Here’s what the CELT has been up to since May, 2016:
Summer Book Group – Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Book group facilitated by Dean Arneson
Four Thursdays: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28
All from 11:30-12:30 in R006
About the book: Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? In Made to Stick, accomplished educators and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath tackle head-on these vexing questions. Inside, the Heath brothers reveal the anatomy of ideas that “stick” and explain sure-fire meth¬ods for making ideas stickier, such as violating schemas, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating “curiosity gaps.”
New and Returning Faculty Development Day including face-to-face Blackboard Training
Chose from two dates:
Wednesday August 10
Tuesday August 23
8:30-9:45 Crafting Your Syllabus – led by Elizabeth Evans
Includes using the Concordia syllabus template including the credit hour policy and Blackboard Learn information for students.
10:00-Noon Blackboard Basics – hands on practice included
Log in and basic navigation, add course content, set up grade center, grade assignments, open course to students.
Noon – 1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Active Lecturing – led by Susan Gallanis
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.
2:30-3:30 Blackboard More Tools
Embed a YouTube video, discussion forums, email/course messages, Panopto.
3:30-4:30 Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics
Create an assessment with 5 question types, create a question pool, create a rubric and grade using a rubric.
Wednesday August 24, 10:00-11:00am in LU006
Led by Justin Frisque
Teaching via Video Conference
Wednesday August 24, 1:00-2:00pm in LU006
Led by Justin Frisque and Susan Gallanis
Supporting Students with Disabilities: Using Technology to Increase Access
Thursday August 25, 2:00-3:00 in Phar 039
Led by Ashley Mueller (LRC) and Susan Gallanis (CELT)