Wednesday, March 16, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/14/2016)

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 (ITD) and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA).  

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20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Do I Build Community in My Classroom?
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 March 14th is How Do I Build Community in My Classroom? 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-build-community-in-my-classroom-3175-1.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
  • Blackboard Learn Workshops. In March, during Spring Break, Instructional Technology and Design will be offering some Blackboard Learn workshops. For a schedule of workshops and to RSVP, please visit ITD’s blog at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2016/03/blackboard-learn-workshops-during.html.
  • Summer Journalism Workshop. This summer, Global Studies Outreach at Harvard will present a four-day workshop for K-12 and community college educators entitled Journalism: Production and Consumption Across the Globe. The workshop will be held on Harvard’s campus August 1-4, 2016. Applications are now available and the deadline is March 31st, 2015. See more information at the workshop homepage, http://globalstudiesoutreach.harvard.edu/journalism.
Resources
Share your Teaching Strategies
What strategies do you employ to build community in your classroom, both face-to-face and online? 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