Tuesday, October 14, 2014

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Profession​al Developmen​t eNewslette​r (10/13/2014​)

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.

20 Minute Online Professional Development: What Are 5 FAQ's About Faculty Roles in the Flipped Class?

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 October 13th is What Are 5 FAQ's About Faculty Roles in the Flipped Class?

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available http://www.magnapubs.com/catalog/what-are-5-faqs-about-faculty-roles-in-the-flipped-class/.

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 or the Bulletin notice. 

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  1. A free workshop on Bullying Prevention and Intervention Law will be held on Wednesday evening, October 15th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Reading Senior Center (49 Pleasant Street Reading, MA 01867).  The workshop is designed to help create a safe, inclusive classroom space for all students, including students with autism and other neuro-developmental disorders, and will provide strategies for instructors and parents. The event is free but seating is limited, so sign up now! - See more here.
  2. SAVE THE DATE:  October 30th will be a fantastic day for Professional Development at NSCC.  In the morning, check out the Sustainability Business Fair in the Lynn Gym...watch The Bulletin for details, or email Barbara Ikalainen at bikalain01@northshore.edu.
  3. Also on October 30th:  Visit the CTLA in DB318 (Danvers) at 2:30pm to meet and learn from Susan Graham, Director of Disability Services at North Shore Community College.  Find out how Disability Services can partner with you as a faculty and staff resource, in order to optimize the academic success of all our students.  Susan is terrific, so be sure to mark your calendar.  To RSVP, please email Rebecca Twalipo at rtwalipo@northshore.edu.
Share your Teaching Strategies

Are you currently “flipping” your classes?  How do you ensure that students do the work before coming to class?  Please send your strategies to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in upcoming issues of iDevelop
  • "A great way of using the class time most effectively is to develop quizzes that students must take in ANGEL the day before class.  These quizzes should be based upon the reading or assigned work.  If they are due the day before class, that gives you time to go into the quiz and see what questions students got right and which ones they got wrong.  This will help you to determine what needs more attention during class.  Both instructor and student come to class with a better understanding of what they need to learn."

iDevelop is being 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