CITL Calendar

Instructor Workshops and Teaching Sessions

CITL is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added.

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Important Dates  

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Speaker:

Tyler Pack, CITL Graduate Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Do you ever feel a disconnect between how much you and your students care about the material or assignments in a course? To increase students' motivation, it is key to recognize how assignments and activities can relate to real situations that matter to your students. Come learn how theories of motivation can help you design authentic activities that give students the opportunity to become self-motivated learners in your classroom.

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

 

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:
1:30 PM–3:00 PM Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Speaker:

Invited Guest Presenter: Todd Taylor.  He is the Eliason Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also directs the first-year writing program.  Since the early 1990s, his research and teaching have examined how literacy is evolving in response to rapidly changing digital, information, and networked technologies.  He has recently authored Adobe Creative Cloud across the Curriculum: A Guide for Students and Teachers and Becoming a College Writer: A Multimedia Text  (Bedford/St. Martin's), and co-edited Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet (Columbia UP).

Location:

room 428, Armory Bldg.  Enter from the far southwest corner of the building.

Description:

Bring your laptop and set-up your Adobe Spark login (no cost, nothing to download) to join in a friendly hands-on competition to create a well designed, pedagogically innovative, multimodal assignment prompt.  Prizes for best prompt in each discipline, best overall design, and best first-time web designer.  This workshop will enable us to practice what we are preaching about transformative pedagogies and leave with a tangible, sharable assignment prompt.  Follow these simple steps to set up your free, online Adobe Spark account the day before the faculty retreat.

 

Simple steps for setting up an Adobe Spark Account the day before the retreat. No later than Thu Feb 21:

1. All staff/faculty who want access to Adobe Cloud need to go through the following offer (https://webstore.illinois.edu/shop/product.aspx?zpid=3420&shopby=2) to enroll in the AD group that provides access through the Adobe Portal.  After completion, I believe it takes 30 minutes for netid to propagate to the Adobe portal and then access allowed without issue using Enterprise ID.

2. go to http://spark.adobe.com

3. select "login in" in the top-right corner

4. click "Log in with school account"

5. follow the U of IL enterprise log-in steps

6. when you see "Welcome to Spark" you are in and ready to create!

* contact Robert Baird (r-baird@illinois.edu) at CITL if you need help.

Cost: no cost, but registration is required.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
8:30 AM–2:30 PM Friday Feb 22, 2019
Location:

Illini Union Rooms ABC

Description:

At the retreat, we will take the opportunity to highlight and engage in conversation the stories and experiences of our exemplary teachers who offer creative and innovative learning environments for student success. We will feature video vignettes, interactive theatre, teaching simulations, and examples of technology-enhanced learning.

Website: Link
Cost: FREE
Sponsor:

Office of the Provost

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Online

Description:

As scholars and practitioners in the fields of healthcare and health communication, it is critical for us to understand the current challenges inherent to healthcare practice and research as well as share the newest innovations overcoming these barriers.

Website: Link
Cost: FREE
Sponsor:

Dept of Communication - HCOM Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
Speaker:

Carolyn Wisniewski, Director, Writer's Workshop

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Learn to respond to student writing in ways that are efficient, consistent, and valuable to students. You will consider goals and how your response can be a part of your teaching method. A toolkit of strategies will help you tackle a daunting pile of term papers, essays, lab reports, etc.

 

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:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
Speaker:

Robert Baird - Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

remix is a piece of media (songs; photographs; videos) which has been altered from its original state by adding, combing, and/or redefining portions of the original.  This workshop will explore how to develop remix assignments to challenge your students to not only consume popular media, but to contribute to our cultural landscape by examining and re-purposing existing media messages.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Tuesday March 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Building the Past: Using Design Applications and Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom
  • Thursday March 28th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Leverage High-Impact Learning with ePortfolio
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in SPSS. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square
  2. T-Tests
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate Correlation
  5. Bivariate Regression
  6. Multivariate Regression
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Speaker:

Susan Muirhead - University Library Media Commons

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

This presentation will discuss how to create multimedia projects that have cinematic imagery and engaging stories. This workshop will take you through the entire media production process: from initial concept to final professional product, highlighting the technical and instructional resources available at the Media Commons @ the UGL.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Discipline

  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark

  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone

  • Tuesday March 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Building the Past: Using Design Applications and Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom

  • Thursday March 28th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Leverage High-Impact Learning with ePortfolio
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Wed Feb 27

Compass Basics

Time:
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

Join us in Armory 428 on February 27 to learn about the basic use of Compass 2g. We'll cover the introductory aspects of how Compass works, how to get started with your course, and some common pitfalls to avoid. Please bring a laptop, if possible.

