Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together
10.20.20 - 10.23.20
Our 3CSN Fall/Winter Newsletter has arrived!
Dear colleagues,

We are excited to share this year's 3CSN Fall Newsletter with you. This newsletter is  traditionally distributed during the Strengthening Student Success Conference, but like the conference, we too have gone virtual.

Although we miss seeing you at our in-person events, we are even more appreciative to see you online with us. Together, in community, we are finding our way through these unprecedented times. 

The newsletter highlights the great work of our network- the practitioners who are continuing to strive for student success in our community colleges.

We hope you enjoy seeing familiar faces, remembering our statewide events, and learning more about our extensive online offerings that have reached over 7,000 participants since March.

3CSN is humbled by your eagerness to learn with us.

With appreciation and hope for a healthier time- we thank you all!

Deborah & Jessica 

Dr. Deborah Harrington, Executive Director, 3CSN
Dr. Jessica Cristo, Network Director, 3CSN
Our Civic Dialogues Series is going strong. Don't miss it!
Civic Dialogues Series
Session 6: Project-Based Learning
Drs. Rick Vaz, Director and Kris Wobbe, Co-Director, Center for Project-based Learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Friday, 10/23, 11 AM - 1 PM
Missed Civic Dialogues Session 6? View it here:
Dr. Dawn Whitehead, Vice President, Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers, AAC&U
Join us this week for our Leadership Spotlight featuring our 2019-20 BSILI and FLC team from Feather River College!
Leadership Spotlight: Engaging Your Campus to Improve Student Learning through Student Employment - Feather River College

Tuesday, 10/20, 11 AM - 12 PM

Learn how this BSILI and FLC leadership team has utilized the planning tools and theories acquired through their involvement with 3CSN to identify a need and develop a series of workshops for Supervisors of Student Employees in order to increase professionalism, connect learning in the classroom to career goals, and develop 21st century skills that transfer into the workforce.
Mark your calendar and register now for this special learning assistance hour roundtable discussion...
Learning Assistance Hour: Writing Center Roundtable
11/20 3 PM-4 PM & 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.
Registration is still open for 3CSN's Fall Design Lab Series!
Time is running out to register for two of our design labs:
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. Faculty, please encourage your students to register. Students, please come and bring a friend!
Hello: Is it Me You're Looking for? ePortfolios

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 (CSU Northridge), Diana Bonilla Hein (Los Angeles Mission College), 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.
Please join us (virtually) at the Strengthening Student Success Conference every Friday this month...
Wayfinding Online Zoom Sessions Schedule
10.20.20 - 10.23.20
Zoom users, come talk about it...

Shop Talk: Zoom
Tuesday, 10/20, 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.
 
Looking for new ways to engage students and/or colleagues online?

Tools for Asynchronous and Synchronous Discussions: Google Collaborations  
Tuesday, 10/20, 3 PM – 4 PM
Join 3CSN coordinator Kelan Koning and students for this interactive session exploring ways to use tools to enrich asynchronous as well as synchronous educational spaces. This session will cover Google Collaborations & annotated discussions.

Looking for ways to take your text-based discussions to the next level?

Text Talk
Wednesday, 10/21, 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Join 3CSN coordinators Sarah Sullivan and Nicole Bryant Lescher for this weekly hour of text-centered engagement with readings selected to support educators and students alike in navigating this challenging time together.
 
Try out new features with colleagues...

Zoom 102: Breakout Rooms & Polls
Wednesday, 10/21, 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.
 
Miss your office community? Join us...

Virtual Community Hour for Classified Professionals
Wednesday, 10/21, 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.

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

Canvas 102: Student-Centered Design  Thursday, 10/22, 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Join Josh Miller, Los Angeles Valley College Communications Studies Chair, for this Learn & Practice session that will provide and generate ideas for intentionally designing a student-centered Canvas course.



Learning Assistance Hour: Student Motivation and Engagement Round Table Discussion
Friday, 10/23, 3 PM- 4 PM

In this one-hour round table discussion, peer educators other learning assistance professionals will read together, share insights, and learn from one another about how to engage and motivate students in an online environment. Together, we will explore this topic through a "text set." We will talk about what a text set is, how to create one for your students, and how to use a text set to lead your own discussion with your students. Participants are welcome to stay from 4:00 - 4:30 to more deeply explore how this could be done in any setting (classrooms, one-to-one tutoring sessions, or group SI or tutoring sessions). 

Looking for inspiration? Check out our
Wayfinding Online YouTube playlists...
3CSN Presents Civic Dialogues



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3CSN Wayfinding Online Series - Library Sessions



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3CSN Wayfinding Online Series - Spotlight Sessions



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3CSN Wayfinding Online Series - Zoom Sessions



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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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