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Course Dev. Institute – Great Teaching & Learning Opportunity

We know you are incredibly busy and ready for a break, but before you go we wanted to offer you the opportunity to be a part of the First Annual NMC Course Development Institute designed to support you in your course redesign, development, and/or re-vamp needs. We’ve even got field trips planned to showcase student learning at NMC in the field (or on the water…). Rather than everyone working in isolation, watch this promotional video of what you can expect if you choose to attend our mini-conference with your peers.
   disco dance  Read on if you want for more details and download the schedule here, but here are two quick facts:
  • When? May 18 – 21, 2015.
  • How to register? Email Tracy or Mark or just tell them in person.

The institute is based on instructor feedback requesting time to talk with their peers about good teaching and combined with lots of work time and resources to make it happen.   Each day will consist of a 10-15 minute keynote by an NMC expert, followed by a variety of work sessions focused around instructor-requested topics. Participants will come away with:Mark and Tracy Medieval Times

  • Foundational course planning documents
  • Course activities aligned with best practices and outcomes
  • Strategies for improving student access and engagement with their content
  • Improved Moodle and other technology skills and techniques
  • Many opportunities to learn from their peers about good teaching that works

That may sound too formal, but anyone who has attended one of the teachingSOLUTIONS boot camps will tell you that it is the relaxed atmosphere, the rich discussions among peers, and the ability to have an “un-conference” approach that results in everyone accomplishing more than they ever thought possible.

Please see the attached overview for additional information on the schedule for Monday through Thursday. We are really excited about this idea and hope many of you can make time to join us.

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