CVC-OEI Humanizing Challenge

August 11, 2020 • #HumanizeOL

Live Sessions

1:00 – 2:00 The Anatomy of Learning: Sending Cues of Trust & Belonging from the First Click*

with Michelle Pacansky-Brock

To navigate through these unknown and traumatic times, educators must be knowledgeable about how learning happens (and why it often does not). Recognizing the affective and cognitive dimensions of learning illuminates the need to understand our students as humans with rich, complicated stories and foster positive instructor-student relationships at a distance to ensure all students are poised for success. This session will illuminate how humanized online teaching provides a foundation of trust you can build upon in your course and foster rigor through empathy.

2:30 – 3:30 Taking Off Our Emotional Armor: Reflections From First-time Online Instructors*

with Dayamudra Dennehy, Gayathri Manikandan, and Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Join us for a heart-to-heart conversation about teaching online for the first time. Dayamudra and Gayathri will share their successes and candidly reflect on how leaning into vulnerability resulted in professional growth in their teaching.


Self-Guided Activities

Unpacking Our Emotional Armor

  1. After critically reflecting on today’s live sessions, complete the sentences below:
    • When I enter a conversation about racial equity, I feel _____________.
    • To support the needs of my vulnerable students online, it is important for me to ensure they feel _________. One way I do this in my face-to-face classes is ________. One way I could do this in my online classes is to  _____________.
    • My emotional armor includes ____________ and it may prevent me from __________________.
  2. After filling in those blanks, proceed to our digital bulletin board and post a reflection about your takeaways from the day.

* CVC-OEI/@ONE will send an email verifying your attendance for each one-hour live session. California community college faculty and staff may use this email verification for flex credit, pending local college approval. Check with your local flex coordinator for more information. Self-guided activities are not eligible for verification by CVC-OEI/@ONE.