Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

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Our events are open to IPFW and Ivy Tech staff, full and part-time faculty, and graduate students.

Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) is happy to design a workshop customized to the interests of your department or college. Use this online request form to arrange for Workshops on Demand.


The Pedagogy of REAL Talk Reading Group

Monday, February 1, and Monday, February 29 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in Kettler Faculty Lounge. Facilitated by Curt Hosier, SOC

Paul Hernandez, the keynote speaker at this year’s FALCON hosted by FACET in Indianapolis, has written a book entitled “The Pedagogy of REAL Talk.” Real Talk is a method that builds rapport with at-risk students while creating learning experiences that are relevant…and life-changing. Participants are encouraged to register for both sessions and will receive a complimentary copy of the book, donated to CELT by FACET. Registration is required.

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CELT Certificate Showcase

Friday, February 5, 12:00 pm -1:15 pm in LA 35C
Presenters: Jeong-il Cho, EDUC, Adolfo Coronado, CS, Rachel Hile, ENGL, Pam Reese, CSD

In the rapid Ignited Talk Videos style presenters will share, in 10 minute bursts, changes they made in their teaching inspired by CELT workshops and conferences. All presenters documented their changes in order to receive a CELT Certificate of Achievement. Come learn from your colleagues and find out about the benefits of earning a certificate. Registration is required.

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Flipping, Dipping, and Dunking: Using Blackboard to support classroom activities 

Friday, February 12, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm in LA 35C
Facilitator: Ludy Goodson, CELT

This workshop is designed for instructors who are thinking about ways to enhance a face-to-face course using Blackboard Learn, and strategies for creating a blended course where part of the learning happens online. Discussions will address tools, course examples, and possible strategies ranging from flipping the classroom, dipping into a few online activities, or dunking deeply into online learning.  Registration is required.

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Teaching Metacognitive Skills

Wednesday, February 17, from 11:30 am -12:30 pm in KT G83
Presenters: Anusha S Rao, Terri Tarr, IUPUI CTL staff               Webinar facilitated by Gail Rathbun, CELT Director

Metacognition refers to how learners think about and monitor their own knowledge, a process which has been shown to improve students’ learning. Metacognitive skills involve assessing the demands of a task, evaluating one’s own knowledge and skills, planning an approach, monitoring one’s progress, and adjusting strategies as needed to complete the task. Participants will learn how to blend metacognitive skill instruction with content instruction by using strategies such as instructor modeling of reflection, student self-reflection, visual organizers, formative assessments, and more. Registration with CELT is required.

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Summer Instructional Development Grant Faculty Showcase

Friday, February 19, from 10:30 am -11:45 am in KT 119
Presenters: Kerrie Fineran, Counselor Education, Don Mueller and Zhuming Bi, Mechanical Engineering

Kerrie R. Fineran, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Studies, will share the results of her implementation of "Development of Supplementary Instructional Videos for Counselor Education Clinical Training" which was funded by a CELT Summer Instructional Development grant. Zhuming Bi, Associate Professor, and Donald Mueller, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, will explain how their project, "Incorporating Product Life Cycle Concept, Rapid Prototyping, and Certification in a Solid Modeling Course" enhanced students’ spatial visualization skills through solid modeling, product design, and manufacturing. Prospective SID grant applicants are encouraged to attend. Registration is required.

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Fundamentals of Faculty Advising at IPFW (CE)

Friday, February 19, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm in LA 35C                        Facilitated by Michael Bendele (PSY), Julie Hook GNST, Curt Hosier SOC, Irwin Mallin, COM, Cassandra Bracht, GNST, Christa Van De Weg, SIS

Understanding why advising matters, being able to guide students through an advising conversation, and being confident about the information we provide students are all central to a faculty member’s confidence and satisfaction in advising. In this half-day workshop you will learn the conceptual, relational, and informational skills you need to do an effective job of advising.  Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

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Rubrics for Learning and Grading

Friday, March 18, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm in LA 35C                              Facilitated by Gail Rathbun, Director, CELT

In this workshop you will learn the reasons for using rubrics, how to align the complexity of a rubric with a learning activity, how to construct and use rubrics and, how to put rubrics into Blackboard. Techniques will be demonstrated, but participants are encouraged to bring their own wireless computing devices. Registration required.

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Documenting Your Teaching

Thursday, March 31, from 11:30 am -12:30 pm in KT G83
Presenters: Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner, IUPUI CTL staff Webinar facilitated by Gail Rathbun, CELT Director

This session introduces faculty and graduate students to best practices of documenting one’s teaching. Participants will examine different approaches to capture evidence of teaching and learning, and to make the case for teaching achievements. Participants will consider how to shape their evolution as teachers through the use of student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, and other means of measuring student learning. Registration with CELT is required.

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Hunks, Chunks, and Bites: How to Get Your Writing Projects Planned So You can Get Them Completed

Friday, April 1, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm in Walb Classic Ballroom (WU 126)  With Meggin McIntosh, Textbook Authors Association speaker, and IPFW Writing Circle

How many writing projects do you have that are partially completed? Do you feel overwhelmed even thinking about your writing (along with your teaching and service commitments)? Would it help you to have a structure for getting your writing projects planned with an eye toward completion? In this interactive workshop you will learn techniques for conceptualizing and completing your projects. You will walk out with a plan guaranteed to increase your output. Lunch will be followed by opportunities to speak with IPFW Writing Circle members on topics such as writing books and peer reviewed articles, open access, qualitative research, SoTL, the scholarship of engagement, writing in English when it’s a second language, and founding your own writing circle. Registration required.

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Evidence-based Instructional Practices in STEM

Wednesday, April 13, from 11:30 am -12:30 pm in KT G83
Presenters: Anusha S Rao, Douglas Jerolimov, IUPUI CTL staff Webinar facilitated by Gail Rathbun, CELT Director

Evidence-based instructional practices are research-supported methods of teaching that foster high levels of student learning and retention in STEM fields. These active learning strategies are rooted in principles of how people learn and may be successfully adapted to different disciplines. This webinar will focus on two such evidence-based instructional practices, Peer Instruction and Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Using examples drawn from different disciplines, participants will be equipped to implement a Peer Instruction or PBL strategy for an assignment in a course of their own, and discuss techniques to assess student learning gains. Registration with CELT is required.

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2016 Summer Writing and Project Development Institute

Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Honors Center

CELT, the Helmke Library, and the Committee for the Advancement of Scholarly Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE) invite all full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and graduate students to submit writing project proposals for the 2016 Summer Writing and Project Development Institute. For details, see this flyer. Proposal deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015. You will be notified by early April of the status of your proposal. Submit your proposal using this link to the online application form.

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