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Important Dates  

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 21, 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: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

 

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 
 
 

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.  

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

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

 

 

 

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 Feb 21, 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 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.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

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

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:30 AM Thursday Feb 22, 2018
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

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.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Teaching Consultation

Here is an opportunity to have a tailored, individualized consultation with an expert to explore best practices on ways to enhance your teaching effectiveness and improve your student learning across all types of courses and students. We will observe your class, review your instructional materials, help you collect and interpret student feedback, and introduce you to new and exciting technologies and pedagogies. We meet with all instructors: faculty, TAs, academic professionals, and post-docs.

Examples of areas we can help you are:

  • STUDENT LEARNING

    Teaching and learning are inextricably connected. When we think about ways to improve our teaching effectiveness, we should always look at how and why our students’ learning is impacted. Our teaching approaches, strategies, and beliefs affect what our students will know, feel, or be able to do. We can help you identify and implement effective and creative ways in which to create an effective learning environment.

  • SPECIFIC PEDAGOGIES AND STRATEGIES

    You may have heard that your colleagues have implemented experiential or problem-based learning, or flipped their classes, or decided to make their lectures more interactive. There are many strategies and pedagogies to choose from and how do you know which ones are most effective?  We can explore these pedagogies with you and assist you in implementing strategies to best motivate your students and improve their learning.

  • INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE AND TECHNOLOGIES

    An effective learning environment can go beyond the pedagogies and strategies you use.  Where you teach and the tools you use can contribute to your teaching effectiveness.  We can introduce you to emerging technologies and help you maximize opportunities in our new classroom spaces.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Beyond individual consultations, you can join your colleagues in learning communities to share and discuss important and relevant teaching and learning areas.  You can join a reading group or attend one of our workshop series. We can help you document your commitment and efforts through a teaching philosophy statement, a teaching certificate, or a teaching portfolio.