Category: Teaching News

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First year of inclusive classroom training is complete (Inside Iowa State)

Originally published for Inside Iowa State on Oct. 22, 2020 By Jeff Budlong October 22, 2020 Neither a pandemic nor a derecho could keep the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) from completing the first year of inclusive classroom training. The annual training, a one or one-and-a-half hour session conducted for all 56 … Continue reading First year of inclusive classroom training is complete (Inside Iowa State)

Attend the Diversifying your syllabus webinar with Dr. Noreen Rodriguez, Nov. 2 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)

Webinar, Diversifying Your Syllabus (Noreen Rodriguez) Nov. 2 (1:10-2:10 p.m., Use this Zoom registration form) Diversifying your syllabus involves more than simply including diverse and Indigenous scholars and/or topics in your course materials. Rather, it recognizes that there are diverse perspectives of what constitutes reality and what constitutes knowledge within a discipline or in course … Continue reading Attend the Diversifying your syllabus webinar with Dr. Noreen Rodriguez, Nov. 2 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)

Teaching in times of strife and trauma: Curated resources with actionable ideas

Teaching in times of strife and trauma Our colleagues from Harvard University promoted this resource, Teaching in times of strife and trauma: Curated resources with actionable ideas (GoogleDoc) on the POD Network: Professional and Organizational Development Network site. The essentials are below along with ISU resources. Teaching in traumatic times Teaching in Times of National … Continue reading Teaching in times of strife and trauma: Curated resources with actionable ideas

CELT Call for Teaching Briefs: Teaching through the Pandemic (Due on Oct. 30)

Authors at any stage of their academic and teaching careers are welcome to submit to the CELT Call for Teaching Briefs: Teaching through the Pandemic, effective practices from Iowa State University’s instructors, and online and hybrid course modalities. The collection focuses on practical advice, solutions, and implementations, exploring the topic from a broad array of … Continue reading CELT Call for Teaching Briefs: Teaching through the Pandemic (Due on Oct. 30)

ISCORE Call for proposals

ISCORE Save the Date (Mar. 3, 4-5) | Call for Proposals (Dec. 1)

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) Virtual Conference Pre-conference: Wed., March 3, 2021 The pre-conference is open to Iowa State faculty and staff. Full conference: Thur. & Fri., March 4-5, 2021 This comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity is free and open to the Iowa State University community (students, faculty, and … Continue reading ISCORE Save the Date (Mar. 3, 4-5) | Call for Proposals (Dec. 1)

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 conventions that promote students’ engagement with course material. But, for students to … Continue reading How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

CELT Position Announcement: Instructional Technology Specialist

Job Group: Professional & Scientific Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience Preferred Qualifications: Experience in developing and facilitating faculty development workshops on teaching and learning technologies; Demonstrated proficiency in using Canvas and other videoconferencing tools, such as Webex, zoom, and Top Hat; Demonstrated ability to consult with and support users … Continue reading CELT Position Announcement: Instructional Technology Specialist

How can you create questions that stimulate engaging conversations in online discussion boards? (20-Minute Mentor)

An interactive online discussion has the potential to enhance student engagement, increase learning, foster satisfaction, and humanize the online learning experience. But to gain the benefits available through an online discussion, it is essential that discussions start with an engaging, thought-provoking prompt. Without a thoughtful prompt, there is simply not a reason for students to … Continue reading How can you create questions that stimulate engaging conversations in online discussion boards? (20-Minute Mentor)

CELT Position Announcement: Inclusive Classroom Faculty Fellow

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites tenured and term faculty to apply for a half-time position as an Inclusive Classroom Faculty Fellow, beginning no later than January 2021. This Faculty Fellow will provide leadership for the Annual Inclusive Classroom Training with opportunities to broaden their understanding of, and experience in, university … Continue reading CELT Position Announcement: Inclusive Classroom Faculty Fellow