Events Calendar

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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August 2020

Achieving Equity in STEM through Authentic Assessments

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Assessments allow students to demonstrate what they know and allow us to measure their knowledge and skills. Using equity-based authentic assessments reflects our commitment to student-centered learning by providing students with opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect this learning on a deeper level to the world around them. This webinar highlights the importance of centering equity in STEM-based authentic assessments. Our panelists include: Dr. Jennifer Cole, Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Climate Change & Environmental Studies Chair, Academic…

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The Anatomy of Learning: Sending Cues of Trust & Belonging from the First Click

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Speaker: Michelle Pacansky-Brock To navigate through these unknown and traumatic times, educators must be knowledgeable about how learning happens (and why it often does not). Recognizing the affective and cognitive dimensions of learning illuminates the need to understand our students as humans with rich, complicated stories and foster positive instructor-student relationships at a distance to ensure all students are poised for success. This session will illuminate how humanized online teaching provides a foundation of trust you can build upon in…

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Taking Off Our Emotional Armor: Reflections From First-time Online Instructors

August 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Speakers: Dayamudra Dennehy, City College of San Francisco, Gayathri Manikandan, Compton College, and Michelle Pacansky-Brock, CVC-OEI/@ONE Join us for a heart-to-heart conversation about teaching online for the first time. Dayamudra and Gayathri will share their successes and candidly reflect on how leaning into vulnerability resulted in professional growth in their teaching. This event is part of a 3-day Humanizing Challenge. For more information, please go to: Register here.

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Practicing Radical Love: Breaking Down Instructor-Student Hierarchies

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Speaker: Fabiola Torres, Glendale Community College Fabiola will share examples of brief, imperfect, captioned videos that break down the instructor-student hierarchy and encourage students to lean in. We will also consider the important topic of managing your public digital identity when using instructional videos. You’ll see videos recorded with a smartphone using Clips (for Apple iOS devices only) and photomontages using Adobe Spark. Introverts and extroverts welcomed. This session will prepare you to create your own welcome video by the…

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Humanizing Pre-Course Contact with a Liquid Syllabus

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Speaker: Michelle Pacansky-Brock The weeks and days leading up to the start of a new term are filled with anxiety and nerves for many students. This term, your students will have even more questions about what to expect and how to get started. An equity-minded strategy to improve these barriers is to transform your syllabus into a Liquid Syllabus! A Liquid Syllabus is a mobile-friendly, public website with a friendly welcome video that is written with welcoming, validating language. This…

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