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.
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!
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.
Nicholle is a Nutrition & Community Health online Instructor for College of the Desert. She has completed the @ONE Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, is a Certified Online Instructor at her college, and is an @ONE-trained Peer Online Course Reviewer.
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.
Dayamudra is a veteran ESL Instructor with teaching experience across The US and abroad. She founded and leads an alternative learning community in south India, Jai Bhim International., and split her time between San Francisco and Kerala. Daya is new to online teaching and learning and has been actively engaged in designing curriculum and new programs, as well as connecting with other educators to learn new tech tools and develop vibrant language learning communities online.
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 environment 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.
Dave Dillon is counseling faculty and a professor at Grossmont College. He has curated three OERs (Open Educational Resources), including Blueprint for Success in College and Career. He recently chaired a California Community College Academic Senate OER Task Force. Dave is a Stanford University Global Studies Fellow and is passionate about student success, textbook quality and affordability, access, and design.