For questions or information, please contact:
Specialist in Education
Center for Innovation in
Teaching & Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
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: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure
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.
Wed, Feb. 14, 2018 Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure
**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018 Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers” (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)
Wed, Feb. 28, 2018 Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning
Wed, Mar. 7, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Mar. 14, 2018 Session 5: Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning
Wed, Mar. 28, 2018 Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Room 428, Armory Building (Southwest corner of the Armory Building)
Workshop session description:
Session 4: Wednesday, February 21, 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.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program
Lucas Anderson, CITL
Armory building, room 428
It turns out that people naturally like learning new things. College students are no exception. However, your students (like most people) might need a little nudge. I bet that you can frame your class to emphasize the material that intrigues your students and taps into their natural curiosity. Come to this workshop to get started.
The centerpiece of this workshop will be a brainstorming session and a collaborative effort to figure out what makes a learning objective intriguing. Who knows what we'll discover?
This workshop presupposes familiarity with writing learning objectives. If you need to learn more on that subject, check out this blog post on writing learning objectives that accompanied an earlier workshop.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
The CITL Teaching Certificate Program is designed to meet the professional development needs and interests of all teachers—faculty, academic professionals, and graduate students—at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Which certificate is right for you?
Graduate Teacher Certificate: For teaching assistants who teach at least two semesters at Illinois.
Certificate in Foundations of Teaching: For graduate students who have limited teaching experience at Illinois.
Teacher Scholar Certificate: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least three semesters at Illinois.
Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least one semester while investigating an educational technology.
Citizen Scholar Certificate: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs)who have the opportunity to teach a service-learning course.