Active Learning Institute

What is CELT’s ALI? 

CELT’s Active Learning Institute (ALI) has four one-hour face-to-face sessions and four asynchronous online sessions. These interactive workshops offer instructors the opportunity to practice techniques and design strategies that can be implemented in the courses they teach. This hybrid format allows for an authentic focus on active learning strategies employed in both face-to-face and online classrooms.

Review various active learning techniques in multimodalities with this PDF.

Keep an eye on this webpage for future dates for the ALI!

The Inaugural ALI

The inaugural Active Learning Institute (ALI) with CELT took place during the Fall 2021 semester. The ALI is comprised of four one-hour face-to-face sessions and four asynchronous online sessions. These workshops offered instructors the opportunity to practice techniques and design strategies focused on active learning that can then be implemented in their courses. The ALI covers course planning, new technologies, and includes the opportunity in the Spring to have your class observed and receive an Active Learning Certification from CELT. Instructors who participated and provided feedback received $500 in professional development funds.

Congratulations to the inaugural ALI cohort graduates

  • Katie Dentzman
  • Fabiana DePaula
  • Samual Mindes
  • Margaret Mook
  • Corinna Most
  • Alissa Stoehr
  • Maria Vorozhbit
  • Shenglan Zhang

The National Survey of Student Engagement simply defines active learning as “students’ efforts to actively construct their knowledge.” From an instructor’s point of view, active learning could take the form of a one-minute paper, group work, in-class debates, concept mapping, role play, and many other instructional approaches.

After participating in the ALI, participants will be able to successfully integrate active learning strategies into their courses. The ALI covers course planning and learning objectives, active learning strategies, and the use of technology.

Participants who engage in the pilot program and offer feedback when the program concludes will receive $500 in professional development funds.

In addition, the ALI offers an opportunity in the Spring for participants’ classes to be observed and receive an Active Learning Certification from CELT.

Questions?

Please email: mjmyers@iastate.edu

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