Campus Workshops and Sessions
Below are handouts and teaching materials distributed at the CETL sessions and workshops.
Best Practices in Student Engagement (PDF)
Jen Buckley, EdD, Sarah Radtke, EdD, and Mark Soderstrom, PhD, April 9, 2015 session
Discover Your Students: Strategies for Managing Distressing, Disruptive and Unexpected Classroom Behavior (PDF)
Student Information Expectations Sheet (PDF)
Statement of Self-care (PDF)
Sarah Mebane, PhD, and Cathi Hendrivks, LCSW, March 25, 2015 session
Emerging Trends in Educational Technology and Implications for Faculty
Phil Hill, MSEE, Educational Technology Consultant and Industry Analyst, March 13, 2015 session
Discover Your Students: Minding the Attainment Gap: A Classroom Level Approach (PDF)
David Reetz, PhD, September 3, 2014 session
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the IRB
Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Elon University, August 21, 2014 session: "Scrum: A Project Management System"
Best Practices in Problem-Based Learning (PDF)
David Diehl, Libby Escobedo, and Sharon Miller, March 18, 2014 session
Assessments that Inform the Teaching & Learning Process (video)
Presentation Slides (PDF)
Workshop Materials (PDF)
Jim Pellegrino, PhD, Learning Science Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 14, 2014 session: "Assessments That Educate"
General Education Pilot Courses: Using Case Studies (PDF)
Mark Zelman, PhD, March 12, 2014 session
Discover Your Students: Academic Tenacity--Non-cognitive Factors that Facilitate Student Success (PDF)
Grit Survey (PDF)
Grit Survey - Interactive/auto-score
David Reetz, PhD, February 12, 2014 session
Best Practices in Leading Effective Classroom Discussions (PDF)
James Varney, EdD, November 13, 2013 session
Best Practices in Online Learning (PDF)
Jean Hess, EdD, Brian Husby, PhD, and Stephanie Whitus, PhD, October 11, 2013 session
Best Practices in Active Learning (PPTX)
Nancy Petges, Kelly Roush, and Heidi Schlumpf, September 27, 2013 session
Discover Your Students: Tools for Early Detection and Prevention (PDF)
David Reetz, PhD, August 22, 2013 session
Materials Compiled by AU’s Phillips Library
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Provides a link to the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.
For Faculty - Answers questions about citation styles, copyright and plagiarism, and includes instructions for students on how to conduct library research. Moodle course widgets are provided, along with materials and slides from the Faculty Teaching and Research Symposium.
Specific Classroom Tools and Technologies
|Doodle||Simplifies scheduling. The scheduling tool you'll actually use. Find a date for a meeting 2x faster!|
|Calendly||Simple, beautiful scheduling. Say goodbye to email tag for scheduling appointments, interviews, calls, demos and much more.|
|Dropbox||Dropbox works the way you do. Get to all your files from anywhere, on any device, and share them with anyone.|
|Edpuzzle||Discover how to increase students' engagement and accountability with videos.|
|Educreations||Teach anything to anyone from anywhere.|
|edX||Best Courses. Top Institutions. Learn anytime, anywhere.|
|iUniversity||Learn All Major Subjects from Fun & Engaging Experts|
|Jing||Enhance Your Online Conversations with Jing. Jing® is a computer service that lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web.|
|Kahoot||A free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!|
|ooVoo||Lets you video call with up to 12 friends. Send text, picture, and video messages, and lots more.|
|ooVoo Tutorial (NIU)|
|Padlet||Welcome to the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world.|
|Photo Story||Microsoft's Photo Story is a free Windows program that lets you create audiovisual presentations out of your photos and images.|
|Pixlr||Make every moment beautiful with our family of photo editing apps.|
||The world’s best way to make comic!|
|PollEverywhere||Live Audience Participation. Engage your class in real time.|
|SketchUp||The Easiest Way to Draw in 3D|
|Skype||Free HD video calls|
|TED-Ed||Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video|
|Thinglink||Annotate your videos and content. ThingLink makes your content stand out and get remembered.|
|WeVideo||Easily create outstanding videos. Edit in your browser, IOS or Android.|
|Wiki Tour – Pick your tour|
Websites, Articles and Books
The below resources provide information on teaching and learning for both general and discipline-specific pedagogy.
