Spring 2024 Webinars

Exploring & Adopting OER in Online Math Courses

Friday, February 9, 2024; 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Presenter: Gayathri Manikandan

Description

New to Open Educational Resources (OER) in your math courses? Join this hands-on Exploring & Adopting OER in Online Math Courses webinar to find out various openly available textbooks and other resources to adopt/adapt in your courses. We will be using different search tools to find resources to use in your mathcourse!

Presenter Bio

Gayathri ("Thri") is an associate Math professor at Compton college, a math Instructional Specialist at Compton College Student Success Center (SSC), and a Professional Development Liaison for the STEM GuidedPathway Division. She has a master’s degree in applied mathematics from California State University, LongBeach (CSULB). She has completed a certificate course in Online Teaching Principles and Online Teaching & Design through @ONE.

 

 

 

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Regular Substantive Interaction in Online Courses

Thursday, February 15; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: DeAnna Gossett

Description

Regular substantive interaction (RSI) is an important, yet often misunderstood, component of online learning. This webinar will review RSI definitions and regulations and share strategies that ensure courses meet these regulations. In July 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) adopted RSI to ensure that online courses remain eligible for federal finance aid and differ significantly from correspondence courses. Online courses must now have predictable and scheduled interaction that meet specific criteria. Presenter DeAnna Gossett will review strategies that will not only help participants comply with RSI, but also build a more interactive learning experience for students!

Presenter Bio

DeAnna Gossett is a tenured Business and Real Estate Associate Professor at West Los Angeles College (WLAC). She has taught for the Los Angeles Community College District for the past 15 years and has also been a professor at Foothill College since 2014. DeAnna has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Math and Economics from Columbia College. She is also a Distance Learning Coordinator at West Los Angeles College and is a member of the Distance Learning, Curriculum, and Technology Committees.

 

 

 

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Harnessing the Power of Student Feedback

Thursday, February 22, 2024; 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jasmine Phillips

Description

Building a culture of feedback in the online modality is essential for student success. Gathering this valuable information can be done in a few easy ways with some planning and execution. We will look at empowering students through self-assessments, capturing timely informal feedback and designing effective course surveys. Participants will leave the webinar with hands-on strategies that may implement in their online courses.

Presenter Bio

After adjuncting for some time, in August 2017, Jasmine Phillips earned a full-time tenure track Human Development position at Compton College. Since then, she has held numerous positions, including Distance Education Faculty Coordinator and Faculty Instructional Designer where she helped faculty design their online courses to become certified for online teaching through the Faulty Course Review Committee process. Furthermore, Jasmine earned her Instructional Designer certificate and taught a few @ONE courses such as Introduction to Canvas, Introduction to Course Design, Creating Accessible Course Content, Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning and Equitable Grading Strategies. She is an avid traveler and possesses a healthy sense of adventure; she has been to about 19 countries which to some is a lot and to others is a drop in the bucket. Jasmine has always dreamed of a career where she could make a living, be flexible and travel.

 

 

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Demystifying Equitable Grading Practices: Your Comprehensive Guide

Friday, February 23, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Susana Marcelo

Description

Why and how have we adopted our grading practices? Join us for this thought-provoking webinar that examines the history of traditional grading practices and asks: How did we get here? Participants will review the three pillars of equitable grading while surveying a variety of short-term and long-term practical tips and tools to make grading transparent, bias-free, and supportive of a growth mindset.

Presenter Bio

Susana Marcelo is a Professor of English at Los Angeles Valley College and the Puente Program Co-Coordinator. Her expertise is in designing courses that use data-informed inquiry to inspire students in their journey as life-long learners. She earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Cal State Northridge (2014) where she worked as an Instructional Designer with Faculty Development and taught with the department of Central American and Transborder Studies and the Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP). She also served for some time as the department’s Writing Coordinator for first-year writing curriculum and the Creative Director of La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American and Transborder Studies. Currently, she is finishing Cal State Fullerton’s Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (2024). With nearly a decade of experience, she has designed numerous webinars, microcredential curricula, and courses.

