Available courses

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application, adjunct instructors are encouraged to take part in this exploratory and reflective experience designed around the resources offered in the NC-NET’s Adjunct Faculty Toolkit.  The three-week “Jumpstart” provides a guided exploration of the Toolkit’s collection of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level, including helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through a weekly discussion board prompt.

 

This is a three week long, scheduled, modular professional development opportunity; completers will earn a certificate.

Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application, adjunct instructors are encouraged to take part in this exploratory and reflective experience designed around the resources offered in the NC-NET’s Adjunct Faculty Toolkit.  The three-week “Jumpstart” provides a guided exploration of the Toolkit’s collection of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level, including helpful links containing examples and implementation tips, expert advice, journal articles, and supporting evidence of best teaching practices.  Opportunities for reflection and colleague interaction will be included through a weekly discussion board prompt.

 

This is a three week long, scheduled, modular professional development opportunity; completers will earn a certificate.

video-editClearly, today’s students pay attention to video far more than print or even graphics. So, let’s get comfortable with the technical issues surrounding videos—including finding, making, and sharing them, and using them as a regular part of your teaching toolkit. In this course you’ll learn to find and use videos in your courses, record your existing presentations as a video, and create & edit video assembled from demonstrations and lectures to enhance classroom and online deliveries using a powerful video editing program. As with previous Bootcamps, this course requires a significant commitment of time each week (more than 1 or 2 hours!), an eagerness to interact with and learn from others, and a modern and up-to-date computer with a high-speed Internet connection. 

Tuition is free!  Satisfactory completers of the Practicum will receive a certificate and stipend.

(Concluded April 19, 2019.)

video-in-educationWell done educational videos communicate much more to a wider audience than a printed handout, but require planning, execution, polish, and posting to a reliable platform—far more than a selfie posted to social media. In this second bootcamp addressing video, teachers will take the giant step of creating and delivering video that will both 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 must commit to 5-7 hours per week, and have a 64-bit multimedia computer to support the video editing software (on Windows 7 or MacOS10 or newer). 

Tuition is free!  Satisfactory completers of the Practicum will receive a certificate and stipend.

(Scheduled to begin October 18, 2019.)

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 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.

Special Note: Participants must be currently teaching at least one face-to-face class to complete the activities in this course.