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Important Dates  

Time:
2:30 PM–3:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Using copyrighted materials in class?  Using copyrighted materials in research?  If the answer to one or both of these questions is “yes” then this workshop is for you.  Come and discuss how to use materials in your courses and research in a lawful manner.

Cost: Free, but registration requested
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428 (southwest corner)

Description:

This series of four workshops is for international graduate students who are preparing to take the EPI. First-time test-takers and re-takers are welcome. 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. 

Workshop dates:

January 31, Session 1: Overview. Defining terms. Practice strategies.

February 7, Session 2: Using clarification and negotiation strategies

February 14, Session 3: Answering open-ended questions

February 21, Session 4: EPI practice. Setting goals. Resources. (Attendance at previous sessions is encouraged in order to gain the most from Session 4.)

Registration is required.

Workshop location: Armory Building, Room 428

Address: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

**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.

For information about the English Proficiency Interview, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview

 

Cost: Free, but registration required. Space is limited.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 22, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all faculty are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices to enhance student learning. There will be great conversations and handouts. Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

Session 3: 

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
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.  Space is limited.

 
  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 1, 2017
Location:

428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Media Commons

The Media Commons located in the Undergraduate Library is a collaborative campus effort that provides students, staff and faculty opportunities to experiment with digital media and other emerging technologies, with expanded opportunities to learn of best practices in educational media creation. In addition to a robust loanable technology program, the Media Commons is a service space that offers faculty, staff, and students the ability to create, use, and curate digital media. The goal is to meet the need for broad access to media creation tools, information technology training in multimedia hardware and software, and instruction in media literacy. Eric will cover the basics of the Media Commons as well as show examples of current emerging technology and media tools.

The Media Commons @ UGL: http://mediacommons.illinois.edu

Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
Location:

room 210 Illini Union

Description:

We are pleased to have Paul Diehl return to our campus for this thoughtful talk. Before going to University of Texas-Dallas to be the Associate Provost and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Professor Diehl was the Founding Director Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy and Founding Director Emeritus of the Office of Undergraduate Research.  

Abstract of his presentation: There are some traditional ways and indicators of what we think of as award winning teaching.  Is there anything to be learned by taking the opposite of those?  The talk focuses on two examples and argues that there can be some important lessons about what is good instruction and how we might reevaluate, at least in part, how and to whom we teach.

We invite all across campus to attend this special presentation.

Cost: No cost, but registration is required.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Face to Face (F2F) and Blended Courses

Great teaching and great course design go hand in hand. Whether you’re looking to pilot a new learning activity, revise your current course, or create something from scratch, our consultants can help streamline your development process.

Developing or Revising a Face-to-Face Course

From learning activities to learning outcomes CITL staff can work with you to plan or revise your face-to-face course. Even if you just want to tweak a few things, or add some online components, we can recommend evidence-based practices and time-saving tips to help you get the results you want. Whether you’re changing a little or a lot, a consultation with our friendly staff will get you on the right track.

Enhance your Face-to-Face Course with "Flipped" Components

“Flipping” parts of your face-to-face course frees up more in-class time for practical applications. CITL consultants can help you identify lessons or activities that would benefit from being moved online, and help you navigate the development process to create course enhancements that really work. Flipping is a great way to balance online and in-class activities, and it’s easier than you think! Ask for a consult today.

Blended Courses: The Best of Both Worlds

Faculty who begin by flipping parts of their face-to-face course often go on to develop a fully blended course. Students like the flexibility of blended learning, and often say that they learn better by watching lectures online and doing practical activities in class. CITL consultants can help you to develop you own video lectures and align in-class and online components for a "best of both worlds" course experience.

Just-in-Time Course Development Resources

Want to get started on your project today? We offer a library of evidence-based teaching strategies for all course delivery methods, as well as quick-start guides for recommended technologies. If you want to explore resources for developing an online course check out the tools available in our Online Course In-A-Box.