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:
10:30 AM–12:00 PM Friday Oct 26, 2018
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

In this workshop we'll cover everything you need to set up and use Compass2g, including creating and organizing content, adding and removing users, managing the Grade Center, and more!

This workshop satisfies 90 minutes of workshop time for the Graduate Teacher Certificate.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location: This Learning Life Photography Competition
Description:

This Learning Life is a campus-wide competition celebrating learning and the Illinois learning community on our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. We want to see what learning looks like through your eyes! We invite you to sharpen your visual communication skills, get prizes and recognition for it, and create a great image that will become the crowning jewel for your portfolio.

Start collecting images now and get a winner before the contest closes. Submissions are now open and will close on November 16! 

For additional submission and contest information, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/photo.

Sponsor:

CITL, iSchool, Main Library & College of LAS

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Oct 31, 2018
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson (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 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know

 

Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

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, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

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

Wed, Sept. 19, 2018   Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 26, 2018  Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018     Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills 

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018   Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018    Session 5:  Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams

Wed, Oct. 31, 2018    Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Thursday Nov 1, 2018
Speaker:

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

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Many of us rely heavily on visual examples and exercises in the classroom. How can we be sure our classes are both engaging and accessible for those students with visual impairments or obstructions? In this interactive workshop we will explore the benefits of universal design on the student experience, and work in groups to create course materials and activities that are accessible for all.

 

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:
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Nov 6, 2018
Location:

Armory 428

Description:

In this workshop we'll cover everything you need to set up and use Compass2g, including creating and organizing content, adding and removing users, managing the Grade Center, and more!

This workshop satisfies 90 minutes of workshop time for the Graduate Teacher Certificate.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Nov 7, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces is 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. Participation requirements are listed, below.

360° Cameras with GoPro Fusion – Wednesday, November 7th at 3pm at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn to capture 360 spherical images and videos. This is one of the easiest ways to 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
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Thursday Nov 8, 2018
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:
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Friday Nov 9, 2018
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:
All Day
Location: This Learning Life Photography Competition
Description:

This Learning Life is a campus-wide competition celebrating learning and the Illinois learning community on our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. We want to see what learning looks like through your eyes! We invite you to sharpen your visual communication skills, get prizes and recognition for it, and create a great image that will become the crowning jewel for your portfolio.

Start collecting images now and get a winner before the contest closes. Submissions are now open and will close on November 16! 

For additional submission and contest information, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/photo.

Sponsor:

CITL, iSchool, Main Library & College of LAS

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:00 PM–6:00 PM Thursday Nov 15, 2018
Speaker:

Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Room 212 Engineering Hall

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 Tuesday Nov 27, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces is 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 with HTC Vive, Oculus Go, phone-based viewers, and flat screens – Tuesday, November 27th at 10am 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.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:30 PM Thursday Nov 29, 2018
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations. We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

 

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:
All Day
Location: Illinois Farm Economics Summit
Description: Illinois Farm Economics Summit
Website: Link
Sponsor:

Dept of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Wohlers Hall

Description:

TA orientation

Website: Link
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Description:

Workshops, performances, college auditions, and exhibits geared toward Illinois high school students

Website: Link
Sponsor:

Illinois Theatre Association

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