Tuesday, September 2, 2014

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (9/1/2014)

Welcome to the inaugural issue of 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.

20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying Behavior in the Classroom? 

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 1st is How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying Behavior in the Classroom?

For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the email version of iDevelop or the Bulletin notice.

More information about this session (including description, topics, learning goals, and intended audience) is available at http://www.magnapubs.com/catalog/how-do-i-include-introverts-in-class-discussions/

The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week.

Upcoming Instructional Technology Workshops 

This week, Instructional Technology and Design is offering several workshops on a variety of topics around integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment. Please reserve your slot at any of these sessions by emailing itd@northshore.edu.

New to ANGEL The New to ANGEL workshop is designed to familiarize faculty with ANGEL and introduce basic course building functionality. In this workshop, participants will learn to: navigate around the course site, add different types of content, organize content in folders, and enable the course for student access. While the college migrates to Blackboard, ANGEL will be available for faculty to use during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Tuesday, September 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Lynn LW 305

Smart Classrooms Come and find out all of the little ins and outs of using a Smart Classroom here at North Shore Community College. We will also share with you best practices when using one of these rooms. You will have the opportunity to try out the technology for yourself.
  • Tuesday, September 2nd from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lynn LM 104 (Smart Cart)
  • Tuesday, September 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Lynn LW 323
  • Thursday, September 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Danvers HPSS 226
Share your Teaching Strategies

With classes starting this week, we wanted to invite you to share your teaching strategies with each other around getting students started in your courses successfully and building a course community.  What are some strategies that you employ to ensure that students start your course on the right track?  How do you use ice breakers to develop a course community so you and your students can get to know each other?

Send an email with your teaching strategies to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.

Other Professional Development Opportunities 

Do you have an MTA card? If so, check out the free workshop events at the Museum of Fine Arts, designed to give you ideas for infusing new life into your curriculum. They're not just for K-12 teachers!  http://www.mfa.org/programs/school-programs/teacher-professional-development
iDevelop is brought to you by Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.  If you have any professional development events, best practices, resources or tips to share with other faculty, please send them our way.  Also, we would love your input on this eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment