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CITL Teaching and Learning News: September 9, 2021

Sep 9, 2021, 15:13 PM
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Announcements

 
 

Art of Teaching Seminars return today, September 9

It’s back! The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series features faculty from across the disciplines discussing the art and science of good teaching. Join us online Thursday, September 9 from 12-1pm as Saad Shehab (Siebel Center for Design) explores strategies for bringing human-centered design into the classroom to help students develop stronger metacognitive, collaborative, and creative mindsets. Visit the Art of Teaching homepage and register to receive the Zoom link.

Fall 2021 Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching & Learning begins Wednesday, September 22nd

Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for all faculty and experienced TAs (across all disciplines and rank). The theme this semester is “Great Teachers …. Know what and how well their student have learned.” For returning attendees, there are several new workshops especially created for this semester. Topics range from Informal & Formal Student Feedback, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Questions to Enhance Learning, Engaging & Assessing Students through Active Learning, to Building Success for all (UDL). Great conversations, interactions, and handouts. Click here for a flyer of the series.

Storyblocks

Faculty and staff can take their instructional and promotional materials to the next level thanks to a campuswide Storyblocks subscription. Log in with your @illinois.edu address and begin downloading the 1.5M+ video, audio and image files. Watch for training opportunities from CITL for instructors & eLearning professionals.

Innovation Studio Open Hours

Visit CITL's Innovation Studio this semester during open hours every Tuesday from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. No appointment necessary and all activities are free! More information including our COVID Safety Protocols can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/visitcitlspaces. 

 
 

CITL Events & Workshops

 
 

Thursday, September 9
Art of Teaching Seminar Series: Pedagogy and Assessment of Human-Centered Design
Noon - 1:00 P.M., Online, register to receive Zoom link
Presenter: Saad Shehab, Siebel Center for Design
 
Thursday, September 9
Using Informal Early Feedback
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., Online, register to receive Zoom link
Presenter: Lucas Anderson, CITL
 
Monday, September 13
Helping Your Students Establish a Sense of Belonging in Your Class
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., Online, register to receive Zoom link
Presenter: Devyn Shafer, CITL Graduate Affiliate
 
Monday, September 20
The Power of Presentations: Enhancing Your Slides for Teaching and Engagement
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., Online, register to receive Zoom link
Speaker: Jamie Nelson, CITL & Gies College of Business
 
Wednesday, September 22
Incorporating Stock Media into Your Teaching
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., Online, register to receive Zoom link
Presenter: Bob Dignan, CITL
 
Wednesday, September 22
Fall '21 Faculty Series on Teaching & Learning wkshp #1- "I wish I had known that earlier": Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Student Learning
11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., room 428, Armory Building
Presenter: Cheelan Bo-Linn, CITL
 
Wednesday, September 29
Fall '21 Faculty Series on Teaching & Learning wkshp #2- Identifying and Implementing Questioning Strategies to Enhance Learning
11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., room 428, Armory Building
Presenter: Cheelan Bo-Linn, CITL
 
Check the CITL calendar for new workshops added regularly, and for a complete listing of all our Canvas training and support opportunities.
 
 

Teaching Tips

 
 

Informal Early Feedback (IEF): A Valuable Opportunity for Just-in-Time Feedback

Student evaluations of teaching are an important part of the feedback that instructors receive. This feedback can be especially helpful when it is collected midway in the semester. Our students can tell us if we explain clearly, are well-organized, grade fairly, and more. They may also be able to tell us if the activities we give them are well-aligned with the ways we evaluate their learning. Responding to students’ comments by discussing them in class, and making changes as appropriate, can lead to increased motivation, better learning, and possibly improved end-of-semester student ratings. Here is a description of the Informal Early Process (IEF) process and sample forms for you to adapt.  Also, CITL is offering a workshop on Sept. 22nd to help you design your own IEF forms. For more assistance, contact CITL

Increase Student Learning in Only 3 Seconds

(from Faculty Focus) There is a lot of research on teacher’s use of waiting in the classroom and the positive effects it can have for student engagement and learning. The best news of all? Improving student learning only takes 3 seconds. In 1972, Mary Budd Rowe coined the phrase “wait time” to describe the period of time between a teacher’s question and a student’s response. Rowe found that teachers typically wait between .7 seconds and 1.5 seconds before speaking after they have asked a question. However, when teachers utilize wait times of 3 seconds or more, Rowe found that there were demonstrated increases in student creativity and learning. Read more here

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