by Heather Voran Published September 16, 2020 What is nisod? NISOD stands for National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development NISOD is specifically geared toward Community Colleges and provides many free and low-cost professional development resources for member colleges. Contact Heather Voran for Amarillo College's NISOD login information to access these and other free professional development resources. UPCOMING Complimentary Webinars October 1, 2020 Webinar: Questions That Create Connections: Fostering Deep Learning in Person and Online With Polling and Quizzing MOST RECENT INNOVATION ABSTRACTS September 8, 2020 Battlefield of the Mind: A Closer Look at Test Anxiety September 1, 2020 Brackets Are for More Than March Madness: Using a Snowball Pitch Activity to Foster Student Engagement and Learning August 24, 2020 Problem Solving for the Future: Teaching Using Scenarios and Backcasting August 18, 2020 Humility and Humor: A Holistic Approach to the New Online Reality August 11, 2020 Mastering the Third Culture: Helping Students Navigate the Technology-Based, At-Home-Learning Environment Seeking innovation Abstract authors NISOD is always seeking submissions for their flagship publication, Innovation Abstracts, which highlights inspiring and innovative practices, programs, and ideas happening on community college campuses. Each week, Innovation Abstracts is sent out in the newsletter NISODirect, which has a circulation of over 10,000. Faculty, staff, and administrators all over the country tune in to read, share, and put into practice the ideas explored in these articles. Submissions that focus on equity in the classroom, mental health and trauma support, resources for first-time community college instructors, and online learning strategies are especially welcome. Click here to submit your work to this nationally-circulated publication! If you have any questions, please contact NISOD publications manager Cody Bowie, firstname.lastname@example.org.