Opening Day 2020: Embracing 75 Years of Tradition & Looking Into the Future

 

Virtual Opening Day at ELAC

Thursday, August 27, 2020

8:00 am – 3:30 pm | Zoom

 

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Opening Day Agenda

REGISTRATION

(8:00am - 8:45am )

 

PLENARY

9:00am - 9:50am 

 

Nancy Ramirez, Ph.D., Professional Development Coordinator 

Member, LACCD Board of Trustees 

Alberto J. Román, DPA, Interim President 

Celebrating 75 Years of ELAC History-Video

KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Josh Davies

CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development. Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as an award-winning speaker, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. 


WORKSHOPS SESSION A

10:00am - 11:15am 

 

Featured Session with Josh Davies:

Work Ethic: The Building Blocks for the 21st Century Workforce 

 

Concurrent Workshops

  • Best Practices for Teaching American Sign Language Virtually
  • Identity Through an Intersectional Lens: Inserting and Assessing Intersectionality in Your Classroom to Close Equity Gaps
  • Guided Pathways: Reflecting on Progress & Looking into the Future
  • Access, equity, and diversity in STEM education
  • Got Grading? Let's Discuss Equity-Minded Approaches to Grading On Canvas using SpeedGrader and Turnitin
  • Equitable Teaching Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • ELAC Stands in Solidarity with International Students
  • Peer-to-Peer Tutoring: How Online Tutoring Supports Student Success
  • Academic Integrity in Distance Education
  •  Global Learning and Equity in the Age of Covid-19!
  • Cultivating a Positive Presence in Online Asynchronous Courses to Promote Equitable Outcomes
  • Seeing Our Blind Spots:  Holding Ourselves Accountable to Change
  • One Zone: Education Justice for Formerly Incarcerated Scholars

WORKSHOPS SESSION B

11:25am - 12:40pm 

 

Concurrent Workshops

  • Best Practices for Teaching American Sign Language Virtually
  • Identity Through an Intersectional Lens: Inserting and Assessing Intersectionality in Your Classroom to Close Equity Gaps
  • Guided Pathways: Reflecting on Progress & Looking into the Future
  • Access, equity, and diversity in STEM education
  • Got Grading? Let's Discuss Equity-Minded Approaches to Grading On Canvas using SpeedGrader and Turnitin
  • Equitable Teaching Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • Allyship and Advocacy: Small Actions, Big Impact
  • Igniting Change: OER and Equity from an ESL Perspective 
  • Thriving Campus Life During Unprecedented Times
  • A Crucial Conversation on Collegiality:  A Qualitative Analysis of the Campus-Wide CAFÉ Survey 
  • One Zone: Dream Resource Center Services: Supporting Undocumented Students to Thrive while Attending ELAC 

 

 


LUNCH ACTIVITIES 

12:45pm - 1:50pm 

 

Resources Folder

Virtual Tables

Vision Resource Center Video

 


 

SESSION C

2:00pm - 3:00pm 

Session C is dedicated to department/unit/office meetings. However, if a meeting is not scheduled, please either select a workshop OR view one of the prerecorded webinars listed below.

Equity-Minded Student Services in the Online Environment


CLOSING SESSION/COLLEGE UPDATES

3:10pm - 3:30pm 

 

Closing Remarks - Alberto J. Román, DPA, Interim President 

Jeffrey Hernandez, Academic Senate President 

Michelle Benjamin, Ph.D., AFT Chapter President 

Yuxuan Bai, ASU Student Representative 

Nancy Ramirez, Ph.D., Professional Development Coordinator