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Friday, October 25, 2019 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time

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Can•Innovate is a free, online conference designed for California Community College Canvas users.

Can•Innovate, a free online conference is the California Community College system’s premier Canvas event. In support of our 114 community colleges that use Canvas, Can•Innovate showcases creative practices in teaching and course design. Communities that share together, innovate together.

Meet the Speakers

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Maritez Apigo

Professor Apigo

Instructional Designer and English Professor
Contra Costa College

Over the last two decades, Maritez Apigo has had the honor of teaching in the Bay Area, CA and in Hawaii community colleges, high schools, and middle schools. Currently, she is an Instructional Designer and an online and hybrid English and ESL Professor at Contra Costa College. She is an @ONE Online Course Facilitator and a CVC-OEI Peer Reviewer. Maritez's teaching pedagogy illuminates her commitment to social justice, equity, innovation, and student success. When she’s not teaching, you might discover her behind the turntables DJing, in the dance studio working on her dance technique, or at the park playing with her two young children.

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Ed Beyer

Ed Beyer

Professor
Antelope Valley College

After a 20-year career in aerospace as an avionics engineer and a computer scientist, Ed is now a professor at Antelope Valley College where he teaches computer applications and computer science courses online. Ed holds a PhD in Educational Technology, a MS in Systems Management, a BS in Computer Science, and an AS in Computer Information Science. He has had a passion for online education since 1997 and is excited about sharing his passion with other Can*Innovaters!

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Don Carlisle

Donald Carlisle

Economics Adjunct Faculty
Cabrillo, MJC, COS

I received my Master of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I received my BA, with Honors, in Economics from UCSC and my AA from Santa Monica College. I have been teaching traditional classes, and online classes, since 2008. I have taught classes at MJC, Cabrillo, MPC, Gavilan, Saddleback, Santa Rosa JC, College of the Sequoias, and Humphrey's University. I have attended classes at Goldenwest College, San Diego Mesa, San Diego City, Santa Monica College, and Cuesta.

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Chelsea Cohen

Chelsea Cohen

Instructor of English for Speakers of Other Languages, Distance Education Coordinator
Laney College

Chelsea is a tenured instructor of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Distance Education Coordinator at Laney College. She is also a lead reviewer for the Online Education Initiative and a new facilitator for @ONE. She is passionate about helping her colleagues develop creative, inclusive activities for their online classes, and equipping her students with technology skills that will open doors in both their educational and professional lives.

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Alice Dieli

Alice Dieli

Faculty Instructional Development Coordinator
American River College

I have been serving as the Instructional Development Coordinator for American River College since 2014. I am passionate about exploring the use of technology to engage online students and am an advocate for making the online educational environment accessible for all in the teaching and learning community. I believe technology provides exciting opportunities for online students and teachers to design and interact with their individual environments in ways that meet their needs. Can•Innovate is a wonderful chance for sharing what works in Canvas and learning from each other to promote our students' success.

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Laura Gibbs

Laura Gibbs

Online Instructor
University of Oklahoma

I've been teaching online courses at the University of Oklahoma since 2002. My Canvas course spaces are always open, so feel free to come take a look: Mythology and Folklore is at Myth.MythFolklore.net and Epics of India is at India.MythFolklore.net. I really appreciate the way Can*Innovate is open to participants beyond California: I'm excited to connect and share again this year!

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JoEllen Green

JoEllen Green

Decision Science Instructor
Fresno City College

JoEllen Green has taught math, statistics, and computer science for over 17 years. She is a decision science instructor at Fresno City College. She has also taught both at the high school and college level. She obtained a Master of Science degree in both Statistics (University of California, Riverside) and Information Technology (Capella University). Her bachelor of science degree is in Statistics from the University of California, Riverside. She has submitted and been approved to teach two decision science courses through the OEI.

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Jory Hadsell

Jory Hadsell

Executive Director
California Community Colleges California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative

Dr. Jory Hadsell currently serves as the Executive Director of the California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative. The CVC-OEI, managed through a grant to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, is a statewide program to assist students in accelerating completion of their educational goals, through increasing access to high-quality online transferable courses, degrees and certificates offered by the California Community Colleges (CCC). The CVC-OEI represents a comprehensive and collaborative online education ecosystem that supports faculty in leveraging effective instructional practices and coordinates student access to shared technology platforms, including providing CCC students with access to the robust state-wide inventory of online CCC courses and programs across California.

