C3-2-1 Newsletter – Fall 2021 Week Ten!

Hello, Faculty Community! 

This week I have 3 haunting resources, 2 tricks and treats, and 1 frightening question for reflection. Not really. It is just Halloween and stuff. 

Looking for archived resources, tips/tricks, and questions?

Revisit the past editions of the C3-2-1 Newsletter here

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(3) Resources

1. Angela Davis speaks! 

CalEndow recently hosted the venerable and iconic Angela Davis – a personal hero of mine. It was so great to attend this session live and I am happy to share this talk with you. Here is a description of the session from the hosts:

Dr. Angela Davis joined CalEndow Live on October 20 to discuss why building stronger communities is essential to the struggle for racial, economic, and gender justice. In this hour-long conversation, she described how the prison abolition movement has evolved to meet this moment in history and how art helps build People Power.

2. Five Minute Fixes

This website is based on the Five Minute Fixes workshop presented by Laura Paciorek (Child Development) and Lisa M. Lane (History) earlier this semester. Click here to view the workshop recording. They are adding more fixes all the time, so come back for more! 

Do you need help with these or anything related to teaching your classes online? Contact any of our faculty helpers for free help, anytime.

3. Fostering and Sustaining Inclusive Classrooms for Students of Color

Dr. Shaun Harper, the founder and executive director of USC’s Race and Equity Center, has released the resources, training material, and webinar recordings from the California Community Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance series. You can take these lessons at your own pace. This resource is the second session in the series. The first session was featured in a previous C3-2-1 Newsletter.

(2) Online Tips and Tricks

Special Note: This section of the newsletter will be featuring MiraCosta’s new (new to this role but not new to MiraCosta) full-time instructional designer, Nadia Khan! Nadia will be contributing video tips and tricks as one of many ways to introduce you to her and the awesome service she is providing to our campus community. Welcome, Nadia! 

Converting word documents to fillable PDFs (approx. 3.5 minutes)

Quiz and Annotate Video on Studio (approx. 5 minutes)
This video provides tips on how to embed quizzes into Canvas Studio videos. It also shows how to annotate Studio videos and add Studio quizzes to Speedgrader

(1) Question

Are we ensuring our students are learning? And, when answering the question, are we thinking about “learning” in ways beyond the discipline-specific content in our classes?

Stay joyful,

Sean Davis
Joyful Teacher in Residence 🙂