 

 

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How to Make Documents Accessible from your Canvas Course

Thursday, February 29, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Shawn Jordison

Description

This session is designed to provide effective workflows for converting various documents into accessible Canvas pages, ensuring inclusivity and compliance with accessibility standards. We'll start by exploring practical methods to transform PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, and Word documents into Canvas pages. This process not only simplifies content delivery but also enhances the accessibility of course materials. Participants will learn step-by-step how to maintain the integrity of original documents while adapting them for diverse learner needs. We'll cover essential techniques such as adding alternative text to images, ensuring proper heading structures, using accessible templates, and testing for color contrast. These strategies are vital for creating content that is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Whether a participant is new to Canvas or looking to refine their skills, this session will equip them with the knowledge to create a more inclusive learning environment.

Presenter Bio

Shawn Jordison is an accessibility expert with 13 years of experience. His passion lies in enhancing access to information for all, ensuring equality in information accessibility. Shawn's journey in this field is driven by the profound impact accessibility has on people's lives and he has dedicated his career to breaking down barriers, allowing equal information access. Professionally, Shawn has engaged in diverse projects, ensuring document accessibility and conducting numerous trainings on Section 508, accessibility, and assistive technology. His experience also includes working with students with disabilities, reviewing online courses, websites, and third-party content for accessibility compliance. Shawn’s expertise covers captioning, document accessibility, assistive technology, and guiding organizations in adhering to accessibility best practices. As someone who cares deeply about learners' needs, Shawn strives to make a difference for people with disabilities.

 

 

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Online Math OER & ZTC

Friday, March 1, 2024; 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Gayathri Manikandan

Description

Interested in converting your Math course into a Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) section? If so, join this Online Math OER & ZTC webinar to learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) and MyOpenMath (MOM), a free online homework management tool to convert courses into ZTC sections that will in turn  provide course materials at no cost to students.

Presenter Bio

Gayathri ("Thri") is an associate Math professor at Compton college, a math Instructional Specialist at Compton College Student Success Center (SSC), and a Professional Development Liaison for the STEM Guided Pathway Division. She has a master’s degree in applied mathematics from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She has completed a certificate course in Online Teaching Principles and Online Teaching & Design through @ONE.

 

 

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Creating an Equitable & Anti-Racist Syllabus

Friday, March 8, 2024; 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Brielle Plump-Erike & Jacqueline Penhos

Description

Join us as we explore what it means to create an equitable and anti-racist syllabus. Together we will define terms, share ways to incorporate diverse perspectives and consider the equitable integration of materials into course syllabi. Presenters will encourage participants to tap into their biases and areas of growth to improve and build upon their own existing syllabi.

Presenter Bio

Brielle Plump-Erike has been an Adjunct faculty member in Communication Studies at multiple Community Colleges and State Universities in California since 2016. Recently, her passion for creating innovative and equitable classroom experiences led her to pursue professional development in distance education, and she currently has an additional appointment as an Instructional Designer at UC Santa Cruz. Her favorite topics to teach are Intercultural Communication and Health Communication because they allow her to weave principles of diversity and inclusion not only in her pedagogy but also into the curriculum. She believes all classrooms are spaces for collaboration, growth, and community building. Jacqueline Penhos is a Professor of Psychology and Mindfulness for SWC (South Western College) as well as an Equity Trainer for SDSU (San Diego State University). She is passionate about sharing techniques for mental health, mindfulness, meditation, and all things diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is also a well-being educator who shares mindfulness techniques for the classroom and beyond.

 

 

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Active Learning in Math as a Tool to Promote Equity

Friday, March 15, 2024; 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presenter: Kelly Spoon

Description

Active learning is a powerful tool for promoting equity as it provides a way to center student voice and understanding. By empowering students as active participants in their own learning journey, faculty can reach and support all students. In this webinar, participants will be provided with protocols, tools, and examples from statistics and calculus that can be used in any course modality. Come ready to share your triumphs, struggles, and ideas!