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Information and Support Team

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.

3D Scanning with Structure – Wednesday, February 27th at 3pm at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn how to scan real life objects with the Structure scanner in the TechHub and the possible uses for digital models. Participants will scan an object/person in 3D and send themselves the digital model.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
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)

 

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

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

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in SAS. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square
  2. Independent Samples T-Tests
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate Correlation
  5. Bivariate Regression
  6. Multivariate Regression
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Fri Mar 01

CITL Open House

Time:
10:00 AM–3:00 PM Friday Mar 1, 2019
Location: CITL Open House
Description:

Join us on Friday, March 1st between 10a.m. and 3p.m. for refreshments, a tour of the newly modernized armory, and to learn about the services that CITL offers faculty, staff, and students. 

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:30 AM Tuesday Mar 5, 2019
Speaker:

Libby Haywood (CITL Grad Affiliate); Ava Wolf (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Most of us rely on visual content and resources in the classroom and online, but how can we be sure our classes are engaging and accessible for students with visual disabilities? In this fun and interactive workshop we’ll explore the benefits of universal design to improve student learning, and work in groups to modify common course materials and make them more accessible. Bring your laptop and any course materials including syllabus, documents, power point slides, and websites. Be prepared to download useful apps; all other handouts and resources provided. This workshop counts toward CITL teaching certificates.

 

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:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 5, 2019
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

After attending the R workshop, you will be able to understand:

  1. Basic R syntax

  2. Common R packages

  3. Importing data sets from other software such as SPSS, Excel, and Stata

  4. Computing new variables and recoding variables

  5. Creating frequency and contingency tables

  6. Obtaining univariate statistics

  7. Handling output
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Wed Mar 06

iClicker basics

Time:
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Wednesday Mar 6, 2019
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

Join us in Armory 428 on March 6 to learn about the basic use of the iClicker and to receive an introduction on incorporating the iClicker into the pedagogy of your course. We'll cover how to set up and use the clicker, how to get clicker scores into your LMS gradebook, how to handle some common problems, and then go into some interesting expanded use of the clicker to enhance your course.

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Information and Support Team

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Thursday Mar 7, 2019
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, participants will be review active learning and it's benefits. Participants will then explore a number of active learning techniques.  Finally, participants will plan how to incorporate these techniques into their teaching. 

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

 

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:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Thursday Mar 7, 2019
Speaker:

Jake Metz - University Library Media Commons

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

With the rise of Virtual/Augmented reality experiences and 360 cameras many consumer level tools are becoming available to work with audio in an immersive, object-based context. The most accessible and widely adapted of these tools is Ambisonic Audio. This workshop will give a brief overview of the history and theory of Ambisonic Audio then dig in to the hardware, software and workflows to incorporate it into your VR and traditional media projects.

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Monday Mar 11, 2019
Speaker:

Jim Wentworth - Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Spark is a suite of free, cloud-based applications that allow you to easily incorporate multimodal assignments within your course. Whether you want students to work with text and imagery, build their own webpages or create a simple video, Adobe Spark removes the learning curve and tech support typically required. Registration required, bring your own device.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Disciplines
  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Tuesday March 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Building the Past: Using Design Applications and Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom
  • Thursday March 28th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Leverage High-Impact Learning with ePortfolio
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Tuesday Mar 12, 2019
Speaker:

Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian, University Library

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.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching, or the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 12, 2019
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in R. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Mar 13, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

The use of humor is effective in motivating students, relieving anxiety, and building rapport.  It is also awesome.  We’ll talk about why you should bring humor into your class, the types of humor available to you, the types of humor to avoid, and more!  Absolutely no giraffes or harmonicas permitted!!

 

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:
5:00 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Mar 13, 2019
Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).

 

An additional Pop-Up Repair Clinic is scheduled for Friday April 26th 3:00 – 5:30 pm. 

