Friday, August 11, 2017

August and September Blackboard Learn and Instructional Technology Workshops

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation's Instructional Technology and Design team will be holding various Blackboard Learn and Instructional Technology workshops in August and September.

In August and September, the CTLI's Instructional Technology and Design team will be sponsoring a series of workshops on a variety of topics around integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment as well as on using Blackboard Learn.

Workshops include:
  • Introduction to Blackboard Learn
  • Blackboard Learn Interaction Tool: Discussion Board
  • Blackboard Learn: Using Interactive Grading Rubrics
  • Blackboard Learn: Assignments and Safe Assign
  • Blackboard Learn: Tests and Surveys
  • Blackboard Learn: Grade Center and Grading
  • Blackboard Learn: Mobile Apps and Mobile Course Design
  • Blackboard Collaborate: Virtual Classrooms
  • Using Google Docs for Communication and Collaboration
  • New to Smart Classrooms
To view the complete schedule of workshop sessions (with descriptions) and to RSVP, please visit this web site: https://goo.gl/forms/aVtgRWsTsGb2GDO62.

If interested in attending a workshop, please make sure to RSVP. A workshop will be cancelled if less than three people sign up for it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/15/2017)

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, professional development in twenty minute snippets, will resume in the fall semester on August 28, 2017 with How Do I Release My Students’ Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning? More information will be available in an upcoming issue of iDevelop.

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
  • RSVP for 7th Annual NSCC Faculty Technology Summer Institute. In June, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) will be holding a two-day Faculty Technology Summer Institute. The Summer Institute's theme is "Powering Up" and the sessions for the two days will focus on faculty professional development around taking your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses to the next level with instructional technology. The Summer Institute will take place on Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th from 9:00am-3:30pm in Danvers. Space is limited to 30 faculty and is first come first served so please RSVP by Friday, May 19th using the link below. NSCC faculty who attend the Summer Institute will receive a small stipend. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/namtBJ8ofqYNXmoD2.    
 
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 http://nscclets.blogspot.com/. 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 https://www.facebook.com/myNSCC.acadtech. 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.
      
Interesting Summer ReadThe 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: https://issuu.com/nscc/docs/theedgenewsletter26.final. In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
 
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
If 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 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.


Have a great summer!

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/8/2017)

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 topic for the week of May 8th is How Can Student Learning Begin Before the First Day of 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 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-student-learning-begin-before-the-first-day-of-class-13809-1.html. 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
  • 6th Annual MCC SoTL Get Inspired! Conference. NSCC faculty have been invited by Middlesex Community College to their Sixth Annual SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) Get Inspired! Conference. This year, the keynote is Dr. Robert Goodman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd from 8:30am-1:30pm in Lowell, MA. For more information and to register, please go to https://middlesex.thankyou4caring.org/mcc-sotl-get-inspired-conference-2017.
       
Resources      
Share Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
Do you communicate with your students before the first day of class? If so, how and why do you communicate with your students? What benefits do  you see? What tools do you use?

If 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 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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Preparing for Summer 2017 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.

Make Your Course Available
All Blackboard Learn course sites are unavailable to students by default. Here are the directions for making the course site available to your students. To open your course:
  1. Go into the course site.
  2. On the Control Panel, expand the "Customization" section and click Properties.
  3. On the next screen, in the "Set Availability" section, select Yes to make the course available.
  4. Click Submit.
Preparing a Blackboard Learn Course Site for a New Semester
Please check out this handy reference at http://goo.gl/pZbUZ8 to help you prepare a  Blackboard Learn course site for a new semester.

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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/1/2017)

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 topic for the week of May 1st is How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to 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 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-identify-and-overcome-obstacles-to-change-13574-1.html. 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
  • Beyond the "A" Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation. This webinar, presented by AAC&U, provides practical techniques, strategies, and use cases that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. The PowerPoint slides and recording from this webinar are now available at http://www.aacu.org/meetings/assessment-that-empowers. We are members of AAC&U but you will be asked to create an account if you do not already have one to view the webinar.
       
