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  • MiraCosta Zoom tips + do you need a headset/webcam?

    MiraCosta Zoom tips + do you need a headset/webcam?

    Hello, MiraCosta faculty – In the last week, a lot of us have learned a lot about Zoom. Rick Cassoni did a great Zoom intro workshop and curry mitchell followed that with a deeper look on connecting with students in Zoom. Based on those and a lot of additional experience, I’ve compiled a 2-page …
  • Transition to Remote Instruction Workshop Archives

    Transition to Remote Instruction Workshop Archives

    These are the archives of the workshops that were presented March 23 – 27, 2020 Monday, March 23, 2020 Overview of Support Resources and the Plan for the Week, Q&A – Jim and Sean Canvas Basics – Liezl Madrona Connecting with Students in Canvas – Sean Davis and curry mitchell …
  • MiraCosta Faculty Support – Friday, March 28, 2020

    MiraCosta Faculty Support – Friday, March 28, 2020

    Hello, Faculty Community!  We have made it to the last day of professional development for the transition to remote instruction! We have another great lineup of workshops for you. We want to take time on this last day to thank you all for your efforts to make this project a …
  • MiraCosta Faculty Support: Thursday, March 26

    MiraCosta Faculty Support: Thursday, March 26

    Good morning, MiraCosta faculty! We’re on day 4 of our 5 day workshop sprint. How are your preparations going? Ready for a boost? Check out a workshop today, or pop in for some online 1-1 support with a colleague! Check out the details below… Today (Thursday), in our Zoom meeting for …
  • Instructional Continuity Prep Week Day 3 – Schedule of Events for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Instructional Continuity Prep Week Day 3 – Schedule of Events for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Hello, Faculty Community!  We had have had two great days of learning as we transition to remote instruction next Monday! We are ready for a Wednesday filled with plenty of support from our fellow faculty members with both 1-1 help and a full slate of workshops running continuously throughout the …
  • S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 6 March 25, 2020

    S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 6 March 25, 2020

    Transitioning Our Classes: Going Remote, A Special Series Sean and curry talk with Jim Julius, the director of distance education at MiraCosta, about what faculty and students should know about “remote instruction.” We ask Jim to clarify what expectations are being placed on faculty and on students, and we discuss …
  • MiraCosta faculty support for Tuesday, March 24

    MiraCosta faculty support for Tuesday, March 24

    Good morning, MiraCosta faculty! Welcome to day 2 of the rest of our lives (or maybe just the rest of spring semester) – Today (Tuesday), in our Zoom meeting for online workshops (same Zoom link for all workshops, all day, all week!)  9 – 10 AM – Virtual Coffee Hour Join colleagues …
  • Instructional Continuity – Schedule of Events: Monday, March 23, 2020

    Instructional Continuity – Schedule of Events: Monday, March 23, 2020

    Hello, Faculty Community!  Are you ready for Remote Instruction? Button-ups and sweatpants are the new normal for Zoom-based class sessions… Click here to access the full schedule of events throughout the week. And click here to enter the Zoom meeting for online workshops (it’s the same Zoom meeting for all workshops, …
  • Transition to Remote Instruction: Workshop Schedule – STARTS Monday, March 23

    Transition to Remote Instruction: Workshop Schedule – STARTS Monday, March 23

    Dear Faculty, Thanks to an outpouring of support from our colleagues who are willing to volunteer their time, effort, and expertise, we are pleased to present you with the schedule of events for the Instructional Continuity Professional Development Week. We have a full slate of online workshops, one-on-one (1-1) support, …
  • S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 5 March 18, 2020

    S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 5 March 18, 2020

    Transitioning Our Classes: Going Remote, A Special Series Sean and curry talk about the steps each will take to transition their current onsite classes into online spaces. Starting with instructor and student needs, we explore the possibilities of teaching and learning remotely. You can connect with the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast …
  • Instructional Continuity Update – Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Instructional Continuity Update – Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Dear Faculty, In light of President Cooke’s most recent message to the campus, we now shift our plans to work completely remotely for the remainder of the semester. All of the scheduled training sessions for next week’s transition to remote instruction will be conducted via Zoom. We are developing the …
  • S.A.F.E Topics Vol. 1, No. 4 March 11, 2020

    Bootstraps – A one word conversation with students In the fourth episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast, we were joined by MiraCosta College students and had a one-word conversation with the word, “Bootstraps.” We were joined by students Monique (Sociology), Matthias (Sociology), Kennedy (Psychology), Victor (Liberal Arts), and Jacob (Communications). …
  • S.A.F.E Topics Vol. 1, No. 3 March 4, 2020

    Bootstraps – A one-word conversation with faculty In the third episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast, we have a one-word conversation with faculty on “Bootstraps.” We were joined by our MiraCosta College faculty members Alexis Tucker-Sade (Anthropology), Nery Chapeton Lamas (Computer Science), and Tony Burman (Letters). What to listen for: …
  • S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 2, February 26, 2020

    Syllabus – A one-word conversation with students In the second episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast, we go over topics and issues related to the syllabus with MiraCosta college students Andre (Sociology), Melissa (Sociology), Susy (Sociology), Sam (BioManufacturing), and Joe (Theater). What to listen for: You can connect with the …
  • S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 1, February 19, 2020

    Syllabus – A one-word conversation with faculty  In the first episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast, we go over topics and issues related to the syllabus with our colleagues Annie Ngo (Business), Shawn Firouzian (Math), Rica French (Astronomy), and James Garcia (Sociology).  What to listen for:  The syllabus as a dynamic document  …
  • C3-2-1  Weekly Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2, February 17, 2020

    C3-2-1 Weekly Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2, February 17, 2020

    3 resources related to teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question (February 17, 2020) Want to share some of your favorite things with our faculty community? If you have some resources, tips/tricks, and questions to share, please contribute to the newsletter using this C3-2-1 Form. 3 …
  • S.A.F.E TOPICS Podcast Trailer

    Hello, Campus Community! We are excited to announce the production and release of a brand new podcast by MiraCostans and for MiraCostans – a podcast placing students and faculty into dialogue with each other over the dangerous topics that impact teaching and learning experiences in the community college. We hope …
  • C3-2-1 Weekly Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1, February 10, 2020

    C3-2-1 Weekly Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1, February 10, 2020

    Hello, Colleagues!  Your Joyful Teacher in Residence here! The latest C3 Teaching and Learning Center professional learning opportunity is this weekly newsletter. Each week, you will get 3 resources for teaching and learning, 2 online tips and tricks, and 1 question for you to ponder.  3 resources: I. The Marginal …
  • Chai, Coffee, and Canvas – Monday, February 10 from 9:45am to 10:45am in the Pedagogical Lounge

    Chai, Coffee, and Canvas – Monday, February 10 from 9:45am to 10:45am in the Pedagogical Lounge

    Hello, Colleagues! This email is an invitation to join Jim Julius (Faculty Director of Online Education), Karen Turpin (Online Instructional Technologist), and me (Sean Davis – Joyful Teacher in Residence) for a morning beverage and an open-ended discussion on all things Canvas. Come with questions, concerns, ideas, and anything else …
  • Conversations Connecting Colleagues – A C3 Professional Learning Opportunity

    Conversations Connecting Colleagues – A C3 Professional Learning Opportunity

    Hello, Colleagues!  I am excited to introduce new programming from our C3 Teaching and Learning Center. Conversations Connecting Colleagues is an effort to get us discussing important issues related to our profession. Once a month, I will release an article related to teaching and learning. Over the course of the month, …