C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Comes to an End!

Dear Faculty,

This is my final email as Interim Joyful Teacher, and I want to thank you all for going on this journey with me. I’ve learned so much, and my greatest joy has been getting to know you all better. I hope you have time in summer to rest, reflect, recuperate, and/or take action.

Here’s my attempt to share some levity during unspeakably difficult times. I present: Summer Bingo. Each square provides a link to interesting resources and learning opportunities. Try to score a Bingo, or pick and choose words that speak to what you need in the moment. Or… just don’t 😊

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

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

Thank You,

Lauren McFall
Interim Joyful Teacher in Residence/
Coordinator of the C3 Teaching and Learning Center
Web Services + Emerging Technology Librarian

C3 Teaching and Learning Center

C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 11!

Did you miss the last meet up of the Podcast Club? Join us next week (Thursday, April 21st at 3pm) via Zoom as we discuss the Worst.Year.Ever. Spoiler: It’s not 2020, 2021, or 2022.

These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection.

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(3) Resources

  1. Check out California Humanities’ Best Practices for Increasing Accessibility webinar to help make public humanities programs more accessible to people of all abilities. It’s today at 4pm!
  2. California Virtual Campus (CVC) has some interesting workshops on their Events Calendar – some are geared specifically toward Math and English teaching. And, if you missed out on any of the events they hosted, they have an archive on their YouTube channel.
  3. Are you thinking or wondering about trends in higher education? Educause has a “7 Things You Should Know About…” series that gives a nice overview about topics such as: HyFlex ClassroomsDigital DivideVirtual Labs.

(2) Tips & Tricks

  1. Did you know you can set up Canvas to automatically reach out to students who haven’t completed assignments yet? Learn how to “Message students who…”
  2. We all make mistakes – and that is true even in Canvas. Good news! You can Undelete in Canvas, and you can also view and select older edits of a page using View Page History.

(1) Question

  1. What are you excited to learn about before the end of Spring 2022?

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

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Ready to Ruminate,

Lauren McFall
Interim Joyful Teacher in Residence/
Coordinator of the C3 Teaching and Learning Center
Web Services + Emerging Technology Librarian

C3 Teaching and Learning Center

C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week (I lost count)!

Welcome back to the last 8 weeks of the semester. I hope your Spring Break was everything you wanted it to be!

These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection.

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(3) Resources

  1. If you missed the Educator Burn Out workshop, you can watch the recording. In addition, this Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm, the MiraCosta Wellness Committee is hosting a workshop: Mental Health Strategies for Teaching Professions. You can join via Zoom. And, if that’s not enough… The Library’s newest in person and online exhibit is all about mental health: It’s OK to Not be OK.
  2. The Chronicle of Higher Education has been offering an interesting virtual (and free) series this semester: Talking about Teaching. Some of these sessions have already taken place, but the recordings are still available. Topics include: The Changing Professor-Student Dynamic, How to Foster Motivation and Engagement in Your Class, The Future of Grading and Assessment. None of this should sound too unfamiliar as we are talking about similar things at MiraCosta, but it never hurts to get a different perspective.
  3. With education paradigms changing, do you wonder what teaching and learning might look like in the future? I always like to start with the user, and in this case, that means learners. Do you know what the Class of 2030 generation has been dubbed? Take a moment to learn about Generation Alpha!

(2) Tips & Tricks

  1. If you’re looking for some creative support to get past the End-of-Spring-Break-Slump, reach out to a peer faculty mentor and/or our instructional designer, Nadia Khan. You’ll walk away with a “spring” in your step.
  2. Have you ever asked yourself how students are interacting with your Canvas course? Chances are, they’re using Canvas’ To Do List. You may have missed Lisa M. Lane’s Spring Challenge, but lucky you, you can still access Taming the To Do List anytime! Psst: More Spring Challenges are coming in April!

