CTLT faculty member Dr. Connie Hargrave has been recognized in the 2019 Women Impacting ISU Calendar for her accomplishments at ISU, within Iowa, and across the nation. Initiated in 2007 by the Catt Associates student leadership organization and funded by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Women Impacting ISU calendar was developed as a tribute to current students, faculty and staff who distinguished themselves through their accomplishments at Iowa State University. Each year, 12 women from a wide variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds are selected to appear on the calendar. Continue reading “Hargrave recognized in Women Impacting ISU Calendar”
Dr. Evrim Baran’s “Create, Design, and Innovate” project received a College of Human Sciences Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant. The purpose of this project is to develop open course modules that will use design thinking as a model to help preservice teachers translate the entrepreneurial mindset into the design of learning technologies. Continue reading “Baran receives Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant”
Elementary education student Haley Haskell was recently featured in a College of Human Sciences story sharing how she applied the skills she has gained from the learning technologies minor. Haley creatively applied her skills in a physical education class, helping students improve their volleyball skills using a video delay app. Click here to read the full story on the College of Human Sciences website.
As more teachers integrate game play into the curriculum to increase engagement among students, new research by CTLT faculty, staff, and graduate students provides insight into which types of games may be most appropriate. Continue reading “Research on Game-Based Learning Provides Insight for Educators”
CTLT faculty and staff members Dr. Denise Crawford and Dennis Culver joined School of Education colleagues Dr. Connie Beecher, Dr. Soo Ahn, Dr. Emily Hayden, and Dr. Sara Nelson in Atlantic, IA on June 6th and Humboldt, IA on June 7th as part of ISU College of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s “Adventure Comes to You” series. Continue reading “School of Education and CTLT Brings Adventure to Iowa Communities”
Dr. Evrim Baran (School of Education) and Dr. Boris Jovanovic (Natural Resource and Ecology Management) received the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to create the first “Open Wikibook for the Aquatic Toxicology Graduate Course”. Continue reading “Dr. Baran to Develop Open Content on Aquatic Toxicology”
CTLT staff members Tera Lawson and Dennis Culver along with student assistant Sariah Garrido hosted activities as part of Kate Mitchell Elementary’s STEAM night on April 26th. Several groups from ISU and the Ames community provides activities for the elementary students that explored topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
The CTLT’s activities had students using iPads, Osmo kits, and Dash robots to engage in activities that focused on coding concepts, engineering design, and entrepreneurship.
CTLT staff member Dennis Culver is the recipient of the 2018 College of Human Sciences Professional and Scientific Early Achievement in Administration Award.This award is granted to an individual who has “demonstrated innovative, creative or original ways to accomplish job responsibilities and effect positive change, has established a pattern of reliability and responsibility in performing job duties, has made an effort toward continual personal and professional development, has exhibited service to their department or unit and the College of Human Sciences, fosters a spirit of cooperation and has strong interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, exhibits potential for future contributions to their department or unit, the College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, and/or the community.” The award citations for Dennis and the other awardees can be read here.
Dr. Baran’s recent publication examines the integration of mobile technologies into teacher observation. Building on her work of “mobile learning in teacher education” Dr. Baran and her colleagues investigated how mobile technologies as well as video observation and traditional paper-pen methods support teacher observation schemes for professional development. Continue reading “Teacher Education Goes Mobile!”
Dr. Baran’s chapter on “professional development for online and mobile learning” is now published at the International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. The chapter examines how professional development can be delivered effectively by looking at strategies to support teachers’ effective online and mobile teaching. Continue reading “Professional Development for Online and Mobile Learning”