• Call For Proposals: Conference on Teaching Large Classes

    2017 Conference on Teaching Large Classes Thursday, July 20, 2017, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA Do you already teach or are you new to teaching large classes? Do you have wisdom to share or are you in search of wisdom related to teaching large classes? If so, this conference is for you! The Conference on […]

  • You’re invited: Demos for next learning management system (Inside Iowa State)

    By Anne Krapfl April 13, 2017 Education technology companies Instructure and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for Iowa State’s next learning management system (LMS) for would-be users. The visits are scheduled for next week. They include demonstrations by the vendors and shorter, scenario-based overviews presented by university staff. Registration is not […]

  • April 17-18: On-Campus LMS Product Vendor Demonstrations & Product Overviews

    Below is an excerpt from a April 6, 2017 Inside Iowa State article by Rob Schweers that updates the learning management system (LMS) process. The full Inside Iowa State web article is available at Vendors selected for learning management system demonstrations. Education technology companies Canvas and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for […]

  • Vendors selected for learning management system demonstrations (Inside Iowa State)

    By Rob Schweers, office of the senior vice president and provost April 06, 2017 Education technology companies Canvas and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for Iowa State’s next learning management system (LMS). A review of Iowa State’s LMS, co-led by CELT and IT, has been ongoing since October. The Canvas and […]

  • Summer 2017 Offering for Team-Based Learning (TBL)

    Holly Bender, Associate Director, CELT, has been offering her incredibly popular Team-Based Learning (TBL) series each semester (meeting once weekly for five consecutive weeks) for several years now. Inevitably there are a handful of faculty who are unable to participate because of conflicts with their teaching schedule. Holly will be offering the TBL series this […]

  • ThinkSpace facilitates better learning and teaching (Inside Iowa State)

    By Paula Van Brocklin April 06, 2017 Holly Bender needed help. Earlier in her career as a veterinary clinical pathologist at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Bender was tasked with teaching about 100 veterinary medicine students how to accurately analyze data on sick animals to make correct diagnoses. She needed to teach her students — who were […]

  • Demonstrating the Team-Based Learning (TBL) teaching approach in Math

    In 2016, CELT visited with professor of mathematics Elgin Johnston and senior lecturer of mathematics Heather Bolles as they were using the Team-Based Learning (TBL) teaching approach in their MATH 166: Calculus II course. The course is held in an active learning classroom (213 MacKay Hall). View the Demonstration of the Team-Based Learning (TBL) teaching […]

  • Seeking Applicants for the Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF)

    The PFF program supplements departmental graduate preparation by offering new teaching, mentoring, and learning possibilities, which give postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, and master’s students further credentialing for a competitive academic job market. PFF’s goal is to better prepare graduates for faculty careers through a combination of seminars, mentoring, and practical classroom and departmental service experiences. […]

  • Reminder: The SoTL Scholars Program Proposals are due on March 27

    This yearlong program provides a framework and mentorship to help a faculty member complete a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research project. Sara Marcketti, CELT Associate Director for SoTL leads this program and guides participants through a series of activities all aimed toward a completed and publishable SoTL project. Deadline to apply is March […]

  • POSTPONED: Advance Workshops: Diversity & Inclusion Training presented by Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) (Mar. 27)

    We’re sorry but the ADVANCE workshop with Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble: Diversity and Inclusion that was to be held on Monday March 27, 2017 has been postponed. Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) programs have the unique ability to take concepts of diversity and inclusion and make them real and personal for participant groups. Interactive theatre […]