Professional Development

Professional Development

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SCC hosts a number of opportunities for employees (both faculty and staff) to develop their skills in new and different approaches to teaching, the application of technology, and the intricacies of supporting community college learners. Below is a list of our current offerings.  In addition, you can click Past Events in the left menu to see recordings of prior sessions, or click Request Session to be added to the wait list for an upcoming session, or request a customized session for your area.
You can add the following events to your calendar by going here and clicking on the   button located in the lower right hand corner of the page.

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December 8, 2020, 10:00 am - December 8, 2020, 10:30 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

Learn the basics of using the Concourse Online Syllabus tool, including ideas on making syllabus creation easier, quick processes for transferring data between semester, methods for updating and communicating updates of information, and some pitfalls to avoid.
Learning Objectives:
  • Enable your online Syllabi
  • Edit materials
  • Add your own materials
  • Evaluate if the Concourse syllabus tool is a good solution for your class
December 9, 2020, 1:00 pm - December 9, 2020, 1:30 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

Learn the basics of using the Concourse Online Syllabus tool, including ideas on making syllabus creation easier, quick processes for transferring data between semester, methods for updating and communicating updates of information, and some pitfalls to avoid.
Learning Objectives:
  • Enable your online Syllabi
  • Edit materials
  • Add your own materials
  • Evaluate if the Concourse syllabus tool is a good solution for your class
December 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - December 9, 2020, 3:00 pm
Presenter: NC Community College System Virtual Learning Community
Location: VLC

In this webinar, we’ll discuss creating live demonstrations by bypassing your webcam and connecting your smartphone to allow for better angles and views.

The registration link will prompt you to create a username and password with the VLC site.

VLC webinars use Adobe Connect. Participants can perform an Adobe Connect pre-meeting diagnostic test.
https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/using/connection-test-connect-meet...
December 9, 2020, 3:00 pm - December 9, 2020, 4:00 pm
Presenter: E-learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

In this session, we’ll discuss SCC’s Course Readiness Review process for hybrid and online courses and how to meet the expectations of the review. We’ll examine the expectations of the review and how to meet those expectations before the beginning of the term. Come with your questions!
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the process and timeline by which online and hybrid courses are reviewed
  • Identify and access the Course Readiness Review Checklist and the expectations
  • Identify resources for assisting faculty in meeting checklist expectations
December 11, 2020, 9:00 am - December 11, 2020, 10:00 am
Presenter: E-learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

In this session, we’ll discuss SCC’s Course Readiness Review process for hybrid and online courses and how to meet the expectations of the review. We’ll examine the expectations of the review and how to meet those expectations before the beginning of the term. Come with your questions!
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the process and timeline by which online and hybrid courses are reviewed
  • Identify and access the Course Readiness Review Checklist and the expectations
  • Identify resources for assisting faculty in meeting checklist expectations
December 11, 2020, 10:00 am - December 11, 2020, 10:30 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

Learn the basics of using the Concourse Online Syllabus tool, including ideas on making syllabus creation easier, quick processes for transferring data between semesters and some pitfalls to avoid.
Learning Objectives:
  • Enable your online Syllabi
  • Edit materials
  • Add your own materials
  • Evaluate if the Concourse syllabus tool is a good solution for your class
January 8, 2021, 8:00 am - February 19, 2021, 5:00 pm
Presenter: NC-Net
Location: Online: NC-Net

Facilitator: NC-NET

Come explore ways to increase student engagement and participation in your courses. We’ll begin by examining best practices and models of active learning, including case studies, problem-based learning, and collaborative group learning. We’ll also explore technology-enhanced and distance/remote active learning strategies for the hybrid or online classroom. Along the way, we’ll self-assess the degree to which our current teaching strategies promote active learning. Finally, we’ll stretch beyond our comfort zones and redesign a lesson that is usually taught in a more passive manner. Note: Due to the nature of the course, participants are required to be actively teaching at least one course section. Participants will need teacher/student interaction to complete the activities for this Academy course.

Full-time and part-time faculty from all of the community colleges in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
January 15, 2021, 8:00 am - February 19, 2021, 5:00 pm
Presenter: NC-Net
Location: Online: NC-Net

Facilitator: NC-NET

Clearly, today’s students pay attention to video far more than print or even graphics. In this course you’ll get comfortable with the technical issues surrounding videos, including finding, making, and sharing them, and ways to make them a regular part of your teaching toolkit. You will learn to 1) find and use videos relevant to your courses, 2) convert existing presentations to video, and 3) record and embellish your own videos and animated graphics with sophisticated software for use in weekly lessons, demonstrations, explanations, or just “welcome to the class!” It’s time to enhance your instruction with video! Note: This course requires a significant commitment of time each week, an eagerness to interact with colleagues, and a current multimedia computer with high speed Internet.

Full-time and part-time faculty from all of the community colleges in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
February 26, 2021, 8:00 am - April 2, 2021, 5:00 pm
Presenter: NC-Net
Location: Online: NC-Net

Facilitator: NC-NET

Educational videos effectively convey much more information to a more diverse audience of learners than a printed handout, but require planning, execution, polish, and posting to a reliable platform—far more than selfies posted to social media. In this second bootcamp addressing video, teachers will create and polish video using sophisticated software that will teach and assess in their subject area. Working in a supportive group atmosphere, participants will practice the techniques of planning, producing, and sharing video that can communicate and evaluate in a way that static text and images cannot. Note: Video production is time-consuming and computer intensive. Participants will need a 64-bit multimedia computer to support the video editing software (on Windows 7 or MacOS10 or newer).

Full-time and part-time faculty from all of the community colleges in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
March 12, 2021, 8:00 am - April 23, 2021, 5:00 pm
Presenter: NC-Net
Location: Online: NC-Net

Facilitator: NC-NET

This course offers a guided, collaborative curriculum design experience. Participants will explore models and methods for integrating career, technical and academic concepts in their courses. Following a step-wise process with provided templates, participants will create an integrated lesson, for in person or online classroom use, that incorporates a real world scenario, contextual learning, employability skills development, and authentic assessment. Colleagues will provide each other with weekly peer reviews and feedback through the course discussion board. Come explore this model for maximizing student interest and learning through integrated lesson design. Note: Due to the nature of the course, participants are required to be actively teaching at least one course section. Participants will need teacher/student interaction to complete the activities for this Academy course.

Full-time and part-time faculty from all of the community colleges in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.