 

Interested in scheduling an individual consult with Illini Gadget Garage staff, please email jwentwor@illinois.edu

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

What is this thing you’re supposed to include in your application? Some institutions call it a teaching philosophy, some a teaching statement, others a teaching philosophy statement, but more and more places require such a document from applicants for faculty positions.

I’ll be honest with you: your teaching philosophy statement is difficult to write, and different institutions want different things out of it. But there are some general rules you can follow to help your statement do its job of telling your future colleagues what kind of teacher you are and will be.

Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

 

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:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Speaker:

Andrew Wilson - University Laboratory High School

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Dr. Andrew Wilson, a teaching associate at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, will demonstrate some of the approaches that he has developed in his own courses and discuss the practical application of Design and VR-inflected pedagogy in the humanities. Building on his own experiences teaching in secondary education, Dr. Wilson will discuss the hardware (HTC Vive and the Google Cardboard virtual reality systems), applications (Tinkercad, Google Earth VR, Poly, and Tilt Brush), and theoretical approaches (project-based and student-centered) that illustrate his approach to using virtual reality in the humanities classroom.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Disciplines
  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Thursday March 28th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Leverage High-Impact Learning with ePortfolio
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Thursday Mar 28, 2019
Speaker:

Kate LaBore - Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Having one or more portfolios focused on learning can give students a huge advantage in understanding their learning style and retaining access to the evidence of their learning while at the University of Illinois. In this workshop we will introduce you to Digication, an ePortfolio tool provided free to all faculty, staff and students, and discuss some ways to think about ePortfolio creation in and out of the classroom.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Disciplines
  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Tuesday March 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Building the Past: Using Design Applications and Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Friday Mar 29, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.

3D Printing/Design with Thingiverse, Tinkercad, and Ultimaker – Friday, April 26th at 11am at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Find out the many ways to create, get, and share 3D print models from borrowing modifying other people’s designs to creating your own. Participants will design and print a small 3D model that they can take with them.
  • Requirements: Laptop, free Thingiverse and Tinkercad accounts
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Monday Apr 1, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson

Location:

Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

Description:

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform our students the best? Is it only about the PowerPoint or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression on the audience? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. http:/go.illinois.edu/presentation

Note: This workshop counts towards, the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching, or the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

University Library - Scholarly Commons, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Wednesday Apr 3, 2019
Speaker:

Amanda Elzbieciak - CU Community Fablab

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Come learn the basics of soldering electrical components with the help of the Illini Gadget Garage. This quick, hands-on workshop will introduce you to common soldering tools and techniques while putting together your own small soldering project.

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Wednesday Apr 10, 2019
Speaker:

Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

In this workshop, we will discuss all the steps necessary for providing a fun, interactive learning experience to all the students in your laboratory class. Topics include: course planning, group work, providing effective demonstrations, experiment review and more. 

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

 

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:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Friday Apr 12, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you.  Perhaps you are teaching a large survey course, and you haven’t kept up with the recent developments in every sub-field of your discipline (nor could you).  Or perhaps a colleague is on sabbatical and you are stepping in for a semester to teach something in an area adjacent to, but not quite in, your area of expertise.  Maybe you want to connect your material to other fields, but of course you aren’t an expert in that other field yourself.  Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.

 

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:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Friday Apr 19, 2019
Speaker:

Judith Pintar - iSchool

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Dexter is a free chatbot platform that uses the RiveScript, an easy to learn AI scripting language. It allows users to quickly create chatbots for multiple uses, including both web and hand-held interfaces as well as Alexa apps. In this presentation, you'll learn the basics of RiveScript, how to create an account in Dexter in which to develop and deploy a chatbot by the end of the session.

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Friday Apr 26, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.

Virtual Reality and 360° Cameras with HTC Vive, Oculus Go, phone-based viewers, flat screens, and GoPro Fusion – Friday, April 26th at 11am at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn the many ways to dive into the world of virtual reality. Get hands on action with HTC Vive, Oculus GO, and Virtual Reality through a smartphone.
  • Learn to capture 360 spherical images and videos. From this content, create your own virtual reality experiences. Participants, in groups, will record a 360° video which we then experience in an HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
  • Requirements: none
  • Register below:
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–5:30 PM Friday Apr 26, 2019
Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).

 

Interested in scheduling an individual consult with Illini Gadget Garage staff, please email jwentwor@illinois.edu

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar