Friday Professional Development Series

Below are the descriptions for a series of professional development presentations that are scheduled for Friday's during the fall semester. To register for any of these events, please fill in this Google Form.

DATE/TIME

PRESENTATION

Friday, Jan 7th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How to deliver a great presentation that wins over your audience          

This presentation is intended for people who have to present at a conference or out in the community.[Presenter: Beth Noel]

Friday, Nov 19th @ 2 pm-3:00 pm

Introduction to MCC's Data Literacy Toolkit

A presentation intended to introduce participants to the tools & resources available at MCC to promote data literacy and data presentation skills.[Presenter: Peter Shea]

Friday, Dec 3rd from 12:00-1:00 pm

Equity-Minded Student Services              

Participants will explore principles and key questions that can move our work strategically towards equity-minded student services.  Based on the work of Bensímon & Associates, the presenters share resources on how to delve into our practices through a race-conscious perspective as a means to close racial equity and opportunity gaps for our students. [Presenters: Pam Flaherty, Noreen McGuiness Olson]

Friday, Dec 3rd from 12:00-1:00 pm

Digital Accessibility Design        

Making certain all documents are accessible has been recognized as an important step towards a more inclusive society. Ensuring your course documents are accessible is not only a good idea: it's the law. Join this session for an overview of what digital accessibility looks like at MCC and how you can make the jump to digital accessible content. [Presenters: Roxanne McCorry, Beth Noel, Barbara Ahern]

Friday, Dec 10th from 11:30-12:30 pm

Black Feminist Pedagogy             

This summer, as part of a Humanities mini-grant project, faculty members formed a reading group to study and discuss radical texts in the Black Feminist and Black Studies traditions, including Barbara Omolade, Annette Henry, Fred Moten, and bell hooks. In this discussion-style presentation, the group will share inspirations and visions for a radical transformation of power hierarchies within the classroom and at the college. Also to be discussed: future plans to expand this reading group with other faculty, staff, and students   [Presenters: Kerrianne Gamache, Willy Ramirez, Jonathan Bennett]

Friday, Dec 3rd from 12:00-1:00 pm

Pedagogy of Real Talk   

Presenters will discuss the approach to inclusive pedagogy pioneered by Dr. Paul Hernandez, formerly of Mt. Wachusett’s Community College and currently with ATD. [Presenters: Sophia Kazanis and Vikram Sharma]

 

 

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