Resources & Projects

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at IUPUC offers a variety of resources for students, faculty, staff, and area elementary school educators.

Book Boxes


K-2 teachers from the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation may borrow book boxes containing materials to enhance and supplement classroom book collections.

Dictionary Project


For more than 10 years a community partnership, focused on promoting and strengthening literacy, provides Bartholomew County schoolchildren—and adults who are learning English—with dictionaries for use at school and at home.

This project provides dictionaries to third-grade students at public and private K-12 schools in Bartholomew County as well as home-schooled third grade students. Educators describe third grade as the time when a student transitions from learning to read to reading to learn, thus making the distribution timing critical for young learners.

English/Spanish dictionaries are distributed to adults at the McDowell Adult Education Center who are trying to improve their literacy skills.

Local Dictionary Project partners include the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus along with the Heritage Fund–The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, and Bartholomew Retired Teachers Association (BARTA).

The Dictionary Project is a national organization with a goal to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary.

Ellison Die Cuts


Faculty, staff, and students may use Ellison die cuts housed in the Mildred A. Reeves Center for Education Development and Curriculum Improvement (LC Room 1620). Please provide necessary paper and supplies.

K-3 STEM Conference


The K-3 STEM conference was a great success! Thank you to all who participated.

The Center for Teaching and Learning partnered with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Department of Natural Resources, in conjuction with Duke Energry Foundation to host the conference. Participants attended sessions addressing science standards for inquiry with young children. They also developed lessons, identified needed resources, and heard from leading STEM educators, including Bill Badders, NSTA president.

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Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading is a research-based 2nd-5th grade curriculum developed by the University of California Berkeley. Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading integrates science and literacy to provide access to deep science knowledge, academic vocabulary, and powerful skills and strategies in both literacy and science.

Multimedia Collection


Faculty and staff can access an array of multimedia equipment and technologies.

Professional Development Lab


CTL's Professional Development Lab, located in LC Room 1621-22, is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Review the list of available software.

Project Based Learning


Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching approach where students gain knowledge and skills through working to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. PBL actively engages students in real-world learning experiences. The PBL Academy is a project of the Center for Teaching and Learning funded by EcO15.

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional approach that makes learning accessible for all students regardless of their learning styles or preferences. This is achieved by carefully structuring lessons that offer students multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression. Click here to learn more about UDL.