(1) Question

  1. What are you excited to learn about before the end of Spring 2022?

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

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

With Curiosity and Care,

Lauren McFall
Interim Joyful Teacher in Residence/
Coordinator of the C3 Teaching and Learning Center
Web Services + Emerging Technology Librarian

C3 Teaching and Learning Center

C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 6!

I hope you’ll join the first Podcast Club discussion today at 3pm via Zoom. If you haven’t yet listened to this week’s pick, This American Life: Three Miles, join us anyway!

These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection.

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(3) Resources

  1. Learn more about the invasion of Ukraine. Thanks to Mia Scavone for forwarding events hosted by UCLA’s Center for European and Russian Studies and the San Diego World Affairs Council. Also, We can’t ignore the darker sides of global unity on war in Ukraine.
  2. Educator Burn Out: Learn what burn out is, why educators are so vulnerable to it, and how building more compassionate institutions can help prevent and heal it with author, Jonathan Malesic. Want to get a sense of what will be discussed before attending? Listen to Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast episode The End of Burn Out.
    Mark your Calendar: Monday, March 14, 2022 at 4pm via Zoom
  1. Spring Challenge: Make small changes to your online classes that lead to a big impact by joining the Spring Weekly Challenges. This week, Lizzette Herrera Castellanos is focusing on Compliance and writing clear expectations.

(2) Tips & Tricks

  1. Did you know that using “Click Here” is not an accessible way to format links? Learn about the different ways to link in Canvas and how to write descriptive link text so that it’s accessible for all your students.
  2. Speaking of links, have you ever wanted to create a nifty looking button? Instructional Designer, Nadia Khan, has a great YouTube tutorial for Creating Canvas buttons.

(1) Question

  1. Do we influence our students as much as our students influences us?
    Bidirectional parenting has me thinking about bidirectionality in teaching and learning spaces.

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

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With Curiosity and Care,

Lauren McFall
Interim Joyful Teacher in Residence/
Coordinator of the C3 Teaching and Learning Center
Web Services + Emerging Technology Librarian

C3 Teaching and Learning Center

C3-2-1 Newsletter – Spring 2022 Week 5!

I hope that your return to in-person instruction is bringing you and your students joy! If you need a little pick me up, the C3 Teaching + Learning Center in OC 1252 is open 24/7 for your convenience and has a fully stocked coffee bar. I’ll be there today with some of our fantastic colleagues from 11am-1pm.

These weekly newsletters feature 3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for reflection.

C321 Newsletter

(3) Resources

  1. Save the Date for March 9th at 4pm! The C3 is facilitating a workshop hosted by outside speaker, Jonathan Malesic, about burn out and ways to sustain ourselves as people and teachers through the many changes we’ve experienced over the last couple years. More information will be available soon!
  1. Spring Challenge: Make small changes to your online classes that lead to a big impact by joining the Spring Weekly Challenges. This week, Angela Beltran-Aguilar is sharing ways to create A Welcoming Canvas Home Page. Join the Zoom drop-in session today: Thursday, February 24: 11am-12pm.
  2. Do you still have questions about the return to in-person instruction? Please check out the helpful FAQ developed in consultation with faculty and administrators. You can even ask additional questions, too! I also recommend Watching the Teaching in Person: Lessons from Fall 2021 recording from FLEX week.

(2) Tips & Tricks

  1. Now that we are seeing some of our students in person again, we may be noticing a need for additional support. The Student Support page in Canvas is a great place to direct students. And, it’s worth looking at all of the CARE support available for financial, food, mental health, and technology needs.
  2. Add the Library to your Canvas course with a few simple steps. You can even request a customized Course Guide made just for your class.

(1) Question

  1. How are you (and your students) feeling about the return to in-person instruction?

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

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

With Smiles and Snacks,

Lauren McFall
Interim Joyful Teacher in Residence/
Coordinator of the C3 Teaching and Learning Center
Web Services + Emerging Technology Librarian

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