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Important Dates  

Time:
All Day
Location:

Foellinger Auditorium

Description: Fall Graduate Academy & Grading Symposium
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Wednesday Aug 23, 2017
Location:

Room 428, Armory Building: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL *Please remember to bring your laptop.* 

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Please bring your own laptop (the room does not have resident computers for each training participant). Armory 428 is designed as a flexible learning space and it should be a fulfilling experience for our guests.

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. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  We look forward to working with you!

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Aug 24, 2017
Location:

Armory 249

Description:

Workshop on using the Grade Center in Compass2g.

Website: Link
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Friday Aug 25, 2017
Location:

Room 428, Armory Building: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL *Please remember to bring your laptop.* 

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Please bring your own laptop (the room does not have resident computers for each training participant). Armory 428 is designed as a flexible learning space and it should be a fulfilling experience for our guests.

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. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  We look forward to working with you!

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

Workshop focusing on creating and deploying online tests and quizzes in Compass2g.

Website: Link
Event Source: CITL Calendar

i>clicker

i>clicker is a physical remote student response system (with an optional mobile app component called REEF Polling by i>clicker) with which an instructor is able to poll students in a variety of ways to help engage students and enhance learning.

Engage Students in the Classroom. i>clicker was originally designed as a tool to help engage students in large enrollment courses, but is being used increasingly in smaller 30-50 person courses.Students are vested in answering the questions posed and seeing how their votes compare with rest of class. Since humans are typically only able to maintain attention for periods up to 20 minutes at a time, i>clicker is a great tool to reset up to 20 minutes at a time, i>clicker is a great tool to reset student attention, when used at different points of the lecture. Julia Shapland, Accountancy, uses i>clicker in her 600-700 student intro course to better engage with students which would otherwise be nearly impossible to do with such a large course.

Encourage all Students to Participate.  Instead of getting limited responses for what I call the “front five” students (the few students that always raise their hands), you are getting feedback from all students in the classroom. This really helps student participation in large enrollment courses.

Immediately Assess Students' Mastery of Content.  i>clicker is a quick and easy way to gauge student’s comprehension of pre-existing knowledge to help determine what you need cover in class and what you don’t. It’s also a great way to measure the mastery of content that you’ve gone over in class or in the reading. 

Improve Student Learning Using Peer Instruction. One of the more impactful ways of utilizing i>clicker in class is using it for peer instruction, typically using the Think, Pair, Share model. Students are asked to answer a question individually (Think). If the results are mixed and warrant more discussion, students are asked to pair up with a neighbor or two (Pair) and discuss the topic in small groups. The instructor visits the groups, providing some clarifying hints to lead the group toward the best answer. Finally, the students vote a second time and share their thoughts on the topics (Share).

Solicit Honest Student Feedback with Anonymous Polling. Lena Hann, Kinesiology and Community Health, teaches a Human Sexuality course of around 300 students each semester. She relies on anonymous polling for students to share their personal experiences with the class. Students report that the process is very valuable and they often see that the process is very valuable and they often see that they are not alone in their experiences.