2020
June 17-19
Pasadena, CA

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops add value to your conference experience by providing you with hands-on practice to enhance your professional development needs. In addition to content, pre-conference workshops are a great opportunity to network and connect with other attendees.

Pre-conference workshops and the Distance Education Coordinators Retreat will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Pasadena Conference Center. You can register for OTC’20 General Conference and/or any of the Pre-Conference Workshops listed below by visiting our Registration Page.

Workshop Special: Register for an AM and a PM workshop and receive a $70 discount after purchase. (Both workshops must be for same attendee.)

Need to request funding from your college or institution? Download, customize and submit the OTC’20 Attendance Justification Letter!

Full-day Workshop

Distance Education Coordinators Retreat (DECO)
Limited to California Community Colleges’ Distance Education Coordinators
8:00am – 4:00pm   

Includes breakfast and lunch

The Distance Education Coordinators Retreat is hosted by the CCC Distance Education Coordinators Organization (CCC DECO) and is part of the pre-conference activities of the Online Teaching Conference. Registration for this Retreat is limited to the Distance Education Coordinator(s) at each California community college. Once you register for the Retreat you will receive an email confirmation from CCC DECO (not the Online Teaching Conference).

Registration for the CCC DECO Retreat can be found here: Register CCC DECO Retreat.  Please email membership@cccdeco.org with any questions.

NOTE:  Registration for the conference is not connected with registration for the Retreat. Registration for the conference is open and can be found here: Register for OTC’20.

Half-day Morning Workshops

Accessibility Strategies and Techniques for Online Courses – Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Sean Keegan, Director, Accessibility, CCC Technology Center
9:00am – 12:00pm 

Section D of the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric identifies accessibility expectations to help deliver a high-quality learning environment that promotes student success and supports access for students with disabilities. Included in Section D is a checklist of core accessibility checkpoints that need to be addressed in order to support effective pedagogy for students of all abilities.

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to align an online course with Section D, including the various design decisions and tools to consider for building accessibility into online courses. Create an inclusive learning environment for all students by applying the top four accessibility principles. Free digital goodies for all attendees to help with quick and accessible course design! Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC).

$185 (Includes breakfast)

Gaming Your Online Class for Student Engagement – Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Jim Marteney, Professor Emeritus, Los Angeles Valley College
9:00am – 12:00pm

Instead of just transferring a face-to-face class to an online format, learn how to use online tools to create a more effective learning experience by applying gaming strategies and competency based grading to your online course. As in an online game, you can create engaging levels that need to be mastered before a student can move on to the next level. In doing so, you appeal to a student’s intrinsic motivation to succeed and not just their extrinsic motivation to earn a grade. Attend this workshop to learn how to use Canvas tools to transform a class into an online game to create an engaging learning experience that will keep your students in the “game” and on their way to achieving their goals. Come with your laptop (Mac or PC) and be prepared to redesign your course into a real online learning experience.

$185 (Includes breakfast)

Honoring Student Voices Online: Maximizing Canvas for Student Engagement – Intermediate
Instructors: Kim Saccio-Kent, Assistant Professor, Skyline College; Christopher Collins, Distance Education Coordinator, Skyline College; Bianca Rowden Quince, Faculty Instructional Designer, Skyline College
9:00am – 12:00pm

Putting the student experience at the center of your online courses can prove to be a challenging feat, yet one that is vital for the success of your online courses and of your students. This workshop will review a proven process for eliciting student experience feedback on online courses and what they need from us as instructors to be successful in our classes. Using Canvas as our backdrop, we will guide you through the process of designing student focus groups, surveys, and interviews, and we will work with you to develop plans for eliciting student voices at your campus. We will support you as you design and implement elements in your Canvas courses that honor student voices and successfully meet student needs. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC).

