Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020
Join Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) staff Karen Bovenmyer and Gretchen Anderson (Program Coordinators) as they share strategies for dynamic engagement via synchronous class sessions. They will describe and model ways in which instructors can create active learning experiences using Top Hat, Webex, Zoom, and MS Teams.
From Webex meetings to Webex Trainings to Zoom to MS teams, there are many communication tools that you can use to interact effectively and engage with students. This session walks you through the logistics of these technologies and best practices for engaging synchronously with students.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2020
There is a great pandemic raging in our country. The roots of the pandemic have been lurking for a long time, but many of us were not affected by it until a few months ago. The pandemic strikes down innocent persons, often unsuspecting, and its widespread unpredictability makes it unsafe for persons to be in our classrooms, in our laboratories, and on our campuses. For many victims, their last thought is "I can't breathe."
Placeholder event - note that our schedule does not sync up with the updated class times.
Indie pop artist and actress Lennon Stella will perform a free 'virtual' concert and chat with Iowa State University students. The event is free, but students must register online with an ISU email address to receive a link to the virtual event the night of the show.
Friday, 28 Aug 2020
Group work and collaboration can profoundly increase students' motivation and achievement. However, instructors have only started to work out how to effectively manage teams in face-to-face settings. Now they wonder how to get trust and enthusiasm to develop in teams that only meet virtually.