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Monday, 03 Feb 2020

Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline (DBER Journal Club)

Feb 03, 2020

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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.

Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020

Award-Winning Seminar Series: Engaging students through creative projects (Julia Dominguez)

Feb 04, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on own via zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Are your students engaged? Do they take ownership of the material and build connections between what they know and what they're learning? Award-winning professor, Julia Dominguez, World Languages and Cultures, will show you how she integrates high academic challenge with creative, relevant projects in a complex upper-level class.

Webinar, Navigating controversial topics in the classroom

Feb 04, 2020

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussions around controversial issues including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.

Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020

Free Textbooks and More: Open Educational Resources (OER) panel and workshop

Feb 05, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of free, openly licensed course materials in the classroom. In this 2-part event, a panel of faculty and students will begin by sharing their experiences using OER in the classroom. Following the panel, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop to learn more about finding and evaluating open resources for your course.

Thursday, 06 Feb 2020

Workshop, Teaching Gen Z: In the Classroom and Beyond

Feb 06, 2020

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Growing up having never known a time without smart phones and social media, Generation Z use technology as an extension of themselves. Gen Z is the most diverse generation in American history, and in the aftermath of the Great Recession, are focused on the value and relevance of the college degree.

Friday, 07 Feb 2020

Seminar, ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC)

Feb 07, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The purpose of the ISU-OLC is to share campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning; see how others are using ISU's Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas to create innovative learning experiences, inform the campus about existing & new web-based instructional technologies, participate in new technology testing and evaluation; as well as, to leverage LMS expertise, experience and training resources across campus.

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020

Teaching and Learning Circle: Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership

Feb 11, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The book Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership by M. Winkelmes et al. (2019) presents an evidence-based transparency framework that guides instructors toward clarifying the purpose, tasks, and criteria in academic coursework.

Monday, 17 Feb 2020

Workshop, Introduction to Mindful and Contemplative Pedagogy in the Classroom

Feb 17, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Karen Couves, (CELT Faculty Development Program Coordinator) will guide you through building awareness, community and connection in the classroom. Mindful and contemplative pedagogy will be discussed and modeled in this interactive presentation.

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

Award-Winning Seminar Series: Engagement through creative notetaking (Tejas Dhadphale)

Feb 19, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Do students in your classes sometimes have trouble paying attention for the entire period? How can we encourage them to put away cell phones and laptops and avoid distraction? Can you build a one-on-one relationship with students in a large class?

Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

Workshop, Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Feb 20, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4250 Student Innovation Center

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

An introduction to Project-Based Learning (PBL) teaching strategies, suggestions for integrating PBL into course activities (including examples), and best practices for assessment.

Workshop, Teaching "Great Problems" with Project-Based Learning

Feb 20, 2020

1:10 PM - 4:10 PM

4250 Student Innovation Center

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

An Introduction to the "Great Problems Seminar" at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, lessons in adopting / creating similar courses, and discussions about cultivating innovation and social-entrepreneurial practices in cross-disciplinary student teams. Ideal for instructors and Administrators at all levels and disciplines.

Friday, 21 Feb 2020

Workshop, Advanced Project-Based Learning: Enhanced Outcomes

Feb 21, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4250 Student Innovation Center

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

A deeper dive into the evolving nature of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in contemporary educational experiences (including cross-disciplinary teamwork, challenges of engagement and assessment, and curricular challenges / opportunities). Ideal for instructors and Administrators that are currently engaged in PBL work who are looking for critical discussions, and suggestions for Best Practices and "what's next" in education.

Workshop, Teaching "Great Problems" with Project-Based Learning

Feb 21, 2020

1:10 PM - 4:10 PM

4250 Student Innovation Center

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

An Introduction to the "Great Problems Seminar" at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, lessons in adopting / creating similar courses, and discussions about cultivating innovation and social-entrepreneurial practices in cross-disciplinary student teams. Ideal for instructors and Administrators at all levels and disciplines.

Monday, 24 Feb 2020

Seminar, CELT Teaching Talks: Meaningful writing prompts

Feb 24, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

If you are not receiving the type of writing you want from students, then this session is for you. The Director of the Writing and Media Center, Joseph Cheatle, will lead a discussion about writing assignments (any assignment that includes assessment of student writing), how to scaffold assignments, and how to effectively utilize peer review.

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020

Seminar, Service-Learning Teaching and Learning Community

Feb 25, 2020

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Are you interested in developing, or enhancing, a service-learning component within your course? You are invited to join this dynamic, interdisciplinary group as we share ideas and best practices of integrating service-learning into the curriculum. These interactive sessions will include topical discussions, readings, and sharing of best practices.

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

Meeting, Team-Based Learning (TBL) Teaching and Learning Community

Feb 26, 2020

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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.

Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

Online event, Inclusive Classroom Teaching and Learning Community

Feb 27, 2020

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

The CELT Inclusive Teaching and Learning Community is open for all faculty, staff, and students to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University. These conversations will create collaborative partnerships and develop effective inclusive pedagogical practices for meeting the diverse needs of our students. Topics will be determined based on feedback received during the Inclusive Classroom training.

Friday, 28 Feb 2020

Workshop, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Feb 28, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors.