C3-2-1 Newsletter – Week Nine!

Hello, Faculty Community! 

***You are receiving this newsletter because you are a faculty member at MiraCosta College. I, Sean Davis, am the coordinator of our C3 Teaching and Learning Center***

October is a BIG month for celebrating and supporting several minoritized populations. Let’s promote, engage, and learn. Most importantly, we can honor the hard work folks are doing to bring justice to those who are denied it far too often.

3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection

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

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

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If you have some resources, tips/tricks, and questions to share, please contribute to the newsletter using this C3-2-1 Form.

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(3) Resources

  1.  LGBTQIA+ History Month
    The MiraCosta Social Justice and Equity Center (SJEC) is hosting a number of exciting events for LGBTQIA+ History Month. Be sure to check out the Virtual Library Display. There is still a fantastic slate of virtual events left this month, including Queer Games Arcade (tomorrow 10/21 from 3pm-4:30pm), Queer Musical Bingo (Friday 10/23 from 1pm-2pm), and several film screenings, just to name a few! Have fun and learn well. 🙂 
  2. Undocumented Student Week of Action
    We are in the middle of this critical week of action. Our UPRISE team and other advocates are hosting many Local Events, including student-led training, a virtual yoga session, entrepreneur workshops, and more! You can learn about Statewide Efforts here – there is some really useful downloadable content here, including marketing, advocacy, and resource materials. 

    This work goes far beyond this week. Learn more about MiraCosta’s UPRISE Program to be involved in supporting our students. 
  3.  Global Mind Ed
    This resource suggestion comes from Edward Pohlert. Thanks, Edward! 
    Here is a blurb on this organization’s mission and focus: 
    GlobalMindED is a 501(c)(3) closing the equity gap by creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline with programs, content and courses for students from the least resourced backgrounds through connections to role models, mentors, internships, experiences and jobs that make them employment worthy, promotion ready and financially fit to navigate a hierarchical world.  We serve low-income students, returning adults seeking badges/credentials, First Gen to college and inclusive leaders who teach them, work with them and hire them.

(2) Online Tips and Tricks

  1. Canvas Commons
    The Canvas Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.
  2. The Canvas App!
    This tool is useful in so many ways. You can download the Canvas Teacher App on your phone or tablet to access your courses, edit assignments/pages/discussions, and build your course content. Additionally, you can download the Canvas Student App to view your class as your students do to ensure content congruency and consistency across devices. 

(1) Question

Is it enough to be aware of and learn about marginalized communities that we are not members of, or do we have to go deeper to get to a place of empathy and understanding? If we must go deeper, how are we engaging in that process?

Stay joyful,

Sean Davis
Joyful Teacher in Residence 
Coordinator, C3 Teaching and Learning Center