​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The Center for Teaching Excellece Logo


 

Transitioning to a Remote Environment

Please find a curated collection of remote learning resources, instructions and tutorials, including Canvas integration and tips & tricks on our new dedicated page:



​Upcoming Events At-a-Glance Spring 2020​

Spring 2020 - Live Webinars​


Jump to ​​Topic:​
​​

Self-Care

Date Time​​TitleHow to Join & More Info
Thursday, 5/28 5:00 PMMindfulness for EducatorsRegister Here
RecordedAnytimeCenter for Wellness & Wellbeing: Managing Stress through Times of UncertaintyYouTube
Every Thursday11:30 - 12:30CLOSE KNIT: an Active Minds student-led wellness activity on zoom. Make friends while learning how to knit using everyday materials.cight@gmail.com


Distance Ed Fundamentals​

Date Time​TitleHow to Join & More Info
Wednesday, 5/271:00 – 2:00 PMSMC Online: Shawn Jordison will facilitate "Canvas Accessibility for Beginners"Register Here
Thursday, 5/28 3:00 PMThought Partner Hour: Virtual Community Coaching (Math Online)Register Here
6/8 – 6/21Self-Paced, 2 weeksSMC Online: 2-week "Introduction to Teaching with Canvas" facilitated by SMC's Simon BalmRegister Here
OngoingSelf-Paced@ONE Self-Paced Introduction to Teaching with CanvasRegister Here
Mondays – ThursdaysBy AppointmentSMC Online: Canvas Course Consultations via ZoomAppointment Sign Up

 

Equity in Online Environments

Date TimeTitleHow to Join & More Info
Thursday, 5/28 ​10:00 AMEquity in Action: Praxis Sessions: "How Do I Reach You? Ethical Contact in Remote Environments"Register Here
Thursday 5/2812:00 - 1:30 PMCUE Webinar 6 in the 6-Part Series - How to Express Care with a focus on Racial EquityRegister Here

 

Teaching & Learning​

Date TimeTitleHow to Join & More Info
Wednesday, 5/27 12:00 PMZoom 102: Recording and ReportsRegister Here
Wednesday, 5/27 1:30 PMCanvas 102: FeedbackRegister Here
Wednesday, 5/273:00 PMVirtual Community Hour: "Text Talk"Register Here
Friday, 5/299:30 – 11:00 AMSMC Online: Gerry Clark will facilitate: "Canvas Tips & Tricks with Q&A"Register Here
Friday, 5/29 10:00 AMMath Online: Tips for Facilitating Math Learning RemotelyRegister Here
Friday, 5/292:00 – 3:00 PMSMC Online: TechConnect | PlayPosit Video Interactivity WebinarRegister Here
6/1 – 6/2112 hours/weekSMC Online: Gerry Clark will facilitate a 3 week "10-10-10 Communication that Matters" courseRegister Here
Wednesday, 6/37:30 – 8:30 PM​SMC Online: Gerry Clark will facilitate "Canvas Tips & Tricks with Q&A"Join Here
Tuesday, 6/911:00 AM PSTAAC&U Transformational Tuesday - The Future of Higher Ed After COVID-19Register Here 
6/17 – 6/19See agendaCalifornia Community Colleges: Virtual Online Teaching ConferenceRegister Here
6/22 – 7/31Facilitated Pacing, 6 weeksSMC Online: Education Faculty Training (OEFT) Certification courseRegister Here
7/6 – 8/14Facilitated Pacing, 6 weeksSMC Online: Education Faculty Training (OEFT) Certification courseRegister Here

​ 

Educators & Students

DateTimeTitleHow to Join & More Info
Friday, 5/29 12:00 PMVirtual Community "Brown Bag" Hour: Ungrading AssessmentsRegister Here
Friday, 5/29 3:00 PMVirtual Community Hour for Learning Assistance: Time Management for Peer EducatorsRegister Here

 

Student Webinars

DateTimeTitleHow to Join & More Info
Every Thursday11:30 - 12:30CLOSE KNIT: an Active Minds student-led wellness activity on zoom. Make friends while learning how to knit using everyday materials.cight@gmail.com
Wednesday, 5/27

4:00 PM​

 Virtual Community Hour for StudentsRegister Here
Thursday, 5/28 4:00 PMVirtual Community Hour for StudentsRegister Here
Friday, 5/29 4:00 PMVirtual Community Hour for StudentsRegister Here


Classified Professionals

DateTime​​TitleHow to Join & More Info
Wednesday, 5/27 3:00 PMVirtual Community Hour for Classified ProfessionalsRegister Here
Ongoing30-day courseSupporting Men of Color in the Community College - designed for Classified and AdministratorsInstructions


​​​

Higher Ed Administration​

Date Time​TitleHow to Join &
More Info
Tuesday, 6/911:00 AM PSTAAC&U Transformational Tuesday - The Future of Higher Ed After COVID-19Register Here
Ongoing30-day courseSupporting Men of Color in the Community College - designed for Classified and AdministratorsInstructions

 

Online Training Courses

Date TimeTitleHow to Join
Ongoing30-day courseSupporting Men of Color in the Community College - designed for Classified and AdministratorsInstructions
6/8 – 6/21Self-Paced, 2 weeksSMC Online: 2-week "Introduction to Teaching with Canvas" facilitated by SMC's Simon BalmRegister Here
6/1 – 6/2112 hours/weekSMC Online: Gerry Clark will facilitate a 3 week "10-10-10 Communication that Matters" courseRegister Here
6/22 – 7/31Facilitated Pacing, 6 weeksSMC Online: Education Faculty Training (OEFT) Certification courseRegister Here
7/6 – 8/14Facilitated Pacing, 6 weeksSMC Online:​ Education Faculty Training (OEFT) Certification courseRegister Here
OngoingSelf-Paced@ONE Self-Paced Introduction to Teaching with CanvasRegister Here
Ongoing5-week courseBasics of Inclusive Design for Online Education - Presented by Coursera & CU-BoulderMore Information & Enrollment 

Ongoing22 hour course, flexible schedulingAn Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive Design - by the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMore Information & Enrollment

 


 ​

Weekly Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for SMC employees​

Fridays, 3 - 5:30 pm via Zoom
Email brown_alison@smc.edu for more info


Mindfulness-Based_Stress_Reduction_for_SMC_employees_flyer_04.22.20.jpg


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Recordings of Past Webinars

​Visit our new page to find links to past webinars:

The Center's Webinar Archives

​​


​​Sign Up Now!​

Online Course Now Available for all SMC Classified and Administrators:

Supporting Men of Color in Community College

Drs. Frank Harris III & J. Luke Wood 


Participate in this online course, designed specifically for classified and administrators.

Dear classified and administrators:

This has been a difficult time for each of us, but we’re in this together. SMC is grappling with our new reality and how we temporarily provide services remotely. As a College, we are asking how we can best show up for our students now and in the future.
 
Something is clear: we come together for our students. Whether you’re working remotely or at the campus, this may be an opportune time to participate in online professional development that is essential to the College’s equity work: Supporting Men of Color in the Community College course. The course takes approximately 16 hours and could be done on campus or off campus. Those who complete the program will also earn a certificate. Talk to your supervisor before signing up to make sure this is the best time to take the course – we will be offering it through December.
 
Looking forward to continuing our equity work,
Edna  
 
ABOUT THE SUPPORTING MEN OF COLOR CERTIFICATE 
The Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA) has gained widespread attention for its Teaching Men of Color Certificate Program. They now offer an online training program designed to enhance the capacity of classified professionals, counselors and administrators to support the success of Men of Color. 

HELPFUL INFORMATION
Weekly assignments include participating in 1 hour-long online modules, reading 1 book chapter, 2-4 articles per module, & online posts. Additionally, you'll will be required to attend at least 1 live online session date within 30 days of beginning the course (dates will be provided upon being accepted to the course).
 
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN THE COURSE, go online and create your CORA account (please make sure to use your SMC email). Your 30 days to complete the course begins when your CORA account is confirmed (extensions can be provided). Below are the steps to begin the course:

    1. click or copy the following link into a new tab: https://coralearning.org/product/supporting-men-of-color-in-the-community-college/
    2. ​click on the gray "ENROLL IN THIS COURSE" button
    3. at the top of the page, inside the green box, click on the gray "VIEW CART" button
    4. on the left side of the page, in the coupon code box enter in SMCC20 (This will cover the cost of the course)
    5. enter your information in the "Billing Details" section (don't worry, you won't be charged anything)
    6. submit your enrollment form
    7. you will receive a series of confirmation emails directly from admin@coralearning.org. We will also get an update of your signup/start date in our admin dashboard. Your account will deactivate after 30 days from the date of your enrollment, but you can ask CORA directly for an extension. 
    8. within 2 business days of signing up you will receive an access code from The Center to download a free electronic copy of the course book.

Please direct all general questions to thecenter@smc.edu

​Tech support for your account should be emailed to admin@coralearning.org