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 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    
To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation over the summer, be sure to:

  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at CTLI’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
  • "Like" the North Shore Community College Instructional Technology and Design Page on Facebook at On the Instructional Technology and Design Facebook page, CTLI’s ITD team provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.
Interesting Summer ReadThe 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: 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 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