Oct 9 How can I create effective mini-lectures?

If you missed this Brown Bag Faculty Dialogue, you can still view the video and take advantage of the supplemental materials.

To access the 20-Minute Mentor video “How can I create effective mini-lectures?” go to my.cuw.edu and look for the CELT channel under the faculty tab. The power point slides, transcript and supplemental resources are also there. One of the handouts is about effective discussion that also applies to classroom face-to-face discussions.

Here’s a link to a 9-minute YouTube video that describes Presentation Zen, mentioned during Dr. Price’s presentation.

Oct 7 Teaching Through Simulation: Brownies, Starbursts, and Much More!

Presented by 2013 Faculty Laureate Dr. Jeff Walz.

Click here to view the archived presentation.

Click for PowerPoint Slides

Here are two sources Dr. Walz mentioned in his presentation:

Bromley, Pat. 2013. “Active Learning Strategies for Diverse Learning Styles: Simulations Are Only One Method.” PS: Political Science and Politics 46 (4): 818-822.

Raymond, Chad, and Simon Usherwood. 2013. “Assessment in Simulations.” Journal of Political Science Education 9: 157-167.

LERN Schedule of 2013/14 Webinars for Faculty Development

As a LERN Society for Faculty Development Member organization, you may participate in any of the upcoming webinars listed below. To register to participate in all or any of these events, please email Tammyp@lern.org. Tell her you work for Concordia University, are a member of the LERN Faculty Club, and list the webinars you would like to attend!

Recognizing Students with Asperger’s 
with Julie Coates
Thursday, October 10 for 50 minutes, 2 pm ET, 1 pm CT

You and every other teacher have one or more students with Asperger’s in your classes. Find out how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome, even if you teach online. Then take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. Includes 15 min. Q&A.


Insights into the Learning Brain with Tracy King
Thursday, November 14 for 50 minutes, 2 pm ET, 1 pm CT

As educators we are in the business of changing brains. But does our course design take into consideration how the brain learns? Come find out three
NeuroMyths and six NeuroFacts that will change the way you teach, and increase your students’ learning. Includes 15 min. Q&A.


Fostering Online Discussion with Mary Dereshiwsky
Thursday February 6, 2014 for 50 minutes, 2 pm ET, 1 pm CT

From the author of this new book, practical how-to techniques for increasing student comments, discussion and interaction in your online and hybrid courses. Take away strategies you won’t find anywhere else from someone who has taught more than 1,000 faculty how to engage students online. Includes 15 min. Q&A.


11 Tips to Enable Learning and Completion with William A Draves
March 13, 2014 for 50 minutes, 2 pm ET, 1 pm CT, Noon MT

Boosting completion rates is now imperative for institutions and faculty. Discover 11 tips to enable learning and completion while maintaining academic
quality and challenge. Relevant for both classroom and online courses, these no-cost, advanced, practical how-to techniques won’t take more of your time. They just produce results. Includes 15 min. Q&A.

2012-2013 CELT Programs (archive)