CCC Digital Learning Day, February 22, 2018

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Keynote Presentation - 9:00-9:50 a.m. PT
Social Media, Social Change: Using Digital Tools Today to Respond to Tomorrow's Challenges

Marcia Chatelain, @DrMChatelainAssociate Professor, History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
In this keynote address, Dr. Marcia Chatelain talks about ways to extend the boundaries of teaching by using social media tools for conversations, collaboration, and connections.  Using her own experiences with the viral initiative #FergusonSyllabus, podcasting and other digital humanities, Dr. Chatelain advocates for educators to experiment with online platforms to not only enhance teaching, but also help students become more active and responsive citizens.

Session 1 - 10:00-10:45 a.m. PT
Supporting Students ... Digitally!

From One Semester's Learners to the Next: Advice for Success
Matt Mooney, @Prof_Mooney, History Professor, Santa Barbara Community College

At the end of every semester I ask my students to write a short paragraph of advice to next semester’s students. They discuss the one or two most important things that enabled them to succeed in the course. I choose the most insightful of these responses and collect them together in a Padlet. New students review this collection of advice as their very first assignment in the new semester. After introducing themselves to their classmates via the Canvas discussion forum, the new students discuss the most insightful piece of advice passed along from last semester’s students. Each student then responds to at least one classmate with advice the classmate “did not include in his or her Personal Introduction.” In other words, he or she will offer their classmate additional ideas from last semester's students.

Counseling in the Cloud
Javier Villaseñor, Counselor, Long Beach City College
Counselors provide invaluable support to students, but not just for students who are on campus.  This presentation will demonstrate how counselors are interacting with students online using Cranium Café, powered by ConexEd, a FERPA and ADA compliant online counseling platform available at no cost to OEI consortium colleges and at a discounted rate for all CCCs.

Session 2 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. PT
Sharing Our Way Through Times of Change!

Supporting Online Professors with a Shared ACCJC Student Success Checklist
Jodie Steeley, Director of Distance Education & Instructional Technology, Fresno City College

We implemented a check-list to encourage professors to apply ACCJC compliance standards and engage them in the discussion of online course design and pedagogy. Using a checklist authored by Fabiola Torres from Glendale Community College, faculty at FCC where challenged to complete the checklist and submit their compliance based courses into a drawing for Amazon Dots that link Canvas and Alexa. With a 40% submission rate and 70% of faculty attending available workshops, one-on-one, and drop-in sessions, student engagement and accessibility became popular topics for collegial interactions among faculty and distance education staff.

How did you do that? Lessons Learned in Closing a Digital Divide
James Theall, Computer Information Systems (CIS) Professor, College of the Desert

As a web design instructor, I believe engaging content can make for more engaged readers and students.  In this session, I will share how a new layout, a well-placed line, box or splash of color can transform a boring page into an engaging course content page or assignment.  When I began teaching in Fall, 2016, I had the opportunity to create a new course shell in Canvas for a beginner’s computer literacy course. In the process, I explored every tool at my disposal and dove in to creating content pages with the ‘limited’ Rich Text Editor and the even more limited HTML editor. Wanting to share what I had learned, I created a compendium of reusable snippets and interactive HTML tag anatomy breakdowns to share with my peers who wanted to know “How did you do THAT!?”

Lunch "Tables" - 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. PT

Enjoy lunch on your own or join your colleagues at one of our Zoom Lunch Tables (registration not required).  Just select a topic, click and join!

Closed captioning is not available for the Lunch Table sessions and these sessions will not be recorded.

Showcase - 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. PT
Digital Storytelling: The Why, What and How of Creativity, Learning, and Assessment

Fabiola Torres, @iLearnNow, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Glendale Community College
Marco Torres, Director of Story, Digital Promise

Students accomplish their goals and learn relevant skills through practice, careful time management and teamwork.  Through digital storytelling, Marco Torres and Fabiola Torres present a position promoting skills that are relevant to students’ lives and connected with the world beyond the classroom.  Through authentic projects that are central to the education of the 21st Century, digital storytelling encourages appropriate context for learning in the information age.

Session 3 - 2:00-2:45 p.m. PT
Reimagining Writing

Transforming a Writing Assignment with Creativity and Digital Curation
Meg Phelps, @YourTeacherMeg, Art History Professor, Ventura College

My "Make Your Own Museum" assignment directs students to design their own virtual museum for my art appreciation class using Adobe Spark. They develop online literacy, basic skills for content creation, exercise their own creativity, and produce a beautiful product for a student portfolio.

What Would a Textbook Created by Students Look Like?
Suzanne Wakim, @SuzanneWakim, Biology Professor, Butte College

If given the chance to create a textbook, what would students want to include and how would they want to present the information? I decided to find out. Over the course of 5 semesters, my online honors biology class will be building a biology textbook. The first semester’s class built an outline for the book, the second identified good sources for information, and the third started the first draft. Next semester, we will finish the first draft and then we will begin editing students' contributions. The class uses Google Docs to create their content as well as comment on other student contribution. I will discuss how I structured the assignments and how students work through the process.

Session 4 - 3:00-3:45 p.m. PT
Amplifying Student Voices with Asynchronous Video Tools

Teaching with Flipgrid
Dayamudra Dennehy, @SFDaya, ESL Professor, City College of San Francisco

Flipgrid has been called the hottest new tech tool, making it easy for students to communicate with video. This session will offer an overview of this mobile app platform, showcase authentic student examples, and share tips for how to incorporate Flipgrid student-centered lessons. Participants will also have a chance to record their own videos to a session Flipgrid.

Teaching with VoiceThread Campuswide
Tracy Schaelen,@TracySchaelen, Distance Education Faculty Coordinator, Southwestern College

VoiceThread is a digital tool that enables asynchronous voice and video conversations around your media files. Southwestern College acquired a site license for VoiceThread in late 2016 and has just finished their first year of using VoiceThread in Canvas. In this session, you will see an example of how VoiceThread is being used to boost student engagement and regular effective contact, hear what students think of this tool, and learn how Southwestern College is integrating captioning into VoiceThread. You can try VoiceThread out, too!

Panel - 4:00-4:50 p.m. PT
Student Panel

Daniel Contreras, Solano Community College
Dineo Maine, Southwestern College
Dom Padua, College of San Mateo, Middle College

We may not want to admit it, but we approach teaching with a certain amount of hubris—we assume we are the experts. One way to really engage students, however, is to ask them what’s engaging and innovative (and what’s not!). In an era of rapidly changing digital innovations, listening to student voices is critical. Join us for this panel as three students approach digital learning from three very different perspectives

Closing Session - 5:00-5:30 p.m. PT
Reflections on the Day

Michelle Pacansky-Brock, @brocansky, Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation, @ONE
Lené Whitley-Putz, @lenewp, Faculty Mentor, Instructional Development, @ONE

Join your @ONE Faculty Mentors, Michelle Pacansky-Brock and Lené Whitley-Putz, to share your takeaways, reflections, and lingering questions from CCC Digital Learning Day (you might win a prize too)! Can't join us in Zoom? No worries. Send a tweet using the hashtag #CCCDLDay. We'll be listening.