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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March 9, 2021, 9:00 am - March 9, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
March 10, 2021, 1:00 pm - March 10, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
March 11, 2021, 9:00 am - March 11, 2021, 4:00 pm
Presenter: NC Community College System Office - Success Center
Location: Online - NC Community College System Office

The symposium is a collaborative effort between the Center for First-Generation Student Success, NASPA, and NCCCS. Pitt Community College will host the 2021 event. The overarching theme of “Advancing Outcomes and Experiences” of first-generation students at two-year institutions will be highlighted throughout the symposium.
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.
March 16, 2021, 9:00 am - March 16, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate


Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that instructors will use to support their classes. This course will also introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments, and the other tools.
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions in Moodle
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum and assignment activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
March 17, 2021, 1:00 pm - March 17, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that instructors will use to support their classes. This course will also introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments, and the other tools.
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions in Moodle
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum and assignment activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
March 23, 2021, 1:00 pm - March 23, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
March 24, 2021, 9:00 am - March 24, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
March 26, 2021, 12:00 pm - March 26, 2021, 3:00 pm
Presenter: NC Community College System Office - Success Center
Location: Online - NC Community College System Office

Facilitators: Jairo McMican, Central Carolina CC and Abe Dones, Durham Tech CC

Using data from the system office dashboard as a foundation, this interactive and intrapersonal presentation will integrate various components of equity within student success. It will introduce participants to critical information such as DEI terminology, biases, educational racism, intersectionality, inclusive language, and authentic relationship building.
March 29, 2021, 1:00 pm - March 29, 2021, 3:00 pm
Presenter: NC Community College System
Location: Online - NCCCCS System Office

Facilitator: Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, President, Amarillo College

Amarillo College, a recognized leader in removing barriers of poverty that impede student success, will share its strategies.
April 6, 2021, 9:00 am - April 6, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

Collaborate is a tool to assist faculty in teaching and collaborating with students in real time via the internet. It includes a virtual whiteboard to interact with students, options to record sessions, and an ability to present PowerPoints and other presentations.
Learning Objectives:
  • Create Collaborate sessions appropriate to your class or advising scenario
  • Record a Collaborate session
April 6, 2021, 1:00 pm - April 6, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

In this session, we will dive into the world of Google Drive and what it can offer you as an instructor (but staff members are always welcome!). We will examine creating and sharing folders and files with students and colleagues. In addition, we will discuss ways that sharing files through Drive can enhance instruction and walk through some features, such as as commenting, sharing permissions, and monitoring synchronous group work.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
  • access and organize their Google Drive folders
  • create a new Google doc
  • share a file in Google Drive
  • identify ways to use Google Drive to enhance instruction
April 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - April 7, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

Collaborate is a tool to assist faculty in teaching and collaborating with students in real time via the internet. It includes a virtual whiteboard to interact with students, options to record sessions, and an ability to present PowerPoints and other presentations.
Learning Objectives:
  • Create Collaborate sessions appropriate to your class or advising scenario
  • Record a Collaborate session
April 8, 2021, 9:00 am - April 8, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

In this session, we will dive into the world of Google Drive and what it can offer you as an instructor (but staff members are always welcome!). We will examine creating and sharing folders and files with students and colleagues. In addition, we will discuss ways that sharing files through Drive can enhance instruction and walk through some features, such as as commenting, sharing permissions, and monitoring synchronous group work.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
  • access and organize their Google Drive folders
  • create a new Google doc
  • share a file in Google Drive
  • identify ways to use Google Drive to enhance instruction
April 12, 2021, 2:00 pm - April 12, 2021, 3:00 pm
Presenter: NC Community College System Office - Success Center
Location: Online - NC Community College System Office

Facilitator: Elizabeth Stoddard, Business Intelligence Analyst, NCCCS or Dr. Ashley Sieman, Director of Analytics and Reporting, NCCCS

Faculty will have an opportunity to look at their course data in a disaggregated format, understand where some areas for improvement may exist, and explore promising practices for instituting changes.
April 13, 2021, 9:00 am - April 13, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
April 13, 2021, 1:00 pm - April 13, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

Using videos in your online or hybrid courses can help engage your students and promote your learning objectives. In this session, we will discuss why you should consider using video in your courses and explore some tools and strategies for creating and deploying videos that will engage your students.
Learning Objectives:
  • Develop potential uses for video in your classes
  • Create your Relay account
  • Create a basic screen capture video and put it in Moodle
April 13, 2021, 2:00 pm - April 13, 2021, 3:15 pm
Presenter: NC Community College System Office - Success Center
Location: Online - NC Community College System Office

Facilitator: Laura Baylor, Chair of Math and Science, Blue Ridge CC

In this interactive webinar we will review concepts in the Introduction to Equity online module promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and discuss and share strategies to implement these practices. Participants will be required to complete the Introduction to Equity module before the webinar.
April 14, 2021, 1:00 pm - April 14, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
April 15, 2021, 10:00 am - April 15, 2021, 11:30 am
Presenter: NC Community College System Office - Success Center
Location: Online - NC Community College System Office

Facilitator: JuanEs Ramirez, CFNC State Representative for Spanish Services, CFI

In this presentation, Dr. Ramirez centers the lived experiences of Latinx parents and families to bring to light the formidable cultural wealth that communities of color employ to foster success.
April 15, 2021, 1:00 pm - April 15, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate

Using videos in your online or hybrid courses can help engage your students and promote your learning objectives. In this session, we will discuss why you should consider using video in your courses and explore some tools and strategies for creating and deploying videos that will engage your students.
Learning Objectives:
  • Create simple videos using Techsmith Relay / Knowmia
  • Supplement videos with interactive discussion
  • Supplement video with questioning techniques
May 3, 2021, 9:00 am - May 3, 2021, 10:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
May 4, 2021, 1:00 pm - May 4, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Technologist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options