Presenter Bio

Kelly Spoon is a Professor of Mathematics at San Diego Mesa College where she’s always willing to try something new – from teaching Mesa’s first supported statistics and calculus courses, to playing with different modalities, tools, and resources. Her most recent adventure has been diving headfirst into standards-based grading and the Building Thinking Classroom approach in a supported calculus class. Beyond the classroom, Kelly is on Mesa’s Ongoing Support for Teaching (MOST) Team, working with faculty across disciplines to create professional learning workshops, cohorts, and resources related to course design. She also serves as her campus’ online faculty mentor and works with zero textbook cost (ZTC) and open educational resources (OER) projects across the San Diego Community College District. Her favorite topics are assessment and culturally responsive teaching.

 

 

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Embedding Content into Accessible Canvas Pages

Thursday, March 21, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Heather Kokorowski

Description

Participants will examine best practices in online course design, with a focus on how to embed content into Canvas pages that are accessible, thereby creating an inclusive learning environment. We will go over embedding reading (including OER resources), images, videos, and PowerPoint files; and how to provide clear instructions on how students should interact with the content. Additionally, we will cover how to “chunk” pages with properly formatted headings, add appropriate alt text to images, and properly format lists and links.

Presenter Bio

Heather Kokorowski is an Associate Professor of Earth Science at Los Angeles Pierce College where she also serves as the local Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Lead. She has over a decade of online teaching experience and loves working with faculty on effective online course design and accessibility. Her passion for instructional design took a leap in 2018 when she put her online oceanography classes through the CVC Course Design Academy, the precursor to local POCR. She was so excited to share what she learned that she started the local POCR program at Pierce, which is now thriving. She has a strong background in universal design and accessibility, HTML coding, humanizing online learning, authentic assessments, and more. Outside academia, she enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and watching her teen boys play soccer. She looks forward to sharing her expertise with you!

 

 

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Authentic Assessment in STEM Courses

Friday, March 22, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Suzanne Wakim

Description

How can we design classroom assignments that accurately assess learning and are flexible in times of emergency? Authentic assessment design minimizes confounding variables by allowing students to clearly demonstrate their learning. Students are encouraged to use their strengths and contextualize what they have learned. This helps remove barriers for assessing knowledge and is particularly helpful for marginalized student groups. Authentic assessments also provide flexibility in times of crisis because they are focused directly on learning outcomes. This in turn helps courses adapt to changing requirements and modalities. This workshop includes examples of authentic assessments and strategies for that participants can use to adapt their current assessments.

Presenter Bio

Suzanne is Coordinator for Distance Education (DE) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) at Butte Community College. She is also a Biology instructor who has designed and developed over a dozen biology courses in multiple modalities for multiple institutions. She does statewide and international work in Open Educational Resources (OER) as a certificate facilitator for Creative Commons and a project facilitator for the ASCCC OER Initiative. Suzanne has created self-paced Canvas courses including Online Course Design for Butte College as well as OER and Accessibility courses for the ASCCC. She has presented at national and international conference on topics including Universal Design for Learning, Adaptable Course and Assessment Design, Open Pedagogy, and Equitable Course Design. Suzanne is proud to have worked with @ONE since 2017 where she has facilitated the 10-10-10, Creating Accessible Course Content, and Assessment in Digital Learning courses. She also co-created and facilitated the Equitable Grading Strategies course.

 

 

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Map Your Data Story: Using Data to Ensure Student Success

Friday, April 5, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Crystala Button

Description

It can often be difficult to know where to start with data, knowing some basic strategies can offer educators a look into what they can do to support students! Whether it’s through Canvas reports, school-wide data, or formative assessment data (student feedback, self-reflections, etc.), faculty can create a picture of what  students need most and build support on the spot to ensure their success. This webinar will enable participants to take a deep dive into their own “data story” to write a few chapters toward the ending they want!

Presenter Bio

Crystala Button (she/her) is a former secondary English/ESL teacher and PK-12 Instructional Coach. She now works at Diablo Valley College (DVC) as an Instructional Designer and Computer Information Science Instructor. Her focus on online accessibility and equitable course design allows her to support instructors as they create innovative and inclusive learning spaces in all modalities. She finds teaching to be an awesome adventure, helping her put her work’s focus into practice and reminding her that there is always something to learn, even if you are the teacher!

