Wednesday, February 10, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/8/2016)

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 Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?
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 8th is How Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. 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 Bulletin or 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/how-do-i-get-students-to-come-to-class-prepared-13525-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2015/12/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.


Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • How Faculty Can Help Students with Disabilities Succeed in the Classroom. As part of Disability Services’ Brown Bag Lunch Series, one of NSCC's Disability Counselor will be facilitating a conversation around how faculty can make the most positive impact for students with disabilities in the classroom. The event will take place on Thursday, February 11th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Danvers, DB388 (CTLA Conference Room). 
  • Save the Date - Advancing Student Learning Conference. The MA Department of Higher Education is part of the AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives project funded by a Lumina Foundation Grant. As part of this project, the Department is sponsoring a conference titled Advancing Student Learning. It will be held on March 4th in Southbridge, MA. This is a wonderful (and free!) inter-state, cross-institution professional development opportunity for both faculty and professional staff. The conference includes sessions on AAC&U proficiency initiatives that are targeted at improving and deepening student learning. Registration information will be forthcoming.
Please Share with your Students (SPARK Magazine)
The deadline for SPARK Magazine submissions is right around the corner (February 12). Please share the SPARK Magazine information with any students you would like to encourage to submit! Thank you for your help, as always, in making SPARK a unique and creative celebration of our NSCC students. 

Resources
Share your Teaching Strategies
What are some strategies that you use to ensure that students come to class prepared? Are there any other great resources that you would like to share with faculty on this topic? Send an email with your teaching strategies, best practices, or resources to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.
We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

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