Building a connected community within a course, Dr. Sayali Kukday

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Building a connected community within a course, Dr. Sayali Kukday

Sayali Kukday, Associate Teaching Professor of Biology, approaches students in her STEM-oriented online courses with empathy and works hard to instill a feeling of belonging in her learners. 

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Watch the Building a connected community within a course video (2m 13s) in Studio.

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Transitioning a flipped language course from blended to online delivery, Dr. Shenglan Zhang

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Transitioning a flipped language course from blended to online delivery, Dr. Shenglan Zhang

Shenglan Zhang, Associate Professor of Chinese, subscribes to the idea that practice is central to the acquisition of second languages. Synchronous, instructor-facilitated, and spaced-out practice paired with constructive feedback can enhance student speaking skills in times of social distancing!

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Watch the Transitioning a flipped language course from blended to online delivery video (3m 37s) in Studio.

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Effective assessments in an asynchronous, online, large-enrollment chemistry course, Dr. Cristina Bonaccorsi and Ritushree Chatterjee

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Effective assessments in an asynchronous, online, large-enrollment chemistry course, Dr. Cristina Bonaccorsi and Ritushree Chatterjee

Cristina Bonaccorsi, Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Ritushree Chatterjee, Senior Instructional Designer, Engineering-LAS Online Learning detail different assessment strategies to evaluate learning progress and communicate frequent and constructive feedback, affording students numerous opportunities to self-correct and reflect

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Serving up success: Devising a “class menu” for online teaching, Cason Murphy

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Serving up success: Devising a “class menu” for online teaching, Cason Murphy

As a faculty member in a discipline that creates an art form where self-isolation is difficult, if not impossible, Cason Murphy, Assistant Professor of Theatre, describes how embracing technology led to new and creative ways for his students to use their agency for practice and improvement of their performance skills.

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Watch the Serving up success: Devising a “class menu” for online teaching video (3m 58s) in Studio.

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Interactions Matter in an Online Course, Dr. Maggie LaWare

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Interactions Matter in an Online Course, Dr. Maggie LaWare

Maggie LaWare, Associate Professor of English, created a digital site exploration assignment, for her students to explore the interplay of rhetoric and human perception by visiting the virtual recreations of physical spaces in which famous speeches were delivered. This assignment resulted in increased engagement and students’ better understanding of the disciplinary content.

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Watch the Interactions Matter in an Online Course video (3m 37s) in Studio below.
 

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The Human-Centered Design Approach for Online Teaching, Dr. Evrim Baran and Dana Alzoubi

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

The Human-Centered Design Approach for Online Teaching, Dr. Evrim Baran and Dana Alzoubi

Evrim Baran, Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Teacher Education, and graduate student Dana Alzoubi use a human-centered design approach for building a community of inquiry and empathy in their courses where students engage in complex problem-solving.

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Explore resources

Baran and Alzoubi’s Online Learning Toolbox: A collection of resources created by the students taking EDUC-507: Principles and Practices of Distance Learning course offered in Summer 2020. View this resource: https://sites.google.com/iastate.edu/onlinelearningtools.

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Now Accepting Submissions For Teaching Briefs (2022)

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 CELT Teaching Brief, “Fostering Student Sense of Belonging in the Classroom: Creative Practices from Iowa State University Instructors.”

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at ISU is accepting submissions for the 2022 CELT Teaching Briefs under a common theme of fostering belonging, connection, and inclusivity in online, in-person, and multi-mode classrooms.

As educators, we recognize that teaching strategies that promote a sense of belonging are critical to student well-being, learning, and academic success. This theme builds upon the success of the inaugural 2021 edition of CELT Teaching Briefs and 2021-22 Inclusive Classroom Training.

More information, including details on submission and how to submit, can be found on the CELT Teaching Briefs page. If you are ready to submit, you can fill out this Qualtrics form.

Submissions are due by June 1, 2022. You will be informed by July 1, 2022 of the decision to publish.

Piazza to the rescue: Being a present Math instructor, Dr. Timothy H. McNicholl

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Piazza to the rescue: Being a present Math instructor, Dr. Timothy H. McNicholl

Timothy McNicholl, Professor of Mathematics, provided many opportunities for his students to assume active roles in their learning with Piazza, an instructional chat platform. 

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Watch the Piazza to the rescue: Being a present Math instructor video (1m 52s) in Studio below.

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Zooming to St. Louis: a virtual field trip, Dr. Julie Irish

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Zooming to St. Louis: a virtual field trip, Dr. Julie Irish

With the inability to physically travel, Julie Irish, Assistant Professor of Interior Design, developed a virtual field trip in collaboration with ISU’s alumni and design experts, so her students could “see” and “experience” the site they were asked to develop.

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Watch the Zooming to St. Louis: a virtual field trip video (1m 19s) in Studio below.
 

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Reach out and chat: A critical case for virtual community-care and adjourning, Dr. Terah J. Stewart

A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic

Reach out and chat: A critical case for virtual community-care and adjourning, Dr. Terah J. Stewart

TJ Stewart, Assistant Professor of Student Affairs and Higher Education, converted a face-to-face adjourning activity into its online version to help students recognize and acknowledge each other’s contributions to peer learning. 

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