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Spring 2023 Professional Development Workshops

Center for Teaching and Learning Book Club, Spring Edition

Friday, February 9 - Friday, April 12 · 9:00am - 10:00am EST

Location: Blountville Library, L303

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN OUR CTL SPRING SEMESTER 2024 BOOK CLUB!!--A DISCUSSION ABOUT BEN WILDAVSKY'S THOUGHT PROVOKING NEW BOOK THE CAREER ARTS--All meetings are scheduled on the following Fridays at 9:00 a.m. in the Honors Institute Conference Room, located on the third floor of Basler Library

February 9 All participants will discuss Chapter 1
March 1 Jim Kelly will lead a discussion about Chapter 2
March 15 Susan Stevenson will lead a discussion about Chapter 3
March 22 Teressa Dobbs will lead a discussion about Chapter 4
April 12 All participants will discuss Chapter 5 and Wildavsky's overall conclusions and take-aways

A limited number of books are available from Jane Honeycutt in the Honors institute.

Mental Health First Aid

Friday, February 16 · 8am - 4:30pm EST

Location: Blountville Library, L106

Facilitated by Andrea Amos and Kayti Stout

Lunch Provided

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

When more people are equipped with the tools needed to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders are a vital link between someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge and the appropriate support systems.

You will obtain a certificate for the course upon completion.

Dr. Jeff McCord: An Academic Journey

Friday, February 23 · 11:30am - 12:30pm EST

Location: Blountville Library, L106

Ideas, books, and experiences shape our journeys and give texture to our lives. While as people we are not necessarily the sum of all our inputs, it certainly helps us understand ourselves and others to know what those inputs have been. Sharing what has shaped us also may introduce others to whole new avenues of thought to explore. Come join a conversation with Dr. Jeff McCord to reflect on the path of one person and possibly be introduced to some new paths of your own.

Grants Academy Cohort 2

Begins March 10, 2024 

Location: TBA

Grants Academy is ready for cohort 2 registration. The training will be limited to eight (8) participants.

Neurodivergence in the Classroom

Friday, March 15 · 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

Location: Blountville Library, L106

Join the CTL for a special presentation on neurodiversity in the college classroom, featuring Dr. John Davison and Tabetha Garman. This session will focus on understanding neurodivergent students—individuals with neurological differences that influence their learning and interaction styles. We'll discuss what neurodiversity entails, the specific needs of these students, and practical strategies for adapting your teaching methods to create a more inclusive and effective learning environment. Get empowered, and learn how to enhance the learning journey for every student!

Lunch Provided.

Lunch and Learn: International Education with Nona Shepherd

Friday, March 22 · 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

Location: Blountville Library, L105

Learn about the International Education Committee (IEC), Study Abroad Programs and more! The IEC assists the college in establishing its international education program and promoting cultural understanding at Northeast State Community College.


Recommended Reading

by William Germano and Kit Nicholls

- Jim Kelley

D2L Certification Course

The D2L Certification Course will provide faculty with the ability to utilize all  D2L tools and make course materials accessible.

Upon completion of each module, you will complete a quiz. 

When you score 80% or higher on the quiz at the end of each module, you will receive a certificate of completion for the individual module.

Upon completion of the entire course, you will complete a final quiz and receive a certificate of course completion.

The Course includes three modules:

- D2L Basics for Beginners -

- D2L Advanced Features -

- Accessibility -

All faculty are enrolled in the D2L Certification Course, so you have the ability to earn certification at any time.

Zoom Training

At the link below, you will find a Zoom training course to include instructions and best practices for utilizing Zoom to communicate with your students in person.

Connect with Northeast State

Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.