CITL Calendar

Instructor Workshops and Teaching Sessions

CITL is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added.

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Important Dates  

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Feb 20, 2018
Location:

Foreign Languages Building, Room G8A (in the basement)

Description:

Topics covered include:

  1. Introduction to SAS windows
  2. Creating and defining libraries
  3. Basic SAS syntax
  4. Computing new variables
  5. Recoding variables
  6. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  7. Obtaining univariate statistics
  8. Handling SAS output
Website: Link
Cost: Free; $15 no-show fee
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 21, 2018
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

 

Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

 

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 
 
 

Teaching philosophy statements are requested for a variety of reasons: job applications, teaching awards, grant proposals, and formal evaluations. On our campus, faculty submit a teaching statement as part of the promotion and tenure packet and for the annual review in many of the departments. A teaching statement that accurately describes and documents your teaching, in addition, to your philosophy, can promote reflection and new approaches for teaching, in addition to documenting your efforts. We will share the characteristics of effective teaching statements and the most common areas where they can be improved. 

This interactive workshop will be helpful to those who want to begin or revise their teaching philosophy statements for their annual reviews and P&T portfolios. This session is targeted for faculty, but open to all. Resources and handouts provided.  

Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018    Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018   Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018      Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers”  (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018   Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018     Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018   Session 5:  Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018   Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Wednesday Feb 21, 2018
Speaker:

Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Workshop Series: Preparing to Take the EPI

 

These four workshops are designed for Graduate Students who plan to take the EPI. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early at http://go.illinois.edu/EPI_Workshop_Registration. First-time test-takers and students re-taking the EPI are eligible to attend. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned and receive brief feedback. Detailed information about the EPI can be found at http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview.

 

Questions? Email us at citl-epi-info@illinois.edu.

 

Location: Room 428, Armory Building  (Southwest corner of the Armory Building)

 

Workshop session description:

 

Session 4: Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 to 6:45pm. With other workhops participants, practice completing sample EPIs; set goals for oral English improvement; learn about resources you can use to improve your English skills. Note: This session will be most beneficial if you also attend one or more of the earlier sessions. The content in session 4 pulls together everything learned in sessions 1, 2, and 3.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Feb 21, 2018
Location:

Foreign Languages Building, Room G8A (in the basement)

Description:

After attending the Introduction to STATA for Windows, you will be able to:

  1. Open Stata software, set up the size of memory, and open an existing data set
  2. Understand the layout and use of Stata's windows
  3. Obtain descriptive statistics and frequency tables
  4. Transform and manipulate variables using generate and recode
  5. Create and edit graphs
  6. Save and print output by using a log file
Website: Link
Cost: Free; $15 no-show fee
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:30 AM Thursday Feb 22, 2018
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

It turns out that people naturally like learning new things. College students are no exception. However, your students (like most people) might need a little nudge. I bet that you can frame your class to emphasize the material that intrigues your students and taps into their natural curiosity. Come to this workshop to get started.

The centerpiece of this workshop will be a brainstorming session and a collaborative effort to figure out what makes a learning objective intriguing. Who knows what we'll discover?

This workshop presupposes familiarity with writing learning objectives. If you need to learn more on that subject, check out this blog post on writing learning objectives that accompanied an earlier workshop.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
8:00 AM–2:00 PM Friday Feb 23, 2018
Location:

Illini Union Rooms A/B

Description:

The theme of this year’s retreat is “Educating Students as Difference-Makers.” We desire to educate students as leaders who value excellence, innovation, inclusivity, stewardship, and accountability. Our campus learning outcomes reflect those values. In further reflection, we identified three critical attributes; observation, empathy, and ingenuity, for our students to master as difference-makers.

 

At the retreat, we will take the opportunity to highlight and engage in conversation the stories and experiences of our exemplary teachers who offer creative and innovative learning environments for student success. We will feature video vignettes, interactive theatre, teaching simulations, and examples of technology-enhanced learning. We encourage attendees to apply for retreat grants to implement ideas inspired during the retreat.

Website: Link
Cost: Free, but registration is required
Sponsor:

Office of the Provost and the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:30 PM–5:00 PM Tuesday Feb 27, 2018
Speaker:

Justin York (CITL), Katherine Jo (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Does speaking in front of students make you nervous and self-conscious? Are you worried that your nerves could get in the way of your being an effective teacher? If you are like many people who feel anxious about public speaking and teaching students you barely know, then join us for this fun and practical workshop series. Through various exercises, we'll help you become more comfortable in your various instructional roles as "the teacher" and let your best self come through naturally when running a class and interacting with students.

 

Space is limited, so register soon!  This is Part II of a series, so be sure also to register for Part I, which takes place February 13!

