Monday, May 7, 2018

Preparing for Summer 2018 Courses in Blackboard Learn

As you start to think about your summer courses, we wanted to share with you the following important information that will help you prepare your course site in Blackboard Learn.

Copying a Course
To copy a previous course site into a new one in Blackboard Learn:
  1. Go into the course site that has the content to copy. In the Control Panel, expand the "Packages and Utilities" section and click Course Copy.
  2. On the next screen, in the “Select Copy Type” section, make sure Copy Course Materials into Existing Course is selected in the drop down menu.
  3. Now, in the “Select Copy Options” section, next to the Destination Course ID field, click Browse. Then, find and select the Course ID for the new course (the one you want to put the content into). Click Submit.
  4. Select the Course Materials that you want to copy over to the new course. Usually, Select All is the best choice, although you might not want to copy announcements.
    1. If Select All is not used, make sure to include Grade Center Columns and Settings if Assignments and/or Tests are being copied.
    2. Also, under Discussion Board, select Include only the forums, with no starter posts if threads are not created by the instructor for students to respond to. If not, all student threads will copy over as anonymous and they will need to be deleted.
  5. In the “File Attachments” section, keep the default settings.
  6. Click Submit.
Please note: When a previous course site is copied over into a new course site, any new or changed content areas will be added to the bottom of the course menu.
    
Making your Course Shell Available to Students
When your course shell is ready for students to view, you will need to give them access. All course sites are unavailable to students by default. You can easily make your course sites available from the My Home page using the Qwickly multi-course tool.

If you are in your course site, here are the directions for making it available to your students. To open your course:

  1. In your Blackboard Learn course shell, in the Control Panel, expand the Customization section and click Properties. 
  2. On the next screen, scroll down to the “Set Availability” section and select Yes to make the course available.Note: We recommend that you select Yes instead of Use Term Availability. Term Availability is set to the last day of classes and will close your course site that day (even though your students might still need access to finish up the course). 
  3. Click Submit to enable your students to see and access your course shell.
     
Preparing your Blackboard Learn Course Site for a New Semester
If you have already been using Blackboard Learn for your courses, please check out this handy reference to help you prepare your Blackboard Learn course site for a new semester at http://goo.gl/pZbUZ8.
  
Blackboard Learn Pre-semester Course Checklist
Once you course has been copied over, please review this checklist at https://goo.gl/18q3r5 to help you make sure your course site in Blackboard Learn is ready to go for the upcoming semester. 

   
Please do not hesitate to contact the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu if there are any issues with Blackboard Learn.

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/7/2018)

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 topic for the week of May 7th is How Can I Write Better Letters of Recommendation? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-write-better-letters-of-recomendation-14570-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • New @ NSCC - Virtual Classrooms with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Faculty are invited to learn about a new instructional technology available at NSCC, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a virtual classroom tool that allows faculty to have synchronous, real-time conversations with their students that can include audio and video interaction with students, an interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, informal polling, and breakout rooms for student groups. If you would like to learn more about how Blackboard Collaborate Ultra can be used in your face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses, we hope you can join us at our New @ NSCC session on Thursday, May 10th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Lynn South, LS314 (CTLI Training Room). If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/PothEwANQRm3h9bx1. If you are unable to attend but would like more information on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please contact Andrea Milligan to set up a time to talk more at your convenience.
      
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
  • Designing courses as a student Hero’s Journey [BITS]  on May 9, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern. The speaker, Dr. Szymon Machajewski, "will synthesize the Exemplary Course Program Rubric and Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey to help instructional designers and instructors tell an epic story in their courses." Register at https://community.blackboard.com/events/1901-bits-designing-courses-as-a-student-heros-journey
  • The Importance of Student Collaboration in OER Projects [CCCOER Webinar] on May 9, 2018 at  2:00pm Eastern. "Students have a valuable role to play in advocating for open education as well as the creation and revision of OER.  Join us to hear from faculty, a student, and several administrators on how student collaboration has helped advanced their OER initiatives and contributed to student digital literacy."
    More information with registration information at https://www.cccoer.org/webinar/may-9-the-importance-of-student-collaboration-in-oer-projects/.  
        
