Category: Teaching Tip

Quick and short tips on teaching practices.

SoTL Scholars Program

A quick reminder this week that the deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars program is coming up after Spring Break. This yearlong program provides a framework and mentorship to help a faculty member complete a SoTL research project. Sara Marcketti, CELT Associate Director for SoTL leads this program … Continue reading SoTL Scholars Program

Using Service-Learning to Deepen Students’ Understanding of Course Content

Service-learning has long been an effective way to help students develop a richer understanding of a subject and also apply what they are learning in a tangible way. Bringle and Hatcher (1996) defined service learning as: “a credit-bearing, educational, experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and … Continue reading Using Service-Learning to Deepen Students’ Understanding of Course Content

CELT’s New Website- Same Great Resources but Easier to Use

If you’ve been to our website  recently you’ve likely noticed our new design and layout. Over the past eight months we’ve worked with a ‘user experience’ (UX) expert to help us reimagine the CELT website. As part of that redesign, we pared down the content to represent the current work we are focused on and … Continue reading CELT’s New Website- Same Great Resources but Easier to Use

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Micromessages are small, subtle, often subconscious messages we send and receive in our communication with others in the form of a gesture, word choice, treatment, or even tone of voice. These messages can be either positive (micro-affirmations) or negative (micro-inequities). –National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Without awareness educators may inadvertently use micro-inequities to discourage … Continue reading Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Classroom

A Time to Celebrate

In November 2014, we launched the CELT Online Learning Innovation Hub. The Hub is a central resource for ISU faculty, staff, and graduate students and focuses on promoting best practices for teaching and learning in today’s online environment. The Hub supports faculty initiatives in all areas of online and blended learning including: new online course development; … Continue reading A Time to Celebrate

Universal Design for Learning Benefits All Learners

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific and research-based insights into how humans learn. The tenets of UDL support learners across the spectrum of abilities, and at its core align with good teaching practices. UDL addresses three learning networks of the … Continue reading Universal Design for Learning Benefits All Learners