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Time:
1:30 PM–3:00 PM Monday Sep 24, 2018
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Most teachers get evaluated by their students at the end of the course by implementing ICES.  But by then, it is too late to make changes that will make a difference for your current students.  You should check in with your students before it is too late.  Come to this workshop to learn how to design, implement, and interpret Informal Early Feedback (IEF) to improve the class experience for everyone.

Don't forget:  conducting IEF is an important requirement of the Graduate Teacher Certificate!

 

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:
All Day
Location:

iHotel and Conference Center

Description:

THWARTS provides an opportunity for early-career researches and graduate students on severe storm meteorology, wind science and engineering, and structural engineering disciplines and anyone working/interested on better understanding of near-surface tornado wind hazards and impacts.

Website: Link
Sponsor:

Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (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 2:  Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

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 explore and practice several active learning strategies, beginning with those that can be easily implemented and are of low risk. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), active learning strategies that are ungraded and provide important information about how well our students are learning. 

 

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:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
Speaker:

Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

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 citl-epi-info@illinois.edu.

 

Location: Room 428, Armory Building  (Southwest corner of the Armory Building).

 

Workshop session descriptions:

 

Session 3: Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Learn strategies for answering open-ended questions.

 

Session 4: Tuesday, October 2, 5:30 to 6:45pm. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location: Reimagining the Classroom Symposium
Description:

One-day symposium explores the current and future state of the university classroom. 2018 theme "Classrooms Without Borders" looks at relationships between classroom design, teaching pedagogy, and emerging technology. Keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, faculty vignettes, vendor sponsors, and information about new classroom projects on this campus. Lunch included. Free to faculty and staff.

Website: Link
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning tool that allows instructors to create synchronous, virtual classrooms to make web conferencing with student simpler, easier, and more reliable. It’s built right into Illinois Compass 2g, making online course delivery easy and productive.

Synchronous Online Course Sessions - Collaborate allows you to hold virtual class sessions with students dispersed around the globe. You can present your PowerPoint, share media, respond to student questions and even create breakout rooms to have students work collaboratively during a synchronous class session.

Virtual Office Hours - By allowing students to participate in office hours virtually, you open up the opportunity to engage with more students without having to tie yourself to your physical office. Students can ask questions, discuss class material, go over assignments, and more, whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.

Online Study Lounge - Unlike a chat box or discussion thread, Collaborate offers easy, real-time communication, increasing the opportunities for students to meet virtually and help prepare for upcoming exams, or complete group assignments. By adding an online study lounge to your Compass 2g space, you increase the chances for students to engage with and learn from one another.

Online Group Work and Presentations - Having student groups prepare and present documentation of their coursework is a great way to help them reflect upon their learning and build their presentation skills; with Collaborate, you can offer a similar opportunity for your online students. Student groups can meet online at their convenience to create and practice their presentations, then use Collaborate to present virtually to you and the class.

Share Your Computer Screen - The tools in Collaborate allow you to share exactly what’s on your computer screen with all participants. That means you can not only share your PowerPoint presentations, you can also demonstrate software, annotate images, explain complicated illustrations and highlight key phrases or concepts within a text.