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/23/2018)

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 topic for the week of April 23rd is How Can I Move My Teaching Forward at Midcareer? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-move-my-teaching-forward-at-midcareer-14542-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • North Shore Community College’s 2018 Visiting Writer. Novelist Louise Miller is a native New Englander, professional pastry chef, amateur flower gardener, old-time banjo player, obsessive moviegoer, and champion of old dogs. She will read from her debut novel, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, and her soon-to- be-published second book, The Late Bloomer’s Club. The readings will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, at 9:30am and 11:00am in the Danvers Campus library, 1 Ferncroft Road, and on Friday, April 27th  at 9:30am and 11:00am in the President’s Board Room on the Lynn Campus, 300 Broad Street. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/novelist-louise-miller-is-nsccs-2018-visiting-writer/.
  • Annual Law Day Lecture. This year’s Law Day topic is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom. The keynote speaker is Lawrence Friedman, a professor of law at New England School of Law in Boston, MA. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 7:30am to 9:00am in the Danvers Campus Math & Science Building, DS119 and will be teleconferenced to the Lynn Campus Gym. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/nsccs-annual-law-day-lecture-separation-of-powers-framework-for-freedom/.
     
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
  • Cars, culinary, and coding: Applied learning supported by Blackboard. This webinar, part of the BITS series, will take place on April 26, 2018 at 3:00pm EST. During this session, a panel of three instructors from Alfred State SUNY College of Technology will provide examples of different Blackboard Learn features - such as rubrics, wikis, grading, and online testing - to enhance and support their active learning classrooms. More information is available at https://community.blackboard.com/events/1900-bits-cars-culinary-and-coding-applied-learning-supported-by-blackboard.
        
Resources
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/9/2018)

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 topic for the week of April 9th is How Do I Earn Swift Trust in My Online Classes? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-earn-swift-trust-in-my-online-classes-14607-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • Faculty Conversations. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is initiating a new professional development series called Faculty Conversations. The goal of Faculty Conversations is to create an opportunity for faculty to come together to discuss various teaching and learning topics as well as to share strategies, best practices, and resources. The topic for our inaugural Faculty Conversations will be best practices in online and hybrid teaching. The next session Thursday, April 12th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Lynn South, LS314 (CTLI Training Room). Whether you are new to teaching online or hybrid courses, have been teaching online or hybrid courses for many years, or are curious about teaching online or hybrid courses, please join us for the conversation.
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
  • How ‘Open Educational Practices’ Support Student-Centered Course Design and Accessibility. The next CCCOER webinar is on Wednesday, April 11th at 2:00pm EST. Join the webinar to hear from two speakers on how the use of OEP, including OER adoption, can support accessibility of instructional materials and enable student-centered course design methodologies such as universal design for learning (UDL).
    For more details and registration information, visit CCCOER’s website at: https://www.cccoer.org/webinar/how-open-educational-practices-support-student-centered-course-design-and-accessibility/.
       
Resources
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/2/2018)

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 topic for the week of April 2nd is How Can I Revitalize My Classroom with Workforce Development Concepts? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-revitalize-my-classroom-with-workforce-development-concepts-14582-1.html.  The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • Faculty Conversations. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is initiating a new professional development series called Faculty Conversations. The goal of Faculty Conversations is to create an opportunity for faculty to come together to discuss various teaching and learning topics as well as to share strategies, best practices, and resources. The topic for our inaugural Faculty Conversations will be best practices in online and hybrid teaching. There will be two sessions to accommodate different teaching schedules and campus locations: Friday, April 6th from 9:30am to 10:30am in Danvers Berry, DB301 (CTLI Conference Room) and Thursday, April 12th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Lynn South, LS314 (CTLI Training Room). Whether you are new to teaching online or hybrid courses, have been teaching online or hybrid courses for many years, or are curious about teaching online or hybrid courses, please join us for the conversation. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/ofxEBk3BEoYW4Xus2.
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series (Rescheduled). Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Monday, April 9th from 9:30am to 10:45pm in the Math & Science Building, Room 119 at the Danvers Campus. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.
       
