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Important Dates  

Time:
2:30 PM–3:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

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.

Cost: Free, but registration requested
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428 (southwest corner)

Description:

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. 

Workshop dates:

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

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

**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

 

Cost: Free, but registration required. Space is limited.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 22, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

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.  

Session 3: 

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
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.  Space is limited.

 
  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

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

 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 1, 2017
Location:

428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Media Commons

The 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

Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
Location:

room 210 Illini Union

Description:

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.

Cost: No cost, but registration is required.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

About Instructional Spaces & Technologies
The Instructional Spaces & Technologies group offers programs and services aimed at developing transformative learning experiences across all instructional modalities. Whether you teach in online, face-to-face, or blended instructional spaces, our staff can assist you in adopting the latest technologies and evidence-based practices that best support and enhance teaching and learning.

Flexible Classrooms

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. 

Armory Innovation Spaces

In 2013 the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) engaged in a project to create three innovative spaces designed around undergraduate student engagement and transdisciplinary problem solving. These new spaces are due to open in Spring 2017 and will compliment existing flexible and collaborative learning spaces in the Armory.

Teaching Technologies

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

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.