Weekly News and Tip, January 15, 2009

Tip - Crafting a Teaching Persona
We all have public and private “faces” we present to the world. What is the optimal teaching “face” or persona for you? See: thoughts about whether and how to reveal oneself in the classroom.

Announcements - CELT Events; STEM Speaker
To sign up for CELT events, use AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Courses. Contact CELT at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • Two WebCT sessions are coming up, both in 1230 Communications. Today, Thursday, Jan. 15, WebCT: Managing Course Content will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Review methods of converting existing course materials for online delivery and organizing them into a Learning Module. Tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 16, WebCT: Creating Assessments will be held 9-11 a.m. Review the use of the Assessments tool for quizzes, surveys and self-tests. For either session, you should have some familiarity with WebCT.
  • Two Second Life webcasts are also coming up, both in 1230 Communications. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, Exploring Second Life: Session 1, Overview, will be held from 12-1:30 p.m.; and on Friday, Jan. 23, Session 2, Applying The Basic Concepts into an Educational Context, will be held, also 12-1:30 p.m.
  • The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education invites you to hear its first seminar speaker, Charles Henderson, on The Study and Improvement of STEM Change Strategies, Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m., 2030 Morrill. This is the first of a series of seminars on STEM topics sponsored by CESMEE. No registration needed.

FYI - Honors Seminar information; Campus Art Exhibit
  • Interested in teaching an Honors Seminar in Fall 2009? Two information sessions on Honors Seminars will be offered at 3:10 and 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in 1155 Jischke Honors Building. For information contact Susan Yager, mailto:syager@iastate.edu, or 4-4372.
  • Gallery Walk: Exploring the Prints of Beej Nierengarten Smith, today, Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Christian Petersen Art Museum. A guided tour with University Museums Director Lynette Pohlman of the museum’s new exhibit.

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