From the Mountain to the Web: Year in Review
In early spring, 3CSN made the quick pivot to fully online professional learning to respond to the educational crisis. Our successful move online is due to our strong network of practitioners, which includes community college and four-year faculty, classified staff, college administrators, and most importantly, students.
The work we accomplished during our 2019-2020 professional learning Core Events (link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rgahe92u18unxt/Be%20in%20Community%202019_2020%20Updated%201.10.20%20%281%29.pdf?dl=0), workshops and online courses also provided us the platform to continue our work online. We would like to take a look back at our Fall 2019 Core Events and workshops and thank those who attended.
- 3CSN held six fall regional summits from September-October, titled “Weaving Community for Transformation,” (https://3csn.org/2019/09/17/weaving-community-at-feather-river-regional-summit/) across the state that included Feather River (Far North), Mission College (North), Mt. San Jacinto College (OC/Inland Empire), LA Valley College (Los Angeles), Madera Community College (Central Valley), and San Diego Mesa College (San Diego/Imperial Valley region). There were 235 participants, including students, representing 42 community colleges.
- Our Facilitator Learning Community (FLC) cohort (link: https://3csn.org/2019/09/12/3csn-kicks-off-flc-2019-2020-at-cal-poly-pomona/) began their year-long facilitator training in September; they continued their work with online meetings and had in-person monthly sessions to support their learning. There were 22 participants representing 14 community colleges in this year’s cohort. Additionally, participants were able to apply for 3 units of continuing education credit upon completion of FLC in April.
- Be Transparent Webinar Series (link: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Be-Sustained—Register-now-for-Free-2019-20-Reading-Apprenticeship-Inspired-Workshops-.html?soid=1130043276968&aid=Ql930sr3LIs) is 3CSN’s first online workshop series that provides practitioners a supportive online community focused on improving their practices. The series began in September and ended in January with over 60 participants representing 15 community colleges.
- This year’s 4th Annual Equity Institute, (link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/votcjsi4od3dkqv/SoCal%20Equity%20Agenda%202019.pdf?dl=0 ) “Finding our Way to Equity: Facilitating Embodied Action for Social Justice” pushed past complacency into an avocation of engaging, embodying, and enacting the revolutionary call for equitable learning environments, democratic engagement, and social justice through education, which is the heart of the Vision for Success. The institute is a 2-day event in Northern and Southern California. San Jose City College hosted our NorCal event with 59 participants and 5 students, with 17 community colleges represented. Santa Ana College, hosted our SoCal event with 57 participants and 14 students, with 19 community colleges represented. We thank them for providing a welcoming environment and supporting their students’ attendance to the institute.