Top Navigation

4 x 4 x 16 = Ice Cream!

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.

But wait, there’s more!Pint of Ice Cream

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 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.

Want to know what 16 sentences looks like? You just read about 20 sentences.Ice Cream Pint

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 ( or a phone call (995-1962).

There’s ice cream involved!

Thanks to Yavapai College for the idea.

What’s your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream? Share it using the comment feature below.




4 Responses to 4 x 4 x 16 = Ice Cream!

  1. Mark DeLonge
    Mark DeLonge October 16, 2013 at 7:46 PM #

    As a DMB fan, my favorite was, “One Sweet Whirled.” I can’t believe they don’t make it any more.

  2. Avatar
    Tina Ulrich October 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

    What a great idea! I, for one, would definitely keep an eye on this blog if I knew some of my favorite NMC instructors were posting.


  1. The Structure of 9x9x25 - - October 19, 2013

    […] Just this week Northwestern Michigan College started a very similar challenge with their teachers. Pretty cool. Take a look. […]

  2. Covering All The Bases for Student Success: Beyond Early Feedback | Teaching @ NMC - October 24, 2013

    […]  Please use the comment section below to share your techniques.  Or, try your hand at our 4 x 4 x 16 = ice cream […]

Leave a Reply