The CVC-OEI offers a variety of events throughout the year which can be found on our calendar below. If you missed an event, many past events are available on-demand on our YouTube channel. Both self-paced and facilitated courses may be found in our course catalog.
We also have a a few special events taking place this summer, including:
Humanizing Challenge: Over three days, August 11-13, participants will attend live sessions and complete self-guided activities designed to support the needs of the CCC’s diverse students. The challenge may be eligible for flex credit.
5-Day Challenges These self-paced challenges are a fun and interactive way to learn how to teach online effectively. Each challenge focuses on a specific aspect of course design and can be completed in only 20 minutes per day.
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Humanizing Pre-Course Contact with Google Sites
May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Humanized online teaching practices support the non-cognitive or affective dimensions of student learning. Many students who enroll in online courses, particularly those from minoritized backgrounds, do not successfully log in and complete the first week successfully. Weeks 0-1 comprise a high opportunity zone for increasing the percentage of students who succeed online.
In this session, Fabiola and Michelle will share examples of humanized practices from their online courses that use Google Sites to create a Liquid Syllabus and a Welcome Package for students. Sent before day one, (or embedded in online campus directories) students tap the link and are instantly taken to an accessible webpage that renders beautifully on their phone. By embedding a brief video of yourself at the top of the page, your students will be greeted by your warm, smiling face and feel supported to log-in and be successful in week one.
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor, Online Teaching & Learning for CVC-OEI
Fabiola Torres, Ethnic Studies Faculty at Glendale College and CVC-OEI/@ONE facilitator