$185 (Includes breakfast)

POW-erpoints that POP! 💥 – Beginner to Intermediate Level
Instructor: Susan McCoy, MSN, RN, Faculty, University of Providence
9:00am – 12:00pm

Have you ever sat in a presentation and spent more time on your phone or daydreaming because, although the presenter may be great, the visuals are not engaging and lose your attention?

An engaging presentation is a marriage between students and content – both verbal and visual. This hands-on workshop will supply you with tools to make your PowerPoints more engaging as well as accessibility compliant to support the needs of diverse online student learning styles. Join us as we discuss psychological principles and overall structure guidelines for creating compelling PowerPoint presentations that will help influence your students’ perception of your content and enhance student engagement. You will be provided with hands-on practice, strategies and resources you can use in your classes. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC).

$185 (Includes breakfast)

The Adobe Infused Classroom: Demonstrations of Learning – Beginner NEW to Schedule
Instructor: Angela Gomez-Holbrook, Professor, Digital Media, Coastline College & Liz Arias, Sr. Customer Success Manager, Adobe Education
9:00am – 12:00pm

How do we facilitate our teaching using technology so that our students have the opportunity to create artifacts of learning that truly make their thinking visible and amplify their voice? We will explore a subset of Adobe tools available to create meaningful learning opportunities and improve classroom engagement for students and faculty. Learn how to use Adobe tools in an online modality including how to teach with video. No Digital Media Experience Necessary. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) and download the Adobe Creative Cloud – Spark & Rush in advance to take full advantage of this hands-on workshop.

(All California Community College faculty and staff have free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud for at home and work through a license agreement program between Adobe and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Please reach out to your colleges local IT Department for information on how to access the service and to download the app in advance.)

$185 (Includes breakfast)

Half-day Afternoon Workshops

Applying Accessibility Principles to Online Documents – Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Sean Keegan, Director, Accessibility, CCC Technology Center
1:00pm – 4:00pm

For online and electronic documents, it is easiest to incorporate accessibility practices when authoring or editing the document. Learn the accessibility principles and best practices when creating Microsoft Word and Excel documents and how to maintain accessibility when saving to other file types, such as PDF. Remediation techniques for MS Word, Excel, and PDF documents will also be reviewed.
Bring your own device (Mac or PC) and learn what it means to create and deliver accessible electronic documents.

$185 (Includes lunch)

Building Online Student Relationships Through Small Actions – Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Amanda Taintor, Faculty Coordinator Instructional Design and Distance Education, Reedley College
1:00pm – 4:00pm

In this workshop, you will learn simple mechanisms instructors can utilize to build relationships in online and/or hybrid courses that promote student success. We will introduce you to simple yet often overlooked concepts and actions that humanize the online teaching experience to help students connect, engage and succeed in the online and/or hybrid environment. Bring your course shell and together we will incorporate the tools provided to make your next online and/or hybrid course a map for success and ready to launch in your next class! Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC).

$185 (Includes lunch)

Zoom Outside the Box: Creating Video to Engage Online Learners – Beginner
Instructor: Nicole Avina, Distance Education Coordinator, Taft College
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Video content in online courses is a proven and successful method for engaging online learners. Faculty use Zoom to create weekly lectures, project instructions, screen sharing, announcements and more. Register for this workshop to learn how to harness the power of video creation with Zoom, integrate your videos with Canvas, and incorporate into your next online course. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to easily and creatively use Zoom to produce fully accessible (captioned) video content that will engage students and faculty alike. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC).

(CCC TechConnect provides Premium Zoom accounts at no cost to all California Community College faculty, staff and administrators. Part of the CCC System and don’t have an account yet? Sign up for one at this link https://www.conferzoom.org/ConferZoom/SignUp.)

