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Monday, 03 Aug 2020

CELT Summer Course Design Institute (August 3-6, mornings)

Aug 03, 2020

All day

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The CELT Summer Course Design Institute (CDI) focuses on course planning, building a student-centered course in Canvas, active engagement strategies, learning assessment techniques, designing a learner-centered syllabus, and implementing accessibility. The Course Design Institute is for four days. Each day consists of a required engagement in a 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshop followed by an optional 30-minute guided discussion.

Webinar, Synchronous Communication Tools - An Overview and Best Practices

Aug 03, 2020

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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.

Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop using the ISU Course Template

Aug 03, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop is an interactive virtual event in which participants are introduced to a toolset consisting of the ISU course template in Canvas and a pedagogical process to help instructors plan for the online portion of their courses, regardless of whether the course meets face-to-face, virtually or some combination of the two.

Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020

Webinar, Choose your instructional tool adventure (Web conferencing: sharing content)

Aug 04, 2020

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered in the Canvas Mini-Bytes training videos on the CELT instructional strategies pages.

Webinar, Best practices for faculty-to-student interactions in your course

Aug 04, 2020

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Webex

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Explore how-to initiate effective and meaningful faculty-to-student interactions while helping students engage in the construction of their learning. Brainstorm how to maintain and inspire student engagement for all learning environments (in-person, hybrid/blended, online).

Wednesday, 05 Aug 2020

Open house: Art for Rent

Aug 05, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

The Memorial Union's art lending collection includes about 275 framed posters, prints and paintings. Selections may be viewed during the open house and are available for rent for a half year or full year. Open house continues Aug. 6.

Webinar, Effectively managing disruptive conduct in learning spaces

Aug 05, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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.

Webinar, Navigating controversial topics in the classroom

Aug 05, 2020

2:10 PM - 3:00 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.

Webinar, Engaging Students through Polls and Group Work

Aug 05, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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.

Webinar, Find out how to enroll students, publish your Canvas course, submit grades, and more at ISU

Aug 05, 2020

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Global course administration and ISU tools allow you to do all things related to course creation and student course enrollment. We will walk through everything from requesting a Canvas Course to combining course sections, Final Grade Submission, and provide tips for ease of use.

Thursday, 06 Aug 2020

Open house: Art for Rent

Aug 06, 2020

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

The Memorial Union's art lending collection includes about 275 framed posters, prints and paintings. Selections may be viewed during the open house and are available for rent for a half year or full year.

Webinar, Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

Aug 06, 2020

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This conversation will be a starting place for implementing inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus for the upcoming year. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus and the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.

Web talk, LabXchange: Integrating Personalized Online Learning with the New Normal

Aug 06, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Harvard University's LabXchange is a free online platform for science education that lets educators remix high-quality content to support personalized learning in the context of their own online classes. Professor Rob Lue will discuss how remixing digital content can engage students, especially when combined with a new generation of virtual labs focused on the scientific process.

Webinar, Preparing for Multiple Teaching Scenarios with Top Hat Pro

Aug 06, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Zoom Webinar - The link will be shared closer to the event

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This event is a follow-up to our Teaching with Top Hat Pro event and will be focused around providing tips and tricks for teaching synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid courses with Top Hat Pro.

Online meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Aug 06, 2020

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Webex

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

The meeting will be held electronically via Webex.

Webinar, Create an inclusive learning environment (no matter the course modality)

Aug 06, 2020

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Students interact with the instructor, their peers, and the course content throughout the learning process, often simultaneously in a learning environment. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course.

Webinar, Choose your instructional tool adventure (Using video for content, presentations, & performances)

Aug 06, 2020

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered in the Canvas Mini-Bytes training videos on the CELT instructional strategies pages.

Webinar, Top 10 tips for creating an accessible course

Aug 06, 2020

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Creating accessible websites and digital materials in your educational environment reduces barriers and ensures that all students encounter your materials can understand and interact with them. Websites and digital materials that are not designed with accessibility in mind exclude a significant population of potential users from participating in an ever increasing internet dependent world.

Friday, 07 Aug 2020

Summer term ends

Aug 07, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final day of the summer term.

Web talk, Building inclusive college assessments: short- and long-term strategies

Aug 07, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Even with the best of intentions, summative assessments are frequently perceived to be onerous, disconnected from real life, and treacherous to understand. When students are successfully included in the assessment, they respond with greater effort and find well-aligned exams to be worthwhile and motivating.