Weekly News and Tip, Sept. 13, 2007

Tip - Teaching for Creativity
Creativity in teaching and learning is our topic of the week, with CELT's Faculty Forum, Student Innovation: Inventing to Learn with Ed Sobey coming up Tuesday, Sept. 18 and Richard Florida speaking on "The Rise of the Creative Class" Wednesday, Sept. 19. For ideas on creativity techniques and on how to teach for creative thinking and problem solving, see:

Times and places for these events:

  • Ed Sobey, Student Innovation: Inventing to Learn, CELT Faculty Forum, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 12:10-1:30 p.m., Gallery Room, Memorial Union. Bring your lunch; beverages and desserts provided. Register via AccessPlus.
  • Richard Florida, "The Rise of the Creative Class," public lecture, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m., Stephens Auditorium.
Announcements - Many More Events
  • Emerging Worlds: Transformative Technologies for Teaching and Learning, ELI Web Seminar, Monday, Sept. 17, 12-1 p.m., 1230 Communications Building. Presenter Bryan Alexander researches and develops programs on advanced uses of information technology in liberal arts contexts. His research interests include mobile and wireless computing, digital gaming, and social software. No registration needed.
    For the following events, register through AccessPlus (go to Employee > HRS Training > Continue > Courses).
  • Clicker Pedagogy Discussion, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 12-1 p.m., 1230 Communications.
  • WebCT GOLD: Quizzes, Surveys & Self-Tests, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m., 1230 Communications. Required: Introduction to WebCT GOLD or some familiarity with WebCT.
  • Richard Florida and the "Creative Class": Implications for Teaching, Friday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Morrill 2030. Register for readings.
  • PowerPoint Workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1-3 p.m., 1230 Communications
  • WebCT GOLD: Communication Tools and Strategies. Thursday, Sept. 27, 10-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications
FYI - News of Note
  • CELT is again sponsoring TEACH Grants of up to $1,250 for faculty development related to learning and teaching at the departmental level. Applications for 2007–2008 TEACH grants must be submitted to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 3024 Morrill Hall, on or before October 15, 2007. For more information, see:
  • Professional development opportunity: Project LEA/RN is hosting a workshop on "Introduction to Learning-Centered College Classrooms." For ISU faculty and staff who work with students, this is an excellent opportunity to discuss student learning with colleagues and walk away with practical strategies to improve student learning. For details, see:

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