My name is Maryam Ghayoorrad (Rod-Szabo) Instructional Designer at Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (KCELT). I was an instructor of Educational Technology and Design and I am a doctoral student at the University of Northern Iowa. I have taught and served as a graduate research assistant at the University of Northern Iowa […]

Last year about this time, PBS aired a special on TED Talks Education.  You can check out the whole playlist here: In the first video, posted above, Rita Pierson address challenges that many community college students face: poverty, low attendance, and negative peer influence.  As she states in the talk, these challenges predict poor […]

Follow the lessons and classroom activities of Kirkwood Faculty/Coordinator Jack Terndrup’s “Exploring Teaching” classes from the Fall of 2011. Each class has been edited for key curriculum and classroom interaction highlights. Volume 1: Provenzo – Teacher Dispositions, Lemov Chapter 1 – Teaching Techniques Volume 2: Favorite Teachers, Lemov Chapter 1 – Teaching Techniques, Lemov Chapter […]