Active Learning Institute

Active Learning Institute

Join the inaugural Active Learning Institute (ALI) with CELT. The ALI is comprised of four one-hour face-to-face sessions and four asynchronous online sessions. These workshops offer 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 be observed and receive an Active Learning Certification from CELT. Instructors who participate and provide feedback will receive $500 in professional development funds!

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 the face-to-face and online classrooms.

When is the 2021 ALI?

There are four 60-minute sessions in 2030 from 2-3:00 p.m. on the below dates:
  • November 15
  • November 29
  • December 6
  • December 13
In addition, there are asynchronous online portions over the course of the duration of the ALI (Nov. 15-Dec. 17).

To join the ALI:

Submit your responses via CELT’s 2021 Active Learning Institute (Qualtrics Survey web link).
  • What is "active learning" and why should I care about it?

  • What are some of the outcomes I can expect from participation in the ALI?

  • Are there any other benefits to participating?

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