Wednesday, September 13, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (9/11/2017)

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 fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of September 11th is How Can I Lay the Groundwork for Positive Technology Change? 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 The complete fall schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at

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

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date. NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two  co-curricular programming events this fall semester. The first one, Meet a Muslim, will take place on Wednesday, September 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please see attached flyer. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.
To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation over the summer, be sure to:
  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at CTLI’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 Instructional Technology and Design Page on Facebook at On the Instructional Technology and Design Facebook page, CTLI’s ITD team 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.
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development OpportunitiesIf you have any teaching strategies or 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 and we will share them in the upcoming 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


Monday, September 11, 2017

20 Minute Mentor - Online Faculty Professional Development - Fall 2017 Schedule

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) offers faculty a professional development series from Magna Publications, called the 20 Minute Mentor. The goal of the 20 Minute Mentor series is to offer faculty practical professional development opportunities in twenty minute snippets that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time during the given week. Session topics cover the areas of student engagement, teaching and learning, teaching online, assessment and learning goals, and classroom management.

Information on how to access the 20 Minute Mentor sessions is available each week in the Bulletin and the iDevelop e-newsletter.

New video presentations (with supplementary materials) go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday. 

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The following sessions are on the schedule for fall 2017. For session descriptions, objectives, and mentor bios, click on the titles below. 
We would love to hear your feedback on the usefulness of these sessions. Please send your input to