Friday, 01 Oct 2021
In this interactive session, Sara Marcketti, Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Morrill Professor, Apparel Merchandizing, and Design, will lead you through a workshop designed to help you consider where you are on the Dimensions of Activities Related to Teaching (DART) matrix.
Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021
How do students learn best in your discipline? Where can you publish the way you solved instructional problems? You are invited to share and discuss DBER journal articles, seek feedback as you begin designing your own educational research projects, and form collaborations with participants from other disciplines.
Learn more about ISU Digital Press' book publishing software, Pressbooks, an easy-to-use tool that allows authors to export their online text into multiple formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) and integrate interactive videos and tools for active learning.
Meditation is like exercise - everyone knows it would be good for them, but they don't really want to do it. Part of the reason some people have a difficult time maintaining a mindfulness practice is because they believe one or more of the myths of mindfulness, such as you're supposed to stop thinking.
Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021
In this session, you will learn how to determine whether IRB oversight is required for your project. We'll also examine the various levels of IRB review (Exempt, Expedited, Full Committee).
CELT's Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. This session will have a focus on student evaluation of teaching and include strategies incorporating plus/delta and class climate.
Paola Pittoni, Associate Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering and university early achievement in teaching awardee, will share with you ten ways to connect with students. When students have a rapport with their instructor, they feel more comfortable in the learning environment and are more likely to ask questions and collaborate in the learning goals.
Canvas makes collaboration and sharing resources simple! In this workshop, you will learn how to locate resources in the Canvas Commons, import them into your course shells in Canvas and customize imported content for your own needs. You can also share the content you created with colleagues via Canvas Commons.
Thursday, 07 Oct 2021
"The research-based flipped classroom and team-based learning (TBL)," is an increasingly-popular form of flipped-classroom where small-group learning that can be implemented effectively in small or large classes.
Friday, 08 Oct 2021
Join us for the October OLC meeting.
Karen Bovenmeyer, Future Faculty Development Program Coordinator (CELT), will lead this interactive workshop to help guide you through the development of your teaching philosophy statement. These 1-4 page statements cover three core areas (objectives, methods, evaluation).
Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021
If you are interested in joining the Canvas Peer-to-Peer (P2P) User Groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before this session. The P2P group consists of advanced Canvas users who support multiple faculty and courses, including instructional designers and course coordinators.
Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021
"Making a Pitch into a Hit, Part I: A Guide to Pitching Articles to Magazines and Newspapers." Engage with nonprofessional and scientific publications to share your research; find the correct editor or department to pitch at a publication; write an effective and engaging query or pitch email; understand writing for major publications. Registration required. Part of the faculty and staff workshop series offered by the Writing and Media Center.
CELT's Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. This session will have a focus on discussions and include strategies incorporating Canvas and Piazza.
Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Join authors Kris Renn and Bob Reason for a discussion of what's new in research and theory about college students in the US. They will provide an overview of the content of the second edition of their popular book College Students in the US, present highlights of the latest information about college students, and offer insight on how higher education institutions can & should promote student success defined as learning, development & wellbeing.
Friday, 15 Oct 2021
This workshop, the third in a series or stand-alone, brings elements of effective teaching together so faculty can organize evidence of their teaching, analyze their effectiveness, and create their teaching narrative. Participants will identify themes in their teaching feedback from themselves, peers, and students, and connect it to their teaching philosophy statement.
Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021
In this brown-bag lunch session, Jenny Aune (Teaching Professor, Department of English) will talk about teaching a communication course with the theme of nature of science and scientific thinking. More specifically, she will share her experiences using nonfiction and podcasts to teach students about communication in difficult contexts and with audiences from multiple perspectives.
When disruptive conduct takes place, some Iowa State University instructors recommend addressing it immediately. Their advice: remain calm, assess the situation, listen to student concerns. Especially recommended: provide a clear, firm response that is consistent with what you've given other students.
Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
Jamie Niman (Accessibility Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services) covers foundational information on neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, etc.) as well as recommended strategies and practical supports to apply in your work with students regarding access and inclusion.
Friday, 22 Oct 2021
This topic-based teaching and learning community meets throughout the academic year. We work as teams to optimize application exercises, readiness assurance tests, peer evaluation, and other aspects of course design, and also invite speakers to facilitate discussions of TBL theory, research and classroom application.
Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021
Write Winning Grant Proposals is presented by John Roberts from Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops LLC and organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research for faculty and staff. This workshop will emphasize idea development and writing strategies that are of proven value in preparing a grant application. Registration is free; space is limited.
Join CELT staff for practical tips to using Canvas Gradebook for efficient grading. Upon completion, you will be able to configure Canvas for various grading scenarios, use Canvas Gradebook filtering and sorting functions, and optimize the Speedgrader for your teaching needs. Workshop will include a 20-minute Q&A block in order to address participants' questions specific to using Canvas Gradebook.
Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021
We'll help you learn about the informed consent process, including participant recruitment and the informed consent document. Discussion will center around what's required of you as the researcher, and best practices for designing and administering consent.
Learn how to showcase your skills by sharing your research and leveraging popular social networks used by academics and researchers: ResearchGate, Academia, Humanities Commons, and Twitter. In addition to social networks, you will learn how to take advantage of tools like ORCID and the ISU Digital Repository to increase the impact of your work.
"Making a Pitch into a Hit, Part II: Follow-Up Session to Review Pitch Drafts." Receive feedback on your pitch before sending it to an editor; learn from feedback given to other faculty and staff regarding their pitches; use insight from this session to create a pitch and self-revise in the future. Registration required. Part of the faculty and staff workshop series offered by the Writing and Media Center.
Thursday, 28 Oct 2021
Open Scholar Cafes are online monthly meetings for the ISU community to talk #OpenResearch. All experience levels are welcome, and each forum will cover a new topic of interest. Join us to learn, talk, and collaborate. Registration is free.