- Build Your Own Blog encourages educational blogging and explains the value it has for instructors and students. This is a good resource for any instructor who is thinking about blogging.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education Advice Columns focus on helpful topics.
- Faculty Focus provides many articles and resources at no cost.
- Innovative Educators offers some webinars at no cost.
- The latest issue of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is now available online.
- The Journal of Effective Teaching is a peer-reviewed online journal devoted to teaching excellence in higher education.
- LIFTs – Little Ideas for Teaching – Illinois State University’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
- MERLOT Pedagogy provides numerous suggestions for understanding how learning works, how to design instruction, teaching strategies, responding to teaching challenges and assessment.
- MERLOT Elixr is a collaborative tool for faculty to post and to use case stories and faculty development resources. Watch videos on teaching strategies for engaging learners and cooperative learning in large groups.
- National Teaching and Learning Forum offers some complimentary issues of its newsletter.
- Penn State’s Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence provides numerous resources for best practices in teaching.
- Princeton’s McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning offers The Scholar as Teacher “Tip-Sheet Series” of useful information related to teaching excellence.
- The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network operates an electronic mailing list that is hosted by the University of Notre Dame's John A. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.
- The Teaching Professor offers some terrific articles. Maryellen Weimer's writings are especially helpful.
- University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching provides strategies and sample lesson plans.
- University of Minnesota’s Center for Teaching and Learning offers some basic active learning strategies.
- Guides to a variety of teaching topics have been prepared by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching.
- Weekly Innovations - Check out the videos!
- But Do They Care?: Pintrich on Motivation in Learning
- Five Keys to Helping Students Read Difficult Texts
- A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching
- Developing Objectives and Relating Them to Assessment
- Seven (+?) Resources for Better PowerPoint
- The 21st Century Digital Student: Google Books as a Tool in Promoting Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
- Group Work: How to Use Groups Effectively
- List of 150 Teaching Methods
- The Little Assignment with the Big Impact: Reading, Writing, Critical Reflection, and Meaningful Discussion
- Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: 7 research based principles for smart teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, NC: Harvard University Press.
- Bank, C. (2008). Empowering online learning: 100+ activities for reading, reflecting, displaying, and doing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Barkley, E.F. (2010). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Barkley, E.F., Cross, K.P., & Major, C.H. (2004). Collaborative learning techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Bernstein, D., Nelson Burnett, A., Goodburn, A., & Savory, P. (2006). Making teaching and learning visible: Course portfolios and the peer review of teaching. Bolton, MA: Anker.
- Brookfield, S. (1991). Developing critical thinkers: Challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Brookfield, S. (1992). The skillful teacher. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Brookfield, S. (1995). Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Brookfield, S., & Preskill, S. (1999). Discussion as a way of teaching: Tools and techniques for university teachers. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press.
- Doyle, T. (2008). Helping students learn in a learner-centered environment. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
- Duch, B.J., Groh, S.E., & Allen, D.E. (Eds.). (2001). The power of problem-based learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
- Filene, P. (2005). The joy of teaching. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
- Fink, L. D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Finkel, D. (2000) Teaching with your mouth shut. Portsmouth, NH: Boyton/Cook Publishers, Inc.
- Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2007). Millennials go to college: Strategies for a new generation on campus. (2nd ed.). Life Course Associates
- Huston, T. (2009) Teaching what you don't know. Harvard University Press
- McKeachie, W.J. (2011). Teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
- Nilson, L. B. (2007). The graphic syllabus and the outcomes map: Communicating your course. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Savory, P., Nelson Burnett, A., & Goodburn, A. (2007). Inquiry into the college classroom: A journey toward scholarly teaching. Bolton, MA: Anker.
- Walvoord, B. E., & Anderson, V. J. (2010). Effective grading: A tool for learning and assessment in college. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Wehlburg, C. (2006). Meaningful course revision: Enhancing academic engagement using student learning data. Bolton, MA: Anker.
- Weimer, M. (2002). Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.