Thursday, February 19, 2015

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/16/2015)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 

20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Do I Convert a F2F Course to a Hybrid Course?

The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of February 16th is How Do I Convert a F2F Course to a Hybrid Course?

The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the email version of iDevelop or the Bulletin notice.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-convert-a-f2f-course-to-a-hybrid-course-3152-1.html. The spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2015/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.  

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Continuity Conversations (2 Upcoming Opportunities). Faculty...are you concerned about winter storms interfering with your instructional hours this semester? We would like to invite you to join Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment to brainstorm ways to "weather-proof" your teaching and learn about effective ways to reach your students, even when you and your students cannot come to campus, and keep your classes and the student learning experience moving forward. If you would like to participate in an informational session on faculty snow day strategies, please join us at one of these sessions.

    What and When: Continuity Workshop
    Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Danvers DB387 (CTLA Conference Room)
    Saturday, February 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm in Lynn LE224 (McGee Building)
    Light refreshments will be provided
Share your Teaching Strategies

What creative ways do you keep the student learning experience moving forward even if your classes are canceled due to snow? What role does instructional technology play in reaching out to your students and providing them with structured instructional activities even when there are no classes? Please send your teaching strategies to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop

Resources
If you are interested in exploring hybrid courses further, please contact Instructional Technology and Design at itd@northshore.edu. ITD team members can review the process for designing and developing hybrid courses to be taught at NSCC.

iDevelop is being brought to you by Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.  If you have any professional development events, best practices, resources or tips to share with other faculty, please send them our way.  Also, we would love your input on this eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment