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STAC Office Hour

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a collaboration between the California Virtual Campus and CollegeBuys focused on centralizing the procurement of online student and faculty support services. We invite you to drop in if you would like to discuss general STAC procurement details, receive implementation support, review vendor service information, or require assistance with […]

STAC Office Hour

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a collaboration between the California Virtual Campus and CollegeBuys focused on centralizing the procurement of online student and faculty support services. We invite you to drop in if you would like to discuss general STAC procurement details, receive implementation support, review vendor service information, or require assistance with […]

STAC Open Office Hour

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a collaboration between the California Virtual Campus and CollegeBuys focused on centralizing the procurement of online student and faculty support services. We invite you to drop in if you would like to discuss general STAC procurement details, receive implementation support, review vendor service information, or require assistance with […]

Humanizing Pre-course Contact with a Liquid Syllabus

Improving the tone of your syllabus is a well known equity practice. Developing a Liquid Syllabus, a visually-oriented, public, accessible web page topped with a brief, imperfect welcome video that prepares students for a successful first week in an online course is next level! By the end of our session, you’ll get started with creating your own Liquid Syllabus using Google Sites, which will break down the instructor-student hierarchy and begin to build trust with your students.

Registration link for Humanizing Pre-course Contact with a Liquid Syllabus

An online course, like any other course, is a social environment that can be experienced as a threat landscape by students. Racism, poverty, and social marginalization shape the way students respond to the cues in your course. This workshop will guide you through creating a course card and homepage that mitigate threat and prepare

Registration link for Laying out the Welcome Mat with a Humanized Course Card and Homepage

In this session we will briefly consider the neuroscience of toxic stress and its impact on our ability to engage, connect, and learn. How will we welcome our students and colleagues to our institutions and classrooms this fall? What can we, educators, possibly do to help attend to their mental health and ameliorate their exhaustion and distress, while at the same time, intentionally engaging in self-care? We will examine the principles and practical examples of trauma- informed approaches and reflect on the connections between trauma-informed education, healing, and restorative justice.

Registration link for Bearing Witness as an Act of Love, Dr. Mays Imad

Humanized online teaching requires you to understand your students as more than just names on a screen. Developing awareness of their needs will enable you to teach with empathy. By the end of this workshop, you will import and adapt an existing survey into your Canvas course, which will help you get to know your students as real people. You will learn how to leverage this data to adapt your teaching and support your high opportunity students.

Registration link for Identifying Your High Opportunity Students with a Getting to Know You Survey

You will acquire an understanding of warm demander pedagogy (Kleinfeld), which will empower you to leverage your relationships with your students to challenge them through push and care. You will learn how to construct wise feedback and deliver it through video to support your students in achieving their full intellectual potential.

Registration link for Being a Warm Demander: Challenging Students with Relationship-Rich Teaching and Wise Feedback

Psychology research has shown that small teaching interventions can have a big impact on how students think about their learning. Changing that narrative can be a game changer. This session will provide an overview of this research and guide you through the creation of either a Wisdom Wall or self-affirming ice breaker using either Flipgrid or VoiceThread, asynchronous voice and video discussion tools.

Registration link to Changing Students’ Learning Narratives with a Self- affirming Ice Breaker and a Wisdom Wall

Using asynchronous video to teach your students new concepts is a fundamental online teaching skill. Videos construct your presence in your students’ learning and support their variability by empowering them to view and review content to support their unique rhythm without judgement from others. But long videos don’t work. We have solutions that we think you’re going to love! Bumper videos are visually oriented, 2-3 minute videos set to music that are not only engaging to watch, but also easy and fun to make! Microlectures are laser-focused instructional videos that are between 5-10 minutes long. You’ll be guided through an accessible video workflow using Adobe Spark or Screencast-o-Matic or Canvas Studio (you choose!) to create accessible videos and embed them in your Canvas course.

Registration link for Developing your Teaching Presence with Bumper Videos & Microlectures

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