2017 Issue of The Edge
The 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: https://issuu.com/nscc/docs/theedgenewsletter26.final. In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
   
   
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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/24/2017)

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 topic for the week of April 24th is How Do I Adapt an Online Faculty Peer Review Tool? 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-adapt-an-online-faculty-peer-review-tool-13903-1.html. 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

  • 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 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/.
  • Annual Law Day Lecture. This year’s Law Day topic is The Fourteenth Amendment and Immigration. The keynote speaker is Elena Noureddine, Esq., a staff attorney with the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 7:30am to 9:00am in the Lynn Campus Cafeteria and will be teleconferenced to the Danvers Campus Math & Science Building, DS119. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/the-fourteenth-amendment-and-immigration-nsccs-annual-law-day-lecture/.
  • Hatikvah Officers to Campus. In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), NSCC’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies welcome Hatikvah Officers to campus on Thursday, April 27th from 12:30pm to 1:45 in LE 203 on the Lynn Campus. The officers will share stories about their experiences and speak openly about the challenges they sometimes face. These dedicated young leaders will touch on themes of leadership and moral decision making. In addition, they will share their personal connections to the Holocaust and its impact on their values today. Feel free to bring your class. Refreshments will be served. Contact Dr. Laurie Carlson for more information.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

2017 Issue of The Edge
The 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: https://issuu.com/nscc/docs/theedgenewsletter26.final. In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
  
  
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 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

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

Spotlighting Innovations in Academic Technology at North Shore Community College

The latest edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) newsletter, The Edge: Where Classrooms Meet Technology, is now available on North Shore Community College’s public site at: http://www.northshore.edu/faculty_staff/resources/tac.html

The TAC program at NSCC "promotes academic excellence by stimulating and nurturing innovative ideas by faculty and professional staff that employ technology in support of teaching and learning". The TAC program supports creative uses of instructional technology inside and outside of the classroom as well as the development of new online and hybrid courses.

Check out this year's issue to learn more about the innovations of NSCC faculty, staff, and administration in the area of academic technology.

The current issue of The Edge includes:
  • Comments from 32 TAC faculty on their projects.
  • An article by Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, on hybrid courses.
  • An article by Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn: one for recording attendance and another for managing several course tools.
  • An article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.

Friday, April 14, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/10/2017)

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 topic for the week of April 10th is How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching? 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-get-useful-feedback-to-improve-my-online-teaching-13857-1.html. 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.
  • 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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/3/2017)

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 topic for the week of April 3rd is How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses? 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/How-Can-I-Design-Copyright-Compliant-Courses-13207-1.html. 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
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 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
 

Friday, March 31, 2017

MA CC Go Open Grant Opportunity - Third Round of OER Proposals

A third round of the MA Go Open OER Grant Program has been announced. All NSCC part-time and full-time faculty are invited to apply for grants to support Open Educational Resources (OER) in their courses. Faculty who receive a grant in Round 3 will join their colleagues from across the state who have been awarded Round 1 and Round 2 grants to save Massachusetts Community College students close to $1 million in the next academic year.

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In Round 3, as in earlier Rounds, proposal funds will range from $300 to $2,500 with options to adopt, adapt or build course “textbooks”.

Interested in Applying for a Grant?

Visit the MA CC Go Open Call for Proposals site for more details on applying for a grant - including levels of adoption, courses eligible for this funding, faculty planning worksheet and online application. The second round of applications are due April 30th. Projects will need to be completed by September 1st. Note: While your course needs to be on the list to be eligible, it does not have to be listed at your particular college for you to apply with it.

This is an amazing opportunity to customize your course and make the materials your students NEED to be successful in your course available to them for free and we hope you will consider submitting an application.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email Larry Davis at ldavis@northshore.edu or Andrea Milligan at amilliga@northshore.edu.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/27/2017)

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).
  
Sign reads:  Got 20 minutes?  Then you have time to learn with the Monday Morning Mentor

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 27th is How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven’t Taught Online? Even though the focus of this session is on evaluating online teaching, there is a lot of interesting information presented about successful online teaching practices that may be of interest. 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/onlinementor/how-can-i-evaluate-online-teaching-if-i-havent-taught-online-13944-1.html. 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
  • Massachusetts Community College Teaching, Learning, & Student Development Conference. This year’s Massachusetts Community College TL&SD Conference, titled Education for All, will be held on April 7, 2017 at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA. Register by March 31st at http://massasoit.mass.edu/tlsd-conference/index.
  • Open Education Week Webinars. All week, during Open Education Week, there will be a variety of webinars offered to learn more about open educational resources. Check out the list of webinars offered by members of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources at https://www.cccoer.org/2017/01/09/open-education-week-march-27-31-2017/

Upcoming Webinars of Interest
  • Collaboration: Connect With Me (NISOD and Cengage Learning Collaboration, part of the Striving for Excellence series). "In our global world, what methods do we use to communicate and are those methods effective? Join this webinar and collaborate on ways to connect students with us, each other, and course content!". Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST. Register at https://shop.nisod.org/webinar-series/register.php?id=96&code=4683617549459044611.
     
Resources
Happy Open Education Week!! NSCC OER Awareness Tables
March 27-31 is Open Education Week, a "celebration of the global Open Education Movement to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide." More information about Open Education Week can be found at https://www.openeducationweek.org/.

During this week, team members from our Open Textbook Initiative will be hosting OER Awareness Tables for faculty and students to learn more about open educational resources and the Affordable @ NSCC program. We will have sample open textbooks from OpenStax to review.

  • Monday March 27th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Lynn outside of the Café
  • Tuesday March 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Lynn outside of the Café
  • Wednesday March 29th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Danvers in the Lobby outside of the Café
  • Thursday March 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Danvers in the Lobby outside of the Café
We hope you will take a moment to stop by and see how open educational resources are saving NSCC students money on textbook costs.

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
 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/20/2017)

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).
  
Sign reads:  Got 20 minutes?  Then you have time to learn with the Monday Morning Mentor

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 20th is How Can Grading Policies Influence Student Learning?  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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-grading-policy-options-influence-student-learning-13763-1.html. 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.   

Upcoming Webinars of Interest
 
WEBINAR: 3 tips to personalize online learning for students (Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:00pm EST
Register at http://bbbb.blackboard.com/bits-personalize-online-learning? 

  
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 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
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/13/2017)

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).
  
Sign reads:  Got 20 minutes?  Then you have time to learn with the Monday Morning Mentor

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 13th is How Can I Create an Online Service Learning Project? 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-create-an-online-service-learning-project-13726-1.htmlThe 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.   

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

 
WEBINAR: How to create a mobile friendly course (Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Lunch N’ Learn)
Watch the recording at http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1348254/5DFF77C9ECC06AAF667EFC403CD9A264 
 
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
 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/6/2017)

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).
  
Sign reads:  Got 20 minutes?  Then you have time to learn with the Monday Morning Mentor

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 6th is How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Student-Created Work? 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-assess-my-students-critical-thinking-skills-with-student-work-13688-1.html. 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.   

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

 
WEBINAR: How to create a mobile friendly course (Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Lunch N’ Learn)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm EST
Register at http://bbbb.blackboard.com/bits-create-mobile-friendly-course  

Resources
Composition 2 Changes
Changes are coming to the college's Composition 2 classes, and the English Department (under the chair's guidance) has created a very succinct "heads up" to and explanation of the BHE-mandated changes that are occurring. Please see the document attached to the iDevelop email for more information.

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
 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/27/2017)

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).
  
Sign reads:  Got 20 minutes?  Then you have time to learn with the Monday Morning Mentor

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 27th is How Can I Align Technology with My Pedagogical Goals? 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 http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-align-technology-with-my-pedagogical-goals-13985-1.html. 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.   

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

 
WEBINAR: Creating Contemplative Culture in Community Colleges: Leadership and Classroom Practices (Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education free webinar)Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 1:00-2:00pm EST
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7000689870835137282

 
Resources
Composition 2 Changes
Changes are coming to the college's Composition 2 classes, and the English Department (under the chair's guidance) has created a very succinct "heads up" to and explanation of the BHE-mandated changes that are occurring. Please see the document attached to the iDevelop email for more information.

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