 

 

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Creating an Equitable Course Outline of Record

Friday, April 12, 2024; 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Brielle Plump-Erike & Nili Kirschner

Description

Learn how to design your Course Outlines of Record (COR) with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) in mind! What is a COR and how is it different from a syllabus? Who is responsible for the COR? Which COR elements can be aligned with DEIA goals, and how? We will explore ways to bring the COR and DEIA into your course, as well as creative strategies for inviting students into your course design to enhance inclusivity and authenticity.

Presenter Bio

Brielle Plump-Erike has been an Adjunct faculty member in Communication Studies at multiple Community Colleges and State Universities in California since 2016. Recently, her passion for creating innovative and equitable classroom experiences led her to pursue professional development in distance education, and she currently has an additional appointment as an Instructional Designer at UC Santa Cruz. Her favorite topics to teach are Intercultural Communication and Health Communication because they allow her to weave principles of diversity and inclusion not only in her pedagogy but also into the curriculum. She believes all classrooms are spaces for collaboration, growth, and community building.

Nili Kirschner is a professor of sociology and has served as curriculum chair at Woodland Community College for over a decade. As a member of the Cailfornia Community Colleges Curriculum Committee (5C), Nili helped develop DEI in Curriculum: Model Principles and Practices.

 

 

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Regular Substantive Interaction in Online Courses

Thursday, April 18, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Manar Hijaz

Description

Delve into the core of Regular Substantive Interaction (RSI), understanding what it is and why it matters. This webinar will offer RSI engagement strategies, tools to enhance RSI, and how RSI fosters equity and inclusion. Participants will learn how to elevate their engagement with students to cultivate a culture of meaningful connection and interaction.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Manar Hijaz is a full-time tenured faculty member at Chaffey College. She currently oversees one of Chaffey’s Success Centers, where she helps develop initiatives to enhance student achievement, success, and completion. Dr. Hijaz also serves as the Educational Service Coordinator of the Success Centers, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Peer Assistants for Learning (PALs) Program. Dr. Hijaz has played a pivotal role in helping to develop and implement online assignments, activities, and resources for the Success Centers. Her efforts in leveraging digital tools have amplified accessibility and effectiveness, catering to diverse learning styles, modalities, and preferences. Much of Dr. Hijaz’s expertise lies in implementing inclusive pedagogies, enhancing diversity initiatives, and advocating for equitable policies that enrich learning environments. Dr. Hijaz’s commitment to equity resonates through her mentorship and campus wide workshops that have helped shape inclusive educational landscapes for faculty, staff, and students.

 

 

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Assessing Learning in Online Courses

Friday, April 19, 2024; 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presenter: Kelly Spoon

Description

Assessing learning in online courses can be challenging and time-consuming. In this webinar, participants will be provided with insights and practical strategies for equitably evaluating online students in the age of AI. In addition to discussing key components of effective online assessments, methods to support students in completing assessments successfully will be shared. We will also discuss key components of effective online assessment, with examples shared from multiple disciplines.

Presenter Bio

Kelly Spoon is a Professor of Mathematics at San Diego Mesa College where she’s always willing to try something new – from teaching Mesa’s first supported statistics and calculus courses, to playing with different modalities, tools, and resources. Her most recent adventure has been diving headfirst into standards-based grading and the Building Thinking Classroom approach in a supported calculus class. Beyond the classroom, Kelly is on Mesa’s Ongoing Support for Teaching (MOST) team, working with faculty across disciplines to create professional learning workshops, cohorts, and resources related to course design. She also serves as her campus’ online faculty mentor and works with zero textbook cost (ZTC) and open educational resources (OER) projects across the San Diego Community College District. Her favorite PL topics are assessment and culturally responsive teaching.

 

 

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Making Documents Accessible in Canvas

Thursday, April 25, 2024l 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Suzanne Wakim & Karen Crozer

Description

This webinar will help participants answer: Are my documents accessible? Learn about what makes a document accessible, how to conduct an accessibility check, and how to fix any issues. In this webinar we will demonstrate the use of the Accessibility Checker for different document types (Word Documents, PowerPoints, and PDFs). We will also discuss the limitations of automated accessibility checkers and how to identify the necessary features for documents. Finally, we will demonstrate how to remediate or create documents, so they are accessible.

Presenter Bio

Karen Crozer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at Los Angeles Mission College, where she also serves as Chair. During the pandemic, Dr. Crozer served as a Distance Education specialist for the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), leading webinars on Accessibility, Active Learning in Zoom, and the OER Rubric. Dr. Crozer is currently the main LACCD facilitator for the four-week course “Creating Accessible Course Content,” which she has led ten times. In addition, she serves as LACCD’s lead trainer for the three-week course called “Introduction to Asynchronous Teaching in Zoom,” which she has facilitated eight times. She also conducts training throughout the district on artificial intelligence in higher education. Known for her student-supportive strategies, Dr. Crozer was voted Faculty of the Year by CalWorks students at her college in Spring 2020. She is passionate about leveling the playing field for students with disabilities and has published a short book called Captions Made Easy to help faculty create ADA-compliant video captions.

Suzanne is Coordinator for Distance Education (DE) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) at Butte Community College. She is also a Biology instructor who has designed and developed over a dozen biology courses in multiple modalities for multiple institutions. She does statewide and international work in Open Educational Resources (OER) as a certificate facilitator for Creative Commons and a project facilitator for the ASCCC OER Initiative. Suzanne has created self-paced Canvas courses including Online Course Design for Butte College as well as OER and Accessibility courses for the ASCCC. She has presented at national and international conferences on topics including Universal Design for Learning, Adaptable Course and Assessment Design, Open Pedagogy, and Equitable Course Design. Suzanne is proud to have worked with @ONE since 2017 where she has facilitated the 10-10-10, Creating Accessible Course Content, and Assessment in Digital Learning courses. She also co-created and facilitated the Equitable Grading Strategies course.

 

 

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Captioning Strategies & Options

Friday, April 26, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Crozer

Description

Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of captioning every video you post in Canvas, even though you know the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act requires it? This webinar is your key to unlocking the door to inclusive and accessible multimedia creation. From understanding the importance of captions to hands-on strategies for crafting them, this webinar simplifies the journey of ADA-compliant captioning. Gain confidence in finding properly captioned videos and understanding the issues caused by auto-generated captions. Master the process of captioning your pre-existing videos and planning for future ones. Finally, learn expert tips to speed up the captioning process.

Presenter Bio

Karen Crozer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at Los Angeles Mission College, where she also serves as Chair. During the pandemic, Dr. Crozer served as a Distance Education specialist for the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), leading webinars on Accessibility, Active Learning in Zoom, and the OER Rubric. Dr. Crozer is currently the main LACCD facilitator for the four-week course “Creating Accessible Course Content,” which she has led ten times. In addition, she serves as LACCD’s lead trainer for the three-week course called “Introduction to Asynchronous Teaching in Zoom,” which she has facilitated eight times. She also conducts training throughout the district on artificial intelligence in higher education. Known for her student-supportive strategies, Dr. Crozer was voted Faculty of the Year by CalWorks students at her college in Spring 2020. She is passionate about leveling the playing field for students with disabilities and has published a short book called Captions Made Easy to help faculty create ADA-compliant video captions.

 

 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Partner in the Learning Process

Friday, May 3, 2024; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Crystala Button

Description

Partnering with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of the learning process can feel daunting; where should faculty start and how do they know where to go from here? AI is here to stay, so let’s begin to build the framework in which it participates in our learning spaces as we direct it to do so. Relying on the elements of digital citizenship, we will create guidance to teach students the ins and outs of being an informed AI user and build a framework where you, the instructor, can begin to control the application/outcome of AI’s use in your learning environment.

Presenter Bio

Crystala Button (she/her) is a former secondary English/ESL teacher and PK-12 Instructional Coach. She now works at Diablo Valley College (DVC) as an Instructional Designer and Computer Information Science Instructor. Her focus on online accessibility and equitable course design allows her to support instructors as they create innovative and inclusive learning spaces in all modalities. She finds teaching to be an awesome adventure, helping her put her work’s focus into practice and reminding her that there is always something to learn, even if you are the teacher!

 

 

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