Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

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. Please contact Gail Rathbun, CELT Director, for more details.

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Information Technology Services (ITS) conducts training in a wide variety of software, including Blackboard Vista. Register for ITS workshops at their Training Resources page. CELT’s workshops will help you apply the software to support specific teaching and learning opportunities.

Excellent Blackboard Tutorials are available from the the IT Services Training page.

Online tutorials in all of the software you want to use are now available from, available from IT Services Training Resources page. CELT also provides “how-to” information about instructional software such as Safe Assign, ScreenCorder, Adobe Connect and others on its "Instructional Software” page.

January Workshops

Applying Lessons from SoTL Reading Groups (CS)

“You, Too, Can Have Brighter and Harder Working Students: Increasing Achievement and Retention by Applying Key Lessons from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” is the topic of the 2014 COAS Symposium on Teaching and Learning’s keynote address by Dr. Craig Nelson, Indiana University Professor Emeritus of Biology. CELT is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about this topic by joining any of five monthly Applying Lessons from SoTL reading groups. The groups will meet in January, February, and March. Each month participants will read a different article by Craig Nelson, listed below.

January - 10 Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor 

February - Want Brighter, Harder Working Students? Change Pedagogies! 

March - Student Diversity Requires Different Approaches to College Teaching, Even in Math and Science 

Groups will discuss the articles and ways in which its ideas could be applied to teaching. Registration is required and is open to all faculty and staff. You must register for the day and time of each group meeting that you plan to attend in order to receive a copy of the article. All articles will be emailed.

A Certificate of Completion will be given to participants who attend all three monthly sessions and complete the requirements stated on the certificate application form. For more information, visit our Certificate of Completion page.

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Applying Disciplinary Knowledge to Teaching Brown Bag Series

Topic: Handling Difficult Conversations Effectively

Tuesday, January 28, from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, in NF 257
Facilitated by Jim Burg, EDUC

Your faculty colleagues in other departments often possess disciplinary knowledge of value to you in your teaching. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from experts in Counseling, Theater, and Law by engaging in informal discussion over lunch. (Please bring your own food.) Registration is required. Additional sessions on different topics will be held in February and March. Please register for each session separately.

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What's New

Save the Date!
2014 Fall Teaching Conference
on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Extra! Extra!
View the April 2014 edition
of the CELT News

More Info from the 2014
Spring Teaching Conference
on Friday, March 28, 2014
View Terry Doyle's PowerPoint

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