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 Wrokshops 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 Workshops

Distance Education Coordinators Retreat
CCC DECO Members only
8:00am – 4:00pm   

Includes breakfast and lunch

CCC DECO individual membership is $25 per year, institutional membership is $100 for up to 5 people at your institution. Membership includes registration to the Retreat at OTC’20. You can become a member or renew your membership by clicking here. Please email membership@cccdeco.org with any questions.

NOTE: DECO membership is only required to register for the DE Retreat – you are not required to be a DECO member in order to register for the conference. 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)

Quality Online Teaching 1-2-3 – Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Jan Spencer, Faculty Director, Online Higher Education System
9:00am – 12:00pm

Student satisfaction and persistence in an online class is more likely to occur when instructors know how to create the best environment for cognitive and social engagement. This workshop delivers the basic tools and insights that online faculty need to know to deliver quality instruction, such as ONE: “The Communication Rules of the Road for Online Presence,” TWO: “Ten (Fun) Ways to Enhance Forum Discussions,” and THREE: “Five Innovative Strategies for Creating Assignments.” Whether participants are just starting out or have a few years tucked under their belt, and regardless the level of familiarity with Canvas, quality online teaching is achievable if you know what to do. It is as easy as 1-2-3.” Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC).

$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.)

$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)

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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