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Feb 27, 2018
Location:

Foreign Languages Building, Room G8A (in the basement)

Description:

Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square
  2. Independent Samples T-Tests
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate Correlation
  5. Bivariate Regression
  6. Multivariate Regression
Website: Link
Cost: Free; $15 no-show fee
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

 

Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning

 

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 
 

How would your students answer these questions?

What is this course about?

What did I learn today?

Was it relevant or useful?

 

Dee Fink poses a fundamental question for all teachers: "How can I create courses that will provide significant learning experiences for my students?" He urges teachers to shift from a content-centered approach to a learning-centered approach that asks "What kinds of learning will be significant for students, and how can I create a course that will result in that kind of learning?" “This designs means making hard decisions about what is important to keep or to eliminate.

 

Instead of a list of unconnected (and perhaps insignificant) topics, the faculty will be guided by a more effective purposeful goal.  Attendees will walk away with a more thoughtfully designed course and a graphical representation of it.

 

 
Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018    Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018   Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018      Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers”  (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018   Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018     Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018   Session 5:  Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018   Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:30 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

In this Compass2g workshop we'll be discussing how to set up your grade book in the Grade Center. Topics discussed will include creating new assignments, taking totals and averages, calculating midterm and final grades, and more!

Website: Link
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Location:

Foreign Languages Building, Room G8A (in the basement)

Description:

Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression
Website: Link
Cost: Free; $15 no-show fee
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Mar 1, 2018
Speaker:

Jim Wentworth and Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:
Students enter college with vastly different learning strategies and abilities. This workshop will explore how instructors can aid students in developing more effective learning strategies early in their college careers. We’ll cover practices to help your students improve note-taking, reading, studying, reflection, and time management skills. Come prepared with one of your own assignments to learn how to add these critical skills to what you’re already doing in class. 
Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Mar 1, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson

Location:

Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

Description:

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform our students the best? Is it only about the PowerPoint or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression on the audience? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. http:/go.illinois.edu/presentation

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

University Library - Scholarly Commons, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 6, 2018
Location:

Foreign Languages Building, Room G8A (in the basement)

Description:

After attending the R workshop, you will be able to understand:

  1. Basic R syntax
  2. Common R packages
  3. Importing data sets from other software such as SPSS, Excel, and Stata
  4. Computing new variables and recoding variables
  5. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  6. Obtaining univariate statistics
  7. Handling output
Website: Link
Cost: Free; $15 no-show fee
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 7, 2018
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

 

Session 4: Critical Factors in Motivating Students to Learn

 

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 
 

Have you ever said, “If only my students were more motivated, they would be better students”? Did you then attribute their lack of engagement as being lazy or apathetic?  

 

Perhaps what is at stake here is not about the quantity of student motivation, but rather the quality. The type of motivation can affect the direction, persistence, and behaviors of our students. Join this session to learn what aspects of the class and your teaching, in addition to helpful strategies, influence the resultant type of student motivational goals and expectations.

 
 
 
Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018    Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018   Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018      Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers”  (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018   Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018     Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018   Session 5:  Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018   Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:30 PM–5:00 PM Wednesday Mar 7, 2018
Speaker:

Donovan Bisbee, CITL Grad Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Whether as a first-time Teaching Assistant or a seasoned veteran, most teachers eventually face the dreaded mountain of papers.  In the frenzy of grading, meaningful (and concise) evaluation and feedback can seem impossible, but don't give up hope. Come to this workshop for an overview of practices for evaluating student writing as well as a discussion of rubrics, forms of feedback, and strategies for speeding up the grading process.

This workshop will also have time for individual work on developing or refining your own rubrics. Please bring:

  1. an existing rubric for an assignment in your class or a class you might teach
  2. the assignment sheet
  3. a possible assignment sheet
  4. any/all of the above.

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Mar 7, 2018
Location:

Foreign Languages Building, Room G8A (in the basement)

Description:

Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression
Website: Link
Cost: Free; $15 no-show fee
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
9:30 AM–10:30 AM Friday Mar 9, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 13, 2018
Location:

314 Main Library

Description:

In the course of qualitative research, which often involves analysis of complex phenomena, the program offers tools to manage, extract, compare, and explore data. The goals of this workshop are to:

  1. Learn about the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti.
  2. Open ATLAS.ti software and import textual documents.
  3. Understand the layout of the ATLAS.ti environment.
  4. Learn the fundamental functions of ATLAS.ti for data description, exploration, analysis, and interpretation.
  5. Learn how to print, save, and export output. 
Website: Link
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:30 PM–3:30 PM Wednesday Mar 14, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Mar 14, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (through the Armory Innovation Spaces) is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: workshops can count towards the Certificate in Teaching-Enhanced Technology, but may require a short reflection paper.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Participation requirements are listed, below.