$185 (Includes lunch)

Common Online Instructor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Trinette Barrie, MEd, MS, MA , Career Center Coordinator, Counseling Faculty, Crafton Hills College
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Developing your course shell can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to creating a course in Canvas. This workshop geared for the novice-to-intermediate Canvas users will highlight key mistakes many new online instructors make and how to correct and avoid them. This workshop will provide an interactive hands-on activities approach to begin or update course development in your Canvas shell. Topics will include Canvas content development, the art of communicating with students, strategies to successfully post live lecture video/feeds, and much more. The tools learned are meant to save the instructor time and heartache, so that you may spend more time building community and teaching your course content then making common mistakes. Participants will leave the session with a model module, resources, how to utilize files and links, communicate with students, a course development checklist, and key steps to lead students to online success. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) and a course syllabus.

$185 (Includes lunch)

You + Canvas = A Humanized Match Made in Heaven – Intermediate to Advanced NEW to Schedule
Instructor: Helen Graves, Instructional Designer, @ONE; Cheryl Chapman, Instructional Designer, @ONE; Shawn Valcarcel, Instructional Designer, @ONE
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Why do we create an inclusive teaching and learning environment?

Humanized learning increases the relevance of content and improves students’ motivation to log-in week-after-week. In other words, students are more likely to be engaged and successful! Come learn simple yet effective tips and strategies to humanize your syllabus, assignments and feedback by applying principles of accessibility, inclusive design and positive & equitable language. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) and prepare to practice what you learn in a fun environment!

$185 (Includes lunch)

The Adobe Infused Classroom: Demonstrations of Learning – Beginner NEW to Schedule
Instructor: Angela Gomez-Holbrook, Professor, Digital Media, Coastline College & Liz Arias, Sr. Customer Success Manager, Adobe Education
1:00pm – 4:00pm (Repeat of AM Session)

How do we facilitate our teaching using technology so that our students have the opportunity to create artifacts of learning that truly make their thinking visible and amplify their voice? We will explore a subset of Adobe tools available to create meaningful learning opportunities and improve classroom engagement for students and faculty. Learn how to use Adobe tools in an online modality including how to teach with video. No Digital Media Experience Necessary. Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) and download the Adobe Creative Cloud – Spark & Rush in advance to take full advantage of this hands-on workshop.

(All California Community College faculty and staff have free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud for at home and work through a license agreement program between Adobe and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Please reach out to your colleges local IT Department for information on how to access the service and to download the app in advance.)

$185 (Includes lunch)

TechConnect & PlayPosit: Create Engaging Interactive Video-Based Lessons, Projects and Activities – All Levels NEW to Schedule
Instructor: Sue Germer, Co-Founder, PlayPosit & Emily Bleibel, Instructional Design Account Manager, PlayPosit
1:00pm – 4:00pm

TechConnect partnered with PlayPosit, an online authoring platform that empowers creators to convert passive videos into multi-dimensionally engaging learning activities, to provide users of its TechConnect Cloud (3C Media Solutions) product, Youtube, Vimeo and other video sources the ability to hold learners accountable to the content and improve their outcomes. Integrated seamlessly with Canvas, this powerful platform enables educators to easily scale their impact by harnessing the power of multi-directionally interactive video lessons.

This interactive workshop showcases multiple ways to engage learners in video-based activities and actually leverages PlayPosit’s software to create a class-response experience for attendees. Learn how to use PlayPosit asynchronously for self-paced activities, synchronously (“Broadcast”) to have your face-to-face learners hyper-engaged in a class-response style environment and how to have learners generate and submit video based content as summative artifacts or self-reflective submission. Join PlayPosit’s Instructional Design Team as they showcase several use cases for leveraging video in your courses. Walk away with two lessons you could use in your course the next day! Bring your own laptop (Chromebook, Mac or PC) and at least one video you plan on using in your class.

(TechConnect Cloud (3C Media Solutions) accounts are available at no cost to all California Community College faculty, staff and administrators. Part of the CCC System and don’t have an account yet? Register for one at this link https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/user/register.)

$185 (Includes lunch)

Register for OTC’20 General Conference and/or any of the Pre-Conference Workshops listed above by visiting our Registration Page.

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