Tyler Pack, CITL Graduate Affiliate
Armory Building, room 428
Typical courses measure student learning only through homework, papers, and/or exams. These formal methods of evaluation are helpful, but teachers and students can work together in a variety of informal ways to ensure that course learning objectives are clear and achievable throughout each week of the semester. Come learn about a variety of Classroom Assessment Techniques which can improve the learning environment for you and your students.
This is a TA-to-TA workhsop, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student 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: Active Teaching to Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, we have to admit, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short. How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be engaged in active learning?
We’ll begin by identifying activities where student are involved in doing, seeing, writing, feeling, and talking. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), which actively engage students while providing valuable feedback about their learning.
Wed, Sept. 20, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 27, 2017 Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement
Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively
Wed, Oct. 18, 2017 Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses
Wed, Nov. 1, 2017 Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
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 email@example.com.
Location: All workshops take place in Room 428, Armory Building (Southwest corner of the Armory Building)
Workshop session descriptions:
Session 4: Monday, October 2, 5:30 to 6:30pm. 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.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ITA Program
Campus offers a variety of digital tools to support your teaching and learning goals. Click below to get started with the three most commonly used tools. Our consultants can also help you to enhance your course with the effective use of campus supported tools such as Kaltura for streaming media, Publish for web publishing, Digication for ePortfolios, and more.
With new technologies emerging daily, it can be difficult to determine which tools can best support and enhance your teaching and learning. Whether you're teaching fully online, blended, or face-to-face there are tools that can help you actively engage your students and create opportunities for collaboration. Our consultants have the experience and expertise to help you explore the new tool you're considering or recommend the right technology to meet your goals.
Want some inspiration about new technologies available to enhance teaching and learning? Please visit us at the TechHub, an interactive, hands-on space located in Armory 151A where you can experience the latest technology including virtual reality, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more.