3D Scanning with Structure – Tuesday, March 14th at 3pm at the TechHub  (151A Armory)

  • Learn how to scan real life objects with the Structure scanner in the TechHub and the possible uses for digital models. Participants will scan an object/person in 3D and send themselves the digital model.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Mar 14, 2018
Location:

314 Main Library

Description:

The goals of this workshop are to:

  1. Understand the specific functions of creating and installing a Copy Bundle
  2. Learn how to import Excel spreadsheets using column prefixes
  3. Select a search tool and learn the formatting required for search expressions
  4. Create and use Primary Document Families and Super Families to apply filters
  5. Learn how to produce the most analytically beneficial memos
  6. Generate spatial representations of codes and quotations using networks
  7. Investigate the co-occurrences of codes with quotations
  8. Analyze data and generate both qualitative and quantitative output 
Website: Link
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
8:30 AM–9:00 AM Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

 

Session 6: The Kind of Practice & Feedback Does Matter in Students’ Remembering

 

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

Students often misunderstand what is involved in learning.  Learning means not only encoding the content, but also the ability to retrieve and use that knowledge. Students think that rereading the text and their notes, and highlighting and underlining are sufficient – but we know that results in temporary, superficial learning.

 

In this interactive session, we will discuss types of practice; e.g., spaced, interleaved, and variable that are most beneficial to enhance learning and the features of effective feedback to help our students improve.

 
 
 
Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018    Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018   Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018      Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers”  (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018   Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018     Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018   Session 5:  Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018   Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:30 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost, CITL Grad Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations.  We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
9:30 AM–10:30 AM Thursday Mar 29, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to use Compass2g tools not covered in the CITL Compass2g Essentials workshops. These tools include setting up Groups for large classes or group projects, developing quick shortcuts for grading groups in the Grade Center (a vital skill if you're a TA in a large class!) and the four sharing tools in Compass2g: Blogs, Wikis, Discussion Boards, and Journals.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Monday Apr 2, 2018
Speaker:

Daniel Almanza, The Career Center

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Teaching international students can pose different challenges for instructors. This session will focus on different pedagogical strategies
that can be implemented in the classroom to help your international students be successful. Different communication techniques,
international students’ expectations, and cultural differences will be discussed.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Monday Apr 2, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (through the Armory Innovation Spaces) is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: workshops can count towards the Certificate in Teaching-Enhanced Technology, but may require a short reflection paper.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Participation requirements are listed, below.

3D Printing with Thingiverse, Tinkercad and Ultimaker – Monday, April 2nd at 3pm at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Find out the many ways to create, get, and share 3D print models from borrowing modifying other people’s designs to creating your own. Participants will design and print a small 3D model that they can take with them.
  • Requirements: Laptop, free Thingiverse and Tinkercad accounts
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:30 PM–5:00 PM Wednesday Apr 4, 2018
Speaker:

Donovan Bisbee, CITL Grad Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Description forthcoming

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Friday Apr 6, 2018
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

What is this thing you’re supposed to include in your application?  Some institutions call it a teaching philosophy, some a teaching statement, others a teaching philosophy statement, but more and more places require such a document from applicants for faculty positions.

I’ll be honest with you: your teaching philosophy statement is difficult to write, and different institutions want different things out of it.  But there are some general rules you can follow to help your statement do its job of telling your future colleagues what kind of teacher you are and will be.

Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:30 PM–3:30 PM Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to use Compass2g tools not covered in the CITL Compass2g Essentials workshops. This "Advanced Topics" session will cover everything you need to manage a large class (100-200 students or more) in Compass2g. 

We will cover managing announcements to large classes, setting up groups, Smart Views in the Grade Center to view only subsets of your students, and more!

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Friday Apr 20, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson

Location:

Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

Description:

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform our students the best? Is it only about the PowerPoint or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression on the audience? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. http:/go.illinois.edu/presentation

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

University Library - Scholarly Commons, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Apr 26, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

Innovation Studio/VR Lab - Armory Room 172/173

Description:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (through the Armory Innovation Spaces) is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: workshops can count towards the Certificate in Teaching-Enhanced Technology, but may require a short reflection paper.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Participation requirements are listed, below.

360° Cameras and Virtual Reality with GoPro Fusion and HTC Vive – Thursday, April 26th at 11am at the Innovation Studio/VR Lab (172/173 Armory)

  • Learn to capture 360 spherical images and videos. From this content, create your own virtual reality experiences. Participants, in groups, will record a 360° video which we then experience in an HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar