20 Minute Online Professional Development: What If a Student Asks a Question I Can't Answer?
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of August 31st is What If a Student Asks a Question I Can't Answer? 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.
More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/what-if-a-student-asks-a-question-i-cant-answer-3129-1.html.
The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2015/08/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.
Other Professional Development Opportunities
- Blackboard Learn Workshops. Blackboard Learn is now available for all faculty members teaching face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses. ITD will be offering an Introduction to Blackboard Learn workshop on Thursday, September 3rd from 4:00pm-5:30pm in Danvers DB202. To RSVP, please visit this web site: https://goo.gl/J5ngLA.
- Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/. ITD’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
- "Like" the North Shore Community College Academic Technology Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myNSCC.acadtech. On the Academic Technology Facebook page, AT provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.
With classes starting next week, we wanted to invite you to share your teaching strategies with each other around getting students started in your courses successfully and building a course community. What are some strategies that you employ to ensure that students start your course on the right track? How do you use ice breakers to develop a course community so you and your students can get to know each other? Send an email with your teaching strategies to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.
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