CELT Summer Course Design Institute

CELT Summer Course Design Institute

The CELT Course Design Institute (CDI) focuses on course planning, building a student-centered course in Canvas, active engagement strategies, learning assessment techniques, designing a learner-centered syllabus, and implementing accessibility. The Course Design Institute is for four days. Each day consists of a required engagement in a 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshop followed by an optional 30-minute guided discussion. CELT is also offering a Condensed Course Design Clinic, a faster-paced version of the Institute.

Participants seeking further engagement can request individual or group consultations with CELT staff and campus partners later in the day during open labs. CELT will enroll all participants into a self-paced Canvas course with curated support materials to support their work.

Topics

  • Online Course Essentials (ONCE)
  • Fundamental course design tools, processes, and support
  • Learning Assessments Techniques (LAT)
  • Transparent teaching framework (Transparency in Learning and Teaching)
  • Inclusion and accessibility

Objectives

  • Describe the primary dimensions of learner-centered course design.
  • Use the tools and course design processes (e.g., ISU Template, worksheets, Quality Matters rubric)
  • Align assessments, engagement strategies, and learning objectives that promote college students’ success.
  • Implement inclusive pedagogical components into a course (e.g., inclusive syllabus, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning principles).
  • Locate ISU’s teaching and learning support resources.

Who can attend?

  • Each offering of the four-day Course Design Institute is open to 20 faculty or staff (with teaching responsibilities) from Iowa State University. 
  • The Condensed Course Design Clinic is open to anyone interested in teaching and course design at Iowa State University.
  • All disciplines are welcome and encouraged to participate in either of the offerings.

Benefits

  • Receive a certificate of completion and recognition of participation shared with their department chair(s).
  • Customize your Canvas course using the highly adaptable ISU Template in preparation for Fall 2020.
  • Build or assess your course design using the Quality Matters Self-Review tool.
  • Connect with peers.
  • *Participants who fully engage in a four-day Institute and complete all of the requirements listed below will receive a $500 professional development stipend from the Senior Vice President and Provost. Note: This benefit is only available to those who complete the Institute.

Requirements for Completion

  • Commit to and engage in each of the Institute’s 75-minute synchronous hands-on workshops (held over four days) or the Clinic’s scheduled event.
  • Consider attending at least one of the optional guided discussions or open labs.
  • Proceed with your course (re)design work.
  • Explore the self-paced Canvas course with curated instructional materials and resources.
  • *Complete the Self-Review Evaluation Tool on your own and submit the PDF document to CELT within seven (7) days following the Institute. CELT will send an acknowledgment of completion to you. This acknowledgement along with directions for receiving your $500 professional development stipend.

When are the Institutes or Clinic?

  • The full Course Design Institute is for four days, and each offering is limited to 20 faculty or staff with teaching responsibilities at Iowa State University. Each day consists of a required engagement in a 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshop followed by an optional 30-minute guided discussion and open labs (individual and group consultations). 
  • The Condensed Course Design Clinic will meet once for approximately four hours total.

Choose from one of these Institutes or the Clinic:

June 22-25

This Institute is now completed.

We will meet daily from 9-10:15 a.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).

July 13-16

This Institute is now filled. Waiting list is available.

Join the waiting list via this July 13-16 Webex registration form.

We will meet daily from 1-2:15 p.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).

 

August 3-6

This Institute is now filled. Waiting list is available.

Join the waiting list via this August 3-6 Webex registration form.

We will meet daily from 9-10:15 a.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).

 

CELT Condensed Course Design Clinic, August 11

Register via this August 11 Webex registration form.

We will meet from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop followed by Open Labs (individual and group consultations)

Extend Your Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do if I am unable to attend all of the required 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshops?

Choose from the following options to complete the Institute:

  • Synchronous: CELT is offering these topics as one-hour workshops throughout the summer and early fall along with the Condensed Course Design Clinic. To experience a fully interactive session, we encourage you to attend one of the offerings.
  • Asynchronous: CELT will record each of the required sessions, and post it in the self-paced CDI course. Although the recorded sessions will contain the same content and include time for you to pause and reflect, they will not offer the same type of interaction, camaraderie, and dynamics as the synchronous sessions do. To track your participation, we will use the Canvas Studio tracking tool. As proof of your engagement in the video, a prompt will ask you to create a screenshot and submit it to CELT.  

Who will be facilitating?

  • CELT staff and campus partners that are well-versed in course design.

Am I required to attend the 30-min guided discussion after each synchronous session?

  • No, you are not. However, we plan to answer your questions and use this time as a way to surface our collective wisdom around online teaching and learning. The discussions’ intent is for aha moments, camaraderie, and sharing in which we learn together.

Am I required to attend Open Labs?

  • No, you are not. Open Labs are for you to work closely with CELT instructional designers on your course design. If you hear of an engaging teaching technique during a synchronous session, but not sure how to implement it in your Canvas course, then Open Labs are for participants to request for help in achieving that technique in your Canvas course!

How long after I attend a synchronous session do I have access to the Canvas self-paced CDI course?

  • The self-paced course will be available as long as you need it for Summer 2020 and the 2020-2021 academic year.

Would you consider delivering the Online Course Essentials (ONCE) portion of the Institute virtually to my department?