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

Creating an Inclusive Classroom In the Chronicle’s The Case for Inclusive Teaching article, we examine what is inclusive pedagogy. Gannon (2018) stated, “It is a

Effective Teaching Practices

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

Teaching Format

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.

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology When we think about teaching with technology, we often think first of sophisticated gadgetry and cutting-edge software. After all, with the increased

Preparing To Teach

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

Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment and Evaluation The terms assessment and evaluation are often used interchangeably. However they are quite different in how and when the review is implemented,

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