Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
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
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.
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
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Kazem Alidoost, CITL Grad Affiliate
Armory building, room 428
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.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Room 428 Armory Building
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.
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Daniel Almanza, The Career Center
This workshop has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience. You may direct any questions to Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching international students can pose different challenges for instructors. This session will focus on different pedagogical strategiesthat 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.
Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa
TechHub - Armory Room 151A
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)
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.