CELT Teaching Technology Conference

Group of student studying at Parks Library at Iowa State University

The inaugural CELT Teaching Technology Conference will be held on Thursday, October 17 from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The event is a a purposeful gathering of Iowa State University’s educators who teach with passion, knowledge, and technology!

The CELT Teaching Technology Conference aims to inspire and recharge instructors from various departments and disciplines by offering them the time, place and opportunity to share their Canvas teaching adventures and learn about other instructional tools and resources for creating exceptional educational experiences.

Attendees will spend the day engaged in informative instructor-led presentations showcasing Canvas courses, practical lightning talks focusing on new tools and best practices, and a useful panel discussion on how open educational resources can be implemented in Canvas. Join us for the day and network with your peers, instructional support and CELT staff and leave the event with new ideas and opportunities you can implement in your courses and share with your departments.

Conference Objectives:

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize Canvas updates and developments.
  • Identify useful teaching and learning tools and resources at ISU. 
  • Network with colleagues and instructional support personnel. 
  • Using conference highlights, make a plan for improving their own instruction.
  • Communicate the Canvas updates, developments and conference highlights to the individuals in their department and disciplines. 

Tentative agenda

  • 8-8:30 a.m. – Check-in and Networking (w/continental breakfast)
  • 8:30-8:40 a.m. – Conference kick-off and Opening Remarks (Sara Marcketti, Director, CELT, Professor, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design)
  • 8:40-9 a.m. – Where we have been and where we are going with Canvas (Amy Ward, Program Coordinator, CELT & Jane Hamblin, Strategic Customer Success Manager, Instructure)
  • 9:05-9:35 a.m. – Lessons Learned: Implementing hybrid learning to advance nursing education (Virginia Wangerin, Clinical Assistant Professor, FSHN)
  • 9:35-10:05 a.m. – Quality Matters Certification Adventure (Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, Assistant Teaching Professor, CCE & Jennifer Shane, Associate Professor, CCE)
  • 10:05-10:15 a.m. – Break
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Lighting Talks (Round 1)
  • 11:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Keynote: Data Visualization in Canvas (Courtney Vengrin, Assistant Teaching Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences)
  • 12:15-1 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. – Communicating Teacher Presence in a Course about Diversity (Racheal Ruble, Psychology, Associate Teaching Professor)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Lighting Talks (Round 2)
  • 2:35-3:10 p.m. – Panel: Open Education Resources (OER) Trailblazers Share their Stories (Abbey Elder, Librarian, Library; John Wierson, Bookstore Specialist, Bookstore; Michael Brown, Assistant Professor, School of Education & Lori Biederman, Adjunct Associate Professor, EEOB).
  • 3:10-3:15 p.m. – Closing remarks and reflections

Eligibility: All faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, or term), and staff with a teaching role who have a genuine interest in learning about course design and development in digital pedagogy. We can only accommodate up to 40 people.

Questions? To request reasonable accommodations to participate in this event or if you have questions please contact us via email celt@iastate.edu or call 515-294-5357.