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November 13 Teaching & Learning Newsletter

Nov 15, 2018, 10:46 AM
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Big Ten Student Design Challenge Entries Due November 27

For grad students or those who may be supervising students for theBig Ten Student Design Challenge, a reminder that design submissions are due by close of business Tuesday, November 27th. Over 50 students are already participating from across this campus, and it’s not too late to come up with a terrific idea. $2K cash prize and more awarded to the winning Big Ten team! Questions and requests for info at the challenge website.

Low-Cost Intensive Language Courses Open to All (Winter 2019)

Do you want to learn a new language or brush up on your language skills? The Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program offers low-cost classes in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Russian, German, Turkish, Swahili, and English as a Second Language. Open to everyone; not for credit, just for fun! Classes meet January 2-11. Take advantage of the new early-bird registration discount!Click here for more information and to sign up.

Questions? Email Prof. Florencia Henshaw (

Are You an International TA Teaching This Semester?

CITL is seeking International TAs for a classroom observation research project. If you would like to have your class observed one time this semester by a CITL education professional,please submit your contact information at this link, or contact Dr. Sue Ingels, EPI Coordinator, atingels@illinois.eduor 217-265-6136.

CITL Events & Workshops

Want to see what workshops and events are coming later in the semester?Look at our full calendar for more information.

Thursday, November 15
Effective Laboratory Teaching
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., room 212, Engineering Hall
Speaker: Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate)
Thursday, November 29
Oh No! Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., room 428,Armory
Speaker: Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)
CITL Technical Training
Technical training does not count for workshop hours towards theGraduate Teacher Certificateor theCertificate in Foundations of Teaching, but may count towards theCertificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.
Tuesday, November 27
Emerging Tech Hands-on: Virtual Reality
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., TechHub (Armory room 151A)
Training Opportunities Across Campus
Want to see what training opportunitiesexistacross campus? Though most don't count for CITL certificate credit, they can help you develop important technical and professional skills.Look at the Illinois Staff Training Calendar for more information.Also check outthe Savvy Researcher Series,andGraduate College Events.
Tuesday, November 13
Expanding and Maintaining Your Network
3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., room 1002, Lincoln Hall
Sponsor: Graduate College Career Development
Wednesday, November 14
Sharing Research with Story Maps
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., room 1020, Natural History Building
Sponsor: University Library - Scholarly Commons


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