Monthly Archives: September 2014

Busting Myths about Learning Styles

For his 2013-14 Mentor-Mentee Project, speech communications instructor Kevin Shroth investigated the science and pseudoscience behind what educators commonly refer to as learning styles.  A few weeks ago, we sat down with Kevin to share what he learned, summarizing key ideas from this paper, which you can access here. If you would like to learn… [Read the Full Story]

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September 2014 Featured Professional Development Fellow: Brian Brownfield

Starting this month, KCELT is beginning a new monthly series featuring our Professional Development Fellows (PDFs), a group or fellowship of Kirkwood Community College faculty who advance Kirkwood’s  mission, vision, principles, values, and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement descisions..  Our PDFs help more students learn and succeed through high quality professional development practices and personalized… [Read the Full Story]

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Kirkwood’s First Global Service Award Reception

On a rainy afternoon of Friday, September 5th, the International Programs department hosted the first ever Global Service Award Reception.  In attendance at Linn Hall were most of the global service awardees, the International Programs staff, a few Study Abroad Faculty Leaders,  President Mick Starcevich, and other supporters of the awards, including KCELT.   The… [Read the Full Story]

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Reflection on KCamp: Kirkwood’s First Unconference

Just before the Fall 2014 semester began, KCELT offered its first “unconference,” which we called KCamp: Professional Development for Faculty by Faculty.  We were inspired by our experiences at EdCamps.  The whole team participated in one of the annual Iowa EdCamps, Northeast in Cedar Falls this March.  Our instructional designers, Wilson and Jeremy, participated in… [Read the Full Story]

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