June 10-11, 2021 As our world becomes more interconnected, we also gain more opportunities for diverse discussions and learning opportunities with people worldwide. However, in higher education institutions, it can be hard to know the best ways to collaborate these opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic has created additional uncertainty around the best ways to keep students … Continue reading Accepting proposals: 7th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference (Due Feb. 5)
How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor) The impersonal, text-heavy nature of many online classrooms makes it challenging for instructors to engage students with course material in an interesting, meaningful way. Video lectures provide an effective way for online instructors to teach content, personalize the learning experience, and evoke social … Continue reading How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)
Now in its third year, CyThx gave Iowa Staters a chance to thank the faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants who make them feel like a valued member of the ISU community. The initiative is a partnership of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government and … Continue reading CyThx recognizes those who make others feel valued (Inside Iowa State)
January brings with it the comfortable familiarity of a completed fall semester and the newness and opportunities of a spring semester waiting to begin. Before the first day of the semester, consider these strategies to promote student success. Welcome students. Send a welcoming email or Canvas announcement to your class (see the communication strategies page). Let students … Continue reading Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)
Dr. Claudia Lemper-Manahl, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology has spent twenty-four years teaching at Iowa State University. Recently, Lemper-Manahl received the Excellence in Face-to-Face Instruction COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards for, “leadership and creativity in ensuring the safety of students and staff in undergraduate in-person microbiology labs.” Lemper-Manahl’s advice for teaching: Bringing … Continue reading CELT Spotlight: Claudia Lemper-Manahl
While Duke’s Student Disability Access Office can help students in need of accommodations and the Academic Resource Center can provide one-on-one learning consultants to help students develop learning strategies, instructors can also mindfully design their courses to be inclusive. Below are some strategies that will help you think about how to do so, keeping in mind some particular strategies to support students with ADHD.
Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events As members of our Iowa State University community, faculty and staff play a valuable role in supporting our students and our community manage difficult situations. Traumatic situations have a significant impact on the student’s functioning and ability to succeed in the classroom. Students can be impacted by traumatic events, loss … Continue reading Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events