We are inviting instructors at NMC to create 4 new pieces of writing for 4 straight weeks. Each piece of writing should be at least 16 sentences in length and should be focused on teaching and learning. “That’s it?” you ask.
If we have just 10 instructors participate in the 4 x 4 x 16 challenge, we will then have 40 new pieces on teaching and learning from our very own NMC experts. You. Our hope is that then some of the participants will then want to continue sharing their thoughts and ideas even after the challenge is over. We also hope that others will be inspired by the new writing and want to share some of their ideas. An It’s Contagious type of thing…
But wait, there’s more!
To sweeten the pot both literally and figuratively, we are able to offer some very cool gifts and prizes. The first week, all those that create a new piece of writing will be rewarded with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream delivered to their office. That’s right, Ben and Jerry’s! The weeks to follow will include gift certificates for coffee and lunch out at a place downtown.
But wait there’s more!
We will be using the new teaching.nmc.edu site to write and share your new blog posts with the NMC community. The new blog posts will be indexed, searchable, and can be shared with others outside of NMC too. We can train you on how to become a blog-master in less than 10 minutes. Just let us know about a convenient time.
The challenge starts this week. Your first piece of writing should be complete around Monday, October 28th. This will allow the challenge to be complete around the 18th of November, a week before Thanksgiving.
So what do ya say? Want to give it a try? Let Mark DeLonge know that you would like to sign up with an e-mail (email@example.com) or a phone call (995-1962).
There’s ice cream involved!
Thanks to Yavapai College for the idea.
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