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Thursday, 03 Sep 2015

Intertwine art exhibition: Introductory knitting workshop

Sep 03, 2015

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Design on Main, 203 Main St.

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions Training, development

This workshop is led by Ames fiber artist Kristin Roach. Learn how to knit for the first time or receive instructions on knitting squares for the exhibition.

Tuesday, 08 Sep 2015

Seminar: Utilizing ThinkSpace Simulations in a Distance Dietetic Internship Program (Blended Learning Faculty/Staff Learning Community)

Sep 08, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

192 Seminar Room, Parks Library

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

We will showcase various simulations that Dietetics Internship Program is using in a blended learning environment. We will showcase various ThinkSpace functions such as carry forward and team-based learning to enhance learning in a distance format. We'll share research gathered comparing ThinkSpace to Bb in terms of increasing knowledge, self-efficacy, and perception of self-assessment abilities.

Wednesday, 09 Sep 2015

Webinar "How to be an Effective Public Intellectual: A Conversation with Mark Anthony Neal"

Sep 09, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the Webinar

Academic Affairs Training, development

This webinar is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and facilitated by Mark Anthony Neal. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership

Thursday, 10 Sep 2015

Grants Hub workshop: Finding Funding Opportunities

Sep 10, 2015

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Training, development

For research faculty and staff. Bring your laptop and learn how to use the COS Pivot searchable database to broaden your funding portfolio and increase your interdisciplinary opportunities. Register online by Sept. 8.

Lunch and Learn Session

Sep 10, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Transportation Services dispatch office, Haber Road

free

Transportation Services Meetings, receptions Training, development

"Navigating through the Agile Fleet Commander System," helpful for anyone who uses the online vehicle reservation system frequently. Feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP requested. Also offered Aug. 13.

Webinar: "Overcoming Academic Perfectionism"

Sep 10, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Academic Affairs Training, development

This webinar is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and facilitated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.

Teaching & Learning Circle: Team-Based Learning (Meets 5 consecutive Thursdays)

Sep 10, 2015

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

192 Seminar Room, Parks Library

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

"The research-based flipped classroom and team-based learning," an increasingly-popular form of flipped-classroom where small-group learning that can be implemented effectively in small or large classes. Facilitator: Holly Bender, CELT Associate Director. The group meets five consecutive Thursdays.

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

Seminar: Game-based Learning (GBL) Overview (GBL Faculty/Staff Learning Community)

Sep 15, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this session, we will introduce what is game-based learning. Summarizing what topics have been discussed during prior meetings. And share the current status of game-based learning implementation in higher education and Iowa State University. This interactive discussion will help examine how game-based learning may guide our students' learning processes and enhance your curriculum.

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

Sculpture in the Gardens

Sep 16, 2015

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$16 members. $20 general public. ISU students get 15% off member rate.

Reiman Gardens Training, development

Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O'Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration.

Sculpture in the Gardens

Sep 16, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$16 members. $20 general public. ISU students get 15% off member rate.

Reiman Gardens Training, development

Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O'Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration.

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Lunch and Learn Session

Sep 17, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Transportation Services dispatch office, Haber Road

free

Transportation Services Meetings, receptions Training, development

"Servicing Your ISU Vehicle," for departments with yearly or seasonal vehicle rentals. Feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP requested. Also offered Aug. 20.

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the library...but were afraid to ask!

Sep 17, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Learn five important databases every graduate student should know, along with important library services and finding your librarian. Webinar - this workshop also occurs online simultaneously. Seating is limited for on-site workshop. Preregistration required for both on-site and online workshops.

Friday, 18 Sep 2015

Seminar: Lessons Learned Using a Learning Management System (Blackboard - Faculty/Support Learning Community)

Sep 18, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

192 Seminar Room, Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Topic: Lessons Learned Using a Learning Management System (LMS) - During this meeting, instructional designers from ELO (Engineering LAS Online) and English department will share their lessons learned and tips of using an LMS to enhance teaching.

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015

Webinar: A Decade of Lecture Capture's Impact on Student Success

Sep 22, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register to view online by visiting the the URL link below

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

While many schools are still testing the lecture capture waters, Penn State Hershey Medical Center was one of the pioneers. The center has relied on lecture capture technology as the core of its teaching and training for more than a decade, capturing all lectures for medical students, grand rounds, staff meetings and trainings.

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Harmonious Team Learning

Sep 22, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How different would the team learning experience be in your classroom if each learner were willing to contribute fully? Teaching award-winning ISU Music professor Jacob Harrison noticed that weaker players in the symphony were allowing others to carry the load of playing on time, on key.

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015

Campus Fire Safety Event

Sep 23, 2015

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

between Lagomarcino and Kildee halls

free

Environmental Health & Safety Special events Training, development

Put out a simulated fire, learn fire safety tips, meet your Ames fire fighters and receive a coupon from a local restaurant and a free T-shirt.

Webinar: "How to Succesfully Manage Mulitple Projects"

Sep 23, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Register for the webinar

Academic Affairs Training, development

This webinar is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and facilitated by Marisa Parham. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.

Grants Hub workshop: Grant writing

Sep 23, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Training, development

This presentation will cover tips for improving proposal writing. Topics include how to organize paragraphs and proposal sections, how to use transitions to improve writing flow, how to improve clarity and avoid jargon, and much more. The focus of this presentation is not so much on the content of proposals, but rather on communicating the content optimally. Online registration is available; bring your lunch.

Leaders Workshop Series

Sep 23, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gallery, MU

free

Student Activities Center Training, development

The legacy of a leader does not rest solely in his or her accomplishments. The development of positive values and a strong character helps leaders use their skills and abilities to make positive contributions to their organizations and the community around them. This workshop is designed to help leaders identify and clarify what they believe in and stand for as a leader at Iowa State University and beyond.

Friday, 25 Sep 2015

Webinar: Cyberlearning - Revealing knowledge bases of educational research

Sep 25, 2015

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Register to view online by visiting the the URL link below

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Educational research covers a diverse area of topics ranging from psychological principles of learning and the role of language in cognition to the history of educational institutions and education's economic impact. Such diversity presents integration challenges and questions how research can be connected so that collective knowledge may advance.

Teaching & Learning Circle: Critical Thinking

Sep 25, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this Teaching and Learning Circle we will review critical thinking: its meaning, essence, and some of the leading practices. Learning how to examine, assess, and critique critical thinking are essential skills for both students and their professors. The challenge of acquiring these skills has been documented for many decades starting with John Dewey's perspectives in the early 20th century.

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

Live Webinar: Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Experiences

Sep 29, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In-person viewing: 192 Seminar Room, Parks Library [On-Demand access following the event]

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Educators who want to ensure that their students are engaging fully with the course material need specialized assessment tools to evaluate their progress and make changes efficiently. This seminar aims to show educators in flipped learning classrooms the assessment options available and how to use them for the best results.

Seminar: Formative Assessment Helps My Students and Myself

Sep 29, 2015

1:10 PM - 3:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Howard Shapiro, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, will model proven techniques that reveal the relationship between outcomes, assessments, and learning in ways that collect data for improvement and produce results.

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Preparing Students for the Real World

Sep 30, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Award winning lecturer, advisor, learning community leader, and civil engineer Beth Hartmann teaches hundreds of students per semester, from freshmen to seniors. Learn how to implement her highly effective ways to connect to new students, scaffold and coach them through learning challenges that prepare them for later curriculum, and create capable seniors in powerful constructive teams working on practical, real-world projects.