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Time:
10:30 AM–12:00 PM Friday Oct 26, 2018
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

In this workshop we'll cover everything you need to set up and use Compass2g, including creating and organizing content, adding and removing users, managing the Grade Center, and more!

This workshop satisfies 90 minutes of workshop time for the Graduate Teacher Certificate.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location: This Learning Life Photography Competition
Description:

This Learning Life is a campus-wide competition celebrating learning and the Illinois learning community on our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. We want to see what learning looks like through your eyes! We invite you to sharpen your visual communication skills, get prizes and recognition for it, and create a great image that will become the crowning jewel for your portfolio.

Start collecting images now and get a winner before the contest closes. Submissions are now open and will close on November 16! 

For additional submission and contest information, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/photo.

Sponsor:

CITL, iSchool, Main Library & College of LAS

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Oct 31, 2018
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson (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: Teaching What You Don’t Know

 

Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you.  Perhaps you are teaching a large survey course, and you haven’t kept up with the recent developments in every sub-field of your discipline (nor could you).  Or perhaps a colleague is on sabbatical and you are stepping in for a semester to teach something in an area adjacent to, but not quite in, your area of expertise.  Maybe you want to connect your material to other fields, but of course you aren’t an expert in that other field yourself.  Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

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

Wed, Sept. 19, 2018   Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 26, 2018  Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018     Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills 

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018   Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018    Session 5:  Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams

Wed, Oct. 31, 2018    Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know 

 

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

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Thursday Nov 1, 2018
Speaker:

Libby Haywood (CITL Grad Affiliate); Ava Wolf (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Many of us rely heavily on visual examples and exercises in the classroom. How can we be sure our classes are both engaging and accessible for those students with visual impairments or obstructions? In this interactive workshop we will explore the benefits of universal design on the student experience, and work in groups to create course materials and activities that are accessible for all.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Nov 6, 2018
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

In this workshop we'll cover everything you need to set up and use Compass2g, including creating and organizing content, adding and removing users, managing the Grade Center, and more!

This workshop satisfies 90 minutes of workshop time for the Graduate Teacher Certificate.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

iFLEX Innovation Classroom: 182 Armory

The iFLEX Innovation Classroom is part of a constellation of Armory Innovation Spaces offering students and faculty a truly unique classroom experience to explore, share, and create.

Different is Better

The iFLEX Innovation Classroom is the first general assignment classroom to combine mixed furniture styles, enhanced writing surfaces, collaborative technologies, project work space, and temporary storage into a single learning environment. Fully reconfigurable with seating for 45, this newest addition to the iFLEX family offers faculty and students a versatile meeting space for instruction, research, and scheduled events.

Research and Collaboration

CITL is exploring the relationship between flexible classroom design and changes in teaching and learning. Propose your own study, or partner with us. Share your experiences with a growing community of faculty who are talking about new classrooms and new ways of teaching.

Now accepting

New research and teaching proposals for next term

From exploratory courses and flipped classroom initiatives to collaborations across the disciplines, the iFLEX Innovation Classroom at 182 Armory offers exciting opportunities for research and collaboration. Break out of your teaching rut and try the Innovation Classroom. To discuss your research interests, schedule a course, or arrange for a tour, contact us today!