Christa Jackson teaching students in a classroom

Skilled and dedicated educators, who are committed to providing their students the best possible learning opportunities, are a cornerstone of Iowa State University. CELT offers a variety of online and face-to-face resources for faculty, staff and graduate students who wish to practice effective teaching strategies and enhance student learning.

CELT’s online resources are organized to help an instructor sequentially work through the teaching process and include: a broad overview of effective educational practices grounded in educational theory to provide context for teaching in higher education; a comparison of different teaching formats; steps to take in preparing to teach a course; and assessment and evaluation suggestions of both teaching and student learning.

The teaching section is divided into seven areas:

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Today’s university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with

Effective Teaching Practices

Effective educational practices provide a framework for successful teaching and learning. These practices have been researched extensively across higher education and are provided as a

Teaching Format

The course content and learning objectives, as well as class size all factor into which teaching format is most suitable for a course. Using a

Facilitating Learning with Technology

Teaching with technology can deepen student learning by supporting instructional objectives. However, it can be challenging to select the “best” tech tools while not losing

Preparing To Teach

Preparing to step into the classroom at the beginning of a semester requires instructors to consider a plethora of issues that impact both the teaching

Assessment and Evaluation

The terms assessment and evaluation are used in a variety of contexts within higher education, and often are used interchangeably. However they are quite different

Document Your Teaching

If teaching is part of your position responsibility statement (PRS), it is important to maintain a record of your teaching efforts, accomplishments and aspirations. This documentation