"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about"- Margaret J. Wheatley
Winter quarter I had the privilege of wearing the title of Zoom Tech Assistant for three of our classes. This experience afforded me a front seat to the learning and teaching that takes place in our classrooms. I was impressed by how thoughtfully we listened to each other. We are examples of what educators call a "learning community"--- we build knowledge together. Faculty don't just lecture to us, they leave space for us to collaborate. I witnessed articles sent between classes not just from faculty but student to student. We understood our common learning goals.
On another note, my day was made better by welcoming you into the Zoom classroom. On a personal level, wearing the badge of Zoom Tech Assistant helped me navigate covid by giving me purpose and connection. I know you welcomed the opportunity to gaze outside of your living room into a classroom filled with humans seeking knowledge. I hope you find a class this Spring that beckons your curiosity. I hope we get a chance to meet each other.
- Sara Thiessen, Education Coordinator
Registration for Spring Quarter classes begins Monday, March 8th at 10:00 am. Call360.586.6181 x 103 to register.