Wednesday, April 8, 2015

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/6/2015)

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 Instructional Technology and Design and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 

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20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Can I Use Student Feedback to Improve My Teaching?
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 April 6th is How Can I Use Student Feedback to Improve My Teaching? 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-can-i-help-students-develop-critical-thinking-skills-3139-1.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
  • Your Feedback Needed. Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan in the CTLA respectfully requests that all NSCC faculty take a couple of minutes to fill out a very brief and anonymous 5-question survey regarding how the CTLA can better serve faculty needs at NSCC. The survey will be accessible until April 15th. THANK YOU! The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7BXBLVK.
  • Assessment Conference. Are you interested in learning more about what assessment means to your institution and to the state? Consider traveling to the AMCOA (Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment) conference in Boxborough, Massachusetts on Friday, April 24th. It's free to NSCC faculty as well as friendly, informative and fun. You can check out the schedule and event details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-annual-amcoa-conference-tickets-16106865067. Space is limited!
  • Blackboard Learn Workshops. Starting in summer 2015, Blackboard Learn will be available for NSCC faculty members teaching a face-to-face course that uses the learning management system as a supplement. ANGEL will no longer be available. If you teach a summer or fall course and currently use ANGEL, we will be offering a series of Blackboard Learn workshops throughout the spring and summer. If you would like to get a jump start on learning how to use Blackboard Learn, we encourage you to sign up for any of these workshops. To view the complete schedule of workshop sessions (with descriptions) and to RSVP, please visit this web site: http://goo.gl/UIkoUk.
Resources
Share your Teaching Strategies
In what ways do you gather feedback from your students? Please send your teaching strategies to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop

iDevelop is being brought to you by Instructional Technology and Design 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,
Instructional Technology and Design and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment