Monthly Archives: August 2014

Revisiting Differentiated Instruction

Richard Johnson, English faculty at Kirkwood’s Iowa City Campus, was “knocked back in his chair” by a reading from last semester’s Culturally Responsive Classroom regarding differentiated instructional strategies.  This short 8-page reading was published by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  In his response to the reading, Richard shares that “the cutting… [Read the Full Story]

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Interdisciplinary Views on Social Workers and Nurses’ Roles in Patient Care

Nicole Alsaker, Nursing department, worked with Jody Weigel on her Mentor-Mentee Project for the 2013-14 academic year.  Their goal was to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and communication by 1) exploring the roles and responsibilities of nurses and social workers, and 2) examining how they can improve teamwork and professional relationships.  Below are slides from Nicole’s PowerPoint… [Read the Full Story]

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Libguide: Women’s Studies

For her Mentor-Mentee project, Sue Miller worked with Renee Schlueter to construct a Libguide for class on Women and Work.  Libguides are sets of web pages for research assitance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by librarians.  You can access their Libguide at http://guides.kirkwood.edu/womenstudies. Beyond the Libguide, the project goals were to update the library… [Read the Full Story]

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Foundations 1 Laboratory Student Success

Jessica Rozek focused on Foundations 1 nursing students for her 2013-14 Mentor Mentee Project.  Below she shares some of her Power Point slides along with her accompanying notes. I teach Foundations 1 nursing students which is first semester, so they usually present with high anxiety in both lab and class, as they are learning brand… [Read the Full Story]

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Utilizing Additional Presentation Platforms for Student Engagement in Medical Terminology

Tanya Scott, faculty in Allied Health, shared a Prezi to demonstrate how she integrates technology to engage her students in her Medical Terminology course. The presentation also demonstrates her understanding of instructional design by making the lesson’s goals or outcomes clear to the students before heading into the content. To view the Prezi, click here…. [Read the Full Story]

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The Future of the Mind: A Review

Earlier this summer, KCELT had a reading circle on The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku, published by Doubleday earlier this year.  While watching Dr. Kaku being interviewed on The Daily Show, I was seeing how many of the scientific breakthroughs in neuroscience will affect… [Read the Full Story]

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