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.

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.

Earn a Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) Certificate of Achievement.

ITS conducts training in a wide variety of software, including Blackboard Learn. Register for ITS workshops at its 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 IT Services Training Resources page.

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

View topics and materials from previous workshops on the Previous Workshops page.

January Workshops

Teaching Working Class Discussion Groups (CE)

Sessions facilitated by Noor Borbieva, ANTH, will be held on Tuesday, January 27; Tuesday, February 24; and Tuesday, March 24, from 12:00 pm-1:15 pm in KT 128

Sessions facilitated by Jordan Marshall, BIOL, will be held on Wednesday, January 28; Wednesday, February 25; and Wednesday, March 25, from 12:00 pm-1:15 pm in LA 14

Discussion of three chapters of Teaching Working Class, edited by Sherry Linkon, keynote speaker at this year’s COAS Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Participants will examine their assumptions about working class students and discuss ideas for helping them succeed as college students. Chapters include: Between Dirty Dishes and Polished Discourse, The Shape of the Form, and “Just American?” Chapters will be emailed upon registration. You must register for the day and time of each group meeting that you plan to attend.

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SID Faculty Showcase

Thursday, January 29, from 1:30 pm-2:45 pm in LA 35C
Presenters: Tanya Soule, BIOL and Pam Reese, CSD

Tanya Soule, Assistant Professor of Biology, will share the results of her implementation of “The Dynamic Microbiology Classroom" which was funded by a CELT Summer Instructional Development grant. Pam Reese, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, will explain how her project. "Integrating Critical Reflection and Service Learning into a Clinical Methods Class for Communication Sciences & Disorders Students" affected student attitudes toward using literacy teaching in clinical practice. Prospective SID grant applicants are encouraged to attend. Registration is required.

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Developing Effective Video Demonstrations and Narrated Lectures with Camtasia

Friday, January 30, from 12:00 pm-1:15 pm in KT 205B
Facilitated by Ron Lewis, CELT Digital Media Assistant

Capturing and recording what is on your computer screen for students can be a powerful visual teaching tool. With Camtasia you can easily capture and record activities on your desktop, including PowerPoint, with audio narration and speech bubble enhancements. Demonstration and hands-on activities will help you get started with this IPFW supported software. Registration is required.

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 Why Mobility Matters
June 3-5
With Jon Landis, PhD
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2015 Fall Teaching Conference
Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching
Thursday, August 20

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