Wednesday, April 19, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/17/2017)

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 the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topics for the next few weeks are geared towards administrators. Looking forward, the last two sessions of the spring series may be of interest.
  • May 1st - How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Change?
  • May 8th - How Can Student Learning Begin Before the First Day of Class? 
The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2016/12/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   


Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series. In an age when globalism seems to be in jeopardy, we might ask ourselves, “What does it mean to be an American?” Since the mid-1890s, music has offered various answers to that question. Join Dr. Aaron Keebaugh as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation “Sounds of Power and Protest: Music and Nationalism in the U.S. in the 20th Century” on Thursday, April 20th from 11:00am to 12:15pm in the Lynn Gym. This presentation is also open to the public. Please contact Dr. Kara Kaufman or Dr. Cari Keebaugh for more information. 
  • Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts. As part of University of Michigan’s Teach-Out Series, join other participants from around the world to discuss a specific current issue. This online course will explore: “How can you distinguish between credible information and ‘fake news?’ Reliable information is at the heart of what makes an effective democracy, yet many people find it harder to differentiate trustworthy journalism from propaganda. Increasingly, inaccurate information is shared on social networks and amplified by a growing number of explicitly partisan news outlets. This Teach-Out will examine the processes that generate both accurate and inaccurate news stories and the factors that lead people to believe those stories. Participants will gain skills help them to distinguish fact from fiction.” Enroll at https://www.edx.org/course/fake-news-facts-alternative-facts-michiganx-teachout-2x. This free course starts April 21st and lasts a week.
  • Forum on Tolerance: Fostering Social Connections While Aging: Engendering Compassion for Those with Dementia. This year, the Forum on Tolerance will be April 20th and April 21st. The April 20th event will take place in the Lynn Gym from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and the April 21st event will take place in Danvers DS119 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The keynote speaker for the Lynn event is Alice Bonner, Secretary of Elder Affairs. There will also be a performance, Archives & Etchings, by Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. Speakers at the Danvers event will be Dr. Michael Sandberg and NSCC Professor Emeritus Thomas MacLachlan. Both events will have refreshments and resource tables! More information is available at
    http://news.northshore.edu/blog/fostering-social-connections-while-aging-engendering-compassion-for-those-with-dementia-nsccs-38th-forum-on-tolerance/.
  • North Shore Community College’s 2017 Visiting Writer. Jay Atkinson, a local best-selling non-fiction writer, short story writer, novelist, and journalist will be reading from a variety of his works, including Massacre on the Merrimack. The readings will take place on Thursday, April 20th, at 9:30am and 11:00am in the Danvers Campus Library and on Tuesday, April 25th  at 9:30am and 11:00am in the Lynn Campus Gym. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/massacre-on-the-merrimack-author-nsccs-2017-visiting-writer/.
  • MA CC Go Open Grant – Third Round of OER Proposals. This spring, NSCC faculty have the opportunity to apply for a grant to integrate OER into their courses as part of the MA CC Go Open Statewide Initiative. The third round of grant applications are due April 30th. Read more about this grant opportunity on our blog at https://nscclets.blogspot.com/2017/03/ma-cc-go-open-grant-opportunity-third.html.
     
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcomimg 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,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation