenience, we have created playlists to help you find what you’re looking for. Check out to a few of our popular lists:
Wayfinding Online Canvas Sessions PlaylistWayfinding Online Equity in Action: Praxis Sessions PlaylistWayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Playlist
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:
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Do you have an idea or area of expertise to share with the field? Did you do something great based on ideas sparked by the Series? Is there a session you’d love to see that hasn’t been offered yet? Have other questions or thoughts? Please email us at ask@3csn.org!
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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)

Increased Distance Learning Support for WLAC Faculty

Need help setting up your online courses?

Support Specialists are offering faculty drop-in Zoom office hours.

Mon. 8-10am, Tues. 2-4 pm, Wed. 4-6 pm, and Thurs. 10 am- 12pm

For more information on attending drop-in Zoom sessions contact:

DeAnna Gossett – gossetd@wlac.edu
Ana Figueroa – figuerab@wlac.edu

Dear Faculty, 

It is my pleasure to introduce the newest members of West’s Distance Learning (DL) program, DeAnna Gossett and Ana Figueroa (Distance Learning Support Specialists), who are joining our existing staff Cyrus Helf (Multimedia Specialist), Hadi Dabbagh (Online Technical Support), and Ashley Jerro (Program Assistant) as part of our DL team. They will host weekly drop-in office hours for faculty, DL webinars, technology training sessions, one on one support and contribute to the new West Faculty Support Hub.  

In order to support faculty who are new to online teaching or who want to enhance their online professional development, several resources are now available to faculty.

  1. Instructors seeking to become newly and fully DL certified must complete both Introduction to Teaching with Canvas and Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning which are offered by the District. To see a complete schedule, please follow this link
  2. Several professional development webinars are now available ranging from Equity in Online Learning to Teaching Science Online and Regular Effective Contact which are led by campus faculty from across the District. To see the list of upcoming webinars, please view the attached flyer.  
  3. West’s DL office is currently working on a Faculty Support Hub which will soon be released and contains information Zoom, OER, additional Canvas training, and accessibility, among other areas. 
  1. In addition to the support already provided by the DL office, faculty drop-in office hours during Summer will be available Mon. 8 -10 a.m., Tues. 2 – 4 p.m., Wed. 4 – 6 p.m. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  2. DL office staff is available for questions during regular business hours (Mon -Thurs from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.). Please follow this link to West DL website.  

As we move forward into the Fall semester our DL team hopes to build upon this spirit of collaboration and support that you demonstrated this Spring when we migrated to remote learning.  I encourage you to take advantage of the resources listed above to prepare for the fall semester and/or to enhance your summer classes. 

Go West. Go Far. Online. 
Eric Ichon
Dean of Distance Learning
Instructional Technology and Library Services
West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230