Seminar Schedule

Teaching Development Seminars – Spring 2023


February 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Active Learning, Student Engagement Strategies

Active learning is an instructional technique. It improves student success and engagement in activities that encourage them to develop a deeper understanding of course content materials. This seminar will surely be helpful for all students, thus do participate and gain maximum benefit out of it.


March 2023

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Photo Editing Made Simple Using PowerPoint

Do you know you can edit pictures in PowerPoint? In this seminar, Lisa Lund will show you some ways how to use PowerPoint as a graphics editor. We are all looking forward to meeting you in person or virtually.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tracking Student Progress (Longitudinal Assessment and Feedback)

Longitudinal assessment is an approach to track and understand student performance. Please join this seminar to explore the power of longitudinal data in the academic field.


April 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

DVM Curriculum Discussion

More details will be released soon, please visit this page often in February or March.


January 2023

Thursday, January 24, 2023

The Science of Effective Learning: Spacing, Retrieval, and Metacognition

Abstract: Research in cognitive science has revealed a number of principles that enhance student learning. This talk will summarize key findings from this research, focusing in particular on the principles of retrieval practice—how recalling information from memory strengthens learning of that information—and spacing—how the scheduling of learning activities that are distributed in time benefits long-term learning. Along with laboratory-based studies that showcase these principles, classroom-based studies will be discussed that demonstrate the utility of retrieval practice and spacing in real educational environments, and the various ways that educators can implement retrieval and spacing to enhance learning of a variety of materials.

Dr. Shana Carpenter, a professor of Psychology at ISU, will talk about key findings from her research focusing on how retrieval practice and spacing strengthen learning. The seminar is open to faculty and students. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees.