Armory Building, room 428
Using copyrighted materials in class? Using copyrighted materials in research? If the answer to one or both of these questions is “yes” then this workshop is for you. Come and discuss how to use materials in your courses and research in a lawful manner.
Armory Building, room 428 (southwest corner)
This series of four workshops is for international graduate students who are preparing to take the EPI. First-time test-takers and re-takers are welcome. 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.
January 31, Session 1: Overview. Defining terms. Practice strategies.
February 7, Session 2: Using clarification and negotiation strategies
February 14, Session 3: Answering open-ended questions
February 21, Session 4: EPI practice. Setting goals. Resources. (Attendance at previous sessions is encouraged in order to gain the most from Session 4.)
Registration is required.
Workshop location: Armory Building, Room 428
Address: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL
**We recommend entering through the Armory building's SouthWest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor.
For information about the English Proficiency Interview, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning
Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all faculty are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices to enhance student learning. There will be great conversations and handouts. Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching
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. Space is limited.
Wed, Feb. 8, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Feb. 15, 2017 Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning
Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching
Tues, Mar. 7, 2017 Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl.
Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017 Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning
Wed, Mar. 15, 2017 Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why
Mon, Mar. 27, 2017 Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning
Wed, Mar. 29, 2017 Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Apr. 12, 2017 Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve
428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)
Media CommonsThe Media Commons located in the Undergraduate Library is a collaborative campus effort that provides students, staff and faculty opportunities to experiment with digital media and other emerging technologies, with expanded opportunities to learn of best practices in educational media creation. In addition to a robust loanable technology program, the Media Commons is a service space that offers faculty, staff, and students the ability to create, use, and curate digital media. The goal is to meet the need for broad access to media creation tools, information technology training in multimedia hardware and software, and instruction in media literacy. Eric will cover the basics of the Media Commons as well as show examples of current emerging technology and media tools. The Media Commons @ UGL: http://mediacommons.illinois.edu
room 210 Illini Union
We are pleased to have Paul Diehl return to our campus for this thoughtful talk. Before going to University of Texas-Dallas to be the Associate Provost and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Professor Diehl was the Founding Director Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy and Founding Director Emeritus of the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Abstract of his presentation: There are some traditional ways and indicators of what we think of as award winning teaching. Is there anything to be learned by taking the opposite of those? The talk focuses on two examples and argues that there can be some important lessons about what is good instruction and how we might reevaluate, at least in part, how and to whom we teach.
We invite all across campus to attend this special presentation.
We know that active teaching methods result in better retention and increased satisfaction among students in all disciplines, but recent changes in flexible classroom design are becoming an important part of that dynamic on this campus. From designing new classroom spaces, to designing new courses, our staff is helping to reimagine teaching and learning on this campus—one classroom at a time. Learn more about flexible classrooms.
New technologies offer many options to structure precisely how you and your students communicate. They can give your students greater voice, help you know what your students know, make class time more engaging, increase time-on-task, and provide new ways to present concepts that were previously impossible. The Instructional Spaces & Technology group seeks to raise the awareness and thoughtful use of technologies in the service of teaching and learning across campus. Learn more about teaching with technology.
eText delivers textbooks and other classroom materials with multimedia, notes, and assignments embedded directly in context. Instructors can add original or existing materials easily, and students can save 40-75% versus traditional books. Anyone with a University of Illinois netID and an up-to-date web browser can access eText content from any computer or mobile device, regardless of their visual abilities. Learn more about eText.