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DJ Hawkins

DJ Hawkins

Instructional Designer
Riverside Community College District

DJ earned a BA in Liberal Studies and MA in Composition from CSU San Bernardino. For over 12 years, she has taught for multiple community colleges, four-year and private universities, and now CVC-OEI @ONE. Recently, DJ was hired as an Instructional Designer for the Riverside Community College District to help face-to-face and online faculty improve their course design. DJ relies on ConferZoom for her face-to-face and online courses as well as her Instructional Design work. She is excited to share her knowledge because everyone Can-Innovate!

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Patricia James

Pat James

@ONE Course Facilitator
Foothill-DeAnza Community College District

A CCC distance education leader for over a decade, Pat is dedicated to increasing student success through high quality online learning. She retired in Jan. 2014 as Exe. Director of the CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI), received the OLC Frank Mayadas Award, served on ASCCC Exec. Committee, taught digital media courses online, serves on the planning and implementation committee for the OTC. She served MSJC as Dean of Instructional Technology and DE, co-directed @ONE professional development project, and currently teaches online educators through @ONE. Pat also works on Educational Partnerships with American Public University System.

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Kona Jones

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Director, Online Learning
Richland Community College
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Kona Jones is the Director of Online Learning and coordinates Faculty Academy at Richland Community College. She is responsible for the development of faculty and student technology training materials, provides instructional design support to faculty, oversees the assessment of online courses, and facilitates faculty professional development. Kona loves teaching and is an adjunct instructor of statistics and developmental psychology. Her passion is student success and in 2019 she was awarded Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Kona is also a Canvas Coach and Canvassador, contributing extensively in the online Canvas Community and elsewhere.

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Jim Julius

Jim Julius

Faculty Director, Online Education
MiraCosta College
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Jim works with faculty, administrators, student services professionals, technologists, and students to help MiraCosta strengthen online learning and support services. He especially enjoys the way that MiraCosta views the student experience online as an integral part of access and success for its students. He also appreciates opportunities such as Can-Innovate to learn from and collaborate with folks from around the CCC system.

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Erin Keefe

Erin Keefe

Principal Consultant, Learning and Strategy
Instructure

Erin is a Principal Consultant on the Learning and Strategy team at Instructure, which means she gets to travel around the country and help K12, higher ed, and corporations learn how to deepen their usage of Canvas and other Instructure products (read: be more awesome!). Prior to working for Instructure, Erin was a high school English teacher and school administrator in Pennsylvania, where she lives. She loves college basketball, gardening, animal adoption, and the beach.

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Monique Kelley

Monique Kelley

Accounting Instructor
Fresno City College
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Monique Kelley has taught accounting for over 20 years. She is an accounting instructor at Fresno City College and has served as department chair and on numerous committees. She has also taught at Georgia Perimeter College and Morris Brown College in Georgia, where she holds an active CPA license since May 1997. She earned an online teaching certificate at Cerro Coso College in July 2002 which started her journey of teaching online. She was awarded 1st place for her poster board presentation at the 2018 Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year College (TACTYC) in Tampa Bay, FL. Monique enjoys being a life-long learner!

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Bri Kuhn

Bri Kuhn

Assistant Professor, English
Cuyamaca Community College

Bri received her BA in English at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Master's in English at SDSU and has been teaching English at the community college since 2014. She is also pursuing an EdD at SDSU focusing on Community College Leadership. She participates in professional development, conferences, and committees focused on Guided Pathways and Online Education. She has co-facilitated Dynamic Online Teaching with CVC-OEI for the past year and is excited to share and learn with fellow educators across the state at Can-Innovate!

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Logan Murray

Logan Murray

Project Analyst, Academic Affairs
California Community Colleges California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative

Logan Murray is a Project Analyst working with the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI). Logan's favorite thing about Canvas is the ability to customize the platform in order to improve educational experiences for online students. In 2019 he earned his doctorate in education from Drexel University with a research focus on the ethical use of learning analytics.

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Micah Orloff

Micah Orloff

Dean of Instruction, Distance Education and Technology
Mt. San Jacinto College

As a Dean of Instruction at Mt. San Jacinto College, Micah Orloff is responsible for Distance Education initiatives including policy development and governance, program development, professional learning and support. In addition, he oversees technology support services across the district including the Distance Education and Learning Technology Advancement (DELTA), Network Technology and Academic Technology teams. What Micah loves about his job is partnering with his colleagues to make a positive impact on our students lives - and is looking forward to doing the same with Can*Innovate attendees!

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Bonnie Peters

Bonnie Peters

Chief Student Services Officer/Director of Student Experience
California Community Colleges California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative

Bonnie Peters has spent the last 19 years in the California Community College system serving in various student services positions such as counseling, teaching (on campus and online), and Educational Leadership (on campus and online). As of 2014 she has been serving as the Chief Student Services Officer/Director of Student Experience for the California Virtual Campus- Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI), providing administrative and programmatic leadership for the CVC-OEI Online Student Experience Division. She holds both an M.S. in Counseling and M.A in Teaching and Learning with Technology.

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Leslie Reeves

Leslie Reeves

Faculty Universal Design for Learning Coordinator
American River College

I have been an American River College educator for seventeen years working to support staff and students in the online teaching and learning process. I happily became the Faculty Universal Design for Learning Coordinator in 2017 and through training and one-on-one meetings, advocate for creating curriculum that includes Universal Design for Learning principles, excellent instructional design, and campus wide accessibility for online learning resources. I am also a Lead OEI Course Reviewer.

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Armeda Reitzel

Armeda Reitzel

Professor
Humboldt State University

Armeda Reitzel is a professor of communication at Humboldt State University (HSU) where she has taught since 1981. This semester she is teaching online at College of the Redwoods (CR). She has developed and taught three fully online courses: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (HSU), American Public Discourse (HSU), and Intercultural Communication (CR). In 2016, she was a recipient of the California State University Award for Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) for creating a quality course (Communication 100-Fundamentals of Speech Communication). Dr. Reitzel is a fan of Analytics Beta.

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Inger Stark

Inger Stark

Professor of Sociology
Laney College

Inger is a tenured sociology instructor at Laney College who served as the Peralta District Distance Education Coordinator for three years. Inger’s background also includes 5 years as an administrator (4 years as a dean and 1 as a Vice President of Instruction) and 12 years of teaching. Her favorite job responsibility is working with colleagues to create online learning activities that create a sense of student belonging and classroom inclusiveness.

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Anna Stirling

Ana Sterling

Director of Distance Education Support Services
Mt. San Jacinto College

Anna Stirling is passionate about the effect quality online course design has on student success and plays a lead in emphasizing this at Mt. San Jacinto College as the Director of Distance Education Support Services. She oversees the Distance Education and Learning Technology Advancement (DELTA) team as they support faculty & staff with enhancing the teaching and learning experience through the effective use of technology. She is excited about connecting and sharing best practices with Can Innovators across the state.

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Karen Turpin

Karen Turpin

Online Instructional Technologist
MiraCosta College

I am the Online Instructional Technologist at MiraCosta College. In this role I am the Canvas Administrator and I support the Online Education department with technology development, support, and training. What I love most about my job is working with faculty, staff, and students of many backgrounds and helping them explore new and innovative ways to reach their goals using technology. My recent projects include working with the CVC-OEI and various constituents at the college advocating for and building equity minded student solutions that benefit the overall student experience at the college.

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Kim Vincent-Layton

Kim Vincent-Layton

Educational Developer
Humboldt State University

Kim is an educational developer/designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a lecturer in the Department of Communication at Humboldt State University (HSU). She has been the CSU Quality Assurance campus lead at HSU since 2011, and launched and led the last two years of the California Canvas Common Interest Group. In her free time, Kim loves to travel, write and engage in physical activity (cycling, hiking, swimming!) with her partner and three daughters. She is excited to connect with colleagues at Can•Innovate as we continue to explore learning and teaching together.

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Mike Vogt

Mike Vogt

Project Management & Operations Supervisor
California Community Colleges California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative

Mike Vogt serves as the Project Management and Operations Supervisor for the CVC-OEI. He has spent over a decade working in LMS administration and support for learning technologies in higher education. Mike's favorite thing about Canvas is the robust community of users who share their experiences and solutions with the entire Canvas Community.

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Lené Whitley-Putz

Lené Whitley-Putz

Interim Dean, Online Learning
Foothill College

Since 2011, I've had the pleasure of working with faculty from across the state in various roles with @ONE. In January 2019, I started a new role as Interim Dean of Online Learning with Foothill College. Being back on the Foothill campus is especially meaningful to me, as Foothill was the first CCC at which I taught. Transitioning from my faculty role at @ONE to an administrative role has been a big shift, but the important piece of my old job that my new job shares is helping faculty design and deliver amazing online learning experiences. I'm excited to engage with my peers across the state during Can•Innovate!

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Becky Williams

Becky Williams

Canvas Support Coordinator
Humboldt State University

Becky is the Canvas administrator at Humboldt State University. She has been supporting students and faculty as they navigate Canvas since 2016. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from Humboldt and is working on an M.S. in Online Teaching & Learning from CSU East Bay.

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