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.



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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