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E-learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence ELITE Logo SmallThe E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

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ELITE/MCIW Professional Day Conference – Tuesday, August 25, 2015


The office of E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) and Montgomery College Innovation Works (MCIW) are sponsoring a half-day professional development conference for all full- and part-time faculty on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 during Fall Professional Week. Download the Brochure here and the detailed Program here.  

The featured speaker will be Dr. Mark Milliron, an award-winning leader and author on using Analytics to improve student success.  This half-day conference will offer 58 breakout sessions along four Professional Development Tracks

  • Track A - Diversity:  How Faculty Help All MC Students Succeed
  • Track B - Teaching Technologies
  • Track C - The Global Classroom
  • Track D - Trends in Teaching Excellence 

When:    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from  8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   

Where:   Germantown Campus, Globe Hall

Who should attend?  Part-time faculty (credit and non-credit) and Full-time faculty 

Why should you attend?  This conference will offer many opportunities for professional development and networking for faculty.

How do I register?  1.  Login to your My MC and click on the “Training & Dev” tab.  2.  Click “Visit MC Learns” and “ELITE Workshops” under Pedagogy/Instruction.  3. Scroll through, select ELITE/MCIW Professional Day Conference and click “Enroll” at the top right corner of the page.

For more information, please email:

Carolien Annink - 
Tom Cantu -
Michele Knight -
Carol Moore -

Congratulations to Bryant Davis!

Bryan Davis Photo ELITE would like to congratulate English professor, and our very own Faculty Associate, Bryant Davis from Germantown on winning the campus Teaching Excellence Award.

A true Renaissance man, Bryant has taught all levels of composition and the editing and advanced technical writing courses the college has. His classes have been online and on campus. For the past six years, he has taught ESOL as a volunteer, and in the summer of 2013 taught for six weeks in China. These experiences have helped him to develop skills instructing non-native speakers, who are so much a part of Montgomery College’s student population. In the Writing Center, Bryant has tutored students in all levels of composition and ESOL as well as other courses. Read more about Bryant Davis by going to

The One Button Studio: Video Production Experience Not Needed!

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that you can use to create high-quality video projects without having any previous experience with computers, software, lights, or cameras.

Developed by Penn State University, the One Button Studio was designed with faculty and students in mind. This is a unique and automated setup which provides you with a simple alternative for producing a portable high quality video recording very quickly and effortlessly. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

STEAMed Rice: Exploring the Intersection Between Global Humanities and STEM Through Food

STEAMed Rice Event Photo 01 ELITE partnered with the Global Humanities Institute to sponsor this exciting event. In addition to hearing from Dr. Eliza Reilly, Director of Programs for the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, participants engaged in table discussions led by pairs of STEM and Humanities faculty. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Fall 2015 Blackboard Instructors - Supplemental Course Request Information

Blackboard Logo Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, all credit courses will automatically receive a Blackboard course shell. This eliminates the need for faculty to request supplemental sites for Fall 2015 and beyond. WD&CE faculty will continue to use the form to request supplemental sites, and for the remainder of the Spring 2015 semester and the summer sessions, all faculty will continue to submit this request form. Also note that MyMC Course Tools will no longer be available after the second summer session (201610).

iStream Subscription

Looking for professional development 24/7? The League for Innovation in the Community College’s iStream is a web-based, multimedia portal where faculty, administrators and staff can access videos, articles, publications and learning programs. In addition, iStream provides access to League conference presentations, services, partnerships and collaborative communities. For example, July’s focus is on Pathways to Completion and includes access to presentations and articles on this theme. Access to iStream is free for Montgomery College employees. Follow these simple directions to create your account:

Go to; Click on “Create Your iStream Account”, In the next window, select Montgomery College from the dropdown menu; Enter your first and last name and college email address, Click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on logging in and creating your password. CLICK HERE for details about what you have access to through the iStream subscription.

Share Your Idea For A Workshop - Submit Your Proposal

Do you have an idea for a workshop? Then go to our I Have An Idea For A Workshop - Professional Development Proposal Form and share your workshop idea with ELITE!

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