Wednesday, March 9, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/7/2016)

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 Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Inclusive?
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 7th is How Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Inclusive? 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-can-i-make-the-activities-in-my-course-more-inclusive-3181-1.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
  • Creating Accessible Classroom Materials and E-text. As part of Disability Services’ Brown Bag Lunch Series, Michele Almeida, Disability Counselor, and Alena Vitvitskaya, Adaptive Lab Learning Specialist will be facilitating a conversation around e-texts and creating accessible classroom materials. The event will take place on Thursday, March 10th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Danvers, DB388 (CTLA Conference Room).
  • 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.
  • Happy Open Education Week 2016! March 7th to 11th, 2016 is Open Education Week. The goal of Open Education Week is to "raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now." Visit http://www.openeducationweek.org/ to learn more, see the great events taking place online, and view the various resources.
Resources
Share your Teaching Strategies
What strategies do you employ to create an inclusive classroom? 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