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
Category: Teaching Tip
Quick and short tips on teaching practices.
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
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
The first CELT Teaching Tip of each semester I seem to focus on revisiting your syllabus and strategies for getting your course off to a great start. So, why break tradition this spring! Your syllabus is such an integral part of your course that it always merits a critical review. A well-designed syllabus describes your … Continue reading Starting the Semester
I see it on the horizon and know it is coming- but the somewhat frenetic few weeks at the end of the semester always seems to catch me a bit off-guard. One of the things I have tried to implement over the past few semesters is to think purposefully about how I want to wrap … Continue reading One Week of Instruction. One Week of Finals.
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 (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
Midterm. A word that can cause anxiety in even the most prepared student. I’ve talked to a number of faculty since midterms were posted, and the conversation often centered on how to support students who either received a midterm in the course they teach, or how to support a student they advise who received a … Continue reading Supporting and Promoting Self-Directed Learners
With the semester well underway we know a number of faculty take advantage of the speakers the University Lectures Program brings to campus. For faculty who require students to attend these lectures for credit, there is now a quick and easy to use system in place that allows students to “sign in” by swiping their … Continue reading Two New(ish) Campus Resources to Support Teaching