Wednesday, May 13, 2015

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/11/2015)

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 Google Docs Help Foster Productive Collaboration?
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 May 11th is How Can Google Docs Help Foster Productive Collaboration? 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-google-docs-help-foster-productive-collaboration-13262-1.html.

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • RSVP for 5th Annual Faculty Technology Summer Institute. In June, NSCC will host a two day Faculty Technology Summer Institute. The Summer Institute’s theme is "Flex with Tech" and the sessions for the two days will focus on faculty professional development around creating flexible learning environments through the use of instructional technology. The Summer Institute will take place on Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd from 9:00am-3:30pm in Danvers. Space is limited to 30 NSCC faculty and is first come first served so please RSVP by Friday, May 22nd using the link below. NSCC faculty who attend the Summer Institute will receive a small stipend. To RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/VApVOQy0QF.
  • 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. Our next round of workshops will take place during the last two weeks of May. To view the complete schedule of workshop sessions (with descriptions) and to RSVP, please visit this web site: http://goo.gl/UIkoUk.
Interesting Reads
  • The latest edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) newsletter, The Edge: Where Classrooms Meet Technology, is now available on North Shore Community College’s public site at: http://www.northshore.edu/faculty_staff/resources/tac.html. Comments from TAC faculty on their projects. Check out the newsletter to read comments from TAC faculty on their technology integration and online/hybrid course development projects.
Resources
If you are interested in learning more about incorporating Google Docs into your classes, please contact ITD at itd@northshore.edu. We would be happy to brainstorm ideas and help you get started.

Share your Teaching Strategies
Do you use Google Docs in your classes to encourage collaboration? In what ways are you using Google Docs? What tips and strategies can you share with other faculty? 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