Washington's community and technical colleges continue to serve students, communities and employers across Washington state. We're just doing things differently.
Our colleges have moved services and instruction online to create social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19. This is both a directive of Governor Inslee and the right thing to do to keep students and our communities healthy.
In support of this move, we’ve pulled together a number of resources to make this transition as smooth as possible. Here you’ll find content to support the move to remote working and teaching including updates on student support services, upcoming trainings, and one-on-one support as well as tools to help get you up and running virtually.
Moving online during uncertain times can be an overwhelming undertaking so we've gathered together the most relevant information to assist the process. On our Instructional Strategies and Tools page you will discover resources that will support you in designing and teaching an online course and how to do that while working remotely.
The resources on our Holistic Student Services Strategies and Tools page are for student services practitioners and those who assist students in meeting basic needs in continuing to serve their students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Particular focus is on adapting student services to a primarily online environment, ensuring that students are effectively and equitably served, and responding to the challenges our students face in meeting basic needs and continuing to pursue their education in our community and technical colleges. Also included are resources for dual enrollment practitioners across educational sectors; high school, community college, and 4-year institutions.
Documents are being released providing coronavirus-related guidance on programs as portions of our state re-open or continue to operate. On the Emerging Guidance page you can find those documents from our system and state government listed in chronological order to provide the most recent updates for your use.
In the spirit of the SBCTC vision of “leading with racial equity” and a strategy to mitigate effects of COVID-19, SBCTC began to offer a variety of technology-mediated communities of practice opportunities that forwarded social connection, skill-building, information aggregation, problem-solving, and the sharing of resources.
Last Modified: 3/16/21, 12:10 PM