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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, April 2, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/26/2018)

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 topic for the week of March 26th is How Can I Engage Generation C? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-engage-generation-c-14595-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • Faculty Conversations. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is initiating a new professional development series called Faculty Conversations. The goal of Faculty Conversations is to create an opportunity for faculty to come together to discuss various teaching and learning topics as well as to share strategies, best practices, and resources. The topic for our inaugural Faculty Conversations will be best practices in online and hybrid teaching. There will be two sessions to accommodate different teaching schedules and campus locations: Friday, April 6th from 9:30am to 10:30am in Danvers Berry, DB301 (CTLI Conference Room) and Thursday, April 12th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Lynn South, LS314 (CTLI Training Room). Whether you are new to teaching online or hybrid courses, have been teaching online or hybrid courses for many years, or are curious about teaching online or hybrid courses, please join us for the conversation. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/ofxEBk3BEoYW4Xus2.
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series (Rescheduled). Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Monday, April 9th from 9:30am to 10:45pm in the Math & Science Building, Room 119 at the Danvers Campus. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.  
Resources
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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, March 26, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/19/2018)

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 topic for the week of March 19th is How Can I Be an Effective Mentor? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-be-an-effective-mentor-14569-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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.   
 
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
Backwards design to support flexibility within courses (part of the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series) on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST
Speaker: Karen Bellnier, Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, Community College of Rhode Island
"Backwards design is a course planning approach that keeps the planning focused on the end goal – your course objectives. While the process often involves tearing a course down to its “studs” and rebuilding, the benefits to you and your students can be worth that effort through a clear vision for the course, objective-driven assessment and grading criteria, and efficiency of time spent on class."
Register at https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=1559843&sessionid=1&key=598D614B7F66A11F7FC393E21A8EE203

  
Resources
Speaking of faculty mentors…The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is excited to have Kara Kaufman as part of the CTLI team in her role as the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Faculty Mentor. Kara is a Professor of History in the Department of History, Government, & Economics and has been teaching history at NSCC since 2011. She teaches World History I, World History II, and the History of Sexuality on-site in Lynn and Danvers as well as World History II online. During the spring semester, Kara will be in Danvers DB387 on Wednesday mornings and in Lynn LS319 on Thursday afternoons and will be available to meet with faculty to brainstorm ideas around enhancing their teaching practice through the integration of innovative strategies or instructional technologies. We hope that you will stop by at some point.

Share Your Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
In what ways do you build a student learning community in your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses? What activities are you using to encourage student-to-student interaction? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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  
 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/26/2018)

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 topic for the week of February 26th is How Do I Create Social Presence in my Online Classes? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-create-social-presence-in-my-online-classess-14608-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • Changes in the Brain. NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the Effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series. Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation, “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Thursday, March 8th from 11:00am to 12:15pm in the Lynn Gym. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.
  • Massachusetts Community College Teaching, Learning, & Student Development Conference. This year’s Massachusetts Community College TL&SD Conference, titled "Shifting Paradigms: Reimagining Student Success", will be held on Friday, April 6th at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. Register by March 9th.  
   
Resources
Share Your Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
In what ways do you build a student learning community in your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses? What activities are you using to encourage student-to-student interaction? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


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  
 

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/12/2018)

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 topic for the week of February 12th is How Can I Use Controversial Issues to Build Cognitive Skills in My Students? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/use-controversial-issues-to-build-cognitive-skills-14565-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.   
 
Resources
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 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, February 12, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/5/2018)

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 topic for the week of February 5th is How Can I Teach Routine Courses with Energy and Enthusiasm? 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 https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-teaching-routine-courses-with-energy-and-enthusiasm-14543-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-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
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.   
 
Resources
 
Share your Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
Have you been teaching the same course each semester for several years? How do you reinvigorate a course that you have taught before? What are some ways that you infuse new energy and enthusiasm into a course that repeatedly teach each year? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.


Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.

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